Wow, you visit this place pretty frequently it seems. I thought you
regarded this venue as a "sewer". Why are you here so often?
You have a reputation for long forum wars Hutch, I think we are all
wondering if you don't just enjoy getting down in the dirt and rolling
around a little. There's a lot more of it if you want.
It must be to defend Mr Zale (who if course is notably absent). Why is
Why do you feel so compelled to go to these lengths?
Perhaps its his "show stopping" product powerbasic, for which most
developers that use it are willing to overlook the most egregious
transgressions and continue on blindly supporting him just so long as
he provides the next fix for their junky addiction to a small
Or perhaps you admire his track record; the litany of lying, behind
the scenes actions, deleting threads because they offend his him,
banning users because they dare talk back?
What is it Hutch, we are dying to know?
My personal information is private. The ONLY place it can come from is
powerbasic. So if Mr Zale sends it to you and you "plaster it all over
the internet" as you threaten to do, you will provide proof positive
that anyone giving their personal information to powerbasic is taking
their life in their hands.
Is that what you want to prove?
Post by hutch--
Tell us Mike, what are the special privileges you expect from
I will answer your question. I expect to be treated as MR Zale
personally agreed to treat me
a) when I bought the product and it was all love and smiles
b) when I called, and he PERSONALLY gave me his word I could continue
to use my handle (that I had already been using for 6 years)
I may be old fashioned, but I expect someone to live up to their
agreements. Thats what respectable people do. They honor their word
and they say what they mean, and mean what they say.
What I don't expect is to be banned for asking to see the list of bug
fixes in an update (circa 2006) have my threads deleted and my
personal information sent to the admins of other sites. You will have
to decide of that is reasonable or not.
Post by hutch--
forum but your special privileges about your identity while directly
attacking Bob Zale personally.
My "attacks" are a simple stating of the truth. The facts. Nothing
more. I can back up every accusation I have made with Mr Zales own
words, heck let me do it now...
"... has included numerous insults and
disingenuous remarks, the real issue here is simply the two items he
says will satisfy his complaint. Everything else is superfluous. He
1- Product support (including unbanning Mike Trader from the forum).
2- Processing his order for PB/WIN Version 9.
He has full and complete access to product support from
PowerBASIC, Inc. Most technical support from PowerBASIC is
absolutely free, which is very unusual these days. Some types of
support (such as questions about products not sold by PowerBASIC,
writing custom programs or correcting errors in custom programs) are
not free, as completely described on our web site. He has full and
complete access to our technical support. He has never been refused
assistance on a product purchased in the past.
Since the PowerBASIC Forums are the private
property of PowerBASIC Inc., we believe we have the right to
establish reasonable rules for the benefit of everyone
concerned. He is not banned from using our forums. Even
further, the false identity "Mike Trader" is not banned from using
our forums, but we reserve the right to do so if he continues to
break our simple rules.
That's from the "horses mouth". Mr Zale in his own words. Would you
like me to quote my complaint?
I do not have access to the forums, I am BANNED. So who's lying and
who's attacking who here?
I have been the victim of a a vicious campaign by Mr Zale. I have been
banned from Jose Rocas forum on his request, banned from the
powerbasic forum, had my agreement to use my handle rescinded and
denied the right I paid for when I bought the compiler to upgrade the
That feels like an attack on me Hutch. Stating these facts in the only
place beyond the reach of Mr Zale's delete button is possibly the
lowest level of response.