Apple Discussion Forum removes posts it does not agree with

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by PJWilkinson, May 30, 2006.

  1. PJWilkinson macrumors newbie

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    Strange but true. I posted the issues I was having with my macbook pro and how Apple Support were not willing to help replace it - and apple removed my post after an hour..

    Makes you realise that we don't live in a democracy after all..
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Technically, we live in a constitutional republic. I take it you are referring to the 1st amendment. I suggest you go read it.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Just don't look for a copy on an Apple forum, because their constitutional rights permit them to delete it they want to. :eek: :p
     
  4. PJWilkinson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    amendment

    I live in the UK so obviously don't support your declaration of independence :)
     
  5. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    macrumors does the same thing.. i dont think its a big deal..
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    The First Amendment is in the Constitution. ;)
     
  7. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Apple is as F upd as any Govt. enough said.
     
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    So cheeky. :D
    That's great and all, but I thought that the rules governing are determined by the location of the company in question? So, since Apple is in the US...
     
  9. iGary Guest

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    I loves me some devilot. :)
     
  10. rdowns Suspended

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    Trying to get this moved to the Politic forum?
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    OP: Get over it. Say that Apple is unfair all you like, but don't display your ignorance of what democracy and free speech actually is.

    The Apple forums are not public. They are hosted on a private server. You have no - repeat no - democratic priviledges, legal rights or Constitutional guarantees (for the Yanks) to free speech or free expression or free publication on Apple's server, MacRumors' server or any other privately owned Web server.

    Just like the newspaper is not obliged to print your letter to the editor, and if they choose to, they can edit it and you can't say 'boo' either way.

    You want free speech? Pay for your own server account and speech away. Of course, you will also own the consequences if you publish libellous material.
     
  12. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Not really but we all know the games Apple plays at their sites, anyone remember those ibooks that apple insisted nothing was wrong? How many thousands and thousands of ibooks g3 did they replace and even started giving some folks the G4s before admitting a oops? They are as full of crap as any govt thats my point. Look at the heat sink compound issue going on. According to Apple it doesnt exist yet we have pictures of playdooh all over those things.:rolleyes:
     
  13. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Just to clarify: Democracy merely means that people have the right to vote on issues and officials. It DOESN'T mean everything is up for vote, or that you have the right to freedom of speech (that is an aspect of many democracies, but not inherent in the system). It is also a political system, and has nothing whatsoever to do with whether you get censored on a private forum.
     
  14. designed macrumors 6502

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    Ain't moderating a bitch ;)

    But yes, I think they're being a bit too correct on their forums.
     

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