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Shutting down threads in the *watering hole*???

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by kyteflyer, Aug 3, 2014.

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  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Seriously unimpressed, guys. There was no holy war, just people expressing opinions.
     
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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It's a contentious issue every time, Sue. Every thread on the subject has degenerated, some quicker than others. I regret my participation and Luke was right to close the thread when he did.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Haven't you heard? Opinions are patriarchal.
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Lol!
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    My OS can beat up your OS.

    but seriously Sue, no one is pointing fingers, but it's no different than politics or religion....there is no RIGHT answer and people get so wrapped up in them and some people identify themselves by them that it just gets too heated. It's not worth it. Frankly, I don't even like Sony vs Fuji arguments, but at least that is about cameras. (and whomever made that comment recently about Fujis being lousy at high ISO.....I have a thing or two I want to say to you if you want to step out back :tongue:)

    I hope you'll get over your outrage soon, Sue. I fear Herman may not. Dissent of opinion is fine, but unrest and thrashing about relating to what OS system one prefers is a bit beneath the great minds here frankly and I'll do what I can to keep it out.
     
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  6. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Don't we have the same type of arguments with camera brands and formats? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::wink:
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I guess some people like to engage in arguments that can not be won. I don't care to moderate them.
     
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  8. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I passed over the original thread, but after reading about it being locked, I took a look….

    Looks pretty tame, actually, with people sharing their own experiences with each platform. I didn't see any ad hominems or one-upmanship. Just what I'd expect from this group.

    But the mods are the mods, and they've done a great job up to now so I feel no need to debate.

    john
    Mac and PC
     
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  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    This!

    And this.

    I wanted to set Jock straight about his remark regarding the length of Apple support of hardware but clearly that was one of the things that set the mods a-rumbling. And yet, that was about giving factual information and had nothing to do with best or otherwise. Oh well. I concede defeat (reluctantly, because I wasnt done yet)

    I'm out.
     
  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Its hardly taboo ... But it is very very boring, and on almost every occasion degenerates fast into vituperative unpleasantness.

    Nobody ever learns anything useful and a lot of people behave badly
     
  11. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Darn it. What did I miss now?
     
  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    It's not a "taboo topic", but it is an emotive one that transcends logic. We cannot list all the things that have potential for causing a disturbance in the Force, nor would we want to; there is in fact no "list", beyond point 7. of the TOS which specifically forbids political or religious debate.

    An insight. In modding matters such as this, I imagine myself at a dinner party, with multiple conversations going on all around. 99% are convivial and in keeping, but occasionally one exchange or another veers into deep water. Under such circumstances it is often better to interrupt early, than allow hackles to rise and animosity to build, which sours the rest of the evening. I've been on enough forums to see this happen all too many times and grudges are then borne from thread to thread, exchange to exchange. I absolutely don't want to see that happen here.

    I shall leave my last word on the subject to the Beverly Sisters, the raunchy girl-group of their day:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuDo2DrLPYA
     
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  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I don't particularly agree with all of the recent thread closures and deletions either, but modding is not the most fun or easiest task in the world and the site rules do state that any specific objections against moderator actions are meant to be made in private

    12. If you object to a moderator action, PM an administrator or the site owner. Do not post your objection in the forum.
     
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  14. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I agree.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    You missed nothing. Mac is better. No PCs are better. Repeat.

    A waste of bandwidth really.
     
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  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Luke, by using the word "Mac" before "PC", you are clearly expressing a preference for Macs.

    How can we hope to have proper moderation of the forums when the moderators are so impossibly biased?
     
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  17. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    No bias at all, just a missing comma ;)
     
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  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    LOL.....right. I actually stated that none of the PCs are better. For the record, it should read "No, PCs are better." Thanks for fixing my grammatical error, Bill.
     
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  19. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
  20. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    See, they're like doctors and policeman, they always back each other up ...
     
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