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BBAdmin 02-03-2006 10:16 AM

Had enough of RIMarkable website
 
Well I check it out every day or so just to see what's happening, and although it rarely has anything to offer that I either don't know already or haven't read on BBF, it runs along with the 8.30am coffee and a scout through my favourites including the likes of the Register and Gizmodo. Today was different. I've just read a post on RIMarkable containing some stupid photochopped image about what users should do if RIM have to shutdown. I know us admins are sick of all this talk, and we all know it's simply not going to happen, but RIMarkable classes itself as a BB weblog, which I'd expect to be unbiased, but not retarded. I know everyone's entitled to their opinion, and the internet is the medium through which to voice that opinion, but it seems silly to have a BB website that mocks the solution this way, they obviously have nothing better to report on. It angered me so much that I felt a need to post the following comment on the article:

"This just goes to show what a pitiful website RIMarkable is. Call yourself a weblog - a weblog is an unbiased entity for review - this is just scare mongering and is the type of rubbish that makes users come running to admins all day long going 'what's going to happen to my BlackBerry'. NOTHING - we all know RIM will not be shutdown in the US or anywhere else so lets stop mucking about with it and get on with the job. Anyone would think this was a website owned and run by Good or Visto."

Bear 02-03-2006 10:19 AM

Well, we also know that this talk has been really hyped as of late, so it's pretty understandable that a site devoted to RIM or BlackBerrys would pick up on every little shread of "news" about the situation.

Understandable...but not always good. :(

BBAdmin 02-03-2006 10:23 AM

I'd post a link to the article, but I wouldn't want the Google spiders to give such a joke of a website better search engine hits!

markhutchison 02-03-2006 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by BBAdmin
"This just goes to show what a pitiful website RIMarkable is. Call yourself a weblog - a weblog is an unbiased entity for review - this is just scare mongering and is the type of rubbish that makes users come running to admins all day long going 'what's going to happen to my BlackBerry'. NOTHING - we all know RIM will not be shutdown in the US or anywhere else so lets stop mucking about with it and get on with the job. Anyone would think this was a website owned and run by Good or Visto."

Oh come on ... I chuckled when I read that. You have to remeber that it was, most likely, written by BlackBerry users trying to poke fun at the situation. The joke was much closer to something that would be read on David Letterman's Top Ten List than any sort of meaningful commentary.

What bothered me more was the headline which gave credit to a PinStack.com writer for working out the procedure for installing cross-carrier BlackBerry OS':
Quote:

Hayden James from Pinstack.com has figured out a way to install BlackBerry OS 4.1 on 71xx series and 72xx series BlackBerry devices.
The development and testing of that procedure was a colaborative effort involving many different members of this and other forum communities. (although, to be fair, Mr. James did not try to take credit ... he simply reported the procedure)

KonTiki 02-03-2006 11:45 AM

If you think that is funny look up his ten reasons why RIM should purchase Palm.

Jase88 02-03-2006 11:47 AM

If you view the site frequently--as you claim to do--then it must hold some value to you.

There is no hard and fast rule that weblogs are unbiased. They aren't held to any journalistic standard of impartiality.

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Originally Posted by BBAdmin
I'd post a link to the article, but I wouldn't want the Google spiders to give such a joke of a website better search engine hits!


markhutchison 02-03-2006 11:57 AM

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d_fisher 02-03-2006 12:13 PM

I thought it was funny. Sounds like someone needs a vacation. Maybe starting on Febuary 24th?!?


...I'm sorry, that was uncalled for (my joke that is).

mriff 02-03-2006 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by d_fisher
I thought it was funny. Sounds like someone needs a vacation. Maybe starting on Febuary 24th?!?

...I'm sorry, that was uncalled for (my joke that is).

Lol, now that was funny. You're joke, that is. As was the article on RIMarkable. :razz:

sroetter 02-03-2006 01:09 PM

Did you see it was a joke?!?!?!?!

Just below the pic is this:
"From our favorite satirical newspaper, The Onion."

Lighten up dude.

BBAdmin 02-03-2006 01:44 PM

Don't get me wrong guys, it's all a good chuckle but that one hacked me off a bit and just seems counter productive - it's like starting a website about how cool custom bikes are, and then posting an article on your homepage about how many people die on motorbikes!!!!!

markhutchison 02-04-2006 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by BBAdmin
... it's like starting a website about how cool custom bikes are, and then posting an article on your homepage about how many people die on motorbikes!!!!!

Motorcycle safety is a big part of responsible riding. It's important to be aware of the severity of not giving the bike, road and other environmental factors the respect they deserve.

coreyg510 02-04-2006 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by markhutchison
Motorcycle safety is a big part of responsible riding. It's important to be aware of the severity of not giving the bike, road and other environmental factors the respect they deserve.


Huh?

penk 02-04-2006 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by BBAdmin
Don't get me wrong guys, it's all a good chuckle but that one hacked me off a bit and just seems counter productive - it's like starting a website about how cool custom bikes are, and then posting an article on your homepage about how many people die on motorbikes!!!!!

what a lame analogy.

your example would be responsible reporting. something that would interest "custom bike enthusiasts" is anything which might make someone stop and consider "what can i do to further promote my hobby?". certainly, avoiding activities and practices that would call attention to its negative aspects would be a good start. therefore, by highlighting examples of the dangers of the "hobby", you would in fact be promoting it by helping to prevent future "bad news".

(this is why haberdashers don't showcase skinheads to promote suspenders)


anyway, when a website is labeled as "the official, unofficial..." that means it is in no way directly related to or supported by the owners/creators of whatever that statement concludes with. RIM didn't post that, and i'd say "sorry you were confused by that", by the only one who owes you an apology is the culprit who stole your sense of humor.

(and your sarcasm detector)

MobileRC 02-05-2006 12:09 PM

OMG MY SARCASM DETECTOR! On a side note Good Technology is the most professional organization evar, their sales pitches are ohhh so good, their webcasts ohhh so informative and their professionalism is ohhh so obvious.

mriff 02-05-2006 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MobileRC
OMG MY SARCASM DETECTOR! On a side note Good Technology is the most professional organization evar, their sales pitches are ohhh so good, their webcasts ohhh so informative and their professionalism is ohhh so obvious.

LMAO! :razz:


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