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#136 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:17

Healing process? You don't think that is just a wee bit dramatic? This is concerning a poll on an Internet forum, not the aftermath of a school massacre.


Considering that it contributed to some valued, long term members deciding to leave the site, no. And I never claimed the poll was at all comparable to a school massacre - in fact, I acknowledged that it wasn't very important in the grand scheme of things. I think my position has been very clear.

PS - Don't you think it's a bit hypocritical to call my post "dramatic" and then invoke the notion of a school massacre in the next sentence?


#137 Xoligy

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:36

This is why the site is going down hill, people think its ok for the front page to have flamebait titles and for the editors to call users idiots (last title that caused issues). The thing your all forgetting is that the news page is where 90% of new users land and if they are greeted with these types of titles then its just not good for the site, its also not good for the forums because people think the attitude can carry on from the news pages onto the forums.

It seems everyone is just hating on everyone these days and thats not a welcoming community! I have not read the ten pages but i can tell you im not an apple fan but i did not agree with the poll, i dont really care if scorp was going to doa follow up thread afterward either and here is why... If i started a thread with the same title it would be closed within an hour even if i explained what i was doing, i would be told its against the forum rules and causing problems, its like the thread someone started saying "What do you think of Neowin?" within 40minutes i think it was, it was closed and the rules were pointed out, why is this whole site full of hate?

Sorry to say but im fed up with this forum, it use to be the first site i loaded up and checked the tech news but i stopped doing that after the idiot calling, now its polls that are asking people if they hate something? There are much better ways the "News" team could grab peoples attention but they seem to go for the stupid way that gets them into trouble then they say they are doing there job and that they have "different" rules but different rules does not mean you still dont show others respect and it certainly does not mean you should be pushing away existing or new comer's to the site because they disagreed with you.

Oh and one last thing before the grammar police appear, yes i know my english sucks but i really dont care.
Anyway have fun all, im only logging in once more and thats in a weeks time im done with this site, members and staff.

#138 OP vetScorpus

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:47

The general site stats show declining visitors.


Actually that's not true. 2012 was a record year for us.

#139 #Michael

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 23:00

Actually that's not true. 2012 was a record year for us.


What I find very funny is that you are continuing to post in the thread to justify what happened. My advice....quit while you are ahead and let this die out already. The more you continue to comment the more this continues to be an issue. Be the bigger person and let it go.

#140 compl3x

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 00:57

Considering that it contributed to some valued, long term members deciding to leave the site, no. And I never claimed the poll was at all comparable to a school massacre - in fact, I acknowledged that it wasn't very important in the grand scheme of things. I think my position has been very clear.

PS - Don't you think it's a bit hypocritical to call my post "dramatic" and then invoke the notion of a school massacre in the next sentence?



No. No. No. I think you misunderstood me.

The idea of a "healing process" is something you would associate with the likes of the aftermath of a school shooting or a devastating natural disaster, not the aftermath of a bunch of crying children on the Internet defending/criticising a tech company. I never said you compared the poll to a school shooting. I don't even think I implied anything remotely like that.


What kind of person leaves a forum because of a poll? Unless the poll was something like "Is rape ever justifiable?", leaving is, again, a dramatic response.

#141 Growled

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:27

What I find very funny is that you are continuing to post in the thread to justify what happened. My advice....quit while you are ahead and let this die out already. The more you continue to comment the more this continues to be an issue. Be the bigger person and let it go.


I agree. All we are doing now is fanning the flames.

#142 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:30

No. No. No. I think you misunderstood me.

The idea of a "healing process" is something you would associate with the likes of the aftermath of a school shooting or a devastating natural disaster, not the aftermath of a bunch of crying children on the Internet defending/criticising a tech company. I never said you compared the poll to a school shooting. I don't even think I implied anything remotely like that.


Ah, that's probably a cultural difference. Apologies for any confusion. :)

#143 Exynos

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:16

What I find very funny is that you are continuing to post in the thread to justify what happened. My advice....quit while you are ahead and let this die out already. The more you continue to comment the more this continues to be an issue. Be the bigger person and let it go.


Wow, such an attitude for something little as just asking a simple question if you hate Apple.

Grow some balls and let the man be here and talk like everyone else. Do you think the image of this site here will be good if everyone is crying rivers like you do here?

Infact, it's you the users who are destroying the webpage image and not the mods or admins as you think.

Take a look at this under.......

Its called learning to tolerate others and their views...whether you like it or not. I am sure there are things you do that others do not like. Goes back to what my parents told me when growing up...dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all. Yes, sometimes things get out of hand ,but when it happens more often than not...then you have a problem.

I know people who likes American Idol, Soap Operas, Bad Girls Club, and yes,,,WWE. To each their own. They are not making me watch it or forcing it on others, so it really doesnt impact me.

And people trolling and posting certain comments are not doing so to show their intelligence. They do so to stirr up trouble. An intelligent person would be able to post maturely without causing any kind of back lash.


Here is something you should learn BlendedFrog.

#144 remixedcat

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:06

this is just like chuckecheese where mama bears fight eachother becuase one baby bear stole tokens from the other's baby bear.

#145 Steven P.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:39

We had an idea for a feature and some people found this offensive (lol internetz), the author then apologized and explained his reasoning for the post in the first place, end of story.

Berating our editor isn't going to change events. Therefore, closed, thanks to members for support on this issue.