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>In article<>, Eric Stevens
><> wrote:
>> >> > > Being mean to people is not a game. It's just being
>> >> > > mean. You demean yourself and coarsen your own
>> >> > > sensibility, regardless of whether it bothers the target.
>> >> >
>> >> > think about that next time you call people 'apple seeds' and other
>> >> > derogatory terms.
>> >>
>> >> I don't consider calling someone an Appleseed if a derogatory term. I
>> >> have some personal friends who I call Appleseeds, regularly. Yet some
>> >> got very insulted when I mentioned I called Apple Support, instead of
>> >> them. Also in my capacity as a stockholder, I love Appleseeds. They have
>> >> made me and my daughters, a lot of money.
>> >
>> >Intent on the part of the user of the term, and how it is received by the 
>> >individual addressed are going to be the determining factors as to whether, 
>> >or not the usage is derogatory.When I see Appleseed used, my first thought
>> >is that it is intended to be derogatory, and provocative.
>> Apple users seem to be rather too sensitive in these matters.
>only because of the non-stop bashing from the haters.
>> I would
>> regard the use of 'appleseed' in much the same way as I would regard
>> the term 'lofty' to denote a person of considerably above average
>> type.
>correct. apple users are indeed above average.
>> >Appleseed is not a term used by users of Apple products to describe 
>> >themselves. It is a term used by non-Apple users to label Apple users. While 
>> >you might not have intended your usage to be derogatory, you have used it to 
>> >segregate/differentiate yourself from Apple users, and to establish your 
>> >standing as somebody who uses a different OS (...and I know you own and use 
>> >an iphone).If I were you I would stop calling your friends Appleseeds 
>> >regardless of how good APPL has been for you.
>> You are quite right in regarding it as a term to describe users of
>> apple products. But you are quite wrong as regarding it as a term used
>> only to denigrate the said users.
>he's not wrong. the term is not being used in a complimentary manner.
>it's intended to mock and denigrate apple users as being stupid sheep
>who are too dumb to use a 'real computer', aka windows.
>what the haters are too stupid to realize is that buying windows is
>following the herd.
>> >In the case of Mayayana, and his anti-Apple bias, his usage of Appleseed is 
>> >undoubtably, and intentionally derogatory. He has a similar anti-Adobe bias.
>> It's a mistake to paint all the rest of us with the same brush that
>> was used to paint Mayayana.
>except that nobody was doing that.
>perhaps you're the one who is too sensitive in these matters.

What on earth do you think I am sensitive about?


Eric Stevens