A rant.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by WiiDSmoker, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. WiiDSmoker, Mar 8, 2011
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    WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

    WiiDSmoker

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    Surely I'm not alone here, but I am very sick and tired of people coming into a thread thinking they are using their brain when they truly aren't. It's very frustrating to continually see people post replies such as

    • The specs are good enough for me
    • The speed is good enough for me
    • The bandwith cap is good enough for me
    • Why do you need [x] feature? It works fine for me.

    etc, etc etc.

    These people are not bringing anything to the table. If these people were in charge of our technological progress would still be a horse and carriage. Can we start giving warnings, or day banning, or something?
     
  2. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Such replies are fine by me :D
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I'd rank it up there with the "replies" of nothing but a list of links, rather than a simple answer to a simple question.
     
  4. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    Well it is most certainly not good enough for me! Everything SUCKS.
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I think some of those posts are annoying.
    "Apple doesn't need an iPhone 5 ... the iPhone 4 is perfectly fine" :rolleyes:
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    You're not. I'm right behind you.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    After all, who needs all that music on an iPod?

    Best thing to do is to patiently explain why others might need x or y. Some day, someone somewhere might actually learn something.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    So, we can only post if we agree with the original post?:rolleyes:
     
  9. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    The thing is if there were bans or warning for responding with such insolence there would be many users getting them.
     
  10. mscriv macrumors 601

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    While I understand where the OP is coming from, I think poster's responses are best judged by the nature of the original grievance. We've all seen the threads that are complaints about how company X, be it Apple, Sony, Microsoft, etc., isn't meeting someone's specific needs. We have to remember, that technological progress isn't measured by having your specific needs met. For example, there is a portion of vocal Apple fans that want a mid-size tower. For whatever reason Apple has chosen not to make one. Although this is inconvenient for those that want such a product, it is by no means a sign that technological progress is stalling.
     
  11. Love macrumors 68000

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    Do you get a little electric shock whenever someone uses the word 'Surely' on MR?
     
  12. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Quick - post something RANDOM before this goes to Wasteland!

    I've got a pocketful of sunshine!!! :eek:

    :D
     
  13. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is very common on internet forums in general:
    • Person asks for help with something
    • People will reply with why person doesn't really need what they think they need
    • People will reply what they think person is doing wrong
    • Other people will reply that person is doing something right
    • Now people will debate each other on right-ness or wrong-ness of person's choices

    If you can't help someone with what they need, I think everyone would prefer you didn't say anything, instead of saying "you don't really need that. Works for me."

    Here's a common (frustrating) example:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=192782
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    Ouch.

    Stop that.
     

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