I've been on Slashdot for quite some time. I got a mid end 6 digit uid, but I didn't register for a long time. So I'm not exactly new around here.
But I've noticed something increasingly disturbing. The Slashdot crowd has always been somewhat elitist and a lot of zealots. However, it's getting way out of hand.
The so called "fanbois" are not only fanbois, they are delusional fanbois now.
They absolutely refuse to see the facts and smell the reality. They only advocate there own agenda, regardless of how obscure it may sound.
I'm afraid to give examples, for exactly same reason. Someone is bound to disagree on my analogy, and gonna get all bitchy about it.
But it's not the zealots, or the fanbois. It's the new generation of Slashdotters, being tards because they freaking can.
Look at 4chan. What the hell happened? Wide common access to unlimited broadband happened.
The people on community sites aren't the basement dwellers anymore. It's average Joe and his friends.
I am myself not a intentional fanboi. I use Linux for all my server needs, and Windows for my day to day tasks (gaming and entertainment mostly).
Use the right tool for the job, and don't use a specific tool just for the sake of it.
Stop being delusional and listen to the facts of reality. YOUR choice isn't necessarily THE choice for everyone, and it may even not be the best choice for the task.
One thing is trying to be funny when acting like a fanboi/zealot, another thing is just trying to hard.