All is not as it appears. As i have suggested before theres an awful lot of Microsoft employees lurking and posting there, and today i thought i'd out one in particular. I outed him on there and confirmed it, and everytime i see his BS posts it makes me want to snap a Windows 8 DVD in half and stab him with the sharp end.
The user is Dot Matrix
Anything he posts he posts misrepresenting himself as just an IT guy, when in fact he is on the payroll of Microsoft.
As others on here have suspected, this is just some of the marketing budget in action.
Neowin is now just a bought and paid for marketing and pr firm, so dont kid yourself that theyre and IT news site.
Dot Matrix first came to my attention when he started a thread pointing out "issues" he had with the Start Menu from Windows XP to Windows 7 and made all these over the top claims about what was wrong with it. When myself and others pointed out how to resolve these "issues" (i would call them at most annoyances) and how 90% of them could be fixed or improved upon with freeware on being not just plain lazy (poor diddums thought the Start Menu was messy - i suggested he create his own folders i.e. "Internet Apps" etc like a big boy), he kept banging on about how it was wrong.
I started to smell a rat.
Every post read from then on was pushing Windows 8, calling everyone who didnt share his myopic viewpoint a throwback to the past, or more PC version of retard.
It got the point where i called him out and obviously it frustrated him because he finally admitted he worked for Microsoft.
An example, a fresh one from the Neowin story about Sinofsky leaving Microsoft:
Scorbing, on 13 November 2012 - 02:15, said:
Something nasty must have happened for him to leave so suddenly like that. Creative differences maybe? Let's face it, Windows 8 is not exactly charming and user friendly. It looks like crap compared to Windows 7.
Dot Matrix, on 13 November 2012 - 02:17, said:
I've been using it just fine. Loving the new apps and Start Screen. Just the facelift Windows needed. It's brought development back to the platform that consumers can enjoy.
Yeah because everyone loves Windows 8 and developers are lining up around the block to develop on it....not
You can tell why one other Neowin member named Dot Matrix "Neowins number 1 MetroTard"
Its always over the top positive.....
Since then i have identified a number of other people who are definitely on the Microsoft payroll and bandwagon. Im not naming the rest as they are actually for the most part impartial, though i suspect as many as a dozen more high volume posters are one track mind Microsoft employees.
So if you visit Neowin, and i dont advise it, just be aware that opinion over there is now masking a marketing campaign.
As for NeoBond, Neowins head, and the man with no spine, he seems to have completely sold out to Microsoft, as a few months ago, an "editor" posted a frontpage article stating that anyone who didnt like Windows 8 was an idiot and should be shot - thats a direct quote. Neobond, or Steve, as he's known when he leaves his mums basement and heads out into the light, not only went on to defend this "editorial" but actually closed the thread with "for all those people who say theyre offended and are going to leave Neowin, we've been doing this for years (i assume he meant taking kickbacks form Microsoft and offending anyone without the view that Microsoft paid for) and we're not going to change.
Neowin used to be a news site, now its a marketing and pr firm, and not only home to trolls in the forums, but on the front page as well.......and the worst trolls are the staff!
Ignore Dot Matrix and his comments if you have to venture over there, he's a paid Microsoft stooge
Edited by stylemessiah, 12 November 2012 - 11:11 PM.