Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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RE: Any extremism is a problem.
by dvhh on Fri 10th Feb 2012 05:48 UTC in reply to "Any extremism is a problem."
dvhh
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2006-03-20

Totally agree there,

Issue with extremists is that they are louder, and give little argument (and it helps them being oppressed).

Of course depending on you experience you learn to deal with it (see Nintendo vs Sega, xbox vs playstation 3, Atari ST vs Amiga). I can admit that I have been an hardcore fanboy, and to some extend still am one.

Unfortunately, Apple could have the longest history of having an opinionated community.

But really, isn't that fanboyism some vent for our frustration and anger (which is better than, say pointing a gun and shooting randomly at people).

Disclaimer: subjective long time windows user that have moved to linux (at least at my home computers), and working with one mac mini that I look with disdain and work with while being frustrated by it. Only own a "featured" phone, that can already do TV/Radio/Map navigation, but being compeled to buy a less featured Android smartphone(damn those ads!) .

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