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Posted by Andy Brown on 15 March 2012
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Of Trolls and Flames - My Experience of the Dark Side...
Most of the blogs on this site are technical, but just occasionally it's fun to share some experiences: and this blog is about how I've just been flamed (I think that's the correct word).
So that's what trolls are like ...
Here's my favourite comment so far:
How can people get this upset?
The excellent editors at Simple Talk had warned me of what might follow, but I still wasn't prepared for it! Here are some of my favourite comments so far:
- "Nice troll! Very good work. No-one could be that much of a moron."
- "This article just proves one thing, YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT C#" (my favourite comment, shown above).
- "This is a terrible article based on opinion alone and unbalanced."
- "...yer a complete idiot when it comes to C# and WiseOwl would benefit by giving you walking papers... "
- "I'd say this article essentially shows you to be unemployable."
- "I wish I could also write articles like you while drunk, stoned or both..."
- "Glad you are a consultant and not a real developer doing anything useful. Just feel sorry for the people you "train"."
I thought I had to make a few observations:
- A lot of people said the blog was my opinion. Of course it was!
- A lot of people said many of the differences were down to Visual Studio, not the underlying language; that's a fair comment (although I would have thought most programmers would develop in Visual Studio).
- A few people said that there are more C# programmers, and that they earn more. That may be true, but it's irrelevant.
On reading the comments, the only point I'd withdraw is 5 (about autocompletion of properties).
Perhaps my next blog could be one why the FindAmusing method seems to be missing from the C# language ...