Scripting News is taking a break.
The lack of support, even name-calling, from people who think of themselves as my friend, has got me thinking that maybe this isn't worth it. And the abuse from others, bordering on cruelty, is intolerable.
I'm thinking about all the services I provide and UserLand provides, for free, after years of pouring money and energy into community building, and the lack of appreciation for any of that in the community.
So I'm shutting down Scripting News now, to give me some time to think, and to give you all a demo of what it would be like if it weren't here. These last few days have been really awful. You can't imagine what it's like to have so many people screaming at you. It's inhuman, especially considering that my health isn't that good. The only conclusion I can come to is that I shouldn't be doing this.
Give it some thought. This is what it would look like if there were no Scripting News. What would it be worth to you, not in monetary terms, but in support terms, to keep this going.
I'm not willing to go on without more support.
PS: Thanks for all the notes. You guys are great. I want to find a way to put them all on the Web.
PPS: And by the way, my Mom reads Scripting News, and she says I can come home for a break anytime I want. That's coool.