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#1 Paramore™

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:13

Okay. I don't get it. I'm not trying to insult the staff here or anything so lets get that clear. The staff does an amazing job on Neowin of cleaning up and junking unneeded posts. But they keep junking my posts.

I post something like "Go get Windows 7 and save yourself the money and get a used car instead of buying a Mac". Well I know people here likes Apple and stuff but I'm one of those guys who don't. I'm just stating the plain fact. Honestly, is this forum all about opinions now or what? I mean when do facts come into play? It's not like I'm exaggerating by saying go buy a Windows 7 computer and buy a house or something. It's the truth that Macs are expensive and I'm just trying to bring out the facts to people here. If they don't like it, then that's fine with me. It doesn't bother me. Plus, I'm not insulting Apple or anything by saying that. So I don't get it...


#2 Arceles

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:16

you should post some screenshots of that, the Windows 7 vs the Windows 8 posts could use some of it.

#3 +warwagon

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:17

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOqJ1F44_-Y



#4 +Brando212

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:21

to be fair, i know exactly which topic you're talking about from yesterday and that topic was just a cluster **** in general

most of the posts from that thread got deleted then the thread locked all together

ya, people would call that trolling. Personally I love reading those sort of comments because for reasons i'll never full understand it always offends someone.

which is funny because it's just stating facts. you could buy a good windows computer and office pro plus and still save money over buying a macbook pro

#5 +Nik L

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:28

You are posting opinion, NOT fact! That you believe Win7 + Car is cheaper than a Mac of similar specs is an opinion. I could argue the flipside just as well

Hence

Trolling

#6 +warwagon

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:30

to be fair, i know exactly which topic you're talking about from yesterday and that topic was just a cluster **** in general

most of the posts from that thread got deleted then the thread locked all together

which is funny because it's just stating facts. you could buy a good windows computer and office pro plus and still save money over buying a macbook pro


Back in 2011, I got a like new

HP ProBook 6450B Off eBay
14inch
i5 2.4ghz
3GB ram
and to my surprise a 80GB Intel SSD

For $399
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Still works. It sits behind my monitor on my desk with the lid closed. It's my Quickbooks computer, I just Remote Desktop into. From all my computers.

#7 +Brando212

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:32

You are posting opinion, NOT fact! That you believe Win7 + Car is cheaper than a Mac of similar specs is an opinion. I could argue the flipside just as well

Hence

Trolling

it's called slight exaggeration
it's not a new concept, and i wouldn't exactly consider it trolling unless the person was doing it constantly and trying to get angry results which i doubt from eddie

Back in 2011, I got a like new

HP ProBook 6450B Off eBay
14inch
i5 2.4ghz
3GB ram
and to my surprise a 80GB Intel SSD

For $399
Posted Image

case and point. eddie's statement may be a little exaggerated but it's not exactly wrong

#8 xWhiplash

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:33

You are posting opinion, NOT fact! That you believe Win7 + Car is cheaper than a Mac of similar specs is an opinion. I could argue the flipside just as well

Hence

Trolling


Agreed. A house is not $1,299 (base iMac) or $599 (base Mac Mini)......so how is "Get Windows 7 and buy a car/house" a post with "facts"?

#9 +Nik L

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:34

Agreed, except the mods keep doing it, so...

#10 tiagosilva29

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:37

"Trolling" is a portmanteau for "truth rolling".

As for OP's comment: Windows 7 boxed is around 100€ and you can buy a used car for less than 500€... it's still cheaper than a Mac.

#11 OP Paramore™

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:37

Agreed. A house is not $1,299 (base iMac) or $599 (base Mac Mini)......so how is "Get Windows 7 and buy a car/house" a post with "facts"?


What do you mean it's not a fact? It's a fact that with that money, instead of buying a Mac, you can get that.

#12 The Laughing Man

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:37

Putting things like "I hate Apple / Apple sucks." in your signature and having an "anti" apple logo as your avatar will most likely destroy any credibility and respect anyone will have for you on this site. You will most likely not be taken serious ,and considered a troll.

#13 OP Paramore™

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:38

And I'm not trolling at all. I just don't get it. Probably all those butthurt Apple skids reporting Apple hate posts.

#14 +Nik L

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:38

What do you mean it's not a fact? It's a fact that with that money, instead of buying a Mac, you can get that.

You are talking absolute crap!

#15 MorganX

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 23:39

Based on their incendiary nature, I understand a quick trigger finger by mods on the following:
  • Mac vs. PC (even after all these years)
  • Xbox vs. PS3
  • Hardcore race issues gone awry

Windows 8 v Windows 7 hasn't quite risen to those levels.