I am asking questions in SO, and this guy starts to answer in such a way that implies:
- He knows what he talks about, irrespective of whether other disagree.
- He is always right.
- More importantly for me, implying that I always don't know what I am talking about.
- Rather than just answering the question, I get things like "it turns out that you have been spreading this misinformation" and the condescending "it is interesting you say this" before rubbishing those who say this. Thanks to the others at SO, the first one is now downvoted to oblivion.
Added to that, and this is not particularly offending to me but I thought I should mention, most of his answer turn to some kind to advertisement at the end.
I know that in the real world I would look into a harassment or a restraining order or something if this continues. My question is what happens in SO?
Thanks everyone, I think I need to clarify a few things.
First, I wasn't hoping to identify the person who I had problems with. A few have identified him, and many of you will find the messages are not that bad. It was both the frequency and the assumptions that put me under stress, with somebody actually going through all my (admittedly few) questions in a short time. More importantly, I wanted to find my options, if it comes to that.
My current strategy, a modified form of what advice I got here, is that if I get annoyed I don't answer that comment or claim for a couple of days, then I find out if I still have to reply.
I am afraid the people who followed my messages and tried to understand what I was saying got it basically wrong. For those who believe that I was covering my lack of qualifications with whatever.
The guy, call him X, knows his area. I have never claimed otherwise. The problem is that he comes out and say technology X is better than technology Y, which I certainly believe he is less knowledgeable and less qualified than me on. For somebody to give a reasonable reply on a comparison between X and Y he should have enough knowledge about X and Y.
All of you have technical background here. Who of you believes that technology X is better than every other technology in all aspects? And fells that whoever says otherwise is spreading misinformation?