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#16 articuno1au

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:15

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.

Yeah there was.

He edited it after the fact.

Pretty funny how fast you guys back flipped though.

Whether you agree that 8 is going to be a success or not, his attack was at the stupidity, not your points of view.

Either way I thought it was amusing >.<
 To put it on context, my first comment on the article was:

Hear hear.

I approve of this article.

Which has 41 likes. He can't be doing it all wrong if this many people agree with him.


#17 siah1214

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:16

"Like an idiot" != idiot

"Kicked in the shin" != shot

Or I've been shot a lot in my life.....

#18 Vice

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:16

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


Only Geoff Duncan of DigitalTrends, Sean Ludwig of Venturebeat, John C. Dvorak of PCMag & Jamshed Avari of Chip Magazine.

Oh and of course he also said anyone who says it's the next Vista is an idiot, dumb, lowers the IQ of those around them and should be shot. But he later edited out the "should be shot" comment.

#19 Rudy

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:17

But he later edited out the "should be shot" comment.

When I read it, it did say "should be shot"

#20 jakem1

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:26

err...read the title


I did read the title. It says that people will look like idiots, not that they are idiots. The two things are completely different.

Additionally, the article wasn't aimed at individuals so it's impossible to see how anyone could be personally offended.

Only Geoff Duncan of DigitalTrends, Sean Ludwig of Venturebeat, John C. Dvorak of PCMag & Jamshed Avari of Chip Magazine.

Oh and of course he also said anyone who says it's the next Vista is an idiot, dumb, lowers the IQ of those around them and should be shot. But he later edited out the "should be shot" comment.


No, he didn't say that. You're paraphrasing.

#21 Stoffel

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:30

Funny how most of the people here who are offended are the same people calling others MS Fanboy's, accusing them of drinking to much MS cool aid when they don't agree with their opinions and so on.

I think it's just plain funny

#22 TPreston

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:35

The metro crybabies are really up in arms over this, Good to see they have something to do other than filling every windows 8 news-piece with

"Zog interface designed for touchscreens zog"

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:36

The title is a pure win in gaining people's attention.

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#24 ~Johnny

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:37

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"


...What did that have to do with my post? I'm 100% certain I read it correct, as there's no shooting in that quote, nor saying anyone's an idiot. There's saying you sound dumb for saying something that sounds daft, not, "you're all idiots".

#25 bdsams

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:38

I'm curious, I rightfully bashed windows 8 in that post and yet somehow it is pro-ms?

#26 Nothing Here

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:44

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


In fact, I did recieve a warning for doing exactly what this person did. I really think the "editorial" should be removed and the author warned.

#27 oliver182

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:46

Wow, somebody takes to seriously the internet..

#28 neo158

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:47

I remember when this site was a place where people interested in technology could read articles, comment on them and in the forums without fear of being called an idiot, moron or a fanboy. Now it's degenerated into a site just like engadget or gizmodo.

#29 Nothing Here

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:49

I remember when this site was a place where people interested in technology could read articles, comment on them and in the forums without fear of being called an idiot, moron or a fanboy. Now it's degenerated into a site just like engadget or gizmodo.


Not to mention Tom's Hardware. Used to be a great site once upon a time. Now, it has turned into Bash City.

#30 FMH

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 18:52

I completely agree with what Brad Sams had to say, but he was being too blunt about it.