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I Was Wrong…

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Published Friday, September 23, 2011 3:00 PM by andyleonard

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Roy Ernest said:

I looked at the blog. It was way too political hot for me. I try to keep away from hot politics. :-)

You apologized with this blog. That is a very public apology. I comment you on that. Not everyone does that. This will only raise the respect everyone have for you. I wish and hope that everyone follows your example. That is admit it that they are wrong when they are wrong and apologize like you did.

September 23, 2011 2:08 PM

Geoff Hiten said:

One of the hardest things to do in life is to state that you were wrong.  Your willingness to publicly re-examine your statements and positions in light of unchanging principles is one of the reasons I respect you as much as I do.  We all have bad moments.  It is how we deal with them that truly determines character.  You never lost my respect or friendship.  And I never stopped listening.

September 23, 2011 3:43 PM

Thomas LaRock said:


Thanks for sharing. I never felt you owed me an apology. You know I value your comments, no matter what the subject or topic.

See you in two weeks.


September 23, 2011 4:10 PM

Brian Moran said:

One day I hope to be wrong on something so I can write an excellent apology like this. Sometimes being perfect is no fun :)

September 23, 2011 6:43 PM

Derek Wharton said:

Thank you for quoting scripture!  Proverbs is a daily read for me.

September 23, 2011 7:50 PM

Jason Campbell said:

I wish more people would be willing to both say what needs to be said even when it's unpopular, and to apologize when they've gone wrong (including myself).

You've given encouragement, and some good example.


September 24, 2011 4:27 AM

Joe Fleming (@MuadDBA) said:


Thanks so much for writing this.  It was a pelasure to meet you in person recently and chat with someone who obviously cares so much about the community and puts as much thought into it as you do.  Looking forward to saying hi again in a couple of weeks.

September 25, 2011 3:06 AM

Jonathan Woodard said:

I can only echo the above sentiments that you've displayed exemplary courage in your admission and apology. Bravo! I hope to have the fortune of meeting you at the PASS Summit next month.

September 25, 2011 3:43 AM

aki said:

i am new to the sql community.....but in politics i am frank and blunt...and often expose elitism and personal status building ...but i think i will take your advise in order to build my career and start to shut up and make less enemies.  thank u fir the following:

"    Never send what I write when I’m upset.

   Be succinct but sacrifice conciseness for clarity.

   Criticize privately; praise publicly.    "

October 1, 2011 2:12 AM

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