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  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I first started posting to this forum on the day of the keynote on which we finally heard the pricing and launch date.

    I was struck by what a positive and friendly forum it was. So many forums on the internet are full of nastiness: snide comments, cliques, bitchiness. But not this one. I found many contributions extremely helpful as I made my final decisions about which watch to buy. The photos and reviews of people who saw the watches in real life were fascinating and illuminating.

    But in recent weeks there's been a fairly rapid descent into the kind of stereotypical internet behaviour that's prevalent elsewhere.

    We saw one poster share an e-mail he'd written to Apple. This was jumped on mercilessly by other posters, and those agreeing with them. What an idiot, they all said: Apple won't give a ****. Well, Apple did give a ****.

    Yesterday the bandwagon moved on to Nilay Patel. 24 hours later people are still laying into him. I'm accused of repeating myself, yet that entire thread is different people saying the same thing over and over again. It's a virtual lynch mob and it still hasn't satisfied its feeding frenzy.

    There's very little new for anyone to say: everyone's waiting to actually receive a watch. But that's really no reason to jump down anyone's throat who says anything at all.

    I fully expect this thread to be flamed and to descend into yet another bitchfest. If it does, the hypocrisy of those posting will no doubt not be apparent to them.

    What a huge disappointment. I had such high hopes that this was a genuinely supportive community of like-minded enthusiasts.
     
  2. Gooberton macrumors 65816

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    Oh stop. A racist can't get laid into on a forum? Or in real life for that matter. He's a racist ass
     
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    This happens every year, with every launch of every product. I know it's disappointing, but perhaps it's best to not get too emotional about an internet forum. It's still a good source for information, and there are of course genuinely good people on this forum (a lot of them, in fact.)

    We all just have to deal with the hysteria that occurs around any product launch. It's the internet, these things happen. People get whipped into a frenzy pretty easily. Overall it's a great community here with a lot of helpful people.
     
  4. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I find this community to be supportive in many ways.

    However, this is the internet, and as such, you have faceless individuals saying things to each other in a manner in which they would not do face-to-face.

    As someone who is part of the Nilay Patel bashing....

    That is by fault of his own. He went into a Twitter tirade. It was unnecessary and unprofessional. The criticism he receives here, in my opinion, is highly deserving of his actions.

    ...and when you wear such obnoxiously loud jewelry and then make a negative fashion statement about the Milanese loop, that doesn't sit too well with people, either.
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Except you start some of the most pointless threads that aren't really constructive for discussion.
     
  6. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    If you dont like what people say, then leave. Its that simple ;)
    I love macrumors and the huge helpful community, and thats why i stay here. I think its pretty funny when people disagree with me lol
     
  7. profmatt, Apr 16, 2015
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    I'm somewhat disappointed this thread has been moved.

    I was talking very specifically about the Apple Watch forum and wanted to address those people specifically.

    Now that it's been moved, this thread will sink without trace.

    I shouldn't have bothered.
     
  8. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Lol seems to be a theme with some people
     
  9. pmau macrumors 65816

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    I don"t agree with the Nilay Patel bashing. That's all I have to say.
    Just to make a point.
     
  10. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If you don't like them, don't read them. It's that simple.
     
  11. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I guess the same could be said to you about the threads you mention in your OP?

    It's like complaining about crap TV shows, when all you have to do is turn over to one of the other hundred channels.
     
  12. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I understand; hypocrisy is incredibly frustrating. However, you might want to take this guy's advice:

    On another note, I appreciate irony.
     
  13. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    You can't get offended at people disagreeing and such on an Internet forum, it's a lot of people with a lot of different views and ideas and people are going to argue occasionally and call you out if your thread seems pointless (no offense but you have had some rough threads) and that's just life.

    I joined here 5 years ago and this is literally my favorite website just because of the community of people that's involved in it.

    Also, how do we not rib a guy for wearing a spike band in 2015?! Haha
     
  14. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    This is directed at no one person in particular, just general advice...

    If you are so sensitive that you are bothered by the idea that a random digital stranger might disagree with you and maybe even say something not nice, perhaps an internet message board isn't the best place for you to spend your time.
     

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