Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE[7]: Find a strategy
by Alfman on Wed 13th Jul 2011 02:25 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Find a strategy"
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

rhavyn,


"Also I think it should be pretty obvious looking at this thread that anyone who doesn't follow along with the OSNews mindshare (Apple bad, Android good, patents bad) gets moderated down, someone who agrees gets moderated up...The sooner the average OSNews poster accepts this, the sooner they may be able to start making sense of what's going on."

So what if many of us are against software patents?

You yourself said "Accepting that something is true and agreeing with it are different". So why is it that you claim stereotypical osnews posters are unable to make sense of what's going on instead of merely disagree with what's going on?

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RE[8]: Find a strategy
by rhavyn on Wed 13th Jul 2011 05:12 in reply to "RE[7]: Find a strategy"
rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

rhavyn,


"Also I think it should be pretty obvious looking at this thread that anyone who doesn't follow along with the OSNews mindshare (Apple bad, Android good, patents bad) gets moderated down, someone who agrees gets moderated up...The sooner the average OSNews poster accepts this, the sooner they may be able to start making sense of what's going on."

So what if many of us are against software patents?

You yourself said "Accepting that something is true and agreeing with it are different". So why is it that you claim stereotypical osnews posters are unable to make sense of what's going on instead of merely disagree with what's going on?


This article is the living proof of what I'm saying. Pointing out that apple can and does successfully compete gets me modded to 0. Was I factually incorrect? Was I trolling? Being against patents, great. Dont like apple, fine. Choose to say something that is factually wrong and then mod down someone who points it out. Wel that I think is wrong and that's what happens articles like this one.

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RE[9]: Find a strategy
by Alfman on Wed 13th Jul 2011 05:38 in reply to "RE[8]: Find a strategy"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

rhavyn,

I didn't realize the moding was the basis for your claims that osnews posters are uninformed.

I'm convinced some people are voting using phantom accounts. I too have seen perfectly sensible posts less provocative than yours be moded down while trolls are moded up. Considering active posters are blocked from voting, I wouldn't put much weight in their accuracy.

I think discussing comment moding has been considered taboo in the past so I won't mention it further.

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