View Full Version : a BIG thank you

Mar 14, 2005, 01:35 PM
To (nearly) everyone -

Although I've used a mac for some time, I only joined the forum recently, after getting my iBook and wanting to make sure that I could learn as much as possible to use it effectively.
I'm sure I've posted a few dumb questions, but nearly all my posts (thread starters and thread responses) have been met with informed answers and helpful comments. I have learned a hell of a lot from reading other peoples posts (yes, and some of them are dumb as well!) and, where possible I've tried to give a little back where I think I can be of help.
The overwhelming majority of posters are polite, informed, amusing, etc etc, and I am still achieving my original aim of learning as much as I can about macs - so a BIG thank you to the forum community.

Why the (nearly) at the top of the post? Well, just occasionally, someone posts a dumb question and follows it up by dissing those who try to help, and compounds it all by trying to prove how clever they are. It's very satisfying to see that the response is often 'pacifist' - a very muted and gentle reminder about the aims of the forum, or maybe the thread just stops in its tracks because no-one likes a smart-****.

And finally, I bet that most if not all of the people running this forum are unpaid, unsung and largely anonymous - thanks.

Blue Velvet
Mar 14, 2005, 01:41 PM
Best post of 2005.

Mar 14, 2005, 01:51 PM
Best post of 2005.

its certainly up there that is for sure

and a big Welcome to you as well, and Thanks in part to you as well, everyone is a part of the community, and the more you contribute and become one of those polite and helpful people the better!

thank you for your post, makes us all feel special and loved

Mar 14, 2005, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the thank-you!

Mar 14, 2005, 05:15 PM
Always trying to please... :)

Chip NoVaMac
Mar 14, 2005, 05:31 PM
Glad that MR has been able to help.

As I have said before, MR is like a family. Some you get along with, some you don't.

Mar 14, 2005, 06:18 PM
Nice to hear...I've found that some of the "less forgiving" and "less helpful" get ignored by most members and quickly leave the board as it's attention they're after.

I'm no expert, but help when I can. I came from an "anything goes" message board that I ran for three years, and honestly, a nicely administered board is so much better. No drama, no flaming, name-calling, explicit profanity.

Short: I like it here, and I'm glad most folks put up with my ramblings. :D

I do wish Arn and the powers that be would put a Pay Pal link back up. I don't even want anything for it.

Mar 14, 2005, 06:21 PM
I do wish Arn and the powers that be would put a Pay Pal link back up. I don't even want anything for it.

agreed, i would like to contribute now that i can afford to give, even if it is just a little bit

Mar 14, 2005, 07:27 PM
Why thank you :)

Of course i'm never really helpful :rolleyes:

Mar 15, 2005, 12:31 AM
Macrumors is great I have learned alot from all of the computer geniuses here. :)

Mar 15, 2005, 12:34 AM
I remember when i first started here, I was in awe of the "community" I love it here. And i hope now and in future i am one of those people you are talking about. If any of you guys have problems pm me or im me...

Thank you MacRumors!


Mar 16, 2005, 02:12 AM
For my part I've been in here daily ever since I joined and for sure I've learnt a bunch during that time. It's truly a great community and at times I'm amazed at the patience taken to reply on each single newbie recurring question (which could have been settled by a simple search on the Forum) So big kudos to the MR regular's out there... you know who are you !!

- Dal

mad jew
Mar 16, 2005, 03:15 AM
It's a very cool place! I'm a pretty new user here despite having been registered for almost a year. I was initially pretty intimidated by some of the regulars (and their MASSIVE knowledge of Macs) so I didn't post all that much but I'm getting into it now. It's HELLA fun! :D

Big thanks to the crew in charge.

Mar 17, 2005, 05:37 AM
MacRumors is such a great community. It's efforts made by the community as a whole (as the thread starter pointed out) that make this place, in Apple's words, "Insanely Great". I do my best to contribute to this image also.

Mar 17, 2005, 08:29 AM
MacRumors is like a Genius Bar but with shorter waiting lines. ^_^

Dont Hurt Me
Mar 17, 2005, 08:33 AM
So very true, we have more knowledge and wisdom here then any place i know of. Arn has created a great site and community.

Mar 17, 2005, 09:00 AM
MacRumors is like a Genius Bar but with shorter waiting lines. ^_^

You can sign in on the web, yknow... :)

Mar 20, 2005, 09:30 AM
This is what it is all about - helping other people, having some fun, sharing knowledge. I'm glad your experience has been such a positive one. Yes, there are some posters who basically act like *******s, but once people start ignoring them, their sole reason for being on the Forum (namely attention) disappears and they usually fade away, as they should. MacRumors is a great site though - I've been on many other Forums which have not been as carefully and maturely monitored and moderated as this one, as the result has just been frustrating and counter-productive.

So I'll extend my own thanks to Arn and Co. for maintaining such a great site, and a thanks to the members for making the site what it is.