CodeStore to be de-listed from Planet Lotus?

by Volker Weber

Jake Howlett, a messenger previously shot, a LotusUserGroup.org Blogger Award winner, and a Lotus Legend writes:

The owner of Planet Lotus, Yancy Lent, asked me yesterday if he should move this site to "Planet Sharepoint" instead. ... I said no, don't move it, ... However, he seems quite insistent and hinted that he'd have to "de-list" me in the interim ...

I cannot believe that Yancy Lent is behind this stupid idea.

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Update: The conversation between Yancy and Jake.

Comments

I think too much is being read into this.

Yancy has a companion “Planet” site for Sharepoint, and looking at the SP sites out there, not many people are writing the sort of stuff Jake is: I can understand why Yancy would want Jake’s posts on Planet Sharepoint.

I haven’t seen anything from anyone that categorically states, “Thou shalt be de-listed from PlanetLotus henceforth” and I know Jake takes exception to his content being aggregated / published elsewhere, so I don’t imagine for one moment that he would entertain the idea of a separate newsfeed purely for his Sharepoint stuff (or whatever).

It’s just a lot of hot air I reckon. Otherwise, many many others would face “de-listing”—you and me included.

Ben Poole, 2010-07-13 17:39

Point taken. But why would Yancy suggest that he would have to de-list Jake?

Volker Weber, 2010-07-13 17:42

It's a conspiracy, don'tchaknow?!

Seriously, I get Jake's want for publishing the story... but how does this post help the "yellow bubble" that it's specifically targeted for?

It's your site, so by all means post what you want... but regardless of the technology or platform discussed, I think it's all just disruptive chatter that distracts people from the posts that actually will help them with their jobs.

Just my opinion, as you are entitled to your own.

Chris Toohey, 2010-07-13 17:53

I am not really sure what you want to say. I know it's my site, and I can pretty much say what I want. On site, and off site. So what are you on about?

Volker Weber, 2010-07-13 18:24

I'm sure lots of people want to hide the dirty laundry but I'm glad to know at least a bit about what's going on.

I just discovered PlanetLotus only recently and, frankly, for me it isn't that useful. I don't care if Jake is listed on it or not; CodeStore is in my RSS reader and is the first blog I look at every day. I'm sorry he hasn't embraced xPages because then I'd have a better resource for learning it myself.

As far as I'm concerned, CodeStore is still the best Notes/Domino blog that I read. So PlanetLotus thinking about de-listing it says more to me about PlanetLotus than about CodeStore. It says to me that diversity of opinion is not welcome there.

Rob Shaver, 2010-07-13 18:29

Don't let this place become the TMZ of the yellowverse

Tony Lee, 2010-07-13 18:57

You can read the full email exchange here: http://planetlotus.org/6f93c0

Yancy Lent, 2010-07-13 19:00

Thanks, Yancy. Added as an update to the post.

Volker Weber, 2010-07-13 19:14

It still seems a lot of fuss about nothing to me (especially when you skim some of the comments at codestore: “over-reaction” isn’t the half of it).

I can see both points of view, and fail to understand why a perfectly amicable compromise / arrangement can’t be reached. It seems odd that Jake calls out Yancy for “going public” with the email thread when he started the whole thing in the first place.

Hey ho, just another PL storm in a teacup :-)

Ben Poole, 2010-07-13 20:59

That is basically Ed's tweet which I added to the comments over at Jake's. Maybe everything can just stay as it has worked well so far.

Volker Weber, 2010-07-13 21:11

Woh. Too many conversations going on about this now.
I agree. It's getting just a bit out of control (I never mean it to) and expect to find out soon it was all some elaborate publicity exercise for Planet Sharepoint. How many people know it exists now that didn't this morning?
I just seem to have a nack to alienate people (sorry Ben, I know you're one of them). Kind of wish I could just brush it all under the carpet and pretend it never happened.

@ben. I didn't call him out for going public (or did I?). I just don't see what he aimed to achieve from it.

Jake Howlett, 2010-07-13 23:30

Jake: you’re an excellent writer, with a keen eye for the UI (ooh poetry). You haven’t alienated anyone from where I’m standing, so keep doing what you do.

Ben Poole, 2010-07-14 15:52

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