Originally Posted by gsferrari
Somewhere in the midst of your eloquent response I realized that THIS is what I miss from 99% of the posts here on NBF. I have seen posts about some college kid who wants the "God Laptop" to inane posts about disfigurement, god/religion and inbreeding...on a tech forum.
Which just leads me to wonder about where "quality" posts can be found. It is like wading through a pile of s**t to find a gem.
Your post...is a gem...
You guys make me blush
, and I'm most definitely gonna agree with you that reading posts around here can be a fog of useless info, especially in the General Notebook forum, where all forums are supposed to converge in the middle and discuss the technical beauty, future undertakings, and troubleshoot the best laptops available, or soon to be available on the web - and in the world.
As far as Off Topic is concerned, I'm not sure what to say. It's an NBF microcosm of expanded opinions. Many of which have the same affect as and Alienware guy getting together with a Dell guy: infighting on the boards. But it's still Off Topic, and it's a place for members who have resolved laptop or desktop problems, or purchased that perfect laptop to come and continue to be a relevant member of the forum if they see little reason to keep lurking and posting in their individual forums.
I would be disheartened if NBF chose to offer only tech forums without the creamy goodness of Off Topic. There are just too many different laptop forums here, creating a huge cross-section of the global population, resulting in more people with more diverse opinions. Without Off Topic, I fear some of the opinions expressed here would spill into other tech sections more easily than they already have, making the wade through the sludge that much deeper.
Exemplary posting can only happen if the intelligent multitude of NBF members continue to create interesting, thought-provoking threads like this. But I ain't gonna lie, I love the banana.