Promoting Perl is fun
A year and a half ago, on the private mailing list of the White Camel recipients I was accused that I am trying to promote myself by promoting the White Camel award, that I am trying to turn it into a cheap marketing trick. It was done by someone I very much appreciated.
A few weeks ago, I was accused that I want to tax the funds of the Perl community.
Then in a private, "conversation" on IRC I was compared to some female body parts because I was "attacking" the above person. Apparently that happened, when I wrote that his words were offending me.
Most recently I have been accused that I am trying to use the Perl community to promote my business.
After every such event I spend hours, days, and sometimes even weeks wondering: Are they the few speaking the opinion of the majority? Is this what the Perl community thinks about me and my actions? If not, then why do I get these?
It takes ages to get in balance again.
Luckily there are many people who support the things I have been doing and express their support privately or publicly.