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Old Feb 26, 2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Why do people rage so much on this forum? Can't we all be polite?
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:08 PM   #4
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IMO, MR is one of the better moderated forums.
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This^

I acted as a Moderator on a popular Windows based site for a few years...The insults and personal attacks were hard to keep up with...some people simply joined in order to flame someone they disliked. MR is extremely friendly by and large, and remember, if you see a post that breeches the rules, report it. These threads are dealt with quickly and efficiently by the Moderation team here.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:39 AM   #6
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MacRumors is one of the nicer corners of the internet. Mainly thanks to the excellent standard of moderation here.

Debates happen. But they can happen within reasonable boundaries.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:41 AM   #7
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:48 AM   #8
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The rage level on MacRumors is less than most sites.
You'd never have survived the days of the down vote button.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:25 AM   #9
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I agree with most of the posters who have pointed out that MR is one of the more decent, better moderated, interesting fora on the internet. It is - some of the others are, frankly, dreadful.

However, to my mind, the OP has made a very good point; despite the 'welcome to the real [online] world' tone of some of the responses made here in reply to the OP, there is nothing wrong and much that is right with asking why a civil and courteous tone cannot be sought - and maintained - when availing of online communication, and social media.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:14 AM   #10
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If you really want to give up on humanity, then spend a couple of minutes reading youtube comments.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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If you really want to give up on humanity, then spend a couple of minutes reading youtube comments.
Man you aren't kidding..

I'm pretty far out there in my opinions but many of those makes make me look completely rational and down to earth.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:15 AM   #13
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I posted a similar thread a while ago, and said I would leave because I was sick of it. Members persuaded me to stay, but it was short lived and I've had enough of this place.

Places like engadget, etc, are vile. However - this is a Mac community where you get shot down at every opportunity if you are an Apple fan (I get called out for being an "Apple Fanboy" all the time here), and nobody is apparently allowed an opinion. At least on engadget you can sometimes you can have a rational debate about something - a typical MacRumors debate involves:

- This is what I think
* You're wrong
- I'm right
* No, you're wrong
- NO i'm right
* No you're wrong fanboy (at which point every non-Apple fan in the thread jumps on board with the attacking)
- Im right idiot
* I'm leaving this thread since theres no point debating this with such an ignorant idiotic fanboy
- BUT I"M RIGHT
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:17 AM   #14
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The people on here are saints compared to other forums I've visited....
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 12:34 PM   #15
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You think this is bad? Go to Engadget or even The Verge sometimes to see brutality.
Agreed. I don't read the comments on Engadget because they are just one big flame war, swearing, etc.
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I agree with most of the posters who have pointed out that MR is one of the more decent, better moderated, interesting fora on the internet. It is - some of the others are, frankly, dreadful.

However, to my mind, the OP has made a very good point; despite the 'welcome to the real [online] world' tone of some of the responses made here in reply to the OP, there is nothing wrong and much that is right with asking why a civil and courteous tone cannot be sought - and maintained - when availing of online communication, and social media.
Agreed. I think a big part of it all, is the 'anonymity' factor, that makes us feel free to vent our anger at 'over the top' levels, at real or perceived wrongs. Most people get some sort of satisfaction from being able to call someone an idiot (or worse), without fear of consequences. Insecurity perhaps?
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 03:39 PM   #17
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Or gaming for proper rage.
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Why do people rage so much on this forum? Can't we all be polite?
I have a suggestion that might demonstrate what a thread CAN be. Go to Community > Espresso Enthusiasts.

Don't read for the content, but rather for the attitude and ambiance. (Unless you happen to be a demented coffee freak...then read for content!)

Lots of information, great conversation, very supportive of each other, no nastiness or anger...albeit there is a bit of friendly, good natured teasing.

Caveat: Totally ignore the posts by Shrink. He's a pedantic, long-winded, boring, know-it-all jerk. Just read some of the other posters...terrific folks.
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I actually had several abortive attempts to engage with this forum**, because my initial posts were treated with an unnecessary degree of hostility and childish trolling.
However, I've persevered, and it's not too bad. I tend to stay out of the entirely subjective discussions. (When will Apple release X?; which Y is the best? etc)

I've been a regular at the macosxhints forum for many years, which I find very civilized, and an excellent source of information. Though this place is much livelier.

**Hmm, I'm sure I joined before Jun 2012. Unless I used another account.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 01:25 PM   #20
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Agreed. I think a big part of it all, is the 'anonymity' factor, that makes us feel free to vent our anger at 'over the top' levels, at real or perceived wrongs. Most people get some sort of satisfaction from being able to call someone an idiot (or worse), without fear of consequences. Insecurity perhaps?
Agreed, and well said.

Indeed, I have long suspected that a lot of what is written online under the safe cloak of anonymity (or our respective dashing noms de plume) might not actually be posted (it might, of course, be thought, as in a personal, private, internal, unspoken, thought bubble, but hardly anyone would dare to actually articulate it) were the individuals in question sitting, or standing, face to face under their real identities and corporeal bodies........

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I have a suggestion that might demonstrate what a thread CAN be. Go to Community > Espresso Enthusiasts.

Don't read for the content, but rather for the attitude and ambiance. (Unless you happen to be a demented coffee freak...then read for content!)

Lots of information, great conversation, very supportive of each other, no nastiness or anger...albeit there is a bit of friendly, good natured teasing.

Caveat: Totally ignore the posts by Shrink. He's a pedantic, long-winded, boring, know-it-all jerk. Just read some of the other posters...terrific folks.

Yes, a great example of a wonderful, idiosyncratic, informative, deranged, fantastic, hilarious, and utterly absorbing thread. I love it to bits.........and no, disregard what Shrink has written about himself. On this matter, this topic, he is our guide and mentor..........and our admiration and awe at his formidable erudition and boundless knowledge knows no bounds.

Another equally interesting thread (where, again, most of the contributors, your humble scribe included, can be classed as enthusiasts, and where the tone is courteous, informed and utterly passionately absorbed by the topic under discussion) is one which can be found in the 'Current Affairs' section concerning the discovery of the remains of King Richard III in a Leicester car park last autumn.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 02:30 AM   #21
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I actually had several abortive attempts to engage with this forum**, because my initial posts were treated with an unnecessary degree of hostility and childish trolling.
However, I've persevered, and it's not too bad. I tend to stay out of the entirely subjective discussions. (When will Apple release X?; which Y is the best? etc)

I've been a regular at the macosxhints forum for many years, which I find very civilized, and an excellent source of information. Though this place is much livelier.
On a forum this size, there are bound to be many different types of members with varying agendas. I just updated the stats for the number of page views etc:

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So all I can say is please help us keep it as clean as friendly as possible by reporting problems. You don't have to do anything other than hit the report button and send - if there's a problem, it should be obvious to us whether or not you include a message in your report.

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If that's so, send a contact message with any info you have about previous emails or possible other user names we can use to look you up, and we'll take care of it for you.
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Caveat: Totally ignore the posts by Shrink. He's a pedantic, long-winded, boring, know-it-all jerk. Just read some of the other posters...terrific folks.
iAgree 100 %.

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