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Is this the Arduino Forum way to deal with people?

Seven people constitutes the "Arduino Forum"? You wouldn't be exaggerating a bit?

When you put a group of diverse strong personalities into one place, there are going to be conflicts. There is no avoiding that fact.

Your first instinct is correct. This is a great forum.

If amcduino has been shamelessly pimpin' his wares as PaulS has suggested then maybe what he got was justified. But on first read he was mercilessly and shamefully treated.

Perhaps you should look at all of his posts, then. His first post said that he was writing a book about Arduino, and asked the forum to write the pros and cons section of the book for him.

When it was suggested that he was the one who was going to profit from the book and should, therefore, be the one to do the research, he told those people to f**k off and leave him alone.

Well, I read Norman Vincent Peale's "How to Win Friends and Influence People", and I don't think I remember reading that sort of advice in there.

Then, he came back and wanted people to review some chapters, and again got all defensive when it was suggested that improvements could be made.

All newbies don't get treated that way. Just those that want other people to do their work for them, and to accept as perfect whatever they present as their own work, whether it is or not.

Any, by the way, he WAS shamelessly pimping his book.

To:PaulS

Was John Pardue also "pimping" his book when he announced it on this forum? Your last email has established you as a perfect human being. [smiley=thumbdown.gif] [smiley=thumbdown.gif] amcduino

Would it still be called "pimping" if it were free? :)

@amcduino Your only "contributions" to this forum have been about your book or your son's web site. I don't see how you can claim to be anything other than a pimp.

To:PaulS

Dear Sir

I don't know why you have decided to attack me with such a vengeance, using language fit only to a longshoreman. You do not know my accomplishments in life, and certainly I do not know yours, although your language reveals them.

I have received several private emails from other members who obviously do not think very highly of you, suggesting to me that I not let your emails get me down and to ignore them. So, I will do exactly that. I do not want to turn this forum into a pissing contest answering your ugly emails. This is the last time I will waste in answering to you. Have a wonderful day, "God Member" [smiley=vrolijk_26.gif]

Amcduino

@Amcduino:

I have received several private emails from other members who obviously do not think very highly of you, suggesting to me that I not let your emails get me down and to ignore them. So, I will do exactly that.

You call what you’ve posted “ignoring”? You have a warped definition of the word.

I have two suggestions and a rhetorical question…

  1. If you have dirty laundry to air with PaulS, DO IT IN PRIVATE.

  2. Instead of TELLING us about your intention to “ignore them”, DO IT. PLEASE try to be a man of ACTION instead of a man of EMPTY WORDS. IGNORE HIS POSTS ALREADY.

  3. Would it kill you to help someone? Answer a question once in a while? Lend a new user a hand? Do something beyond just promoting your own self interests?

I do not want to turn this forum into a pissing contest answering your ugly emails.

There you go, again. Your actions directly contradict your words. And here I go again: PLEASE try to be a man of ACTION. IGNORE HIS POSTS ALREADY.

@PaulS:

PLEASE, do not call people names. PLEASE, stop the baiting. You believe that amcduino is “spamming”. I agree with you. But it doesn’t matter. Because his book may be helpful to an Arduino user, he’s given some slack. We really have no choice but to accept that. Take a few deep breaths and move on.

Take a few deep breaths and move on.

Yes, sir.

For the record, though, I didn't call amcduino any names. I referred negatively to his actions.