Discussion Deleted on Apple Mac Discussion Forum

Gosh, but I received an email today from “Apple Discussions Staff” telling me that my posting on the “Apple Discussions” has been removed. I tried to launch a “discussion” about battery life experienced by others. I posted this “discussion” on the “Apple Discussions” forum dedicated to “Power and Batteries on a MacBook 13-inch Aluminum (Late 2008)”. Gosh, but I guess it too controversial as they sent me this. Three people replied before it was deleted (see bottom). Guess they don’t like “discussion” on their “discussion” forum.

Dear Robert,

Recently you posted a poll on Apple Discussions. We are including a copy of your message at the end of this email for your reference. We understand the desire to share experiences in your topic “What is Your Battery Life?”, but because these posts are not allowed on our forums, we have removed your post.

These forums are intended for technical questions that can be answered by the community. We want everyone to be able to contribute to our forums and have their issues addressed. We feel that we have a very strong community and that it is an excellent resource for users to get assistance. I encourage you to continue using the Apple Discussions while abiding by our terms of use. The Apple Discussions Use Agreement, which also includes helpful information about using Apple Discussions, is located at http://discussions.apple.com/help.jspa

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Apple Discussions staff

This message is sent from a send-only email account. Any replies sent to this address are deleted automatically by the system.

A copy of your message for reference:

Collecting info about what would be a reasonable expectation of how how much time to get on a battery charge using a MacBook. I get at most 2:25 as shown on the battery indicator (top right of screen), but in clock time about 2 hours max.What about you?

Three people provided me their experience before the posting was deleted:

1. Battery life really depends on how the computer is being used (screen brightness, disk burning, wi-fi, BT, etc.) and can vary considerably. Just sitting here surfing the web about 4 – 5 hours for me.

2. Basic web browsing (low brightness)- 4 hours. Streaming video/Music – 2.5 hours

3. I have similar battery life as the other 2 posters, with optimal energy saving settings, about 4.5 hours. If I’m playing a video game, I can expect about 1.5 hours give or take.

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