What began as a rude message to the Ubuntu mailing lists — improperly associating part of the discussion with this Web site (or at least that’s what some people thought) — has developed into some abhorrent personal attacks from “Mark Fink”. The poster then lied by claiming that Boycott Novell (or me personally) had something to do with it. This is a lie. There is nothing connecting the two other than the fact that one person, “Mark Fink”, may be reading this site. I only attempted to approach “Mark Fink” for the first time after he had attacked an innocent person (I tried to mention this gently and not lead “Mark Fink” to attacking us too). He later lied about me by claiming that I was responsible for all this. This is totally made up. It’s outrageous. He may have tried to cause unnecessary confrontations (there is a lot of confused E-mail correspondence going on).
The whole thing achieves nothing but cause a lot of people a lot of trouble. It also raises tension and wastes people’s time. I have been truthful about it all along.
One has to wonder if all that disruption in the Ubuntu mailing lists was actually intended to incite people and make this Web site look bad.
What was actually more repulsive were the attempts to characterise this as a setup. There was none. It is one man picking a bone with Ubuntu or Mono — rudely and independently.
Why is it that it’s impossible to just peacefully write about the topics that matter without all these repeated aggravations? Is it intended to lead contributors to fatigue? If so, it’s not going to work. Considering the very sharp rise in trolling, this could all be related, but we cope with it. █