said by fiberguy:
This.. coming from a group of people who daily cry for something new on an almost hourly basis ... living in the past?
How in the world is anything ever supposed to move forward if everything is boo'd before it's given a chance?
You'll see our attitude about VZ moving to GPON is quite different than our attitude about Best Buy. Take the damn blinders off.
To be honest.. this site has lost it.. let me tell you what BBR used to be.. It used to be a place for people to get help with broadband issues.. finding services, help with problems they have that can't get resolved elsewhere..
uhh, this coming from the guy with the 2005 join date? DSLR has always been this way. And i fail to see your connection of the reaction to front-page stories to the quality of support in the forums...
today.. BBR is a place where a story is posted, and 5000 people can't wait to jump in and bitch about it.. sounds more like a Jewish wedding more than a discussion forum.. and believe me, I've been to enough Jewish weddings..
What do you want us to do? Fondle each other's balls? Really now, what's the point of having comments if you don't like to read people's comments?
Everyone has a right to their opinion.. but really, why not just post a story and turn it into a poll with out comment? The comments are always the same... doesn't matter.
That doesn't even make any sense. Have our opinions, but make sure we don't discuss them?
I don't need to base my optimism on anything.. that's ridiculous.
And yet you bitch about our pessimism?
So what exactly IS Best Buy's "existing practices"... ? I live in the city where best buy is head quartered.. they're on every street corner here.
That explains your militant disdain for people who think Best Buy is run by a bunch of idiot 16 year olds.
They have a store, the offer a product.. you enter the store, you pick out a product, you buy the product, they may offer you a magazine subscription but people think best buy is trying to infect them with the HIV virus because they are asked a question, you walk out the door.. sometimes checked, you leave. If that is SOOOOOO bad, don't shop there. You have many choices. Where's the conspiracy on THIS corporate mater? Everyone has a bigger plan, after all.
We don't shop there. At least I don't. But it's a bit different if Best Buy (with their high prices, poor-service, and juvenile staff) buys one of the best rated ISP's in the United States. If Best Buy runs its own business so inefficiently, then a LOGICAL conclusion would be that they'll do the same for their purchased assets.
You, and others, may not like my position on things, but just as you have a right to post your view, I do to. (and there are people here that DO agree with me... I hear it all the time) And, just like me, if someone is going to post a message here, it's fair game, just like mine are.
Let's get something straight. You're the one who came in here bitching about us. NOT VICE VERSA. You're the one who doesn't want to see us complaining about Best Buy. You're the one who is whining about "what this site has become", because people have the gumption to post critical comments in the comments section of news posts.
I could care less what you think about Best Buy. You can like it all you want. But don't go on some high-and-mighty whining spree about how we shouldn't be pessimistic (with reason) and post our opinions, and then go on to post your own opinion.
The world is not a popularity contest.. just because there is a greater side here that likes to look for the doom and gloom in life (to them, I say seek prozac) doesn't mean that the side is always right. That's also a good reason why a true democracy is the worst form of government to have.
So to top it off, you recommend medication, and you proclaim your disdain for democracy?
You're overreacting to a damn news post. Who's the one spouting doom and gloom?
Let's take a look:
said by fiberguy:
this site has lost it.. let me tell you what BBR used to be.. It used to be a place for people to get help with broadband issues.. finding services, help with problems they have that can't get resolved elsewhere..
today.. BBR is a place where a story is posted, and 5000 people can't wait to jump in and bitch about it..
^^ Looks like a heap of doom and gloom to me! ^^--
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