The trolling even extended to the AUR repo on Arch. There "were" some childish people in the Manjaro dev community, and I for one am glad they are gone. I enjoy using Manjaro (even though I'm primarily an Arch user).
Manjaro is by far the best distro I have ever used, I hope it gets stronger. Devs leaving is not necessarily something that shouldn't happen.
As you read the troll is abussing from AUR too, and look like is Directly to Manjaro users with any medium for they pruppose, they account was suspended in AUR, but look like him/he created other.Hello AUR General,
I am a Manjaro team member and have been an Arch user for ~5 years. I
still run Arch proper on many systems and test my AUR packages on Arch
proper (just thought i'd get that out of the way ;-p )
We've had to remove someone from our team recently due to their
abusing of their forum account's moderation privileges and some other
stuff. This person has gone on to prove just how right we were to get
rid of them by launching malicious attacks on our wiki and attempts on
some other web services. (There's no doubt it's the same person, he
directly threatened us with malicious action.)
It appears now he is attacking Manjaro team members with any avenue he can find.
This account here:
Has been made for no reason but to troll (myself and possibly other
Manjaro devs with AUR accounts).
It flagged all of my AUR packages out-of-date (of which none are) and
sent a delete request for one (aqualung). The name "kingrobbo" tells
me with 100% certainty that it's the same now-troll we've been dealing
with, if any AUR admins want more information on this and why i know
it's the same person please feel free to email me privately.
For now i haven't set all my packages to not-out-of-date, so the AUR
admins get a chance to see what i mean.
I cannot apologise enough for our problems spilling onto AUR,
obviously this is the last thing we want.
Of course how to respond is up to you, but my hope is, obviously, that
you'll delete their AUR account.
Regards and apologies,
So is one person trying to boicot Manjaro using any medium
Updates / Related info:
The Arch Linux forum thread referenced in the article now clearly shows the posts were made by a troll impersonating us:
Some insight can be gained from my post to the AUR general mailing list:
Phil has made a statement here:
With some further comment here:
I appeal to you to simply delete the article (not this forum thread), it literally only exists as result of misinformation from an outright troll.
Last edited by korrode; 07-09-2014 at 02:29 AM.
I've been a follower of phoronix for the last 3+ years. I've seen you increasing the pace of new articles produced. I'm a workaholic too. But I've had to reduce my daily worktime to 10 hours or less, because it had a serious impact on the quality of my work.
The quality of your articles has decreased significantly. You may have gotten away with being "duped" this time. Please stop your "10 articles a day" mantra. I don't want to see you making a complete fool out of yourself.
Again: I prefer one single well researched article a day over 10 shallow fifteen-liners.
regards Willi ...