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I’m not sure how seriously to take this comment.

If you look at Shalin Siriwaradhana’s post list ( https://medium.com/@sha4djfun/responses ) , you will see that Shalin is an SEO and social media campaign for Creately. Well to a certain extent, fair dues. The Thortspace publication on Medium.com is a promotional tool for Thortspace, as well as being the main respository for documentation about Thortspace.

Even so, I think there is something relatively more under-hand about what Shalin is doing, because he is essentially comment-bombing other people’s articles, and not writing any of his own. Comment after comment after comment has the key words “Mind mapping” linked to the creately.com web site. Perhaps this is a good idea, and I should try it myself. But my feeling at the moment is that it is just slightly the wrong side of the line.

So returning to the question of how seriously to take this comment, my thought is “not very”. But I will try:

“There can be many ways to solve problems.”

… Did he read the article?

“However it should be a step by step process.”

… I don’t think he read the article, or if he did, he didn’t understand it.

“ As it’s quite clear the first step to solving any problem is understanding it thoroughly.”

… Now I’m absolutely certain he either didn’t read the article or else he just didn’t understand it.

“Apart from getting a domain expert involved, the best trick I can bring you in is to draw it out. If you are a visual person this is the first thing you should do. Different kinds of problems require different diagrams, but mind maps are common solutions to most problems. You can drawn mind maps with Creately mind map software.

I guess I should be at least a little bit flattered that Thortspace has reached the level of notoriety that merits it being comment-bombed.

But quite apart from entirely missing the point of my article, this comment also entirely misses the point of Thortspace.

Nevermind. Maybe some day it will all become clear… (that day will be sooner if he starts using Thortspace).