[Coco] 10 years of Delphi posts (1985-1995)
random_rodder at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 3 15:45:47 EDT 2009
I've sat back and bit my tongue on a lot of stuff recently, so I'm sure I'm going to piss someone off with what I say next...
Steve, your games have made a great contribution that will go down in CoCo history as some of the best for the CoCo1, 2, or 3. But, I have to ask: can the work of someone else make you happy? Are you so self centered that you feel compelled to point out whenever you find a flaw in what someone else does or how they operate their website? I have yet to see you offer any assistance to Roger in helping him him recover and sort the data. If you have and I missed it, I'll certainly apologize. In any case, you need to stop being so damn self centered and arrogant.
When I found out you were coming back to the CoCo community right before the Fest a few years ago, I was excited. I wanted to talk to you and learn from you. After all, who better to learn from than a person many considered to be a master. What have I learned so far? That I don't want to ACT like you. You are not the only one to have lost posts from CoCo3.com. Briza was a member of CoCo3.com far longer than you, and I do believe lost many more posts, yet I do not see him acting as if he were the center of the universe. I lost almost five years of posts, yet I haven't complained once.
I considered keeping this private, just between you and I, but, I figured my message would never get thru your spam filter. Besides, you have not kept any criticism of Roger or how he runs his website private; it's all been out on the mailing list for all to see.
Roger hosts coco3.com for the entire CoC community, not just for any one individual, and asks for little in return. I for one am damn glad he has taken the time to recreate coco3.com in ANY format, and with the Delphi (and soon Compuserve) stuff added to it. I was 14 at the time and my parents wouldn't let me subscribe to either one, so it's all new to me, and I'm sure many others.
Yes, my respect for Steve is diminished by his constant ridicule of Roger's efforts, but, I am not trying to push him or anyone else to leave this site. However, if he cannot handle the same type of ridicule he's been handing out to Roger about coco3.com, then he's probably been looking for a reason to go back into hiding in the first place.
From: Steve Bjork <6809er at bjork-huffman.net>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Sat, October 3, 2009 11:34:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] 10 years of Delphi posts (1985-1995)
The search is not a very good example of my post. A great number of posts that use the term of "6809er" in the body that I've never part of. Near the top of the list, I never posted as part of both "Kaboom! For Coco 1/2?" and "The Future" messages.
But you still have the same problem as before, the 100's of posts that I've made on your website are still lost. I only count 5 post that been recovered. As the caretaker of the information, you should spend more time repairing YOUR database before adding others.
Roger Taylor wrote:
> Words can't even describe what's been brought back here. Literally everything about the CoCo is spoken in these 10 years of Delphi posts. I see source code, technical specs, hacks, pokes, peeks, fest news, software and game reviews, tutorials, conversations, debates, and thousands of other topics from people who are still with us and people who have passed on. Stuff you had no clue about can be found in these posts. A lot of people with us today obviously were very active back in the 80's, and they have hundreds of messages to prove it.
> If *you* want to see your old Delphi messages.... just enter your old nickname, first name, or full name in the search box in the left sidebar and maybe you'll get a surprise.
> One example is seeing all the Steve Bjork posts spew out in a listing ready to explore. It's amazing.
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