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Editorial news calls quite a lot of people Idiots

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Arceles    403

This http://www.neowin.net/news/calling-windows-8-the-next-vista-makes-you-look-like-an-idiot

Particular editorial made myself spill a bit of coffee this morning.

Weren't you supposed to at least filter or proof check your news neowin? What the hell is this? This is the first time in quite a long time that I see an article like this in my long history of being registered and not in Neowin.

I'm quite ashamed of this individuals particular behavior since I have seen some post moderated for less. I want then that the moderators of Neowin apply the same logic with this editorial.

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Nick H.    7,987

You might want to look up the term "editorial." By definition it's an opinion piece, and if the author thinks that someone is an idiot (for whatever reason) then they can say so.

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Arceles    403

You might want to look up the term "editorial." By definition it's an opinion piece, and if the author thinks that someone is an idiot (for whatever reason) then they can say so.

And so that gives you right to call others Idiots... yeah! I'm gonna put in my next post "Editorial" to see if it works the same.

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Azies    337

You might want to look up the term "editorial." By definition it's an opinion piece, and if the author thinks that someone is an idiot (for whatever reason) then they can say so.

Difference, even in an editorial, you need some sort of restraint, calling people idiots and calling for them to be shot is a bit extreme.

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ahhell    1,306

I like how people are butt hurt by this editorial yet if the author was bashing Win 8, you guys would be fine with it.

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~Johnny    394

And he still raises a valid point. If it does fail, it's not going to fail for the same reasons Vista did, so it's not the next Vista :p You can still be all for against 8, it's point is people shouldn't be misappropriating it as Vista 2.0. Regardless, looks like idiots != idiots. Also, there was no calling for people to be shot.

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

almost as though the editorial had an agenda.

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Vice    1,594

This Editorial makes me question what I'm doing on this site. Such a hateful and angry/bitter post. I don't need that kind of negativity there are a whole bunch of alternative forums out there.

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Javik    3,977

The shill level just seems to go up and up these days, it's sad to see a tech forum turn into one giant advertisement for Microsoft products.

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jakem1    1,610

The author didn't call anyone an idiot in the article.

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LaP    1,720

And he still raises a valid point. If it does fail, it's not going to fail for the same reasons Vista did, so it's not the next Vista :p You can still be all for against 8, it's point is people shouldn't be misappropriating it as Vista 2.0. Regardless, looks like idiots != idiots. Also, there was no calling for people to be shot.

If it's the next Vista in the mind of people who pay then it is.

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HSoft    400

The author didn't call anyone an idiot in the article.

err...read the title

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andrewbares    110
Regardless, looks like idiots != idiots. Also, there was no calling for people to be shot.

I'm concerned by the fact that you're a moderator, and you can't even read correctly (or didn't even bother to read the article in question).

"not only does it make you sound dumb", "The next person who says that Windows 8 is the next Vista deserves to be kicked in the shin, twice"

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Lord Method Man    1,613

That wasn't an editorial, it was an immature rant; and I like Windows 8.

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Rudy    457

To be fair, if I singled out people like that and called them idiots in the forum I might be looked at a warning

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articuno1au    1,264

And he still raises a valid point. If it does fail, it's not going to fail for the same reasons Vista did, so it's not the next Vista :p You can still be all for against 8, it's point is people shouldn't be misappropriating it as Vista 2.0. Regardless, looks like idiots != idiots. Also, there was no calling for people to be shot.

Yeah there was.

He edited it after the fact.

Pretty funny how fast you guys back flipped though.

Whether you agree that 8 is going to be a success or not, his attack was at the stupidity, not your points of view.

Either way I thought it was amusing >.<


To put it on context, my first comment on the article was:
Hear hear.

I approve of this article.[/quote']

Which has 41 likes. He can't be doing it all wrong if this many people agree with him.

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siah1214    1,435

"Like an idiot" != idiot

"Kicked in the shin" != shot

Or I've been shot a lot in my life.....

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Vice    1,594

The author didn't call anyone an idiot in the article.

Only Geoff Duncan of DigitalTrends, Sean Ludwig of Venturebeat, John C. Dvorak of PCMag & Jamshed Avari of Chip Magazine.

Oh and of course he also said anyone who says it's the next Vista is an idiot, dumb, lowers the IQ of those around them and should be shot. But he later edited out the "should be shot" comment.

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Rudy    457
But he later edited out the "should be shot" comment.

When I read it, it did say "should be shot"
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jakem1    1,610

err...read the title

I did read the title. It says that people will look like idiots, not that they are idiots. The two things are completely different.

Additionally, the article wasn't aimed at individuals so it's impossible to see how anyone could be personally offended.

Only Geoff Duncan of DigitalTrends, Sean Ludwig of Venturebeat, John C. Dvorak of PCMag & Jamshed Avari of Chip Magazine.

Oh and of course he also said anyone who says it's the next Vista is an idiot, dumb, lowers the IQ of those around them and should be shot. But he later edited out the "should be shot" comment.

No, he didn't say that. You're paraphrasing.

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Stoffel    1,810

Funny how most of the people here who are offended are the same people calling others MS Fanboy's, accusing them of drinking to much MS cool aid when they don't agree with their opinions and so on.

I think it's just plain funny

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TPreston    5,387

The metro crybabies are really up in arms over this, Good to see they have something to do other than filling every windows 8 news-piece with

"Zog interface designed for touchscreens zog"

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+Heartripper    184

The title is a pure win in gaining people's attention.

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~Johnny    394

I'm concerned by the fact that you're a moderator, and you can't even read correctly (or didn't even bother to read the article in question).

"not only does it make you sound dumb", "The next person who says that Windows 8 is the next Vista deserves to be kicked in the shin, twice"

...What did that have to do with my post? I'm 100% certain I read it correct, as there's no shooting in that quote, nor saying anyone's an idiot. There's saying you sound dumb for saying something that sounds daft, not, "you're all idiots".

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bdsams    364

I'm curious, I rightfully bashed windows 8 in that post and yet somehow it is pro-ms?

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