Originally Posted by Jimzip
You are disgusting.
See what I did there? I made a comment about you that has no basis, because I don't know you. Think that's unfair? Yeah it is, and you just did the same thing to that guy that commented above.
Personally I think you're getting way to heated over this. Once you start swearing & the conversation deteriorates to high-school level, it's time to leave your computer for some fresh air. Hop outside, take a walk and calm down, because you aren't getting anywhere by calling someone a 'patronizing asshole'. No matter how much you don't like his comment, there's no need to do that.
Also, you don't want to take his opinion, fine. Fair enough, but don't start patronizing him right back, you're just being hypocritical.
Finally, don't flame me for writing this, I'm merely pointing out that this is, as you mentioned, a discussion board, it's not a battlefield. We're all here because we are Mac users, not because we want to damage someone mentally for life. I'll listen to your comments just like I'll listen to his, I'm interested in hearing different views. But I will enter the discussion to point out what I think is wrong. I'm no mod, but I hate seeing hate. Mmmmkay?
So if you don't like something, make your comment known, but let's not start attacking each other here, there's enough of that happening already in Iraq.
Sorry if you don't like my tone, that's between you and your sensibilities.
If you look back over the thread, you'll notice a dynamic: a lot of people sort of horrified by the new iMovie, talking about the features that have gone missing and what it means for their particular situation, and speculating as to what this "means", in terms of where Apple is going with its consumer apps. And, of course, it's not just here: Mac forums the web over, including Apple's own discussion site, more or less exploded with exactly this kind of talk as soon as they got a look at it.
Now, notice that most of this doesn't involve any particular characterization of the people who think iMovie '08 is the bomb. I and others have talked about feeling that it is "dumbed down", but that's an observation about the software, not its defenders.
But for the most part, the tone is generally "I think it's fine if it works for you, but here's why it doesn't work for me."
And the response? Shut up. Stop whining. You haven't even used it, you don't know what you're talking about. You people are babies. You people are greedy adolescents. What's the problem with sticking with iMovie '06, again? It's right there in your folder, stupid. God all mighty, you whiny titty ass babies will never be satisfied, no matter what Apple does. Don't buy it then. Get FCE and stop trying to use iMovie for what it is no longer for. Of course Apple will fix it pretty soon, you impatient, demanding twit.
All of it served up with a pretty aggressive tone of attack, on the character of anyone who would express dismay.
Right? Pretty undeniable, really.
So at some point, when someone wants to get really explicit on the subject of why explaining how the new iMovie doesn't work for a given user is, in fact, a character flaw
, then yes, I will unload, and I don't really care about the tender sensibilities of all those folks who had no problem snorting derisively at the (obviously delusional, self involved, petty, adolescent) folks who expressed an opinion about a piece of Apple software on an Apple discussion board.
If I get too emphatic, the mods will let me know. Perhaps I've earned a bit of leeway by being a member of these boards for quite a while. If I kept on in that tone, I'd for sure hear about it, but either way, it's my choice how loud to yell, when I think a pervasive tone has gone on long enough.