Samsung official says that attacking Apple fanboys was "a tipping point"
0. phoneArena 13 Aug 2013, 16:04 posted on
As anyone who has seen the comment threads on any mobile news website can tell you, there's nothing better to drive activity than when fanboys rally around a topic and start yelling at each other, even when there is little to no reason that anyone should get riled up. Well, now a Samsung official is admitting that joining the fanboy wars was "a tipping point" for the company...
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27. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
"We, on the other hand, could do with fewer fanboys shouting and more reasonable conversations. "
If you want resonable conversations try posting unbiased educated articles without generalized titles such as "iphone still the #1 smartphone".
31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6977; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Samsung knows how too compete against Apple. What i love bout their ads is their fight against Apple mobile division and showing how many people stood outside in the cold just for a phone. my favorite one is the graduation ad
49. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)
samsung fanboys gone crazy to think that this is a compliment!!
i was like wtf!???
2. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
ifans and samfans are just as annoying as any fan
somehow they are the most aggresive and abusive though
9. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
How i agree! Put your point across, no need for fighting and name calling. Arguing is still acceptable.
25. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Tell that to the web moderators at PhoneArena who appear to enjoy encouraging Android/Samsung fans to attack the commercial reputation of Apple, as well as Microsoft and Nokia, and then censor or ban individuals willing to repond to such baseless criticism and rantings.
PhoneArena should openly declare it's corporate affiliations, and stop pretending to be non-biased towards competing non-Android mobile platforms and companies.
42. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Some sites pay fixed remuneration to writers per month (contract writers)
Some sites pay on per article.
Some pay on basis of number of views .. so something like $10 for every 1000 views.
For sites that pay $ per 1000 views to writers, it is but natural for writers to get more traffic which ever way they can. Not sure what model PA has.
51. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
Yeah, I'm paid by Samsung to post in these boards, so here' to another easy payday.
The Galaxy S2 is the shiz!
36. heyhi (Posts: 128; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
not as much aggressive as Sony fanboys for sure.
You can see that on almost any Sony article available in PA.
3. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The ancient greeks had a word called hubris: When a man thinks he is a God.
While I don't speak or write Korean, I wouldn't be surprised if the definition of hubris in Korean also includes "Samsung".
41. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
It's "Paul". His official name was Steven Paul Jobs.
50. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
You may want to look up the definition of hubris.
4. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
If Apple weren't so iNferior and cheap Samsung would not have hit the nail on the head!!
Long live Samsung; long live Galaxy S Series; longer live Galaxy Note Series. What is right simply is correct.
45. joey_sfb (Posts: 3981; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Samsung fans are there for the specs. Once they lose their edge will be bye!bye! Samsung.
Apple fans are more fanatic, once i disagreed with them, they will beam pure hatred at me.
7. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
both companies work for different customer base. I wouldn't call out one to be better than the other. Believe me this is not diplomacy talking. I have used both from the Note 2 to the ip5 and have loved both.
8. papss (unregistered)
I personally won't use either for different reasons but know their qualities and find them enchanting.
10. Joosty (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Apple is the most profitable company in the world I believe.
And it is an AMERICAN company.
For a company from SOUTH KOREA to start something so massive that it starts a great fight against the American machine. I can raise a beer to that.
21. Commentator (Posts: 2725; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
That it's using an American-made OS as its vanguard notwithstanding, apparently...
40. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Google is an AMERICAN company too. Samsung got successful in mobile business using Android.
11. darkkjedii (Posts: 14490; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Kinda sounds like Samsung was using their fanboys to their liking. This article wouldn't make me proud, as a Samung fan
14. donfem (Posts: 572; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
That is obviously a statement which the author of the article was trying to buttress. Everyone know you are the first defender of anything i, so whatever you might have to say states exaclty what Michael H was referring to.
16. Zeus.k (unregistered)
Well dj most of the times you are reasonable but saying that Samsung was using their fans was a bit over the line. We all know how apple has a cult following and how much apple cares for people. So its better to look at right reasons rather than blaming Samsung only. People should also take responsibility for their stupidity.
19. darkkjedii (Posts: 14490; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Zeus sweet profile pic first of all. It looks like Jay Cutler, dude you don't think in that article Sammy was kinda dissing their fans? The dude who posted #14 must be new to the site, if he thinks I defend everything i.
33. Zeus.k (unregistered)
Thanks bro. He is jay cutler. +1
37. darkkjedii (Posts: 14490; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I see him all the time at golds here in Vegas. Dude is a beast, but I think Phil Heath will win the O again this year.
18. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
samsung can try to use their fanboy, but obama can easily veto samsung... so no worry there
13. donfem (Posts: 572; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I like the last line in your article. Makes sense except that well, fanboys will start another argument when there shouldn't be one.
15. Zeus.k (unregistered)
It's not only Samsung. Every company does that so saying that Samsung don't care how ugly things can get doesn't sound fair. Just calling out one company and leaving others like they are all fair is the main reason for flame wars between fanboys. Its not only fanboys but the journalists also play a role in starting these wars in comments section. I don't mean that Samsung is not at fault but My point is that just making it look like that Samsung is the only culprit is not right. Even on PA we all know once in a while we get an article which is biased towards something or the other.
20. papss (unregistered)
Te article was focused on Sammy because their own guy said the statement.. I wouldn't read that far into it man.
32. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I find that rich coming from Michael, who has yet to write an article about Microsoft or Nokia that didn't contain his own (often biased and/or negative) opinion. In contrast, just about every android piece published with his name at the top contains an endless amount of rationalizing and exaltation for google and its platform.
Think I'm being a little harsh? These are the headlines for feature articles about MS, written by michael heller of course; You draw your own conclusion (note- these are only for the last month. The list goes on and on) :
"Microsoft posts Windows Phone 8 GDR2 changelog, doesn't mention the features we expect"
"Microsoft extending Windows Phone 8 support to 36 months, as if you'll keep your device that long"
"Despite Windows RT woes, NVIDIA pledges support"
"Microsoft announces quarterly earnings: Surface RT loses $900M, Windows Phone gains $222M"
"Investors suing Microsoft over "false and misleading" Surface RT info"
"HTC may be losing interest in Windows Phone"
39. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
I like Samsung, they have their flaws but so does every other company, and they really help out android... But their fan base is just as bad as Apple's...
46. Trex95 (Posts: 647; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Samsung instated of wasting money and time fix your issue with octa-core cach issue, screen smearing, lag and heating issues on galaxy s4 cause LG G2, HTC one and upcoming Sony honami will smoke all galaxy's flag ship for sure and don't underestimate these phones cause LG G2 almost better than any galaxy device in the market including S4.
47. skyline88 (Posts: 376; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
desperate butthurt iFan, get a life please.......