Posting false/misleading information

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SilentPanda, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Clearly people are itching for a new MacBook Pro. However in the past few weeks there have been numerous threads and posts posting deliberately false and misleading information.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do

    Please take a look at numbers 4 and 5:

    Going forward, please report any such posts and they will be dealt with accordingly.

    Unless you have a relevant link from a reputable site, do not make threads stating that tomorrow is Tuesday (we all have access to a calendar) or that the Apple store is up (it generally is).
     
  2. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    this is almost as exciting as if the Apple Store was down...

    Panda, you don't have any secret info for us do you? :D
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Thank you, Panda! Stronger enforcement of this would have eliminated a few dozen needless threads over the past two weeks! Thanks!
     
  4. Apple.MBPro macrumors member

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    Finally, the official word has been spoken by the true demi-god :) For me, this generates the kind of excitement i normally feel when i see Apple.com is down.
     
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  6. Harry.yrraH macrumors newbie

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    Thank you Panda!

    Everyone knows that this forum (and the Arrandale thread specifically) has accumulated the majority of people who are extremely looking forward to the updated MBPs. To have people post false or misleading information is just an annoyance and is not very respectable.

    Thank you again.
     
  7. Apple.MBPro macrumors member

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    I forgot to say the most important part: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :) :D
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    A demi-god is simply a member who contributes to the site.

    Silent Panda was posting this in his capacity as a Moderator.
     
  9. OllyW Moderator

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    I just thought I would clear something up.

    SilentPanda is a moderator and is able to speak with authority and deal with these issues. Demi-Gods like myself are contributors to the MacRumors site and have no powers to administer the site.

    Edit: Snap!
     
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  11. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    Ha, since Panda bans wrong information it means he must know what the correct information is! The fact that he tries to ban the wrong information now means that MBP's get updated soon. Most likely next Tesday. He also carefully avoided saying anything about the new GPU so it must be really good. Probably from ATI. He also used a lot of text. That means there is lots of HD space on the new MBP's so unfortunately no SSD standard. More likely 500GB HD's. And I'm spending way to much time on this board........
     
  12. Apple.MBPro macrumors member

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    Yes, i know (i can see moderator under the screename). I was just so happy to see the post, i was dedicating it to the moderator/true demi-god = demi-god with powers. :D
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    No, I think it's just to stop the spreading of mis-information. If the MacRumors staff had any solid information I'm sure it would be posted straight on to the front page.
     
  14. iShater macrumors 604

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    His post was sarcastic(?)
     
  15. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    Sarcasm anyone? :p
     
  16. rc135tx macrumors member

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    So confusing for a "macrumors newbie". You'd think a "macrumors Demi-God" would be less generic & more important than "Demi-God (Moderator)". A simple "Demi-God (Moderator)" could belong to any old forum. :p :D :apple:
     
  17. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    They sell unibody sarcasm detectors on craigslist now. They ship through Nigeria but you can get cheap Applecare on Ebay for them.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's not confusing if you take the time to read the Forum FAQ and Rules.
     
  19. Peace macrumors Core

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    Please make this a sticky. It's starting to get off-topic.
     
  20. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for writing this post.

    There have been many misleading topics lately and it's very annoying.
     
  21. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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  22. SilentPanda thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Oh no you're on to me! :D Nah... I'm sure everybody is tired of seeing these misleading threads and we'd like to put a stop to it.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think this was worth saying but I also think this should be locked and set as a sticky. I don't know what kind of discussion can come from it, personally speaking.
     
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