Isn't saying things just to inflame other users against the rules?Half the posters here would be banned if "fanboy" was considered an insult. Its meant to inflame, of course, but I think most posters have learned to take it on the chin and not be insulted by it.
Forum Rules said:Insults. Direct personal insult of another member, i.e., "You are an idiot." and all the variations. Why? Because this isn't grade school. People should be able to discuss or even dispute other's posts without insulting people. And the only purpose of a post like this is to incite other people. You may dispute somebody's opinion, but not attack/flame the person who stated it. There are a lot of other non-direct-personal insults that won't necessary get you banned instantly, but depending on the context/nature may lead to post editing, post deletion, warnings, or time-outs. They include telling people to shut up, or being extremely or repeatedly rude or sarcastic. Bottom line -- don't try to tick off others. Although we do not read Private Messages sent between forum members, the rules for appropriate and inappropriate content apply to them as well.
Ultimately I think it depends on how you use it. But I would like to know from the mods if this is something that should be reported or not.I think it's more of an insult than telling someone to shut up (which I actually got an infraction for, pathetically enough).
Many on this site are self-admitted "fanboys".... and proud of it. To those, it would be considered a compliment. However, quite a few would consider it an insult, as it basically says, "Your opinion or comment is worthless, as it's the outcome of an irrational, blind allegiance to some company or product, and not based on logic, fact or sound reasoning."Ultimately I think it depends on how you use it. But I would like to know from the mods if this is something that should be reported or not.
I too agree with your assessment of the term fanboy. Whether on one side of the computer ecosphere or the other, there are definitely people who we all see in the forums on the Net.I am a huge Apple fan boy in the sense that along with companies like Sony, I usually like their products.
But if an Apple fanboy is somebody who continually makes false statements about Windows, has never used Windows or a PC, and pretends to be an authority on the PC world, then I am not a "fanboy".
Unfortunately, I live in Silicon Valley, or just south of it, and I have met too many Mac users who don't know a damn thing they are talking about when it comes to PCs/Windows. There are some Apple fanboys who only hang out with their own and think that since Apple has become more popular since SJs return, they have somehow surpassed Windows in sales. Too many of them think that any day now, Apple will become bigger than Microsoft or IBM, or that they "should" be.
Personally, this fanboy likes Apple the way they are, innovating and growing at a steady rate, and I don't care if we never catch up with Microsoft. In the OS market share wars, I pretty much concede that Microsoft won hands down. I am happy to use both OS X and Windows, though the latter sometimes uses me.
Yes, and some do that to support other Mac lovers or to ensure themselves that their decision for the Mac was right all along.I definitely feel as if people come here to interact with Mac lovers.
I reported it mainly on the basis that it's ungentlemanly to be rude and insulting to competitors. A day later it's still there. Does that mean it's ok to hurl puerile abuse at competitors?ha ha droid Does.... suck
I found your third word (*******) to be insulting.Eventually posts will read like this:
***** ** ******* *** ***** **** ******* **** *** *** ok **** ** an *** to **** Mac.
You're such a oldie troll fanboy. (Impossible to call you a newbie).Were you all raised on time outs and everyone in little league getting a trophy? Everyone's a winner. (hey, rolling eyes is insulting, let's ban it)
I think this site is sanitized enough and has other issues which are more important than people having their wittle feelings hurt over being called a newbie, troll or fanboy.