27 Jun 2002
(updated 27 Jun 2002 at 04:05 UTC) »
You know, LSchiere? The problem I have is not so much the harshness of some of the advice or suggestions given to me by some of the members of advogato, as it is that I can't help but to think that nearly every darn time someone offers me "friendly advice" that he or she is merely prefacing their support of ChipX86 without ever thinking that I just might be "right".
I don't think that too many folks would accept suggestions such as "you should leave" or "you should apologize to everyone" as friendly or stemming from innocence.
To say that I mistake friendly advice for friendship is too vague a statement. That piece of advice could be applicable to anyone here. I did not say there were a lot of folks on here who are my friends, and perhaps very few of us here really have any true friends that reside on this site. Still, there are some here who are definitely in support of me, and I feel happy for them that they won't allow themselves to be instigated to the degree that I have.
Now, if people could just leave this whole mess alone and not make any further comments to me or the community about it (likely further prompting defensiveness from me), then perhaps I could get back to focusing on working with technology and trying to be a part of the team here.
I don't like the fighting and bickering any more than you do, and it pains me to say that I do not have the "gift of gab" verbally or grammatically speaking, to the point that I feel I can tread through these dark and cold waters without soliciting any serious shark bites.
So, I would strongly prefer to focus on technology and for the rest of the community to do likewise. This is my formal asking of everyone to drop this whole thing and not comment on it any further. I really don't think that anything further needs to be said by anyone on this manner. It will make my nights of sleep easier, and allow me to get back to more important things. Thank you.