I couldn't care less about Apple but I objected to the poll because it was pointless flamebait. The whole episode was pretty shoddy and is symptomatic of wider problems with this site. You guys need to get your house in order.
I don't think it even comes close to be a flamebait actually.
I think the poll should have stayed, because if someone hates Apple, then they have a reason for it and they should be allowed to tell their reason why they hate Apple.
I use alot of Samsung products and and love Samsung for what they are and for what they are making.
Would i care if Neowin had made a 'Do you hate Samsung' poll?
Nope, because it won't make me to change my view on Samsung at all, even if 99.99999999% of all users here would hate Samsung and give a reason for it.
I'm all in for letting everyone have the chance to tell their reasons why they hate Apple and then later Neowin can put up a poll asking if you hate Microsoft. Because again, i gives a damn about what you think about Microsoft, or Samsung for that matter.
So, i would actually put back the 'Do you hate Apple' poll again tbfh.
It's now seems that Scorpus was deliberately trying to generate fanboy anger so he could write an article about it but nobody knew that at the time.
So, it means that it's Scorpus fault that some fanboys can't shut up and just accept that someone have reasons to hate Apple?
If someone asks me if i hate Apple and say yes, then they might wonder on why i hate Apple. I will then give them all my detailed explanations on why i hate Apple. And if someone can't accept that someone hates Apple then, then it's not the OP's or the guy who are asking if we hate Apple's fault. Then it's the crybabies who can't tolerate that their loved company gets some negative feedbacks with good reasons behind it.