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-They don't seem to take every thread off the list.

-Their moderators are more easy-going, cool.

-Their moderators are professional.

-Their moderators also allow humour.

walloo.

(read on)

p.s. some of those topics that keep on being closed are actually worth delving into! I get mad at the topics that say: "let's only keep the ones here that are so general that everyone can pud an answer."

I'm not "attacking" an individual, just the site for giving too much power to too many people who don't seem to know how to use their power. It should be apparent that what maybe boring to you may not be to others.

Go over to MacAddict Rumors and see what's up. A locked thread over there means possible illegal actions have taken place. Here, I don't know or respect what they mean.
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post #2 of 31
That about sums it up, it might help that macaddict is not hardcore when it comes to rumors. BTW, most of the mods there do so in their free time, in fact, I think the web site now is done for little or no money.
post #3 of 31
Also those who post on the Macaddict. site also post in the relevant discussion groups.

Alfie.


[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: alfredh ]</p>
post #4 of 31
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Still the website there is less trouble-free(moderator-wise, subject-wise) than this one. Probably because MacAddict figures, hey people have stuff to say, so let them say it.

Communism or Democracy.

Communism: let the government fully control the people.

Democracy: let the people control the government, which in turn controls the people.

Self check. This site shows more for Communism.
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post #5 of 31
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There is no more relevant thread than this one. I'm aiming it at the moderators of THIS thread and nothing else.

As a MacAddict member, I do the same. As I am here.
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post #6 of 31
i like appleinsider, i just wish i could run the message board i admin like this... dictatorship = best....
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thank god most members here are civilized and not um i shouldn't say it i may be sought out and put on trial...
post #8 of 31
Um, shouldn't this be under "General Disscussion" and not "Future Hardware?

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post #9 of 31
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Why would people care about a thread talking about a completely different topic.

NOT <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> GENERAL DISCUSSION.

Discussion is based on the 'future hardware' forum, where there are numerous locks: and the problem exists.

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

====CDonG4==&gt; Just trying to bring about a change. Trial may it be, but dictatorship will most likely overwhelm.

[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: willywalloo ]</p>
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post #10 of 31
Um, you know, there's a section called "Suggestions", that's the place where you can raise your objections with the moderators.
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[quote]Originally posted by willywalloo:
<strong>Why would people care about a thread talking about a completely different topic.

NOT <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> GENERAL DISCUSSION.

Discussion is based on the 'future hardware' forum, where there are numerous locks: and the problem exists.

<img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

You're not very bright, are you?
post #12 of 31
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Whether I shine light or not is totally off question.

Is General Discussion really the best place for a Topic concerning Future Hardware.

Has the light shown away from you. (and yes, that is a period)
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post #13 of 31
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&gt;&gt;New Power Macs: On speed? Who cares?
&gt;&gt;Macminute ThinkSecret post new PowerMac specs pt.2
&gt;&gt;24 HOURS: POST NEW RUMORS.
&gt;&gt;Anyone else Stressing Yet?? ?
&gt;&gt;\tMOVED: iPad (again), G5 and iRevolutionary
&gt;&gt;Expectations for the new G4
&gt;&gt;Interesting mouse picture ::

Some of these were locked because the moderator "thought" they were dumb. Kinda like saying hey, I "thought" your computer's password was dumb, so I changed it. Where's the freedom there.
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post #14 of 31
General Discussion or Suggestions would definitely be the places to discuss(!) general(!) topics concerning the boards, such as moderation, or to make suggestions(!) regarding how they are run.
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post #15 of 31
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..and your saying the moderators from this Topic will go into the other Topics and notice this thread more frequently than if I just had posted it here?

If you were on my side of table and you see a thread that has just been created and you get into it, only to find it to be locked 5 or 6 <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> times over?

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post #16 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by willywalloo:
<strong>..and your saying the moderators from this Topic will go into the other Topics and notice this thread more frequently than if I just had posted it here?

If you were on my side of table and you see a thread that has just been created and you get into it, only to find it to be locked 5 or 6 <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> times over?

[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: willywalloo ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

willywalloo: Is spamming a message board supposed to make people take your suggestions seriously?

Sending to Suggestions...
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post #17 of 31
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Spamming: the act of sending an unnecessary message to another person.
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R U trying to say that I was making an unnecessary statement?

If not, then I don't think you understand the direct meaning of "SPAMMING."

If SO, HANDS DOWN...MAC ADDICT WINS AND THEREAFTER: THIS RUMOR SITE IS NOW THE RUMMAGE BIN OF ALL RUMOR SITES, in my eye.

[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: willywalloo ]

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post #18 of 31
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Do you see what I'm getting at?
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post #19 of 31
willywalloo, if you have a problem with a specific mod please e-mail or PM them. If your problem is with all of the mods please e-mail an member of the admin staff.

[Edit]
And while you are at it please take a look at <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/guidelines.html" target="_blank">this</a>.

Thanks.

[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: Jamie ]</p>
post #20 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>willywalloo, if you have a problem with a specific mod please e-mail or PM them. If your problem is with all of the mods please e-mail an member of the admin staff.

[Edit]
And while you are at it please take a look at <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/guidelines.html" target="_blank">this</a>.

Thanks.
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[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: Jamie ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

This 'PM a mod' stock response is very annoying in itself.

