Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed that there have been more ‘hater’ comments, to put it in the words of one commenter, and it has started to get to me.
I have no issue with people expressing their views on apps, music or whatever is posted here. But when it is put in very negative terms I don’t think it helps anyone. Let’s face it, developers aren’t, for the most part, in iOS development for the big money. They’re in it because they want to make something great to create music with. Some apps will be fantastic for one person and the worst thing ever for another, and I’ve heard views that polarised in the last week.
A few developers have already been in touch and expressed their concerns as have readers about some of the comments that have been left. It puts people off being involved and ultimately damages the community as a whole.
I don’t propose to moderate comments except for spam and anything that is utterly offensive, which only happens extremely rarely thankfully.
All I’d ask is that if you have a negative view or you want to be critical of an application, video, track or whatever, please express it in the same way as you’d like to hear your own work discussed.
If we all had the same views life would be very boring, so let’s play nice.