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Esther Schindler wrote:
[snip] (In case you wondered: copying websites is called plagarism, and taking comments from an e-mail answering a question is called interviewing.)

Not trying to be a wet blanket or anything, but I'm uncomfortable with this exercise and the above sentence in parentheses. Allow me to explain.

You are writing for, yet you appear to be taking quotes from mailing list postings from persons with unknown affiliations (not that it is negative or anything) and nothing is said about what applications they are basing those quotes on. But your OP says that the story is targeted towards IT managers, enterprise stuff, etc. I think there is a credibility gap somewhere with the material, which is why I talked of a mismatch.

I think that IT managers would take peers who are working on related or similar applications more seriously. But if quotes are mismatched to the kind of things the target reader demographic is doing or expecting (for example, mostly LAMP/Java/.NET stacks, which is very, very far away from Lua), then it would look very weird or it might be misconstrued as misrepresentation, unless the mismatch is carefully explained.

I thought Luiz was correct to point you the way to find prospective companies which use Lua seriously and are successful at it. Remember, you say this is a story for, so quotes that are backed by successful real-world or shipped applications are vastly more credible. If these companies using Lua do not fit the intended story profile at all, then perhaps Lua should not be in the story. Getting quotes from such corporate users of Lua will generate far more credible quotes (e.g. ABC, developer of XYZ from Company PQR, says "blah blah blah") than asking for responses via a mailing list for a story that will run on a site called 'CIO'.

I think we want to do the Right Thing and offer the best in the name of Lua's solid reputation and credibility, that's why perhaps you weren't getting the response you may be expecting. Just my 2 cents, and I won't say anything further.

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia