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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:00 AM   #1
Brian Y
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Trolling in this community

Hi,

First off - before I say this, this isn't a complaint about moderation, it's about the community itself. Instead of taking this as whining or moaning, please take it as constructive feedback from a newcomer, who has, quite frankly, been put off of coming here, and probably wont be returning on a regular basis.

I've been a long time reader of MacRumors, and about a month ago decided to join in on the forums - what a mistake that was! From my brief 1 month experience, here's what I've noticed:

- There are no constructive arguments here. People instantly seem to jump down the "no, you're talking ********" route.

- There is an insane amount of trolling for a moderated community. This isn't just something I've noticed about replies to my own posts, but to people who are much more established, too. It's hard to hold a sensible discussion, or to argue your point in a mature way, when you're confronted with comments like "I love how you're back-pedalling, hard."

- If you're pro-apple on these forums, you seem to get a lot of stick from a very vocal "APPLE ARE ALWAYS WRONG AND OUT TO GET US" section of the community. Which is ironic, really, for an Apple based forum.

I've found that it's impossible to actually hold a discussion on this site if your views differ from that of the vocal minority. Which is a shame, since I love the idea here, but the problem with trolling and attacking here seems to be way out of hand - even when compared to other similar sites.
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