So, you have to love this: https://mastodon.social/@tomharris/2988408
Dude’s having a go at me for “Arriving, immediately trying to position yourself as a community leader, making an asinine, fuck-all point…”
Now wait for it… on my own instance, running from my own domain, hosted on my own server.
So you’re basically yelling at me for posting my thoughts on my own site? Do you also scream “I hate your flower arrangements" at people while walking past the gardens of their homes?
@aral I don't know you and I don't really have an opinion about you, who you are, etc., but the flowers metaphor is nonsense? I understand you feel offended and I respect it anyway.
This person says they don't like a flatmate who brought his own room and started to have a specific role in this community. No disrespect to you because I don't read a lot of toots from you.
@aral It's funny because one starts talking and all the others go increasing the attack.
I've been talking with that guy in the past, I don't remember him as an idiot... I don't really understand what happened.
Ignore it and keep living your life.
Oh, and now I see he’s spouted some absolute bullshit about me in the thread. Activist meetings? Dude, when’s the last time I went to an activist meeting? We avoided Berlin just so we could stay away from the “bold and the beautiful” crap that goes on in that community.
Seriously, why do people think they can just talk crap about you without knowing you or having ever met you just because you may be somewhat known in a given field?
@zatnosk Ah, I misread (as did @ekaitz_zarraga) – still, that whole thread. WTF? I mean, ffs, how about spending time critiquing those who are actively working every day to fuck things up instead of those of us trying to make things better? This sort of crap makes me question why I put myself out there (hint: it’s not for the six-figure pay check, that’s for sure). Do people really think you do this for ego? You’d have to be a masochist.
@aral even though we've disagreed on birdsite, i gotta say that guy has a chip the size of denver on his shoulders concerning you.
otoh, my mom always said something to the effect of "fuck what people think, that's none of my business" there's a truth in that.
so let him rant & rave on his lonesome instead.
and listen to us who appreciate the work you guys do <3
@aral don't sweat it, i realize the negative peeps get to you, and after a while they're the loudest voices, but yeah. i aint one.
make sure to practice selfcare etc, and this summer, make sure to go far north in sweden and i'll get you some of the best coffee you've ever had ;)
@aral I HATE YOUR FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS.