So, you have to love this: mastodon.social/@tomharris/298

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?

*smh* :)

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?

@aral to be fair, I think the "activist meeting" bit isn't directed at you, just as an example of what he thinks would be worse than your behaviour.

Aral Balkan @aral

@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.

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@aral @zatnosk Can be for ego too. In some cases it is.Like people working 24/7 in a random company just to feel important.

But in your case... I think it's quite clear that your message was misunderstood.

@aral wow, usually you gotta go to twitter for that kinda action