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A simple questionby liz (Monsignor)
|on Aug 30, 2018 at 21:27 UTC||Need Help??|
I asked a simple question as to why you didn't want to be credited for your work on Perl 6. And you respond with
Because I'm not a member of the DGA and felt it would be inappropriate to re-credit my work to Alan Smithee.
The answer to me implies that you, at one time, considered yourself to be the director of the Perl 6 project. My "delusions of grandeur" remark referred to that, since I was under the impression that Perl 6 was a community project and as such you overrepresented your role in the project by referencing the DGA and Alan Smithee
Alan Smithee (also Allen Smithee) is an official pseudonym used by film directors who wish to disown a project.
Is there another way that your answer should be interpreted? If so, please let me know.
With regards to the title: According to my dictionary, the verb "to bully" means "use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something". As far as I know, I've not been forcing you to do anything. But I am flattered by your assumption of me having "superior strength or influence". I wish I had, but am afraid I have neither.
With regards to your reference to smearing: my dictionary defines the verb "to smear" as "damage the reputation of (someone) by false accusations". The noun "accusation" is defined as "a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong". For what it's worth, I don't think delusions of grandeur are illegal or wrong in or of themselves.