Macrumors needs an OCD subforum

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  1. Shenaniganz08, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012

    macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    I've said it once and I'll say it again

    Macrumors needs an OCD subforum

    (edit: In other words a subforum for all the cosmetic-only complaints)

    This happens every single time a new phone comes out.

    It's become nearly impossible to enjoy this forum after having to sift through pages and pages of people complaining about small blemishes. With an OCD subforum people could freely express their OCD tendencies, talk with others who have such high expectations and not worry about being flammed/called trolls.

    My personal thoughts
    Sure it sucks that the phone isn't 100% perfect, but with normal use the phone will probably get dinged in the first few weeks.

    No one expects a multi thousand dollar car to be 100% defect free, why should a $400 phone be?
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
  3. macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2011
  4. macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2011
    I agree. I bitched about my Wifi dropping the connection outside of a 5 foot radius of an access point, but that's a legitimate problem with the phone. I got a replacement phone, which works great. Sure the home button sticks a little but I'm not complaining. Its a great phone and if it drives me nuts, down the road I'll get another replacement. The phone cant be perfect forever.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Why bother reading their thread? You made the effort to read it, why complain about it?

    Just my initial thought.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    can we call it the CDO forum though? I just have this thing about keeping letters in alphabetical order.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    It is well known that the OCD boys come out in full force in the first few weeks of an Apple product release

    You already know this, so refrain yourself and come back after a few months.

  8. macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    I know what you mean. My new iPhone 5 just arrived, but I wont use it yet because I dont have a case and screen protectors yet. Its just sitting on my desk.
  9. macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Romeoville, IL
    it's hard not to when the first 3 pages are consumed with people complaining.....:confused:
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
    This is probably the absolutely best thread ever. lol
  11. macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    That and the, what color shirt will you be wearing the exact minute u purchase your new iPhone?!? Lol gets ridiculous to see all this.
  12. macrumors 68040


  13. Shenaniganz08, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    1) It's hard to guess the original intent of some of the posts due to use of vague thread titles.

    2)As someone mentioned it's hard to avoid when there are pages and pages of complaints

    3) I'm perfectly content reading about people with actual complaints (bad battery/wifi issues/etc) as these problems may affect the use of the phone.

    4) Perhaps instead of calling it OCD subforum we can call it "Blemishes/cosmetic" subforum. Since these complaints have nothing to do with how the phone actually functions.
  14. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    We always get OCD people every single year regardless of the issues, but it seems worse this year because of a batch of iPhone 5 (both black and white models) arriving nicked and scratched out of the box. It certainly wasn't this bad with previous generation iPhones.
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    Not true this crap happens every time an iPhone is released. Or did we all already forget about all the "yellow screen" complaints
  16. macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Because you have to read subject line after subject line of the same crap before you get to a thread that's actually worth reading. Same thing goes for duplicate threads. They make the forum difficult to navigate for useful threads.
  17. macrumors 68020

    Dec 30, 2010
    i have to agree.

    This forum has gone from sharing and offering value added information to just a...... well.....
  18. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    I didn't say it doesn't happen, but it seems worse this year (the "yellow screen" complaints pale in comparison to the nicked and scratched out of the box complaints).
  19. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    Not really. All of these threads/complaints every year are always about not receiving a "perfect phone" straight out of the box.

    There were people who replaced their iP4's 5-10 times because their screen looked yellow

    and before that you had people doing the same thing because of a tiny speck of dust

    and before that you had people doing the same thing because of a single stuck subpixel

    etc etc
  20. macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    None of the posts represent OCD. The correct term is anal retentive.

    From the article:
    "The term anal-retentive (also anally retentive), commonly abbreviated to anal,[1] is used conversationally to describe a person who pays such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, potentially to the detriment of the anal-retentive person."
  21. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Yellow screens are subjective. A tiny speak of dust and a single stuck subpixel are clearly OCD. However, nicked and scratched out of the box is obvious to the vast majority of the population and that's what makes it worse.
  22. macrumors 68040

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Thank you. There isn't much more around this forum that bothers me more than people describing the perfectionist tendencies as OCD. Have a look around the internet and educate yourselves on what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder actually entails.
  23. Shenaniganz08, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    I'm well aware that its not 100% accurate to use that term, but it's commonly used/easily understood what I meant by most people.

    For example a lot of people will incorrectly call crossed eyes (medical term:strabismus) "lazy eyed" but that term actually refers to the medical condition amblyopia.

    There are many terms used to describe the same kind of personality. A more medically correct term is OCPD.

    Look at this post for example, its one of the worst examples I've seen

  24. TSX
    macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    The iPhone is a tool, not some kind of holy grail. Scuffs, scratches, and dust dont affect the performance.
  25. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    Just to be clear about OCD...

    I think the correct way to classify the OP's concerns is to say that some folks are just more picky than others about the build quality of their devices.

    With that said, I don't believe we need another sub-forum to address these issues. In time, likely not too much, it will die down and things will return to a more normal status in the iPhone forums. It's only been a week and many people still haven't received their orders yet.

    This shouldn't be a long term issue of discussion warranting a new sub-forum. Creating one would give a permanent solution to a temporary issue.

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