I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to take a light-hearted approach to today. See the funny side.
One of the annoying things that’s happened lately for me is with an author. This individual submitted a few articles, and I gave them feedback for the articles. I got my feedback removed and the original article submitted. I repeated this, thinking they had edited some items (some time passed), and also changed a title. The author repeated.
I deleted the articles. The author resubmitted them. This repeated a few times, including me deleting the user account. This continues to this day, albeit with more effort by the author (new accounts), since we’ve added tooling. The author does not respond to emails.
This was annoying and a time sink for me. After a few weeks, I vented on Twitter one day, mostly curious to see if I was acting poorly. The comments I got let me know this wasn’t the case, but this also helped me appreciate this in a more humorous manner. I could laugh at some of the issues and see this as some sort of game.
It’s the best I can do, but at least I can see a funny side here. I have no idea what the author’s goal is and don’t care at this point. I’m chuckling at my desk most days.