It only takes one person who can be bothered...
This would not affect anything, and only serve to demonstrate the
depths to which powerbasic will go to try to intimidate anyone who
dares to speak out, no matter what name was on the post.
All you are doing here is using the names of people that...
Hmmm well maybe. You are right I don't know why they dissappeared but
am I the only one who finds it odd that after 350 posts Semen just
vanished on Oct 30 2006?
We all know he did not die. In fact I have been assured he is in
communication with PBrs in the community. Lance Stopped posting after
thousands of really helpful answers in Aug 2004. In fact so mysterious
was his departure a thread was started:
Finally he posted a carefully crafted reply, but it his sudden
unannounced departure did not go un-noticed. Don't you think its odd
that a daily fixture and staff member at powerbasic would just vanish,
no announcement, no replacement just poof gone? Perhaps I am just
I heard Borje was doing fine a year or so ago. But I dont know today.
Then there is the Wayne MIA thread... that was ban #??
This ban was categorized as:
" suspension was for a very short period of time... enough to "cool
I may be wrong, but I suspect a lot of these people got tired of being
given time to "cool off".
and smear both the PB vendor and Jose Roca.
I've dealt with Mr Zale in some detail. My statements about his
actions are all backed with links to his own words and others
statements. Mr Roca's hands are not clean either, but since you don't
believe me, try another long time PBr:
"I then spent some time on the Jose Roca Software forum in place of
visiting PowerBasic. and learned from some personal emails from Jose
that he had been done badly by Bob with respect to code that he
produced for the new compilers, and Jose also told me of others that
had been mistreated and banned, even cheated in some cases.
But while Jose was a really contributive developer, he and another
that worked with him went through their postings and eliminated every
post I had made there, apparently because Bob turned up the heat on
them for allowing me to be a participant there. See, this stuff is
going on right and left, but as a rule, programmers and developers
want to avoid being drawn into a fray like this, and since they
themselves are not involved, it just seems better to take Bob Zale's
word on these matters, because after all, his product speaks not only
for itself, but for him as well."
"I also mentioned Jose Roca, who according to xxxxxxxx, should have
personal reason to be involved in this matter. But Jose is really
sold on PowerBasic, and wants to keep as harmonious a relationship
with Bob Zale as he can. And I heard, either from xxxxxxx or Jose,
about a particularly sour deal where someone got cheated out of their
due by Bob Zale. No real details in my head, and possibly an
incorrect version anyway, but the name and address appear in the
attached text file (which by the way comes with the product that this
person got ripped off concerning). He might have something to say in
"Dave Navarro was a top tech with PowerBasic, but abruptly left and
apparently started his own small business. No admission that he was
gone or reasons as to why ever surfaced, but he never even ventured
back to visit the PowerBasic forums, which was quite unexpected,
because while with PowerBasic, he was a guru there."
"Then there was Lance Edmonds, also a frequent PowerBasic
representative on the forums, and did some really fine work there...
Then suddenly he wasn't there any more, and never heard from again.
There were lots of questions about where he might have gone or why,
because he was the last tech with PowerBasic that really dealt with
anyone's questions, and sorely missed. Over time though, those posts
concerning him and where he might be went away too."
Why do you defend this guy Hutch? You're a smart guy and a brilliant
developer, just like Jose. I just don't get it....