Originally Posted by anonymouse
Well, as soon as you start talking about "fanboy sentiments", you've lost all credibility as a "reasonable" participant. The discussions here would be a lot more reasoned if it weren't for all people who come here for no reason but to disrupt threads, spread bullshit, and express their hate.
I call them "fanboy sentiments" because that's what's clouding the judgment of a lot of posters. If you're going to describe your rendition of a series of facts and events, the burden of proof is upon you to ensure you don't engage in pure, shameless revisionism. Unfortunately, that's what I'm seeing happening from those seem unable to detach their Apple brand passions from actual comprehension of the issues.
And nice try at the deflection. You didn't properly answer the other person's question or mine. Notice how the shoe goes easily on the other foot. How do you know
Gator is just posting anti-Apple propaganda? Don't you think you're going a bit too far and sensationalizing things? Are you aware that you might be discrediting yourself
by making cheap appeals to yourself as a source? Careful with your argumentation style. You just shot yourself in the foot.
So all in all, you're completely wrong on that account. I'm just calling a spade a spade. If you're going to be just as bad as that other poster I quoted and start placing all the blame for this class action lawsuit on Amazon, then you need a reality check.
And, seriously, do you really think Apple needs to hire shills to come here and promote their products?
Which was sort of my point. If people (not necessarily you) could just put aside the immature fanboy rants for a second, we can have a good discussion of the topics. Again, that requires avoiding the usual fare of "Apple could do no wrong, I don't know what the hell I'm talking about, so I'm just going to make stuff up and hope no one fact-checks my arguments!" spiel.
And again--try to argue without resorting to deflections. When I asked you how we know you're not some Apple shill, I was really
demonstrating that finger-pointing gets you nowhere. Yes, I called someone out, but as I stated earlier, I was doing so on factual grounds. You can do the same, but first take some time to read someone's post and do the fact-checking, but don't accuse someone of spreading propaganda without at least citing sources and coming up with strong, structured counterarguments.