Sorry but have to laugh at this site

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by camaroIOM, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    These threads are getting ridiculous.....I guess thats what make the world go around....My precious my precious what am I going to do....

    Sooooooo many were hyped about the iphone 5 just weeks ago and if anyone to the contrary the defense mechanism went up. Now people are bashing it because its not the save all device...This happened with Iphone 1, 3 3s, 4, 4s and now the 5. Why are so many people surprised with the flaws or short comings?? I was expecting all of this when apple started going after something Jobs said would never matter in a phone.
  2. Want300 macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    What? My phone is great. Returned the GS3 for it. All things good here :D
  3. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    First of all, there was a lot of pre-release bashing going on- a bunch of "If they release THIS, I'll never buy it" stuff. They only sold 5 million of the things in 48 hours, so we see how accurate THAT sentiment was.
    But to your main point, that's human nature- "I love you I love you I love you...I HATE you, now go away!"
  4. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    I think a lot of it is people who didn't read what the phone was, also, plenty of cry baby posts by 'new' members, which I figure are just android lickers trolling.
  5. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a


    I have to laugh at threads like these. Prior to the iPhone 5 launch these types of threads would get moved into the wasteland. Now, they go untouched. Go figure.
  6. BFizzzle macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
  7. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Sorry, but I have to laugh at you for continuing to read a site that you find ridiculous.
  8. toondw macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2009
    Northumberland, UK
    The whole of macrumors forums is going to the dogs, never mind pointless threads!
  9. upssucks macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
  10. camaroIOM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    would love to know the age group that comprises this forum. Might shed a lot of light
  11. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2011
    New York
    Valid argument. I think the phone is great but all these issues are not acceptable. Especially Cook apologizing for the lousy maps and not about all these cosmetic issues?
  12. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011

    67 yrs old
  13. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
  14. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Also 67.

    Old, dumb, technoboobs.

    That certainly sheds light on the obvious decline in the quality of MR.

    We ruin everything!

    Suggest that you seek a site populated by young, cool, smart, technologically sophisticated, incredibly in-the-know folks, instead of us old, useless, forum destroying fogies.

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  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    Ahhh you got to it first! :) When I saw the first post I immediately was going to post this link. Nice job!

    I will however post a screen shot of the listed demographics on the page.

  16. foobarbaz macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2007
    If you don't like all the drama, maybe you shouldn't contribute to it. :)
  17. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    52 years old
  18. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    I'd rather be a 'troll' than this guy. How pathetic can a 'iFanboy/FanDroid' be? Some people truly are brainwashed to think a product is so amazing, yet I bet that guy can't couldn't tell you why the iPhone 5 is so 'amazing.' I'm not saying it's a bad phone, but if you're going to praise a product, at least know why you are.
  19. jf1450 macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2012
  20. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
  21. cvaldes, Oct 4, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012

    cvaldes macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2006
    somewhere else
    Based on the comments over the past couple of years, it appears that a large portion of the readers are between 14 and 22, and still live with mommy and daddy.

    The comment quality has definitely gone downhill in the past two years.

    What MacRumors really need to do is to install a comment-ranking system use a user-controllable filter that can hide poorly-ranked comments (below whatever threshold is set). This type of comment filtering system saved Slashdot after several years of indescribably inane comments.

    But it's probably too late. There's an entrenched group of people who have no idea how a Fortune 500 consumer electronics company functions, how the economics of a global supply chain process influence product decision making, or even the rudiments of physics.

    The comments here have gotten so bad that it seems like one out of three is either a troll or a uselessly illogical wish that has zero connection to the real world.

    The Powers That Be here don't really care about forum comment quality. They just see the increasing number of pageviews and are ecstatic. Note that this isn't unique to MacRumors. Pretty much all popular tech blogs go through this, including the aforementioned Slashdot.

    It's just that human-based forum moderation systems don't scale well, but most site operators don't have the foresight to realize this and execute the entirely possible steps to rectify the damage before it is permanent.

    MacRumors, Engadget, AppleInsider, Gizmodo, whatever. It's all the same, the forums are pretty close to useless now.
  22. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    Useless news comments, but the rest of the site, not involving news, just helping people with issues or the community parts of the site are very useful.
  23. cvaldes macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2006
    somewhere else
    Yes and no.

    There are some legitimate, interesting inquiries about how to solve a particular problem in the Q&A forums. Helping by providing a solution is indeed quite satisfying.

    However, legitimate questions are largely outnumbered by a bunch of whiny grumblers. The ratio of good questions to garbage continues to rapidly decline.

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