Voted Off the Planet

So I have been dropped from Planet Lisp, scarcely two months after being added. I wonder if that’s a record of some kind? Apparently, the maintainer found my tone too didactic and my knowledge too lacking. Fair criticisms both, but I meant no harm. I’m certainly not trying to set myself up as a Lisp guru. I’m just trying to learn things, and one of the ways I do that is by writing out explanations as if I’m teaching myself. Publishing them on the web is the fastest way to find out where I’ve made mistakes.

I only started this blog a few months ago, so I’m still exploring the form and what I want to do with it. I won’t let the infamous Common Lisp “community” scare me way just yet. I’ll continue writing, I hope others will continue reading.

5 thoughts on “Voted Off the Planet”

  1. Even bad publicity is good. I had no idea who you were until they decided to drop you. So, I just added your feed to my NetNewsWire after they decided to drop you. Happy Blogging.

  2. I wonder if that’s a record of some kind?

    To my knowledge, you are the first to be voted off.

    I’m just trying to learn things, and one of the ways I do that is by writing out explanations as if I’m teaching myself. Publishing them on the web is the fastest way to find out where I’ve made mistakes.

    I think you should at least take home the fact that this approach can annoy a variety of smart folks. This is not only true for the “Common Lisp Community”.

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