Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 23:21 UTC
Legal Finally - after a few weeks, HTC has actually officially issued a statement regarding the patent infringement lawsuit Apple has thrown towards the Taiwanese phone maker. As you probably already anticipated, HTC states it will fully defend itself against Apple. It's on, it's on.
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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Don't bother - he is a known troll on OSNews who, by now, has about 15 accounts on OSNews. At one point, he used like 8 of them simultaneously to mod down anti-Apple comments, and promote pro-Apple ones.

He's the only case of astroturfing we've ever had. We had people consistently modding down one other specific user, but never something like this. It'sad, since we have enough Apple fans on this board to defend Apple without him running around like an idiot.

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SReilly Member since:
2006-12-28

Lol! Wow, I had no idea, thanks for pointing that out. Any hope in banning him/her/it?

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Oh already taken care of.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Don't bother - he is a known troll on OSNews who, by now, has about 15 accounts on OSNews. At one point, he used like 8 of them simultaneously to mod down anti-Apple comments, and promote pro-Apple ones.

He's the only case of astroturfing we've ever had. We had people consistently modding down one other specific user, but never something like this. It'sad, since we have enough Apple fans on this board to defend Apple without him running around like an idiot.


Thanks for the heads up.

I was chuckling to myself when reading his comments as I recall you mentioning that you own an iPhone.

In fact -and going further off topic- it's quite amusing (though no doubt frustrating for you) how one week you'll be accused of being an Apple hater then the next you week you'll be branded a Microsoft hater. Heck, I've even read a post or two from people complaining that you must hate open source as you don't elevate every distro update to the front page!

I've often toyed with the idea of starting up a similar new site come blog (as I'm an opinionated b*****d) but I just don't think I could handle the additional commitment (drain on time et al) and the abuse that follows. So thank God someone else does.

Edited 2010-03-19 10:10 UTC

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