"Works for me"

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  1. Arran macrumors 601

    Arran

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    #26
    Agreed. I try not to respond to those posts. Snarky replies were fine a decade ago but are overdone now.

    However mw360's phrase "catapulted into the sun" is just beautiful and hard to disagree with. :)
     
  2. LizKat macrumors 601

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    I kinda like it sometimes when it's completely satirical and not emoticon'd.
     
  3. LizKat macrumors 601

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    Agree, although "works for me" could read as snarky or rude if one has recently read a bunch of other threads where seemingly valid concerns or complaints were met with some one-liner "works for me" dismissals.

    I'd probably not say exactly "works for me" in a genuine reply to a tech issue though. That is precisely because I do sometimes use that phrase as snark in real conversations with friends... but generally not online, or at least not without some indicator that I meant it sarcastically.

    If I do mean to reply that I don't have a problem someone else has reported, I usually just say something like "I haven't experienced that" or "I ran the update and so far no problems" and supply info like device model etc.

    I tend now to check myself when tempted to say "works for me" with intent to discount someone else's report of problems. I suppose I am suspicious that some of the complaints are spurious and put up by competitors, but realize that might be unfair depending on the issue, since any manufacturer can encounter production problems.

    There was a time when after buying new Apple gear I'd avidly follow threads about user experiences, but I don't much do it any more and it is because a lot of the discussion seems quite negative while I'm still excited with my new purchase. Of course there can be more real problems now as manufacturing volume increases and so does pressure to meet tough deadlines, right along with complexity of assembly, but it's hard to get myself to sign up for reading a grouch thread when I'm enjoying the device or the upgrade...

    I did like the new hardware threads better when more people seemed "lucky like me" and were reporting user satisfaction. Sigh.... even given that most people do log into tech sites to seek help or report problems, not to heap on praise, my retreating reaction might not be uncommon. That could mean that competitors' "downvoting" tactics are working in a PR sense, no matter if the rest of us when we do post resort to sincere "works for me" comments, or to lengthier defenses of new Apple gear that we're enjoying.
     
  4. tonyr6 macrumors 65816

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    Google it is worse. Because I often have a lot of trouble googling any issues as the search engine pushes more ads and junk links that solve nothing.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    People instructing others search (and nothing else in the post) is not permitted. Members can tell others to search as long as they provided the answers or links
     
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