Remember this thread: This website is ripping apple's look and feel off.?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dcb, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. dcb macrumors member

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    I was looking through the Go-L thread and I am amazed at how many people lied, told half truths, or simply revealed their absolute stupidity. Here are only a few examples. I am really amazed at what some of you will do or say to look smart (or whatever your motive is). I guess my queation is how far will some of you go to be right?

    Apparantly his uncle is a janitor in the advanced research department. THIS IS A JOKE for those who don't realize it.


    I'm still trying to figure out where he this poster gets anything about customer service and form emails. Makes no sense to me

    Why do you think everything is an attack against the G5?

    Good lord, this is a legitimate company and people on this board totally ransacked it.

    Admitantly, I was skeptical at first...but I didn't make up lies to attack this company. Did you guys do this to defend apple or what. Flame me, ban me...nut I would really like to know why some people lie on discussion boards.
     
  2. Independence macrumors regular

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    Re: Remember this thread: This website is ripping apple's look and feel off.?

    until they get caught, it makes them feel special.
     
  3. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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  4. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    I find the ratings amusing too. On the front page, people rate news articles with negatives if the article says the Intel world is doing something.

    If Apple is doing something, however, it is a positive, except when the G5 delay news came out.

    I would much rather see posts that have some concrete info behind them rather posts that have no relevance at all.

    I saw one person say that Windows had to be rebooted every hour. Hmmm... Mine's been up for over a couple of weeks and I don't have an issue. But I still want a Mac... ;)
     
  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    To discuss something someone has a concern about.
     
  6. Independence macrumors regular

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    i don't mean to sound rude but it's rather simple to see the point of the thread.
     
  7. dcb thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you Tom.

    Sincerely, the point is that either there is going to be a valid discussion where people try their best to be truthful and honest and don't make up facts. There seems to be this double standard on this board...

    If it has to do with a PC...lie, cheat and do whatever it takes to be the biggest and baddest pc basher. That may be the same on PC boards (the other way of course), I don't know. SOme people use these discussion boards to make an educated decision on their opinions and purchases. When someone lies, it ruins the credibility of the board as well as the person.

    One of my favorites is the guy who lied so he could be a "switcher" story on Apple.com then brag about it here. How far will some people go? Especially to switch pc users. I just don't understand it at all!
     
  8. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -dcb

    There are malcontents, passionate about their views on any subject in every circle whatever that circle may be. This is the basis of fanaticism.

    As you may have seen, personally I may listen but do not hold value to opinions without base - e.g. baseless. If a person - including myself, is going to say something, they'd better be ready to back it up. Basing arguments this way is the other edge of the sword of free speech, and often overlooked.

    In the U.S. we may have the right to say whatever we want, but we must take responsibility for what we say.

    You should remember these persons who provide these baseless arguments, and just file them away as ones with limited value. Just be ready for it.
     
  9. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    little hint, because you don't seem to understand how discussion works. If you want to prove that other people are lying, you need to provide sources. How do we know that his uncle is a janitor? Do we take your word for it? If so, why? What if you're the liar? give a source so you don't look so petty and vindictive.

    :rolleyes:
    pnw
     
  10. dcb thread starter macrumors member

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    Little hint...it was a joke.

    In the end, the uproar was whether or not Go-L was a legitimate company. That particualr post said that the specs were WAY off. Apparantly, since Go-L is a real company and since they have documented all of their findings, their specs are not way off as posted by whomever...and his attempt to justify his statement through his friends uncle who works in an advanced research department is laughable.
     
  11. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Not any more laughable than most of what's on this site. It's called MacRumors for a reason, rumors play a big part in everything here. I personally still do not believe that this company is 100% legit, sorry. I bet if you ranted for a while, that would convince me. Yeah, that's the ticket...

    Also, you sound much more convincing when you don't use "apparently" as every fourth word. It's just a word for "i don't want to take the time to research this myself, i just want to repeat what someone else said as my own".

    Quite frankly, i don't care if the company is legit or not, it's tacky and redundant to post an entire new thread about this. Why not just append your little righteous indignation to the thread in question?

    pnw
     
  12. ScottDodson macrumors 6502

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    Well, I've been keeping quiet on this one....but I can bite my lip no more.....

    The reason we *assume* he is a janitor is because he broke the golden rule of forum posting....too many degrees of seperation.

    "my friends uncle" ????

    C'mon, everyone has a friend with an uncle...he should have thrown in a neighbor....e.g.

    "my friends uncle's neighbor" This source is much more credible...I mean everyone can trust their neighbor....how would that not have been believable.

    Wait a second.....what am I doing...this is just mean....afterall, my friends uncle bypassed the time-space continuum....and this post is coming to all of you from the 4th dimension in the future.

    ;)
     
  13. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but why are we discussing it, what will it solve, dcb is merely complaining that a few people are talking nonsense and i'm wondering why this isn't in the other thread thats all. Would of made sense to put it there.
     
  14. dcb thread starter macrumors member

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    A rumor is one thing...a lie is something else.


    Like I have always said...I could care less whether or not go-l is legit.

    APPARANLY, you are one of those who enjoy lying. I used apparently twice in two posts (with the exception of this one)

    Pretty simple...this is a different topic. I am just referring to that thread. Besides, once it was proven that the company existed, most people ran away because they knew they were caught in their less than truthful responses. It is a dead thread and there was no point in reviving it. If you have a problem with this thread, report it.
     
  15. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    unless you can prove that it was a lie, i suggest you stop slinging accusations. which, looking back, is how you started the thread. then you accuse me of being a liar. not a damn bit of proof offered on any count. clever, have you thought about joining the GOP?

    what are you, 13? off the subject i know, just curious.

    people lie on the internet. every ****ing day. it's a fact, has been for a decade, you're not going to change it, so why do you waste this site's bandwidth by bitching about it? i don't go to the weather.com to bitch about how cold it is... and bitch at them for being liars when they get the forecast wrong. or, when i disagree with them.

    :rolleyes:
    pnw
     
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  17. dcb thread starter macrumors member

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    Pretty simple...I counted the number of times I used the word "apparantly". you said:

     
  18. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    it's called sarcasm. apparently one needs to use the world apparently to get away with sarcasm.

    btw, apologies to all the 13-year-olds out there, for comparing you to this guy.

    ah, to be so overzealous again...

    i do agree, wasteland seems in order. but then, i'm no mod. just someone who apparently likes lying.

    pnw
     
  19. Xnet macrumors member

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    what a waste of space....

    btw the company is "real" they just dont really sell the stuff on their site....

    Lets ALL move on now.....

    <---per someone on another forum--->
    </---per someone on another forum--->
     

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