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TampaDeveloper
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Nov 1, 2003, 05:30 PM
 
Hi all. I am new to MacNN. I want to ask the people here if they can relate their experiences as to how this forum compares to the AppleInsider forum? The reason I ask is that I'm looking for a more mature, professionally oriented board. I think perhaps this forum is a better match, because it has a dedicated developer section where the people seem to have friendly responses. Anybody else found AI to be immature and disrespectful, or do I just have bad luck?
     
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Nov 1, 2003, 05:33 PM
 
this board is really good.

just remember the pol/war forum is where you're likely to find the nastiness.
     
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Nov 1, 2003, 05:34 PM
 
Originally posted by TampaDeveloper:
The reason I ask is that I'm looking for a more mature, professionally oriented board. I think perhaps this forum is a better match, because it has a dedicated developer section where the people seem to have friendly responses. Anybody else found AI to be immature and disrespectful, or do I just have bad luck?
Well, that ain't the lounge then is it.

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TampaDeveloper  (op)
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Nov 1, 2003, 05:37 PM
 
Originally posted by Landos Mustache:
Well, that ain't the lounge then is it.
True. But the problem was really more to do with the administrators than anything. They allowed name calling and targeted attacks anywhere on the board. So I figured that the lounge would be a good place to ask since, if any place is likely to have riff-raff, its the lounge... And because they didn't have a developers forum, it would be hard to ask people to compare since developers probably don't hang out there.
     
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Nov 1, 2003, 05:40 PM
 
This board kicks ass, all the members kick each other in the ass.
     
TampaDeveloper  (op)
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Nov 1, 2003, 05:42 PM
 
Originally posted by RooneyX:
This board kicks ass, all the members kick each other in the ass.
Well, with a ringing endorsement like that, how can I go wrong then?
     
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Nov 1, 2003, 06:04 PM
 
This board is pretty civil - esp outside the lounge. Steer clear of the politics lounge if you are sensitive to name calling.
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Nov 1, 2003, 06:05 PM
 
I'm on both, but I find less reason to post over at Appleinsider. My guess is that if you're looking for (mostly) mature, you can do OK here in fora excepting the Lounge and Pol/War/Namecalling.

However, jerks (mostly of the know-it-all variety) show their plumage in other threads, too.

Good luck.
     
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Nov 1, 2003, 06:41 PM
 
Originally posted by RooneyX:
This board kicks ass, all the members kick each other in the ass.
Well said!
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Nov 1, 2003, 07:08 PM
 
Originally posted by TampaDeveloper:
Hi all. I am new to MacNN. I want to ask the people here if they can relate their experiences as to how this forum compares to the AppleInsider forum? The reason I ask is that I'm looking for a more mature, professionally oriented board. I think perhaps this forum is a better match, because it has a dedicated developer section where the people seem to have friendly responses. Anybody else found AI to be immature and disrespectful, or do I just have bad luck?

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Nov 1, 2003, 07:47 PM
 
Originally posted by I Me Mine:
Are you Juxebox Hero?
Ah, now I can't the tune out of my head, thankyouvery****inmuch.
     
TampaDeveloper  (op)
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Nov 1, 2003, 09:53 PM
 
Thanks all! I think I can tell already that this is a much friendlier board.
     
Cipher13
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Nov 1, 2003, 10:39 PM
 
Originally posted by TampaDeveloper:
Thanks all! I think I can tell already that this is a much friendlier board.
Yeah, as has been said, outside the Lounge, things are generally pretty civil... apart from OSX General, sometimes.

Even then, it's the same people causing trouble... you'll learn to ignore them.

Welcome.
     
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Nov 1, 2003, 11:49 PM
 
"that one guitar, just blew him away..."

damn


*fires up iTunes*
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 01:16 AM
 
Originally posted by TampaDeveloper:
The reason I ask is that I'm looking for a more mature, professionally oriented board. I think perhaps this forum is a better match, because it has a dedicated developer section where the people seem to have friendly responses. Anybody else found AI to be immature and disrespectful, or do I just have bad luck?
The dev section is cool, I get all my answers there and I try to help back as much as I can. The lounge is something else: combine 3 parts of locker room, 1 part of Bible school, 1 part of NRA and mix in a few brits, aussies, canucks and the odd swede/other or two and you got the boards. Sometimes friendly, sometimes nasty, sometimes touching and always entertaining.


