Have we drunk too much Kool-Aid?
Do you think or agree that any of us Apple junkies are guilty of drinking too much Kool aid and becoming full of our own proverbial superiority - I came over from another forum which I'll leave nameless - I'm not posting to bash BUTTTT
since I still go frequent there once it a while, it's become apparent to me it does go on in other forums - and I dread the day that happens here ... granted don't get me wrong I'd expect favoritism - but there's a huge difference besides favoring something and being completely close minded and full of your own self thought superiority
Thoughts - Opinions - Shenanigans - Philosphies anyone ??
- 02-05-2012, 09:04 AM #2
Like with any other community...some people are open minded technology lovers, and others are fan boys. We have plenty of them here, but the biggest difference i've noticed between major Apple fans and fans of other brands is that Apple fans are usually content enough with their gear to where they don't feel the need to go troll other boards...i can't say the same for other brand fans, lol.
- 02-05-2012, 09:13 AM #3
I don't think that we have drank too much of the "KoolAid". Every platform has Extreme fan boys/girls that are obsessed with the platform that they support. Once you find a platform that works for you; you will support it until something else comes along. I have been on every platform but blackberry; and to me apple fits my needs. I wanted a sustainable device that won't be cast into exile after a few months. Apple is great there are things I miss from my Android but not enough to make me switch back. Apple takes everything to the next level and makes it perfection.
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- 02-05-2012, 11:42 AM #5
Sure, it goes on. Some people just have to be "right" regardless of the topic, platform, etc. etc. I hate visiting the "other" forum that you mention because of it, which is sad 'cause I still think the phones are cool. Totally different, but cool. The only thing that stops me from having one of each of ALL technologies is money and common sense...in that order!
- 02-05-2012, 11:51 AM #6
I remain neutral to all platforms. You find something that works for you and enjoy it. I've always enjoyed using my itouch & iPad while I still had my blackberry. Until Nov when I was just sick of the constant maintenance my bb needed - I no longer enjoyed it. I was thrilled to switch to an iPhone, and well, I'm completely 'sold' if you want to call it that. I can honestly say from now on, I will be happy to stay with the iPhone. Do I go trolling on other forums to speak of my new found happiness? Nope. I come to iMore only, and I no longer visit that other site. Period. I will admit I've poked my head in a couple of times since December, but that's about it. I still see the SOS going on there & I have no desire what so ever to be a part of that. Not even the little Apple sub forum they have going. No thanks I'll pass. Also, you will not find me bashing any other platforms or saying that iOS is the best either. Is it the best for me? Yes. For someone else, it may not be.
So, I guess if you wanna say that I drank too much kool aid, then cool, Go ahead, I'm ok with that because I'm secure in knowing that I'm using a smartphone/platform that I'M throughly happy with performance wise indeed even without a jailbreak LOL
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- 02-05-2012, 04:10 PM #9
I was leery of joining this forum initially because I assumed the people who frequent this forum were like the snobby elitists that frequent the Apple store. Thank GOD My assumptions proved to be incorrect. For the most part, I've observed that many of the people that post here are very helpful and knowledgeable and as others have already stated, there are both fanboys/girls and tech enthusiasts here. With that in mind, I'd say that "not all of us" have consumed too much of the Apple kool-aid, but we all have taken a sip.
Just Me, D
- 02-05-2012, 10:10 PM #10
I got tired of apple and tried a windows phone for about four months. It is a really cool os, but still needs to evolve.
I think it has a legitimate shot stay around for a while, and I might go back at some point if I get bored with ios again.
As far bashing goes, the new Ssung commercials are pretty accurate in the fanboy side of apple. Pretty funny.
- 02-06-2012, 08:04 AM #12
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- 02-07-2012, 12:36 PM #15
Yeah I'm getting a little sick of all the kool-aid drinkers. Especially with some of the staff of iMore hopping on the bandwagon. I've called them out in a couple of their blog posts and my comments get deleted and now I'm apparently blocked from leaving comments all together. I feel that I followed their disclaimer to the T.
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I was civil, respectful, and on-topi, etc, etc. All I did was express my disapointment with the direction that iMore is going with their fanboism.
Like I said in my comment on one of the Samsung dissing blogs posts, I don't come here to read about Android. I come here to read about iDevices. If I want to read about Android, then I'll click the conveniently located link to Android Central.
Last edited by CrzyP; 02-07-2012 at 12:51 PM.
Well not to flame here but so far you're the only one who feels this way, I've seen the iMore staff be very lenient when it comes to things of this nature, hell we had an apparent troll who was blocked and made a new name and came back and many of us here KNEW it - all the facts remained apparent and they watched closely without assuming - so unless you can post some factual evidence here I'm going to at BS - I came from a forum FULL OF KOOL AID DRINKERS two years ago ... So proof please or it didn't happen like you say it did - don't mean to flame here but like anything else that's hard to believe - proof or it didn't happen
- 02-07-2012, 01:14 PM #17
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- 02-07-2012, 08:40 PM #21
Yah. Some of the front page articles are more koolaid heavy than the forums. But that's ok, it is a fan website. But if we were totally koolaid drunk and thought that everything apple gave us was perfects, I don't think us on team jailbreak would even jailbreak to get more functionality. Heck, that's why there's an app store too, to extend the functionality of what these devices can do, even for team pure. On the other hand, I'm not really surprised when my friends android phones bug out on them.
- 02-08-2012, 12:04 AM #22
http://forums.imore.com/imore-feedback/ I don't moderate the blogs. Only the forums so I can't view the moderation activity of the blogs to see what you said. If you feel like you did nothing wrong, speak up and hopefully a admin can clarify.
Why when in doubt - ok - you say it happened now let's see it .... In this case a copy if what he said to deserve such an action and if I'm wrong I'll say I'm wrong
- 02-09-2012, 10:48 AM #24
Is this the court of law? Goodness! I can't provide you "proof" because my my ONE comment was deleted. However, it seems there are people having the same issue in a similar type blog post.
Now IMO, some of those comments are over the top. There is one commenter who thought it was a good idea bring the female anatomy in the equation. My comment was never the caliber of those in that blog. Check it out before their comments get deleted. Cheers!