I remember when 'Are We Allowed to Ask..?' evaporated when Fellowship was purged for a week, Mika was aiming some pretty wild accusations at me. I was keeping my temper. The thread had wandered. It got locked for being 'off topic' (formerly one of the joys of this board) and for being a 'flame fest'.

I did not have the opportunity to reply to Mika and I was hardly going to open another thread just so I could define what being British meant to me, or whatever it was I was riled about. Macfenian did it for me; he thought it was worth looking at too. Groverat squashed the thread within one post.

I PMd Jamie, and cc'd Belle and Jonathon, neither of whom have read my PMs. I wanted to launch a thread in Suggestions becaue it didn't just affect me and the mods, it was about Macfenian, Mika and me. A PM on a PUBLIC forum ain't enough sometimes.

And stop all this 'you asked for the guidelines anyway' nonsense. We asked for them because all it got so silly.

And stop all this "if you don't like it you can go somewhere else."

Because we will. People didn't used to bitch and now they do. So why is that?
post #21 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Hassan i-Sabbah:
<strong>

I PMd Jamie, and cc'd Belle and Jonathon, neither of whom have read my PMs. I wanted to launch a thread in Suggestions becaue it didn't just affect me and the mods, it was about Macfenian, Mika and me. A PM on a PUBLIC forum ain't enough sometimes.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Firstly, I did reply to your PM and as far as I remember you apologised for the tone of the message.

Secondly, just because UBB says Belle and Jonathan didn't read the message doesn't mean they didn't read the e-mail notification.
post #22 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Hassan i-Sabbah:
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Because we will. People didn't used to bitch and now they do. So why is that?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I really don't know. You're one of the bitchers so maybe you'd be better at answering this.

We did solicit feedback on what should be included in the new posting guidelines but, funnily enough, none of the main complainers replied.
post #23 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>

Firstly, I did reply to your PM and as far as I remember you apologised for the tone of the message.

Secondly, just because UBB says Belle and Jonathan didn't read the message doesn't mean they didn't read the e-mail notification.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Jamie, read what I posted, fella. I cc'd Jonathon and Belle, neither of whom replied to my message. The clue is in the word 'neither'. I wasnae talking about you.

But if they didn't bother to read what I posted, it makes me wonder why I bothered in the first place. It's fine to go on about PMing mods, but if they don't read what you send, as you suggest, then really, what's the point.

And I don't think I am one of the main 'complainers' at all. But since you ask I thought the way that the thread I mentioned was locked was fussy and not in the spirit of the forum (as was), and the way Groverat locked Macfenian's follow-up thread with a lame 'Back to the Future' image was, um, lame.

I still think my point about a PM not being enough sometimes stands, and you might like to address that, mate.

The fact remains that people are bitching and it's not good enough to just blame the members. (I refer you to Alcimdedes' post in 'Watcha Listening To v.2' where he says he's listening to Nine Inch Nails in order to "drown out the incessent bitching from the Membership" as a case in point.)
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[quote]Originally posted by Hassan i-Sabbah:
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Jamie, read what I posted, fella. I cc'd Jonathon and Belle, neither of whom replied to my message. The clue is in the word 'neither'. I wasnae talking about you.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

I know this. I just wanted to make it clear that I did reply and as far as I was aware we had sorted the matter out and so there was no need for Belle and Jonathan to reply as well.

As for the other matters, e-mail or PM the mods you have issues with. If you don't feel satisfied with their reply e-mail jonathan AT appleinsider DOT com and he will do something about it.
post #25 of 31
Oh, who cares? It's only an internet chat forum for gawd's sake.



I'm having a bad day.
post #26 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Hassan i-Sabbah:
<strong>Because we will. People didn't used to bitch and now they do. So why is that?</strong><hr></blockquote>

People always have.

I've been at AI for a LOOOOOONG time and it is a constant.

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If Jon or Amorph or Jamie isn't responding them e-mail me and I'll make sure and give them a good wedgie every 4 hours until they do.

I understand that you wanted to defend yourself in the midst of a firefight but it's got to stop somewhere. You needn't worry, you weren't looking like a fool.
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post #27 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>


I understand that you wanted to defend yourself in the midst of a firefight but it's got to stop somewhere. You needn't worry, you weren't looking like a fool. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Thank-you Mr Rat. Sniff. That's about the nicest thing anyone's said to me today.

Edit: and all the bitcher dem can come see me before they think about posting any of their snot hereabouts.

[ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: Hassan i-Sabbah ]</p>
post #28 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Hassan i-Sabbah:
<strong>

Thank-you Mr Rat. Sniff. That's about the nicest thing anyone's said to me today.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Awwww you two are so sweet

Can anyone join this group hug?? I won't let my hands stray. Honest

J :cool:
post #29 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>

Awwww you two are so sweet

Can anyone join this group hug?? I won't let my hands stray. Honest

J :cool: </strong><hr></blockquote>

Damn. Caught in fragante delicto with a big rat.
post #30 of 31
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>

I know this. I just wanted to make it clear that I did reply and as far as I was aware we had sorted the matter out and so there was no need for Belle and Jonathan to reply as well.

As for the other matters, e-mail or PM the mods you have issues with. If you don't feel satisfied with their reply e-mail jonathan AT appleinsider DOT com and he will do something about it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

*ahem*

amorph AT appleinsider DOT com is also an option...
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[quote]Originally posted by Amorph:
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amorph AT appleinsider DOT com is also an option...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Of course, a much better option even. By far
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