Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 16:32 UTC
Humor Since I think we haven't been having enough fun lately on OSNews, I decided it's time we do something fun for a change. We all have our little pet annoyances when it comes to other people's comments. Fixed expressions or comment styles that annoy the living daylights out of you. Here are mine.
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BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

What's the point of being so damn negative toward Thom? If you don't like the site, go away, don't read it.

Eugenia walked away from it due to all the crap she had to put up with, pretty soon if people don't offer constructive critism, instead of insults, then the maybe they'll say screw it, and then we'll have to put up with slashdot and digg.

They do it for free, the least you can do is try to show a little support, instead of acting like a d*ck.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

They do it for free, the least you can do is try to show a little support, instead of acting like a d*ck.


Here, here, I agree. Just basic manners would help so many. BTW, I'm not sure I would call him a duck, though.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Isn that; Hear, hear? As in hear what the other had/has to say?

Ah, sooo annoying... me.

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mlankton Member since:
2009-06-11

I have been reading, and think I have maybe 3-4 comments on OSNews, since it's inception.

Perhaps I was in a grouchy mood when I made that comment, but I'm entitled to my opinion. The site just isn't what it used to be. I am not out of line lamenting that fact, because it's been a daily stop for me for over a decade and has always been one of my favorite web sites.

Could I have been more tactful in stating my concerns? Of course.

There's also nothing wrong with just coming out and saying what you think, provided it doesn't do anyone any real harm.

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mlankton Member since:
2009-06-11

I'll also tip you guys off to something: this article was going to generate a lot of comment traffic, and Thom knew it. More impressions=more ad revenue.

I wouldn't worry so much about whether or not I hurt Thom's feelings. My comment provoked several replies. I should get a commission.

Thom, if you need my paypal account email so you can send my payment, just message me through AV Enthusiast. No need to thank me.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I have been reading, and think I have maybe 3-4 comments on OSNews, since it's inception.

Perhaps I was in a grouchy mood when I made that comment, but I'm entitled to my opinion. The site just isn't what it used to be. I am not out of line lamenting that fact, because it's been a daily stop for me for over a decade and has always been one of my favorite web sites.

Could I have been more tactful in stating my concerns? Of course.

There's also nothing wrong with just coming out and saying what you think, provided it doesn't do anyone any real harm.


How do you know it doesn't do real harm? The editors take enough crap around here, for essentially giving us this website and forum for free, that you'd think that there would be a bit more gratitude, but no, people think it gives them the right to say insult the editors.

I'm sick of this sense of entitlement that people seem to have these days, I say grow up, and if you don't like the site anymore, than leave.

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