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Lot of misunderstandings could be solved but people actually reading and understanding what someone says before replying.

As far as the writers, I think everything should be marked as rumor or alleged until it is actually proven to be fact. I also think that topics should be made to describe what the article is about, not adding words to get people to post. If you include words like "slammed" in the title, whoever you are talking about the fans will come out and make a big deal about it. I know that topics are supposed to make people want to post...but do you want nice, kind, mature posts...or angry upset posts? Yea, the internet is full of trolls and mean people...thats how it is...but why promote that attitude when you dont have to. People just react badly with certain headlines and topics that are marked/appear to be fact when actually they are rumor or false.

As far as rude members are concerned, I just ignore them for the most part. Yea, I get in to it every now and then with someone, but I am only human. I voice my opinions and if someone cannot handle that, or respond in a mature way, then that is their problem.

I agree with you and I'll just say I discourage title click baiting and we could do a lot worse! I've edited a few titles (before approving) myself because I thought they were too "baity" and we've even edited titles based on comment feedback as well, anyway :p

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I swear every day and almost every thread it seems that people cannot act maturely and actually have a conversation with others without insulting someone. Someone expresses their opinion or how they perceive things, they get called an idiot or something like that. Must be nice that the members who are insulting others know everything there is. Kind of wonder how these same people are in real life without having a screen to hide behind. Then there are members that are purposely trolling and their posts serve no purpose other than to stir up trouble. I dont normally call people out of trolling, but hell, maybe I should start. Hell, I had a member email me the other day saying he does purposely troll just so he can get a laugh, which is against the rules here.

Everyone has a company/product that they like over another. Some are more passionate about it than others. I get and understand that but if you cannot converse with someone without throwing out insults, trolling, or anything else that goes against what a civilized person would do, then dont post, move on, and do something else. Or is your life that miserable that you must drag others with it?

I agree with you and I'll just say I discourage title click baiting and we could do a lot worse! I've edited a few titles (before approving) myself because I thought they were too "baity" and we've even edited titles based on comment feedback as well, anyway :p

Its not only the Neowin writers that do that. Members that hate a certain company or product will change the title of the post as well. I know you cannot control everything here, but I do appreciate the efforts the team has been making. So thanks :)

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I dont normally call people out of trolling, but hell, maybe I should start.

I always assumed calling somebody a troll was considered a personal attack and therefore against the rules. It might have changed but I seem to recall moderators being strict on it. Either way it's not worth it, as it's not contributing to the discussion. It's annoying but it's best not letting those sorts of people know you're annoyed.

Hell, I had a member email me the other day saying he does purposely troll just so he can get a laugh, which is against the rules here.

I'd be interested to know who that is, though I appreciate you can't post that in public. Also, can't you report PM posts to moderators? I don't know if they'd take action based on your description but I think moderators should be made aware of such members.

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I always assumed calling somebody a troll was considered a personal attack and therefore against the rules. It might have changed but I seem to recall moderators being strict on it. Either way it's not worth it, as it's not contributing to the discussion. It's annoying but it's best not letting those sorts of people know you're annoyed.

Was mostly joking. I dont call members trolls....just getting frustrated at the number if immature people who have computers and internet access. People need to grow up or stay offline.

I'd be interested to know who that is, though I appreciate you can't post that in public. Also, can't you report PM posts to moderators? I don't know if they'd take action based on your description but I think moderators should be made aware of such members.

Naw, wont say in private either. If it comes down to be an issue, I will report it like I have so many posts. I have the PM saved.

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I'm not a troll... I just hate everybody.

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