Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2007 22:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives "FalterCon 2007 took place on August 11, and it went quite well (IMHO, of course). Here I would like to share my personal impressions of the event, as well as make a few (somewhat) related observations. When the news of the WalterCon cancellation broke out and I read about some people being left with non-refundable air tickets, my first reaction was 'OK, let's do something with these guys'. A few emails later with Mike Summers, Bryan Varner and Urias, we had decided on having a community gathering which, as many of you know, was to later be called FalterCon (yes, pun intended). In approximately two weeks, we found a venue (and a good one!), had this website running, prepared some nice promo material, and were able to gather nine people willing to attend. All in all, I think we did pretty well given the very little time we had."
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RE: Great Time
by sbergman27 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 06:00 UTC in reply to "Great Time"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

I'm looking for some redeeming value somewhere in your post. It's just not there. Did you offer to pay airfare and hotel accommodations for an OSNews rep? Or perhaps they should pay for it out of subscription money, which is < $1.67/mo per member. I mention that because I see that you are not a member and have not paid a cent for the service OSNews provides. Not even the standard membership of 5 cents per day.

Edited 2007-08-15 06:07

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RE[2]: Great Time
by bryanv on Wed 15th Aug 2007 16:14 in reply to "RE: Great Time"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Why should I pay, when everything I 'need' is offered ad-supported for free?

Seems a bit silly to me.

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RE[3]: Great Time
by sbergman27 on Wed 15th Aug 2007 18:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Great Time"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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Seems a bit silly to me.
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You are changing the subject. As a reminder, you are whining and complaining about OSNews not reporting on your event while you are unwilling to pay even 5 cents a day for content. That's the topic. That said, it does not surprise me that you think it's silly to pay 5 cents per day for the maintenance of the site.

It seems ironic that you would comment on others' social ineptitudes. Or perhaps not.

At any rate, I'm sure that the Haiku community is a mixed bag, like any other, and that we should not take your attitudes, as presented here, as being representative.

I'm glad the event came off well, anyways.

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