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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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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righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I'm not sure Thom gets any of the ad revenue.

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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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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

How do you know it doesn't do real harm?


Reality , the editor have an arsenal , and backup ( other editor and moderators ) at their disposal to get ride of people and comments they don't like , want or consider harmful to themself ...

Beside , you have to be seiously mental to think everyone is gonna agree with you 100% of the time or gonna be liked by 100% of the people on the planet in every subject you discuss.

The editors take enough crap around here


Compared to what ? Most of the insult and crap is not adressed at them at all.

for essentially giving us this website and forum for free


That would be David Adams , Thks David ( work on your Ads , not enough of them ) ...

people think it gives them the right to say insult the editors.


**People** use there real names ...

They think ? No , but they are certainly passionate enough to care to oppose your views , it's when nobody care that you have to worry.

Right ? No , but the possibility is there , again at the Editor and Moderator choice , if you can dish it , you better be prepared to face the consequence of your actions.

you'd think that there would be a bit more gratitude


For every BluenoseJake who say something insulting or stupid there is a multiple thousand Moulinneuf who read and agree with the site and editors and say nothing ...

I'm sick of this sense of entitlement


But yet you feel you entitled more then others and are trampling on others rights on someone else website ...

If your really sick , your lucky enough to live in a country where the citizen value is above making money and have universal healthcare , use it ...

I say grow up


Good , feel better now ?

and if you don't like the site anymore


No , It's one of my favorite site(ssss) , I even like reading your comments , but I don't give up my right to an opposite opinion , view , rant to your's or my right to post because you disagree with me ...

than leave.


Or It's time for you to take a vacation. You take things here too seriously.

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