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#61 Shane Nokes

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:53

When Neowin began, it was about a wide spectrum of different tech related news. Now, it seems to be Microsoft splattered everyone, with a sprinkle here and there of everything else. It's actually really sad, considering I have been frequenting this site since it began. I guess the big boys running Neowin are being paid nicely by MS in order to have this be NeoWINDOWS.


/Facepalm

Frequenting: I don't think that word means what you think it means.


#62 HoochieMamma

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:13

Well done for providing proof and examples to back up your unfounded, erroneous accusations, though (Y) :) Good job! :)


How can he if it's true that they get deleted?

#63 DDStriker

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:37

On the flip side, why my haters troll every win8 topic and turn it into an argument?


It's unavoidable it seems both sides are just as bad as each other with regards to minding their own business
it's impossible for anyone to make a thread asking "how to change X about windows 8" without someone starting an argument saying something a long the lines of "Microsoft provided it this way you are daft for having a preference" hot topic for that is the start menu


No one likes anyone to be happy and to hell with anyones opinion on anything and so forth

#64 vetCalum

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:38

How can he if it's true that they get deleted?

There may be other ways for him to provide proof (I'm not sure because it doesn't happen). But that's up to him to figure out. If someone makes a bold claim like that, they should be able to back it up with evidence and prove it. As it stands, not only did he erroneously accuse Neowin of doing something it isn't doing, he was very rude about it.

#65 ahhell

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:55

When Neowin began, it was about a wide spectrum of different tech related news. Now, it seems to be Microsoft splattered everyone, with a sprinkle here and there of everything else. It's actually really sad, considering I have been frequenting this site since it began. I guess the big boys running Neowin are being paid nicely by MS in order to have this be NeoWINDOWS.


Grow up already. Don't like what's posted on Neowin? Go some place else. :rolleyes:
MS is revamping their entire ecosystem. It SHOULD get massive coverage since, you know, MS' software runs on a billion computers.

#66 Haggis

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:39

lol at Natalia getting in on the action

as someone said previously

Neo: is recent or new
Win: windows

its obvious its going to be more microsoft than anything else

I dont use microsoft software except for being forced to at work

stop moaning about it jeez!

#67 n_K

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:43

I suggest anyone that wants more non-microsoft news on neowin signs up to become a neowin writer/author/journalist ;)

#68 neuroticdave

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 15:34

/Facepalm Frequenting: I don't think that word means what you think it means.



frequentingpresent participle of fre·quent

Verb: Visit (a place) often or habitually: "bars frequented by soldiers"; "one of the most frequented sites".



You're probably right, it definitely doesn't mean what I thought.

Pick up a Dictionary once in a while, will ya? Or maybe a Thesaurus. I'm sure it will broaden your speech capabilities.

Grow up already. Don't like what's posted on Neowin? Go some place else. :rolleyes: MS is revamping their entire ecosystem. It SHOULD get massive coverage since, you know, MS' software runs on a billion computers.


The fact that you feel offended by my comment, takes away from your "grow up" commentary. I didn't mean it in a negative fashion, per se. I still come here quite often. However, in it's infancy, this site had a lot more to read. I get it, Microsoft is trying to deviate from it's origins. But, there are other things going on around the tech world.

#69 neuroticdave

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 15:41

Considering Microsoft just launched the biggest Windows release since 95, game changing hardware, and a business wide re-alignment, what else do you expect to see?


Yes, well, it seems every Windows release is "the biggest release since 95".

Windows 95 was a big deal, because it was quite the game changer, to say the least. Windows XP was also quite the milestone in a lot of aspects, and I will say the same for Windows 7. But, quite frankly, Microsoft is becoming quite stale. They throw out one good thing, and follow it up with a few disasters. And to be quite honest, at this point in time, they are trying to play catch up in many aspects. I am a hardcore Windows fan, I have had my hands on it since 95, but Microsoft is quite the roller coaster ride as of late.

#70 Shane Nokes

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:30

You're probably right, it definitely doesn't mean what I thought.

Pick up a Dictionary once in a while, will ya? Or maybe a Thesaurus. I'm sure it will broaden your speech capabilities.


In your quest to educate me you missed my point entirely, which is quite humorous.

You can rest assured that my education was top-notch. It however appears that your knowledge as regards pop culture and the concept of being sardonic are woefully lacking.

#71 vetneufuse

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:48

I was paid off to hate Windows 8 by an open source group :shifty:

Sent from my Surface

#72 +Brando212

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:58

I was paid off to hate Windows 8 by an open source group :shifty:

Sent from my Surface

damn it, i want my like button back :rofl:

#73 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 19:03

I've certainly noticed that the most offensive people on the front pages, or those with ridiculously strong views (who get very upset if you disagree with them) are almost always users with sub 200 post count... they're very rarely regular members with a high post count.

To be honest though I've seen plenty of enthusiasm for Windows 8 in the general forums as well so I'm fairly convinced that there are just some members who never dare venture past the front page and keep their vitriol and opinions to the front page stories only.