9 Comments

  1. Shalom
    June 6, 2017 @ 8:08 pm

    Dave you rock! Sorry you went through that but please know you still have our trust.

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    • Dave Hilditch
      June 6, 2017 @ 8:11 pm

      Thank you. I don’t believe he’s nasty, just young and foolish. This was after I’d helped him through a tough period in his life by paying him in advance for work he was going to do so he could pay his rent. And the crazy thing is he’d just agreed a settlement with me less than 2 hours before he wrote that article.

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  2. Ben
    June 6, 2017 @ 8:16 pm

    I thought it was a satirical piece! lol. All good here, Dave. What he did was pretty crap though.

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  3. D
    June 6, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

    You’re being diplomatic and he doesn’t deserve it. He’s a danger to anyone who hires him and deserves to be fully exposed. He’s broken that unwritten rule that you don’t sabotage, for any reason.

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  4. Vincent
    June 6, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

    Wow, I read that and at first thought, it was a joke or a bit of tongue-in-cheek link bait!
    That is quite malicious and sadly tarnishes those contractors who do a good job.

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    • Dave Hilditch
      June 6, 2017 @ 8:29 pm

      Maybe some good link-juice will come of it. I’ve decided to keep his original article up for posterity, albeit with his name removed for his own benefit. Also, if he does follow through on spamming the rest of the internet that I’m a scam I need the SEO to cover it!

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  5. Michel
    June 6, 2017 @ 8:58 pm

    Dave, we all have seen your work, you have awesome ideas and make them come real life within wordpress! Keep up the good work. In Dave We Trust!!

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  6. Yaakov
    June 6, 2017 @ 10:18 pm

    Dave, it only took a second to figure out that either some contractor had hacked Jared’s account, or he had blown up at you. It’s clear even without the gory details that it was a workplace dispute, and his comments about not working out payment made it clear you and a contractor had an argument.

    My prediction is that this is going to backfire for him. First of all, his email was WAY more interesting than the technical stuff you share with us. [I’m in computer science, I ran a software development firm for 15 years, please don’t be offended, but no one is sharing emails about mySQL query optimization around the office. Everyone was trying to figure out how this email got sent out.] Second of all, it was so obviously lowbrow that you shouldn’t bother threatening to sue him. No one is going to avoid your business because of him, but he just got you into everybody’s mind. So you’re going to see more business.

    And as a guy who has contracted with people myself, I can tell you that you actually did him a really nice turn by deleting his last name. Would I want to hire a guy who, after a work dispute, decided to share it with all of his previous employer’s customers?

    So it’s all going to be good. You’ll see!

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    • Dave Hilditch
      June 6, 2017 @ 10:59 pm

      Thanks for the kind words – I’m not going to sue him, I really have no time for any of that nonsense. And like you said, it’s been an interesting break from the boring performance optimisation stuff!

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