After talking with ______PersonA today, I see that you've probably been deceived by some people.
For several months, I've been working on Drizzle to make it easier for running a shard. I had a testing shard that I had made carefully, with the intention of *possibly* making it a public shard afterwards. I don't like the idea of running a shard, but I've wanted people to have a public shard for a long time, so I was thinking I would finally just do it myself. I wasn't going to drag this up in public, but here goes:
After some of the comments about people insisting on having a public shard, I pretty much planned to go ahead, but waited to ask some people first. I sent a PM early on Aug 13th to two people who seemed interested to see what they thought before I proceeded. Unfortunately, one of them was _____PersonB, and I thought it was strange that he did not respond. By your email, I see that some people talked to you about it the next day. ______PersonA indicated that people talk about these things behind our backs, trying to say that the regulars were talking it up in CC/IRC. And then the day after that, I see that _____PersonB joined __YourPrivateShard.
I don't know what their plan was. You know how shard things are: some people love to struggle for power :P I'm quite sure that they thought it would take me quite some time to actually open the shard, and hoped to be first. But as I said, I've been working on it for months, and it was all ready to go. (And you've probably noticed how I hate wasting time, including releasing Drizzle without testing it first ;) So on the 16th I opened it. Now on the 17th, ______PersonA was upset with me, and after talking with him for a while, I got some details out of him.
Again, I don't think you were involved with this deception. I imagine that they hid the existence of the Uam shard from you. But I want to try to make sure you know what has happened. I don't know if ______PersonA is part of it or not, by the way.
That person he refers to is me. But honestly, I would prefer to clear this in private. The post Dustin just added confirms that. So I will not (yet) reply. Dustin, I support what Nad said above.(this is an edited version of the mail I sent to the person they tried to trick into making a shard for them)
Nadnerb wrote:I'm getting some really unneccessary bad vibes here. I would like to suggest that dustin show up in #email@example.com so everyone involved can talk on the same line without "conspiracies" and get this sorted before it becomes massive drama.
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