05.08.09

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“Linux Action Show” Dudes Censor Comments They Disagree with, Then Lie About It and Ask People to Troll Us

Posted in Boycott Novell, GNU/Linux, Site News at 9:11 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: The stor[y|m in a teacup] about the Linux Action Show (in the correct chronology)

OKAY, so we wrote a quick post to point out that Bryan and Co. are very hostile towards GNU. And no, it wasn’t trolling and it was not provocative; it was actually pretty polite. The convictions of these guys have been apparent to their audience for quite some time and the latest burst that led to bad press was merely a last straw which — owing to some prodding from a reader — called for a quick post that mostly quoted him. Prior to this post he had submitted a comment to Bryan’s blog, but it was deleted (here is proof), so it was only reasonable to call him on it, especially since he publicly denies censoring comments. This one comment was very polite and it predates any friction there may have developed. It was just a disagreement, so Bryan clearly censors opposing views.

All right, so now a few people lost faith in them. They are acting immaturely about it and it comes from Brian himself. He writes:

“Boycott Novell seems like it is written by poo poo heads”.

Classy. Here is more from Bryan:

The important part there is the use of “poo poo heads” as a phrase. I think that should be the phrase of the day on boycottnovell.com.

“See the latest,” says one of the readers who alerted us about it (there’s more than one). “He’s actually asking for people to troll your site. Surely a violation of terms?” Here is what Bryan wrote in his blog:

“I’m not saying any of you should go there and add a comment along the lines of “Boycott Novell are poo poo heads”… I’m just saying that doesn’t seem like a bad idea to me. (Crud. Where’s that <hinthint> tag… I need a tag organizer!)”

To avoid more trolling, comments on this posts are closed and we won’t waste time writing about this subject again.

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