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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby JustBob on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:40 pm

To be honest with you a lot of people come off as really naive on this thread. I say that because if you think a tool built by one person has a high chance of being supported well and to a greater degree even being around very long you probably haven't been around very long. I have been scared in a sense to throw money or time into ST because of the high probability it would go dark, or move along in a pattern I don't care to spend time on following. Anyone ever use TextMate on OSX, granted it's open sourced now. With all that said ST is great from a usability stand point minus any bugs you may hit, but I have not spent the time building my workflow into it out of fear that it would start to taper off on the dev and support side.

If you want something that stands the test of time use emacs, vim, or put some elbow grease into Lime and make a modern day vim come to life.
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby Arjan on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:58 pm

JustBob wrote:If you want something that stands the test of time use emacs, vim, or put some elbow grease into Lime and make a modern day vim come to life.


Lime: https://github.com/quarnster/lime

At least the rationale in the README is spot on :)
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby oldwarhorse on Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:52 am

FichteFoll wrote:However, I find the 300 posts almost unbelievable. You know, I've been following his posts for more than a year now (yes, ALL his posts) and it certainly doesn't feel like he made 1 post a day already. Yes, there was more activity around march/april or whenever the first ST3 betas were released, but was it really that much?


I didn't go by 'feel'. I used 'Advanced Search' and put 'jps' in the author field. You can do the same thing if you don't 'believe' me. It shows 10 posts per page. 30 pages in 2013, and 57 pages in 2012. Plus 2 on page 88. That's 300, and 572. Like I said.

There were 2 standout stretches in 2013 with no posts. One during the first 2 weeks of 2013, and one for about 6 weeks, from Sept.1 to Oct. 16.

And, I thought it would have been obvious, but apparently there are those who just need it spelled out for them, so, ok: Yesterday's julian day number was 300. 300 posts divided by 300 days amounts to an a-v-e-r-a-g-e of 1 post per day. Got it?
Granted, I only took one semester of stats, as I got permission to trade one out for advanced algorithms. But I think I got enough out of it for this exercise.

Ya know, you guys can do what ever you want. I don't give a crap. I got nothin' invested here. Except $59 and a pretty decent experience with the tool. I've somehow managed to use it to pump out about 22k lines of CoffeeScript in the last 13 months, with no real complaints. Coupla glitches, but I worked around them, with the help of information I found in these forums. If it goes dark, I've got plenty of other tools and resources. Not that worried about it.

But I know a railroad job when I see it.
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby Arjan on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:55 am

oldwarhorse wrote:I didn't go by 'feel'.


You certainly didn't go by brains. All your stats are irrelevant for all those customers who experience a complete communication blackout.

This guy's sentiments are a good read: https://github.com/quarnster/lime/blob/master/README.md
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby oldwarhorse on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:16 pm

Your lament rings a bit hollow. It would seem that you've received plenty of communication here lately. Including from jps.
But, be that as it may, your response is about what I expected.
Good luck with that. Lemme know how that works out for ya, McAfeeBoy.

Cheers ;)
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby Arjan on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:30 pm

oldwarhorse wrote:Your lament rings a bit hollow.


In keeping with your tradition, you are wrong again.

Good work old horse.
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby sublimator on Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:48 pm

During a period of less than one month I managed to single-handedly


copycat ;)
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby GrantSP on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:08 am

If I may address the actual content of the thread title. (putting aside the obvious grammatical mistakes)

Here the focus is not so much on the action of "stay or leave" but on community. 1 definition is: "A group of people having common interests."
Since no one here is empowered to pressure anyone to conform to an implied set of guidelines or rules, there can be no action taken to remove someone who is deemed to not conform to the implied definition of "community".
It rests solely in the hands of the opening poster.

So, if you find the need to ask others about your decisions to go or stay you are, by definition, part of the community. Even when your comments appear to be outside the implied group consensus (Sublime Text sucks, Jon sucks, etc.), you are in fact reinforcing your position in the same community.

This is a community without geographical boundaries, so the only way you can leave is by logging off and not making anymore comment. As that is not happening, the only conclusion we can come to is; you have decide to stay and entertain the community with your comment. ;)
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby oldwarhorse on Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:49 am

Arjan wrote:
oldwarhorse wrote:Your lament rings a bit hollow.

In keeping with your tradition, you are wrong again.
Good work old horse.


Arjan - I don't know how you could have come up with such a lame response. How do you do that? What's the mental process for something like that? Or the point? Never mind.
But I will say this. You are absolutely correct. I was wrong.
I never should have said your lament rings a bit hollow.

I should have said, "Your lament rings COMPLETELY hollow, and is totally devoid of merit." I stand corrected.

I look forward to your next vapid utterance.
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Re: To stay or to leave of this community..

Postby Arjan on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:44 am

oldwarhorse wrote:
Arjan wrote:
oldwarhorse wrote:Your lament rings a bit hollow.

In keeping with your tradition, you are wrong again.
Good work old horse.


Arjan - I don't know how you could have come up with such a lame response.


Lame posts require lame responses.
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