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digitalmars.D - Apology

reply John Reimer <terminal.node gmail.com> writes:
It's time for me to make amends.

I want to make a formal apology for the flame war that I fueled with my
recent posts.  I am indeed ashamed of them and don't want to be categorized
as a warmonger or instigator in this or any community. And I certainly
don't want to presume and fuel the worst everytime I think I see something
going awry.

Whatever I felt the evidence may have been, it was based on feelings and
guesswork prodded by annoyances and pride (that aspect can't be avoided,
I admit now). I never should have posted any comments that called into
question Andrei's agenda, character, or intentions -- things far beyond
my field of vision. I hope that Andrei will forgive my actions on the
matter and that our future interactions will be amicable. 

For the rest of you, I hope you forgive my negligence in the matter as
well. My posts could quite possibly have spread miscontent and fueled
distrust at Andrei's expense. I don't want to be responsible for that. 
I'm in no position to make such judgements, and I'm disturbed that I may
have caused them while my mind was so dangerously focused.  Everyone has a
right to read and determine things for themselves without being prodded
with malcontent.

As I think about this issue, I'm reminded of my past interferances also.
Some might remember how I've voiced myself too hastily and perhaps damaged
or hurt others in the process. I presumed too much about the importance or
even the "rightness" of my words -- this once again shows my pride. That's
a nature in myself that I want to avoid, yet it's been sticking out like a
sore thumb quite often of late.  I apologize to those people who have been
offended by this aspect of my posts before.

Walter, you too.  I've not been satisfied with how I've treated you in the
past.  I may have been vexed or confused many times over on different
things. But I've been far too presumptuous in how I've spoken or treated
you. I'm sorry for that and will endeavor to keep level-headed and
non-confrontational in the future.  If I feel I cannot, I will learn to
hold my tongue. 

I hope that this community continues in peace.

The best to all of you.

-JJR
Apr 02 2007
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
I sincerely thank you for posting this, John. It takes a lot of guts to 
do that. I humbly accept your apology, and consider the matter closed 
and forgotten.
Apr 02 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent "David B. Held" <dheld codelogicconsulting.com> writes:
That's very big of you, and takes a considerable strength of character 
that is all too rare these days.

Dave
Apr 02 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Davidl <Davidl 126.com> writes:
err, in my opinion , we owe Alex an apology. Because if Andrei's post is  
posted
by others, there wouldn't be such war or any attack on specific people.  
And I
think as gentlemen, people who involved in with carefully consideration  
would do
the same thing as John. And I show you my respect. It's great to do so!  
What I
want to see is Alex showing up, and restarting the technical discussion  
again.
But this time NO WAR any more!
Apr 02 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Tom <tom nospam.com> writes:
Well done man!

Tom;

John Reimer escribió:
 It's time for me to make amends.

 -JJR

Apr 02 2007
prev sibling parent reply Georg Wrede <georg nospam.org> writes:
Good to see you back, John!

Must have been somebody else at your keyboard lately. ;-)

 It's time for me to make amends.

It takes a lot of guts to write that, and it puts you right back among the greatest human beings in this newsgroup! Georg
Apr 03 2007
parent reply Dan <murpsoft hotmail.com> writes:
I missed the harsh words and saw the apology.

I'd say as long as Andrei has no hard feelings, you've righted any wrong.

On that note, I'd like to say that I've been awfully verbose pulling the
language the way I want it to be.  I have a tendancy for my words to be
abrasive and my expression and tone to make it almost funny, which doesn't
translate well online.

I was generally disagreeing with Andrei alot myself - though not in an
emotionally charged sort of way.  We're both just nitpicking, pulling in
different directions, the details of what's I'm sure is slated to be the single
most used language in the world.

I think the trick is to remember that we're only nitpicking, and cheerily
nitpick away.  : )
Apr 03 2007
parent Don Clugston <dac nospam.com.au> writes:
Dan wrote:
 I missed the harsh words and saw the apology.
 
 I'd say as long as Andrei has no hard feelings, you've righted any wrong.
 
 On that note, I'd like to say that I've been awfully verbose pulling the
language the way I want it to be.  I have a tendancy for my words to be
abrasive and my expression and tone to make it almost funny, which doesn't
translate well online.
 
 I was generally disagreeing with Andrei alot myself - though not in an
emotionally charged sort of way.  We're both just nitpicking, pulling in
different directions, the details of what's I'm sure is slated to be the single
most used language in the world.
 
 I think the trick is to remember that we're only nitpicking, and cheerily
nitpick away.  : )

D only seems to support the unsigned form of nittest. <g> Seriously, John -- that was exemplary. You're part of the reason I'm here.
Apr 03 2007