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What you have to do is focus on generalizations. It's something that I learned from the obvious trolls. Never address a person, just a topic, then the mods turn into the three wise monkeys.Not meant to be snarky, but trying to inject some levity into what appeared to be characterized as a sky-is-falling Apple fail.
I can only take MacRumors in limited dosages, and now that I have TechBoards, I really don't give two craps about what happens over there. I'll dip in, sometimes to be serious, other times just for chuckles.
I found a new "crowd pleaser", as you call it, @Citysnaps. We've already got classics such as "Apple is Doomed™" and "Tim Cook needs to be fired". The latest one I discovered is over at the MR Gaming subforum, which is "Mac gaming is dead". This new one fits into a perfect triumvirate:
"Mac gaming is dead, hence Apple is doomed, therefore Tim Cook needs to be fired."
For some unintentional hilarity, I crafted a response. I typically don't concern myself with getting "likes", but apparently I'm not the only one sick of the doomsayers, since I got an unusually positive reaction. It's easy to forget that most of the posters at MacRumors are just average users, who want to discuss their Apple devices, the latest rumors, troubleshoot issues, and generally just enjoy technology. After all, everyone in this forum is from MacRumors. TechBoards exists so that normal people can have a discussion without oppressive, backwards moderation, and be free of the malcontents and ne'er-do-wells that seem to pervade their forum. Still, the doomers only make up a small but vocal minority. I'd say about a half dozen posters in the Gaming subforum, with probably about a dozen in the Mac Pro section, yet they overwhelm everyone else, because they are allowed to run amok completely unchecked by the mods.
So, I posted that missive purely for my own amusement, but considering the reaction, I think I struct a nerve, both with the regular posters, and with the petty purveyors of negativity.