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macwhat said:macwhat said:Hey, AI, you need to step in and get rid of these fucking trolls, they are ruining this site very quickly, just as happened at MacRumors. Please do something, this thread is a perfect example of some people that need to be shown the door, and quick, lest you turn off all your other long term members who will inevitably grow tired of the trolls and their sycophantic juvenile followers and go elsewhere. Please, the internet has enough MacRumors forums, protect this one and do it quick!
edit: maybe impose some rules, such that if your dislikes exceed your likes, all posts are held for moderation, and if you post something negative within your first few posts, you are banned permanently, or if you rack up x number of dislikes within x number of your first posts, you are banned. Rules like that seem reasonable, and if the trolls can't abide, they can go elsewhere, it's not as if they're going to be clicking on the ads on this site anyway, your advertisers won't miss them.
I was disappointed with the supply constraints post launch on a new MBP. I don't recall a time under Steve's watch when Apple introduced a computer that was not almost immediately available in stores and online post-Keynote. ~3 weeks until they show up in stores? and 4-5 weeks until shipping unless you ordered in the first few days? Supply-chain is a vital part of any manufacturing business and this launch seems to show their current inefficiencies. Perhaps a strategy to build even more demand, but that seems a little redundant as demand and sales to date are off the charts. I actually drove to an Apple store following the keynote and would've have ordered one then and there had I been able to see it first-hand. spending 2-3k sight unseen for a computer is not within my comfort zone.
In terms of your "thought-policing" you might consider giving that a rest, it immediately exposes your immature mental state and reactionary thoughtlessness. Then again, feel free to start your own endeavor and scrub anything that doesn't match your ideology. I'm sure it will be HUGE.
Disagreement is one thing, in fact it makes discourse great, but trolling negativity is another entirely. If you don't know the difference, learn it quickly or perhaps you should simply take a step back or go elsewhere where Apple bashing is more welcome. I'm merely trying to protect this place from the likes of those who want to tear it down.
I'm as free as anyone else to lament that most of us must continue to wait 4-5 weeks to receive a computer we ordered sight unseen. That is not the Apple I grew up with, nor the company I converted family and friends to Show me otherwise, but please don't reply with your own lament of how this site is going down hill thanks to "trolls" . I don't see it at all. The content is excellent and the majority of comments are constructive. Your protectionist reaction is perhaps the biggest turnoff.