The Man is Keeping Me Down

Petition status: 323 signatures.

Apple deleted another one of my discussion posts in the 17" LCD Studio Display folder of the discussions board, and docked me 20 points. In my post, I suggested that someone mail the petition to Apple, and I also did include some technical advice by giving a link to a picture of my taped monitor. I knew the post would probably be deleted, but I'm sure plenty of people got it in time through their email subscriptions to the thread.

Here's the post by the way:

RE: Half dimmed flat panel display
Posted by Wysz on 10:27pm Nov 15, 2004 CDT

Hi everyone,

I was hoping that someone out there wouldn't mind printing out a hard copy of the petition signatures: and actually mailing it to Apple. As of this posting, 322 people have signed it, and almost all of them have one of the bad displays.

I would send the petition myself, but I have already contacted Apple with statistics before (gathered from this thread) and they ignored me and closed my case. I am hoping that someone else will have better luck. If you do send it, please email me or post back here so I know Apple has it.

Their address:
Apple Computer
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014

Oh, and for those of you going crazy because of the incessant blinking, buy some black electrical tape:

This was Apple's response, and also the first time I've seen the term "threadjack":
Subject: Apple Discussions: Message Removed
Date: November 16, 2004 11:09:59 AM EST
To: Michael Wyszomierski


Your post titled "Half dimmed flat panel display" has been removed from Apple Discussions. This area is intended to address technical issues. Posts that do not conform to the Apple Discussions Terms of Use are inappropriate. This is a reminder of some of the items covered in the Terms of Use.

* Stay on topic.
* Don't threadjack.
* Be polite.
* Don't be a troll.
* Post constructive comments and questions.
* Do not post a URL unless it directly answers a user's question.
* Do not speculate about or discuss rumors of unannounced products.
* Don't spam your fellow users.
* No advertising.
* No impersonations.
* No inappropriate user names.
* Keep within the Law
* Any Submission that questions Apple's policies and procedures or includes speculation on Apple decisions may be removed.

Posted: Tuesday - November 16, 2004 at 09:10 AM