Why Was This Removed From Apple Discussion Forum 3 Times?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by chuckldunn, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. chuckldunn macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2008
    This posting was removed from the Apple Discussion Forums>MobileMe>eMail three times within an hour and a half period Tuesday afternoon.

    Many people replied prior to it being deleted... why is Apple so determined to curtail remarks about their product which obviously has issues... here is the post... please cut and paste it to pass it on... the forum monitors said the reason it was deleted was because it didn't adhear to there user agreement of asking technical questions which it did, but it seems the actual reason was something else...

    Here's the post:

    I'm not sure what's going on but I've had this post removed twice in
    less than an hour. The first one had 4 replies before it was removed,
    the second time it was posted it had 54 posts before it was removed. You may want to cut and
    paste this while you're reading this in case it goes away again. The
    reason I was given for it's deletion was because it didn't pose an
    actual technical question so I WILL ask a technical question during the
    repost... let's see if THIS gets CENSORED...

    Here's my post WITH the technical question injected....

    I'm a new Apple customer... even though I've had iPod's since the
    G3, and now have seven iPods ( all models ) I didn't REALLY consider
    myself an Apple customer until I decided to fork out over $1500.00
    dollars for an Apple laptop and switch over from Microsoft, of which
    I've been a life long user.

    I turned my back on what I've known all my "computer" life and
    decided to get on the "Apple Bandwagon"... and I dove into it head
    first. I've spent more money on Apple products in the past year that I
    even want to talk about.

    Along the way I've become a spectator in what appears to be a
    transition within the Apple "community". Seems to an outsider that for
    the most part all was well for years between Apple and it's customers.
    But recently that seems to be changing. I'm not going to waste time
    going over all the recent issues... anyone that's a regular visitor to
    this forum is well aware of what people are noticing regarding Apple...
    from the roll out of the iPod "Classic" to the issues with MobileMe and
    everything painful thing in between.

    What I have noticed is this... and I'm speaking in generalities
    here. Regardless of what seems to be wrong with Apple, their product de
    jure, or issue of the day, people here complain, seeming to say
    basically the same things regardless of the particular issue..., they
    get repeated over and over, the problem gets resolved ( in some fashion
    or other ) and the storm passes.

    Apple seems to know what they are doing in not responding to the
    issues... if they do respond it's all over the media... "Apple
    Apologizes for xxxxx".... it shows up on every news, web and magazine
    on earth. I've seen this when things have really gone to extremes with
    problems regarding Apple products. Why would Apple do anything that's
    going to bring more negative attention to them. The people on these
    forums for all intents and purposes are a relatively small percentage
    of there overall customers. We can moan and complain all we want but
    it's not really making a difference in Apples bottom line...take today
    for example with there profit statements and stock prices.
    Apples advertising, which brings in new customers by the throngs,
    vastly offsets all of the dis-satisfied customers they have that
    complains here on these forums. For Apple to reply would only open them
    to public awareness of problems with their product, and right now, they
    have an image of "It just works.. and all is well"..... which is
    bringing in new customers big time.
    I'm just as frustrated as anyone else, but I really don't see much
    payback coming to us as a result of our rants and rages. Perhaps an
    extension on a subscription here or there, but nothing that really
    makes up for the inconvenience of going without a service for several
    days that we paid good money.

    As I've heard many people say... "it's not like it's a matter of
    life or death"...that's not the point. We rely on this for our social
    as well as business communications. That's what Apple has positioned
    themselves as... providers of that service. They advertised it as such,
    we had the need, paid for it, and in the end, are at their mercy. As
    sad as it is to say, Apple is the best there is out there in my
    opinion, and like so many others I've watched here on these forums, we
    will take it. We will complain, we will protest, we will stay up all
    weekend "pressing the button". We will continue to buy their products.

    Also... how do you adjust the volume on a G3 iPod? ( This is the technical question in case it wasn't obvious).Chuck :- )
  2. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    Maybe because it was too long, or like on this board, you posted it in the wrong forum? : )
  3. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    You said a lot that could have been said in a little, imo
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Well, just a note ... even if this was posted in "Site and Forum Feedback"

    It would likely get closed rather quick.

    Note: If you have an issue with threads and moderation, ask a moderator via a PM.
  5. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Maybe because it was just a snarky rant with a ridiculous "technical" question tossed in at the end? :rolleyes:

    That "forum" is not designed as an open discussion forum regardless of how you may think it is or should be, and as a corporate-moderated venue (not an "evil" thing, BTW), they decided you weren't adding anything useful to any discussion.

    Even MR, which is a community forum, you can have a thread deleted or Wastelanded if the mods feel that you're not doing anything to advance a viable point.

    My suggestion, get over it. If you want to gripe at Apple, do it, and in a manner and place that might bring some resolution. That, or get accustomed to having posts deleted.

Share This Page