said 1 year ago:
@andrea-vahl The link was intended to be a metaphor showing my street cred online, that I’ve been here longer than probably most of the people here, including the owner of SME, who I believe has only been online since about 2005. For me, that link is like traveling back in time to one of the defining moments in net history.
Don’t you have any appreciation for that? What — did you think I stop creating just because I’m in business mode?
I disagree about criticism. Remember the Where’s the beef? burger wars? Professionals criticize each other all the time. I’ve found that criticism helps one improve. I welcome it.
I agree there’s room for everybody in the Clubs and that everyone should feel free to contribute. I tend to treat people the way they treat me, so if you show me respect, I’ll at least thank you for it. I mean if you engage me with disrespect, I’ll return the favor. But if you engage me offering valid criticism I’ll thank you for it. Even if that criticism is wrapped in decade old used burger wrappers.
I also want to point out that I’m troubled by SME’s public stance regarding like scams like the one I encountered on FB but originated here. Does SME think these kind of shady business practices are okay? If so, I don’t feel safe here. I also don’t feel free to speak my mind on a business level in these forums for fear of being censored in the form of solicited criticisms returned and deemed insulting, abusive, bullying