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I Won’t Miss Him

I won't miss him any more than I'd miss Dvorak if he gave up writing and spouting drivel. Dave Winer is a prime example of "you reap what you sow."

Scripting News is taking a break.

The lack of support, even name-calling, from people who think of themselves as my friend, has got me thinking that maybe this isn't worth it. And the abuse from others, bordering on cruelty, is intolerable.

I'm thinking about all the services I provide and UserLand provides, for free, after years of pouring money and energy into community building, and the lack of appreciation for any of that in the community.

So I'm shutting down Scripting News now, to give me some time to think, and to give you all a demo of what it would be like if it weren't here. These last few days have been really awful. You can't imagine what it's like to have so many people screaming at you. It's inhuman, especially considering that my health isn't that good. The only conclusion I can come to is that I shouldn't be doing this.

Give it some thought. This is what it would look like if there were no Scripting News. What would it be worth to you, not in monetary terms, but in support terms, to keep this going.

I'm not willing to go on without more support.

Best wishes.

8 Responses to "I Won’t Miss Him"

  1. Why does everyone on the Internet feel thet need to post "goodbye. you hate me" rants? Rather than starving for attention, just stop posting content. Those that honestly and truely care will email you to find out.

  2. But I'm confused... He says it will be back tomorrow morning. Stopping at night and starting again in the morning seems pretty normal... No real "punishment" for the net.

  3. You won't miss him because he won't give you time to miss him! 🙂


  4. Less than a day later, and the site is back up. Some people just don't get it....

  5. Dave "Whiner" taking a break?

    NSLog(); - I Won’t Miss Him What’s everyone’s problem with this toad? I mean, sure, he’s haughty as hell, but really, what has he done to piss off everyone?...

  6. Jon, him _coming_ back is the punishment. It's an old trick, make someone feel lucky for a few minutes and then bash right back. Winer's a real master in those disciplines.

  7. I'm not willing to go on without more support.

    This sounds like a plea for sympathy. Not being familiar with Mr. Weiner, I won't comment further.

  8. I Won't Miss Him

    Looks like Scripting News is taking a hiatus.