“As a consumer...”

Durden

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,701
Can this get throttled please my god. This is probably the single most annoying thing I see here, and I see it a lot. What the fuck does that even mean, for real? You know the basis for this entire forum is consumerism right? Aside from some devs and such (who I would certainly bet myyyyy bottom dollar are also consumers), we’re all here because we love buying and playing video games.

It just sounds ridiculous. It doesn’t make your point more valid, it just makes you sound like you want your point to be more valid than it is. You’re not entitled to stronger opinion because you buy shit like every other person ever here ever.

“As an internet user...”

“As someone that ingests food...”

“As a sentient being...”

This is probably a bad thread but I’ve had a terrible day and I’ve just seen this phrase too many times just today alone, let alone throughout being here in general. So I, as a consumer of ResetEra, am sorry.
 

SaintBowWow

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,774
It’s usually used in response to threads focused on how certain things will impact the industry or make money for giant corporations so the preface “as a consumer” means that the post is framed around what is best for that individual poster’s consumption of content without regard for what is and is not profitable for someone else.
 

Arulan

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,380
Considering how many people I see on this forum argue as if they're shareholders of their-favorite-platform-holder, I don't think it's surprising to have to remind others that as consumers, our interests are different.
 

HardRojo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,363
It’s got to be pointed out because sometimes, from some replies you’d read, you’d think some people are investors rather than consumers in the market.
 

Speevy

Member
Oct 26, 2017
8,406
Considering how many people I see on this forum argue as if they're shareholders of their-favorite-platform-holder, I don't think it's surprising to have to remind others that as consumers, our interests are different.
I've seen people act as shareholders of the forum like "We were promised stock options, the CEO is lining his pockets. Where is the accountability?"
 

Weiss

Member
Oct 25, 2017
25,109
As a consumer, it means I shouldn't be expected to be emotionally invested in business trying to sell me a product.
 
Nov 3, 2017
1,338
Can this get throttled please my god. This is probably the single most annoying thing I see here, and I see it a lot. What the fuck does that even mean, for real? You know the basis for this entire forum is consumerism right? Aside from some devs and such (who I would certainly bet myyyyy bottom dollar are also consumers), we’re all here because we love buying and playing video games.

It just sounds ridiculous. It doesn’t make your point more valid, it just makes you sound like you want your point to be more valid than it is. You’re not entitled to stronger opinion because you buy shit like every other person ever here ever.

“As an internet user...”

“As someone that ingests food...”

“As a sentient being...”

This is probably a bad thread but I’ve had a terrible day and I’ve just seen this phrase too many times just today alone, let alone throughout being here in general. So I, as a consumer of ResetEra, am sorry.
I totally get where you’re coming from tbh. Gaming culture in general excessively uses this term and it’s annoying
 

CenturionNami

Member
Nov 2, 2017
3,246
"WE CONSUMERS MUST STAND AGAINST THE TYRANNY OF SJW STAR WARS"

"SJW DEVS ATTACK GAMERS AND CONSUMERS!"

"WE CONSUMERS DEMAND GAMER RIGHTS"

Have a drinking game on youtube recommendations. I dare ya'll.
 

Duxxy3

Member
Oct 27, 2017
8,800
USA
As a Marcus Fenix... shut the fuck up, Fahz.

edit: Sorry about your bad day OP. I had a really bad one last week.
 

Chandler

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,327
Because sometimes people have to be reminded that in the end, we are consumers. We are allowed to talk about games without needing to be part of the industry, and there's so much business secrecy that sometimes we have to just let shit go because there will never be a clear answer. I shouldn't be forced into drama because I liked a video game.
 

floridaguy954

Member
Oct 29, 2017
2,620
Oct 28, 2019
273
I was referring to the fact the usual alt right catering crowd especially loves the word.
Would you consider this forum alt right cause it gets used here a lot lot too. It's right there on the OP. They said "here". "As a consumer" usually proceeds some bullshit disguised as consumer rights. Maybe not everytime, but enough of the time to be transparent.
 

D.Lo

Banned
Oct 25, 2017
3,349
Sydney
OP, do you work for Nintendo/Blizzard/Sony/Microsoft/Apple?

Because this thread is anti-consumer.
 

jefjay

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,316
Anyone have to use agile project management? You have to write your “stories” (tasks) in a similar format. “As a end user I need to know how to properly sort this list.” It annoys me to no end.

I’m worried that’s where this come from...
 

Windu

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,443
Idk a lot of people on this forum come off as if they are CEOs of these companies.
 

AshenOne

Member
Feb 21, 2018
1,117
Pakistan
I think its ONLY used in specific arguments that involve quite a bit of corporate defending tbh, if it was used too much to a point where its used unnecessarily at the start of every argument on a consumer forum such as this then iam sure a lot of other people other than you would notice this. But man you know how much people absolutely love to defend corporations with tooth and nail these days so its best to use it whenever you're in that sort of situation IMO.
 
Nov 3, 2017
1,338
I worked retail. It's pretty annoying, and frankly a lot of gamers are the "Karens" they memes they talk about.
that’s my exact problem with that Karen garbage lol. People exhibit the exact same behaviour but there’s a cognitive dissonance to it because of the mysoginistic and sexist elements of that meme
 

Ferrio

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,539
As a quote said:
Can this get throttled please my god. This is probably the single most annoying thing I see here, and I see it a lot. What the fuck does that even mean, for real? You know the basis for this entire forum is consumerism right? Aside from some devs and such (who I would certainly bet myyyyy bottom dollar are also consumers), we’re all here because we love buying and playing video games.

It just sounds ridiculous. It doesn’t make your point more valid, it just makes you sound like you want your point to be more valid than it is. You’re not entitled to stronger opinion because you buy shit like every other person ever here ever.

“As an internet user...”

“As someone that ingests food...”

“As a sentient being...”

This is probably a bad thread but I’ve had a terrible day and I’ve just seen this phrase too many times just today alone, let alone throughout being here in general. So I, as a consumer of ResetEra, am sorry.
 

Arulan

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,380
As a consumer I could go for a cheese burger right about now.
Yes, but as a consumer, are you interested in... How McDonald's, Freddy's and In-N-Out compare in monthly hamburger sales numbers? Cheering for the Wendy's exclusivity deal on the Baconator? Or how the next-gen Burger King Whopper secret sauce will cause it to dominate other lesser hamburgers?
 

Hu3

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,176
Yes, but as a consumer, are you interested in... How McDonald's, Freddy's and In-N-Out compare in monthly hamburger sales numbers? Cheering for the Wendy's exclusivity deal on the Baconator? Or how the next-gen Burger King Whopper secret sauce will cause it to dominate other lesser hamburgers?
right in the money. There are people here that think they are the CEO’s of such companies or they have the majority of stakes.