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#1 Arceles

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:01

This http://www.neowin.ne...k-like-an-idiot
Particular editorial made myself spill a bit of coffee this morning.

Weren't you supposed to at least filter or proof check your news neowin? What the hell is this? This is the first time in quite a long time that I see an article like this in my long history of being registered and not in Neowin.

I'm quite ashamed of this individuals particular behavior since I have seen some post moderated for less. I want then that the moderators of Neowin apply the same logic with this editorial.


#2 Nick H.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:03

You might want to look up the term "editorial." By definition it's an opinion piece, and if the author thinks that someone is an idiot (for whatever reason) then they can say so.

#3 OP Arceles

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:05

You might want to look up the term "editorial." By definition it's an opinion piece, and if the author thinks that someone is an idiot (for whatever reason) then they can say so.


And so that gives you right to call others Idiots... yeah! I'm gonna put in my next post "Editorial" to see if it works the same.

#4 Azies

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:05

You might want to look up the term "editorial." By definition it's an opinion piece, and if the author thinks that someone is an idiot (for whatever reason) then they can say so.


Difference, even in an editorial, you need some sort of restraint, calling people idiots and calling for them to be shot is a bit extreme.

#5 ahhell

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:05

I like how people are butt hurt by this editorial yet if the author was bashing Win 8, you guys would be fine with it.

#6 ~Johnny

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:09

And he still raises a valid point. If it does fail, it's not going to fail for the same reasons Vista did, so it's not the next Vista :p You can still be all for against 8, it's point is people shouldn't be misappropriating it as Vista 2.0. Regardless, looks like idiots != idiots. Also, there was no calling for people to be shot.

#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 15:09

almost as though the editorial had an agenda.

#8 Vice

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 17:55

This Editorial makes me question what I'm doing on this site. Such a hateful and angry/bitter post. I don't need that kind of negativity there are a whole bunch of alternative forums out there.

#9 Javik

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 17:59

The shill level just seems to go up and up these days, it's sad to see a tech forum turn into one giant advertisement for Microsoft products.

#10 jakem1

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:01

The author didn't call anyone an idiot in the article.

#11 LaP

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:04

And he still raises a valid point. If it does fail, it's not going to fail for the same reasons Vista did, so it's not the next Vista :p You can still be all for against 8, it's point is people shouldn't be misappropriating it as Vista 2.0. Regardless, looks like idiots != idiots. Also, there was no calling for people to be shot.


If it's the next Vista in the mind of people who pay then it is.

#12 HSoft

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:12

The author didn't call anyone an idiot in the article.

err...read the title

#13 andrewbares

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:13

Regardless, looks like idiots != idiots. Also, there was no calling for people to be shot.


I'm concerned by the fact that you're a moderator, and you can't even read correctly (or didn't even bother to read the article in question).

"not only does it make you sound dumb", "The next person who says that Windows 8 is the next Vista deserves to be kicked in the shin, twice"

#14 Lord Method Man

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:14

That wasn't an editorial, it was an immature rant; and I like Windows 8.

#15 Rudy

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:14

To be fair, if I singled out people like that and called them idiots in the forum I might be looked at a warning



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