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Apple censorship at issue on its support forums, again
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"In what appears be the first move toward censoring discussion of the issue, Apple Support has locked the discussion thread Bought new iMac 20" Faded Screen, which began on August 7 (the day the new iMacs were first sold)," says Tom's Hardware.

Further exacerbating the censorship matter, new postsregarding the gradient color issue are being deleted and replaced witherror messages, as seen in this example: iMac Screen Gradient - What's the next step? (we captured a screen shot of the post before it was deleted). Apple has not replied to any of the posts regarding the gradient color issue in its Intel-based iMac Display support forum, or for that matter, even acknowledged the existence of such an issue.

The same author recently complained about Apple locking or censoring threads complaining about problems with Leopard, including its famous Blue Screen of Death.
Apple is well known for censoring threads on its dscussion forum. A previous example was the Powerbook 17 Pixel Lines Issue. And when the site reported on Apple Censoring Comments on Mac Pro NVidia Bugs, it noted:
Apple is known to regularly police their support forums,removing or locking threads that are either unflattering or gain toomuch attention. We have reported on Apple locking and deleting threadsmany times in the past, from PowerBook screen troubles to the infamous MacBook staining. No explanations have ever been given.

Of course, it's always possible that Apple is removing "rants" that arenot helping users solve their problems. It's also possible that Appleis unusually touchy, given that its "switch" advertising might misleadinnocents into thinking that Mac users really don't have any problems.

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