So let me get this straight...
Joel writes an article.
Maybe he's trying to preserve the quality of discussion in this forum by preventing the influx of..... anyone.
Or maybe he wants to control the manner in which is ideas can be publicly challenged.
Or maybe he's... Wait, what's that behind me, it's the hand of the moderator come to delete this thread. HELP HELP...... arrgghaw3klj45awl4h6fyr ,z
Damn you're smooth, Mark. :)
Actually, I can't recall the last time Joel explicitly put a discussion link on *any* article, let alone his most recent ones.
Joel has recently discovered one of life's unpleasant facts: If you say something in public there are lot's of people just waiting to analyze, criticize and disagree with your every word. That's the price you pay for living in a society that puts great value on freedom of speech.
It's not like Joel's new articles are anything to brag about. More common sense and dreaming than anything else. I mean everyone asks where's Joel and why isn't he writing any articles. So Joel feels pressured to write some articles. I'm not saying they weren't an interesting read it's just old news in a different light. Take a different approach Joel.
Or he could flame away like certain angry coders (tm) and poison the whole environment...
Real people (everyone other than www.marktaw.com) are interested in content, not if there's a space to comment after stories.
I don't really think Joel messed up with the 'put it on the web somewhere' thing, because he said to do that *rather than emailing him*. I think that's the key point. He didn't say to write up a standard rather than discuss, he said he couldn't possibly address the emails people were sending him. The two are manifestly different.
> Joel has recently discovered one of life's unpleasant facts:
I assume he is trying to keep all discussion in this forum. Seems reasonable. It was getting kind of quiet while he was gone, but his last couple of articles have certainly stirred things up again.
Did I miss something? The "discuss" links I remember were links to this forum. I haven't noticed any lack of discussion about Joel's articles here recently. Perhaps people are able to find there way here without a direct link from the article.
Some people may be able to find their way here, but as the OP says it's more indirect (and is largely the group that's always been here). Joel _did_ previously put a linked "Discuss" at the bottom of articles that lead into this "board" (though I always found it odd that it didn't go to a particular thread, so it would sort of confuse a first time visitor seeing a completely different set of discussions going on). Anyhoo there is a variety of reasons he might have dropped the discuss link, including the non-topical nature of this discussion software (and the inability of a single post to contain a long running thread).
>>"Someone's spoofing me. :) I must be famous."
I'm more famous than all of you.
You are not!
James T. Kirk
I'm _in_famous - two more than all of you!
G. W. Bush
I just got back from seeing 'Super Size Me' and I'm more famous than all of you put together.
How about me?
I'm almost as famous as the Beatles.
This thread is just ripe for a mention of those guys who started WWII...
>>This thread is just ripe for a mention of those guys who started WWII...
This thread is just ripe for a mention of those guys who prefer salad cream over mayonaise. Or was it the other way around? This is JoS, after all!
I think this thread is a little overly ripe.
i didn't quite get into the argument, do you expect Joel to answer each and every postings on this board???
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