Hope you enjoy yourself.
this lounge is a poor substitute to the bbq.
     
Eug Wanker
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Nov 2, 2003, 01:24 AM
 
The Ars Technica Mac Ach forum has some hard core programmer types there too.
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 02:38 AM
 
Originally posted by bobette:
The lounge is something else: combine 3 parts of locker room, 1 part of Bible school, 1 part of NRA and mix in a few brits, aussies, canucks and the odd swede/other or two and you got the boards.
You forgot to add 2 parts Ca$h into the mix.

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Nov 2, 2003, 02:47 AM
 
Originally posted by Stogieman:
You forgot to add 2 parts Ca$h into the mix.


I didn't want to scare the newbie off!

this lounge is a poor substitute to the bbq.
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 07:46 AM
 
If you frequent the lounge you must learn how to use the ignore-function. For a good starter, check out my sig.

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Nov 2, 2003, 07:51 AM
 
Originally posted by - - e r i k - -:
If you frequent the lounge you must learn how to use the ignore-function. For a good starter, check out my sig.
You fail to mention who those links ignore...

EDIT: Hahahah... nice selection.

(apart from the last one, which didn't work anyway).
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 08:17 AM
 
Originally posted by Eug Wanker:
The Ars Technica Mac Ach forum has some hard core programmer types there too.
TampaDev, yeah thats where to get the real dope. Here is good for a laugh. Then, there is always ... the other place...

Enjoy and welcome to the MacNN soap opera.
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Nov 2, 2003, 03:08 PM
 
Originally posted by TampaDeveloper:
True. But the problem was really more to do with the administrators than anything. They allowed name calling and targeted attacks anywhere on the board. So I figured that the lounge would be a good place to ask since, if any place is likely to have riff-raff, its the lounge... And because they didn't have a developers forum, it would be hard to ask people to compare since developers probably don't hang out there.
You'll find vicous bigots aplenty in the lounge

The rest of the boards are generally OK, but there's very little moderation that takes place in the lounge unless it's an all out flame fest.
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 03:29 PM
 
Originally posted by Superchic[k]en:
You'll find vicous bigots aplenty in the lounge

As well as members of the NAACCC (North American Alliance of Convinced Christians Converters).





Originally posted by Superchic[k]en:


The rest of the boards are generally OK, but there's very little moderation that takes place in the lounge unless it's an all out flame fest.
Hey it's what the sport's all about.
this lounge is a poor substitute to the bbq.
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 03:42 PM
 
Originally posted by bobette:
As well as members of the NAACCC (North American Alliance of Convinced Christians Converters).
Making Heathens Repent Since 1968
     
ryaxnb
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Nov 2, 2003, 03:56 PM
 
Originally posted by TampaDeveloper:
Thanks all! I think I can tell already that this is a much friendlier board.
iLike AI (AppleInsider) a lot
Trainiable is to cat as ability to live without food is to human.
Steveis... said: "What would scammers do with this info..." talking about a debit card number!
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 03:59 PM
 
that this talk about less civil people in the lounge is in the Lounge!?
Trainiable is to cat as ability to live without food is to human.
Steveis... said: "What would scammers do with this info..." talking about a debit card number!
     
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Nov 2, 2003, 04:07 PM
 
Originally posted by ryaxnb:
iLike AI (AppleInsider) a lot
and they have better smilies (excuse the fact that iMade 3 one-line posts)
Trainiable is to cat as ability to live without food is to human.
Steveis... said: "What would scammers do with this info..." talking about a debit card number!
     
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Nov 3, 2003, 09:58 AM
 
Originally posted by Cipher13:
You fail to mention who those links ignore...

EDIT: Hahahah... nice selection.

(apart from the last one, which didn't work anyway).
I know. I keep it as a protest. Not being able to ban moderators suck. And the person in question is a rambling moron

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