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Re: Homer's Troll-Feeders COLA Stats: Saturday the 16th of August, 2008.

Rex Ballard <rex.ballard@xxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> On Aug 16, 6:51 pm, Linonut <lino...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> * Rob Schwenk peremptorily fired off this memo:
>> > On Sat, 16 Aug 2008 07:41:17 +0100, Homer wrote:
>> > > Toplist of Posters
>> > > Pos  Poster                                  Msgs    Bytes Quoted
>> > >   1. Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz  379  1336863     4%
>> > >   2. Linonut <lino...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>          117   111017    56%
>> > >   3. Rick <n...@xxxxxxxxxx>                   103   201360    84%
>> > The stats may be troll free but 2 & 3 are nothing more than troll
>> > feeders.
> WinTrolls play an important role in this group.  They provide the same
> types of arguments I see in corporate environments by Microsoft
> friendly managers, techies, and executives.  COLA is a great place to
> try different responses to these arguments, to see what resonates, and
> what just fires up the trolls even more.
> The more effective arguments can be relayed to other sources,
> including media, corporate executives friendly to Linux/OSS, and other
> "champions" who can take these arguments to the board room.

I don't think you need to come to cola to see these arguments.  They're
spread across the interweb constantly by the propaganda machines.  For
example, just as soon as Microsoft claimed that OOXML had more
"fidelity" than ODF, then Erik F instantly adopted the same position.
They do not invent new arguments of any kind, they merely echo what is
already out there.  Couple that with technical weakness (like you can
virtualise a driver with the host OS depends on...) and it's simple to
see that not only do they merely repeat noise which is present outside,
their technical claims are, at best, second-hand, weak and erroneous.

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