Gerowen, on 09 November 2012 - 10:00, said:
As a Linux user, I often feel like kind of an outcast. It's not the fault of anybody running the site, the fact is that this is a site that is focused largely around Microsoft and its products, and I'm not one of those guys who thinks Bill Gates is the anti-christ and that Microsoft is destroying the world, but I tend to swing by here once and a while to post about a gun of mine or to see if DocM has posted anything about his guns, and then I move on to other forums with information that is more relevant to my OS of choice.
I can relate to that a lot.
I'm really not sure whether I'll resubscribe to Neowin again next time around.
It's some issues I have with how some of my concerned are viewed from staff side.
It's mostly the difference in moderation forums vs. FPN and foremost the front page articles that get degraded in quality a lot over time.
It's also annoying the hell out of me what some members on here are like personality-wise.
That's something that Neowin itself cannot fix, of course, but surely it makes this site less and less attractive.
I've found many cool people on here, for example remixedcat and a LOT of others, but I don't want to do too much namedropping, because the more names I mention, the easier I step on someone's shoes for leaving them out of a list that could go on and on and on and... you get the point.
It's just that many on here seem to have absolutely lost all their manners and respect for others, their choices and/or way of thinking about things.
Now, you see I'm not the biggest Windows 8 fan *cough* not at all *cough*, but I won't go around and tell people to fit their way of thinking around something they don't like.
I just see so much hate going on here... This happened in a very short time, like 1.5-2 years ago we were all mostly rather calm around here, at least on the technology topics etc...
Now, even the front page articles are flamebait par excellence.
I just don't get it, well... I do, and I don't like the reasons and the statements I hear why those articles are "right".
I don't like the atmosphere on here as of late.
Basically I still come here for some members, some help (bidirectional) and some topics that mostly seem "safe".
More often than earlier I see myself unsubscribing from threads, because I know that what's going to be posted will just drive me nuts, so I don't bother with some threads that are actually about interesting topics.
Sorry for the mega rant, at least that's the topic of this thread so I guess I'm excused.