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Initial post: Jun 25, 2012, 10:49:23 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Anyone has a right (within Amazon's TOS) to post a discussion topic in the forum. HOWEVER - people also have the right (within the TOS) to tell you what they think of your post. There is no guarantee people are going to agree with you, and there is no guarantee all responses will be civil. That's Life. However, there are ways to express yourself that can minimize scorn - if that matters to you.

(1) Make your question/point clearly evident in the title of your post. There are several different models of Kindle (best to spell 'Kindle' correctly, for starters). If you have a question/concern about the Fire, *use the word Fire in the Topic line* - or whatever Kindle you have. And then, don't just type "Kindle", or some unintelligible gobbledygook in the topic line. It annoys people, and makes you look less than intelligent.

(2) Posts which essentially consist of "I didn't know that ....", "why doesn't ....", "Amazon should....", Kindle should...", "We need....", etc. are generally not received well. It is taken as a given by most people on the forum that people should read the product page for a device *before they order it*, keeping the "didn't know" posts to a minimum. If you wish your Kindle did something/had something that it doesn't have, then you shouldn't have bought it. and people are going to respond negatively to your "sudden" discovery of things you wish it could do but it doesn't. Posts with lots of exclamation points for emphasis do nothing but annoy people and/or encourage them to laugh at you.

(3) You might want to at least peruse the first page of Discussion Topics to see if it's already being discussed. And you might want to know what you're talking about, i.e. back it up with facts, rather than just your opinion (which is just your opinion, not the Word of the Supreme Being) on a matter.

(4) Whines and self-entitled demands to Amazon will *guarantee* that you will not appreciate the responses you will get - unless of course you're trolling and that's what you want. Those are sussed out pretty quickly, though. Any post which demonstrates that the poster thinks they are the center of the universe is not going to go down well.

(5) Questions that 5 mins. searching time on your own would answer will get you snark. They demonstrate you are too lazy/feel too entitled to try looking for the answer yourself.

Anyone can post anything they like - but be prepared for the consequences of your post, from the Topic to the wording of the post. Just sayin'.......
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 10:53:44 AM PDT
*standing ovation*

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 10:56:05 AM PDT
*applause*

I for one am VERY disappointed that my Kindle Fire does not brew coffee. Why didn't Amazon tell me that it doesn't brew coffee? If I had known about this defect, I would NEVER HAVE PURCHASED THIS HORRIBLE PRODUCT!!!

Also, as great as this post is, I really doubt the people who need to read it will actually be the ones who read it. Makes me sad.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:01:31 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
"I really doubt the people who need to read it will actually be the ones who read it."

I know. Sigh.

Personally, I want my Kindle to clean the litter box, and I won't stop my crusade until it does.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012, 11:03:22 AM PDT
Perry says:
How about this, if you see a new thread that doesn't interest you, ignore it. If you cannot put together a civil explanation or answer, then don't post.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012, 11:03:53 AM PDT
This should be a page that each and every poster has to check that they have read before starting a new topic. And any thread over 3 months since the last post should also have to go through it as well.

JMO

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:05:20 AM PDT
Not how an open forum works, Perry Denton.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:06:25 AM PDT
Mooncat - only you could say all that so well. Kessa

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:06:27 AM PDT
PeepDittie says:
How about this? If you can't put together an explanation, civil or otherwise, that isn't just another of your opinions stated as fact, you don't post?

Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:07:05 AM PDT
PeepDittie says:
+ plus!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:07:09 AM PDT
**throwing confetti and whistling through teeth**

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:07:38 AM PDT
You mean, like don't express your opinion? Not gonna happen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:11:38 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Ah, it's all about choices, Perry...and about not telling other people what to do - which I did not - I simply made suggestions for people to do/not do when they post.

You have amply demonstrated on posts throughout the board that you could care less how you are perceived, so the post really doesn't apply to you, does it? [In which case, how about following your own advice?] I made the suggestions for people who do care how they are perceived.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:12:49 AM PDT
BTW, can we have permission to use portions of this in pertinent posts?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:13:51 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Absolutement! ;-)

Posted on Jun 25, 2012, 11:14:33 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
May I also add that once you have started a discussion please wait for replies. You do not need to start the same discussion over and over and over.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:15:43 AM PDT
+1,000!

Far too many people expect this to be a chat room or something, with answers popping up immediately after they post. I've lost count the number of times I've had to tell people to be patient and just wait a few minutes for someone to respond, rather than posting the same question five or six times.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:17:12 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
Ah yes, thanks - that's one of my pet peeves!

Posted on Jun 25, 2012, 11:20:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2012, 11:21:10 AM PDT
Mooncat, on second thought, if everyone followed your suggestions think of how dead this forum would be.......... dreaming ..........

nay - won't ever happen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:22:46 AM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
LOL, how well I know.

And for starters, we know Perry will be out there doing his uncivil best. Charge!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:26:45 AM PDT
Either people ask the same question/post the same rant several times, or they ask their (vague) question and wander away - only returning hours later. *headdesk*

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:30:55 AM PDT
Beth says:
Add to this to use the track this discussion button (if you have email access) so that you know an answer has arrived.

Great OP Mooncat!

Posted on Jun 25, 2012, 11:33:20 AM PDT
Amberle says:
And one of my pet peeves is with people already here on the forum assuming that people have read the product description is that Kindles are given as gifts, so the product description may not have been read before hand by the person who received it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:37:26 AM PDT
If the OP explains that, they are treated courteously and helped to find the support pages that would help.

If they come in demanding that this piece of excrement doesn't work they do not get the same reception.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 11:40:02 AM PDT
Nospin's right. If they come on here and say, "This was a gift. How do I...?" or "My husband/wife/brother/friend/baby daddy gave this to me for my birthday. Does it do...?" then they're usually answered nicely.

If they come on here and say, "This horrible piece of **** I hate it sooooo much it's worthless! How can anybody even think a bout liking it?!?!?! It doesn't even do this that or the other thing!!!" then they're treated with the same attitude they give.
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