Quality of discussions, trolls and Apple fanatics
OK, this is a board for people who like Apple products, I get it. I like Apple products, too. But the situation on these boards is ridiculous.
It has become almost impossible to say anything that questions Apple in any way without mindlessly agressive responses and more often than not a few 'go away troll's. There was always this issue to a degree, but now it seems to have taken over completely, with even users who seem to be moderators encouraging it. Without any opposing view points, there are no worthwhile discussions any more.
I stopped commenting here a while and moved to another, more balanced board, but I still enjoy Appleinsider's news stories and sometimes find myself checking out the comments. I always leave in disbelief!
It's looking a little emptier here than it used to, and you've redesigned the forums, perhaps to try and tempt people back. So I'm posting so you know why one person left, and maybe there are others who feel the same way. The redesign is nice, but without a bit more open mindedness, it's just a bunch of people agreeing with each other, which is not interesting.