The person with the loudest voice isnt alway right!

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So I was at a downtown music festival on Thursday night and there were two guys with megaphones talking about how we needed to be saved by Jesus Christ. They would take questions from people and give answers. The answers basically boiled down to “if you don’t believe what we believe your going to hell”. Well I have a soft spot for “the crazy” so I played along a bit.

Where this comes into the tech world is I see a lot of this thing in forums or on IRC chat rooms. I or someone else will go into a forums or chat room and ask a question we would like answered. The people that respond will give there opinion and not see any other way. Sometimes one or two people will say something that you agree with or that is correct but they get drowned out by the people with the “megaphones” that only see there way.

Case in point I was on an IRC chat room at one time and the other person I was talking to was convinced that no business trusted the cloud or as he put it “the clown” a few people said that he was wrong and gave examples and such but he would just argue with them.

My advice is to “shop” around ask your question on a chat room at different times and ask on different forums. So you can get your own idea formed from the opinions of lots of different people not just the loud ones.



Jaime is a computer geek who learns by tinkering with technology. Currently he is a computer repair tech specializing in geriatric clients.

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  1. Jerin Saji August 1, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    This is very true. In the reddit community (at least the ones I am subscribed to) call it the “Vocal Minority.” For newcomers, it creates the notion that what they say is the truth because no one else is saying anything. I think that, just like you said, asking around for a solution to your problem is the best idea to not only filter through which ones are legit or not, but also to find the most effective solution.

  2. Jake Gardner August 1, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Good Post.
    I see alot of this where people just say Linux is the only way and if you think different then you don’t know anything.
    Then they give a million comments shooting down anyone with a different opinion. I think its definitely is a good idea to get multiple different opinions before making a decision and also find out what is the best option for you. Just because one thing has worked for one person does not mean it will work for you.

  3. Warren Galloway October 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Funny as I’ve had these very conversations with both tribes. And you know what? I still eat spaghetti with a fork, but sometimes add in a spoon to assist. My point? Sometimes one thing is better than the other, but at times they both can assist each other.

    But even more, do what you know and use what you know, even though it may take longer. The thing is, you KNOW what you are doing. But when it is due time to upgrade from being outdated, you know when to move.

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