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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:07
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:06
Its your turn in SSG2!!
was worried when I seen the topic, but very good post.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:10
Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:17
Firstly let me start off, the following will be purely my opinion. It's well known some people will not like those and have different opinions to mine which I'm glad to listen to and have a civil discussion, if you can't manage to keep it civil keep it to yourself please.
Recently the fines that companies keep getting from EU/US etc. I'm fine with those as well since there are laws what regulate or when a company itself decides not to follow what they promised to do (MS Ballot screen?) but insane fines like 700m for that, nah I really am not fine with that since for me it seems like bs.
Now to the writers. More and more I see people complaining on John's pieces, let it go already, the headlines (Slam is the most "hated" word lately for some reasons) must be attractive for new people on this site and "search engine friendly" - by that I mean he does a good job predicting what regular people could search on google. I actually like his pieces, they are easy to read and have no grudge with the headlines.
Like one person said on a yesterdays piece "Buy what you want and fits you and shut up about it" - this couldn't have been said any better.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:24
as it's again confrontational and is dismissive of other people's opinions
Telling people who can't "keep it civil" not to post here is asking for trouble
Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:26
Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:29
I just think people are too hostile to the lovers but they are more accepting of haters.
Just like how it's more acceptable in society to blow people's brains out with an SMG but if you show a ###### it's the worst thing ever.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:32
Technology enthusiasts tend to get excited about technology and they like to express that and discuss it on tech oriented sites like Neowin. You can't expect people who care passionately about something to simply keep it to themselves. In fact advertisers rely on people passionate about their products to build brands, to get people excited about upcoming launches and to tell their friends and family. To expect people on a tech site not to talk about what they like and dislike about tech / tech companies is rather... bizarre. However, that's not to say that there aren't some users who take things too far - even the best of us take things too far on occasion.
Anyway, you made some interesting points. I don't agree with most of them but I still respect that you took the time to express them.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 14:10
I personally don't think it's asking for trouble. This part of a sentence "keep it civil" shouldn't even be said in the first place but since lately some topics are getting way out of hand I just mentioned it.
About creating headlines, I think we have different opinions on that mostly. If I understand correctly it is about ad revenue (like you said) and as far as I know writers are somehow "Paid" on that revenue alone. No revenue, no writers, no site/forum. Don't really think that's better than a few sensationalist headlines.
Also about this part, I never said (or at least didn't mean to say) that people shouldn't express what they like/dislike about a company but I think it should stick to rational boundaries still. Lately it's become more like "I love this company so all others must be **** " which I really don't think is rational. Or maybe I'm just falling into topics like those.