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My intention was to troll as many hipsters as possible and make them a little more aware of how easy to manipulate they are, without even providing the slightest bit of evidence. It cracks me up that there are startups out there right now, making foolish architecture decisions based on the FUD i'm spreading. Start thinking for yourself!



And in the process of discrediting, you might have turned many people away from MongoDB. You actions seem irresponsible to me. Unbeknownst to you at the time of posting, I'm sure, but your blog has gone somewhat viral, and it could take 10gen a while to recover from the negative press. Did you consider this when posting?

Kudos to Eliot for coming on and answering your phony accusations. I feel sorry for him though as he has obviously spent a great deal of time in responding, when he could have been doing other important things, like fixing urgent bugs. As others have pointed out, this is the mark of a company who take very good care of their customers. Customer service is what differentiates chiefs from cowboys.

HN is an important community resource, especially for people with little startup / dev experience. I would urge you to think next time before being so irresponsible.


There are only a few comments from credible sources in this thread, and none of those had anything negative to say about MongoDB, don't believe blindly.


It´s worth asking. Zed?


I agree, Zed would post under his own name.


Zed has the balls to post stuff under his own name.


Interesting you characterise mongodb users as hipsters - why is that? (at the risk of engaging a troll)

We use mongodb extensively, but I get the hipster feeling also, mostly because they hold office hours at Look Mum No Hands in Old Street, which is ultra proto-hipster.


I think he was more pointing the finger at HN in general.


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No one made any architecture decisions in the few hours this was a story. You managed to cause a dustup and come out looking like a sociopath.


Did you intend the flurry of "mee too" comments?




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