Why iPhone Polls/MB threads can be dangerous for non-members

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by samcraig, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-322834.html

    Could easily have been this board and the iPhone.

    Perspective is always required when reading messages/polls on here and ANY message board...

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  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Really though, that's his own dumbass fault for relying on a message board like that
     
  3. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yes.. as a professional journalist he shouldn't have. But even CNN has been reporting "news" from message boards.

    If a journalist is going to quote a message board- someone who SHOULD be smarter - just imagine the average lay person who might not be as savvy.

    Point is - if I didn't put things in perspective when deciding if I should get my first iphone (the 3gs) or not and I came here - there's not a chance in hell I would ever buy one.
     
  4. bredfan macrumors newbie

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  5. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a really stupid analyst to me. A place where people only go when they have a problem and are looking for an answer isn't a very good demographic to base overall quality.
     
  6. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    That guy should definitely be fired. If I were his boss and found out he made a decision based on a forum poll then he would be gone. I could see maybe seeing a forum poll and then deciding to do a little more research into the subject, but not an entire decision on just the poll.
     
  7. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Mmm I steered clear of the iPhone forums before I bought one too :rolleyes:
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, that analyst is a complete idiot.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I was at the Apple store the other day and 100% of the people coming to the Genius Bar had a problem with their Mac or iPod!

    OMG! All of Apple's products have defects!!

    lol
     
  10. actorkid macrumors 6502

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    good thing he doesn't check out macrumors

    with all of the pissing and moaning about the iPhone and it's defects, the analyst would think the iPhone sucked...He would lose a LOT of moolah
     
  11. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Doesn't surprise me.. The average Macrumors boardie probably knows more about Apple than most analysts too.
     

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