Fake Robbery

After posting about my "robbery" resulted in the first flame comments on my weblog, my initial reaction was "that guy's just an idiot". But now I see Don reported that I "lament" RssBandit copying the threading functionality, and Dare himself writes that I'm unhappy with him implementing the threaded message view in RssBandit.

Does this mean I'm the idiot? Didn't the smiley make it clear IT WAS A JOKE! ?

Geez - it never occurred to me anybody would take the wording of that post seriously. Maybe next time I'll have to embed comments like that in <sarcasm> </sarcasm> tags. Or just leave so-called funny statements over to those that actually are funny.

So to clear this up once and for all: No, I have no problem with other aggregators copying threading or other features from SharpReader. Lord knows I've borrowed/copied/stolen enough ideas from other aggregators (FeedReader being my main inspiration) and implemented them in SharpReader. It's just nice to see other aggregators now copying one of my features for a change. Imitation is, after all, the sincerest form of flattery.

Nothing to see here people, move along...

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For what it's worth, I parsed it as a joke right off. Don't worry about the idiots, carry on!


Posted by Ole Eichhorn at May 12, 2003 2:56 AM

You twit. Don't you realize that <sarcasm> isn't valid XHTML? What do you want to do, take us back to teh TagSoup days? Moron.

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at May 12, 2003 4:08 AM

Smileys aren't valid either. In future, please use the W3C XHTML 1.1 smiley entity - &smiley;.

Posted by Marcus at May 12, 2003 4:18 AM

> You twit

Hah, have not heard that since my Fido years. :-)

Nice work, Luke !

Posted by Volker Weber at May 12, 2003 11:02 AM

Phil: No soup for you! NEXT!

Posted by Luke Hutteman at May 13, 2003 12:50 AM

test from guest

Posted by guest at May 13, 2003 6:39 AM

hey you tried to lock me out!

surely you aren't mad that i criticised you?

are you now tracking my ip to work out who i am?

i had some useful things to say but now i don;t feel like it! humph!

Posted by guest at May 13, 2003 6:41 AM

Smile people, smile

Trackback from Fabrice's weblog at May 13, 2003 7:46 AM

Don't worry Luke.

Posted by Fabrice at May 13, 2003 8:18 AM

This is progress?

Trackback from Keith Pleas Blog at May 14, 2003 7:08 PM
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