MacNN: wussing out royally.

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Check out this thread:



http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...48#post1757548



Apparently you can't discuss rumors of future Apple products at MacNN anymore...or, it would appear, speculate much about them, either. MacNN is worried about their liability when Apple comes to "get them."



Is MacNN serious? Is this an inevitable wussification that comes to every forum, or will AppleInsider avoid this fate?



How many people here frequent both forums?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 13
    jobjob Posts: 420member
    I think the admin over there made a good point that the Macnn forums are connected with a commercial organization that could be sued, unlike macrumors.com and appleinsider.com which are seperate, albiet related sites that maintain independence.
  • Reply 2 of 13
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    I use to post there many years back but found members a bit on the younger side.

    As for forbidding rumours, I suppose it's the forum administrator's perogative to do what he/she wants. They're closer to the situation and it's their neck on the line.

    That said, they must accept the consequences that follow i.e.reduced traffic = less advertising.



    Personally I enjoy speculating...and freedom of speech...as long as it's not slanderous.
  • Reply 3 of 13
    Quote:

    wow, you're a real **shole







    Classic!
  • Reply 4 of 13
    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison





    Classic!




    ROFL! GG applenut!
  • Reply 5 of 13
    mac+mac+ Posts: 580member
    job - how is AI related to MacNN? ... yeeech
  • Reply 6 of 13
    Quote:

    Originally posted by job

    appleinsider.com which are seperate, albiet related sites that maintain independence.



    HAHAHAHA!!

    Man, that was a good one.



    edit: for the lesser-informed, please check out who owns the appleinsider.com domain name.
  • Reply 7 of 13
    foadfoad Posts: 703member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison





    Classic!




    I almost fell outta my chair when I read that.
  • Reply 8 of 13
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    Oh Shit. They are such ... you gave it to them, applenut. Good one!
  • Reply 9 of 13
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison





    Classic!




    Why, exactly, is this classic?
  • Reply 10 of 13
    Quote:

    Originally posted by der Kopf

    Why, exactly, is this classic?





    That quote was "Classic Applenut"



    But it needed to be said.
  • Reply 11 of 13
    I really see this as a problem that has become all to prevalent in today's world. Everyone is afraid of stepping on someone's toes. Geez...why have a rumor site with forums if your not going to have rumors.

    Applenut: Nice work, you make us all proud!



    Thats why I like AI...and in general dislike pretty much all the other forums out there. AI is a great place to call home.
  • Reply 12 of 13
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by der Kopf

    Why, exactly, is this classic?





    wow, you're a real as...... i mean, um, cuz it is :-)



    lighten up dude
  • Reply 13 of 13
    It's classic because it's Applenut.
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