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 Replies to “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”.

  3. […] To clarify for some respondants to Voted Off the Planet: As far as I know, the decision to remove my blog from Planet Lisp was not made collectively by readers but solely by the site’s maintainer. As is apparent from comments on the announcement, some people approved of the decision and some did not, but those comments came after it had already been done. The emailed responses I’ve gotten have been uniformly positive — thank you to those people, and to anyone who is still reading. […]

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