EDITORIAL: Calling Windows 8 the next Vista makes you look like an id*** ( NeoWin 2012-09-18 )
Written by one of their mindless staffers, Brad Sams. Full of the usual juvenile defensiveness that young fanboys reflexively spout when their toys are threatened. But that is normal fare over there really. The forum owner, Neobond ( Steven Parker ) seems to enjoy the religious jihad as it must drum up site hits.
However it appears that Brad Sams crossed a generally accepted line if you dissect several of the comments. You see, the top post editorial shows NO mention of any post-publishing editing ( such as: 'this post was modified' ) but some quotes exist that do not match it. NOTE: for reference sake, at this time the post is labeled: Brad Sams 5 hours ago 175 Comments. This exact quote is currently in the top article ...
In the comments we see one reference to slightly different previous wording ...
Hmmmm. Way to keep it classy Brad Sams. We'll have to check back to see if that remaining quote is scrubbed or other changes slip in. The point is, Journalism and Professionalism can only survive when integrity is present, and any signs that point to unacknowledged post-edits demolishes that integrity. When this happens in a forum it causes a few side-effects, not the least of which is leaving many comments looking out of place. Sometimes the coverup becomes as bad as the crime.
Are we having fun yet Steven? This is what happens when your forum is overrun with unhinged fanboys.
I have to dispute this "EDITORIAL" on other grounds though, and would correct it thusly: Calling Windows 8 the next Vista is an insult to Vista. Perhaps Windows ME would be more accurate.
EDIT: please note that the asterisks *** are substituted by this forum software, not me. To be able to use that link which also has asterisks, you will need to substitue iot for ***
This post has been edited by CharlotteTheHarlot: 18 September 2012 - 03:17 PM