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    Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    Reading reddit today, I come across this reddit user who is apparently a Microsoft shill. I honestly can't think of any other explanation except that Microsoft is paying him/her: this user posts lots of comments, all are pro-Microsoft, and every single one of Microsoft's products gets praised at every opportunity. He/she also puts down all competing products, and has apparently no opinions about any other topic than areas in which Microsoft competes (it's nice that you can see all past comments).

    I've seen XBOX fanboys and Windows fanboys, so I don't automatically assume anyone who likes a Microsoft product is a shill. But all of their products? Windows, IE, SQL Server, Silverlight, IIS, etc. etc.?

    Has Microsoft no shame? This is, frankly, pretty disgraceful. I hope I'm wrong here, perhaps someone can explain this?

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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    how much are they offering cause i will gladly do this, i have no conscience

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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    Quote Originally Posted by bufsabre666 View Post
    how much are they offering cause i will gladly do this, i have no conscience
    lol!
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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    im not discriminent, any company that wants to pay, ill say how great hasbro toys with the lead paint are if the price is right

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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    Quote Originally Posted by bufsabre666 View Post
    how much are they offering cause i will gladly do this, i have no conscience
    I would guess it is more than gold-farming on WoW, since a good shill needs to know something about the products, well enough to repeat whatever it says in the sales brochures. But how much more, no idea.

    Actually it might be a lot more since it also needs to buy the silence of the shill, or else they can sell their story to some tech news site.

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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    Quote Originally Posted by bufsabre666 View Post
    how much are they offering cause i will gladly do this, i have no conscience

    that was a cool one
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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    Why call them shills? Why not just call it what it is: being a tool.
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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    It's a job like any other.
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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    Sure, but as mentioned previously, so is gold-farming in World of Warcraft or any other MMO. That doesn't mean it is right to do so.

    This slightly reeks of a kind of bait-and-switch.

    Car salesman to customer: Hey sonny, how about this 1974 Ford Pinto? Primo automobile right there....
    Customer: I don't know, I kinda wanted to look at an AMC Matador.
    "Customer": You don't want a Matador! Real men drive Fords! I have it on good authority that AMC autos are made in Soviet Russia!
    Customer: Oh, well if you put it that way, I'll take the Pinto. What can go wrong with American Engineering?
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    Re: Microsoft has no shame? (shills)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tristam Green View Post
    Sure, but as mentioned previously, so is gold-farming in World of Warcraft or any other MMO. That doesn't mean it is right to do so.

    This slightly reeks of a kind of bait-and-switch.

    Car salesman to customer: Hey sonny, how about this 1974 Ford Pinto? Primo automobile right there....
    Customer: I don't know, I kinda wanted to look at an AMC Matador.
    "Customer": You don't want a Matador! Real men drive Fords! I have it on good authority that AMC autos are made in Soviet Russia!
    Customer: Oh, well if you put it that way, I'll take the Pinto. What can go wrong with American Engineering?
    That's not bait and switch at all.
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