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mac15
May 20, 2002, 06:22 AM
I just joined the 1000 club and I hope the next 1000 will be as fun as the first
and I don't want anybody saying you just posted crap just to get here
cause I'm gonna snap
so 11 have 1000...comon macaztec only 140 or something to go

Ensign Paris
May 20, 2002, 06:38 AM
Welcome to the 1000 club.

ohh, what happens when u snap? That would be quite interesting!

Anyone remember the "I have go to 500 posts thread"

Ensign

Beej
May 20, 2002, 06:48 AM
Welcome, my friend.

Mr. Anderson
May 20, 2002, 08:23 AM
Now the interesting question is how long will it take for there to by 10x2000? We won't see that till after MWSF03, or later.

Welcome to the M club, mac15

eyelikeart
May 20, 2002, 08:23 AM
so how does it feel?? ;)

eyelikeart
May 20, 2002, 08:24 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
Now the interesting question is how long will it take for there to by 10x2000? We won't see that till after MWSF03, or later.

Welcome to the M club, mac15

well we do have 2x2000....pretty soon it'll be 3x2000... :D

Mr. Anderson
May 20, 2002, 08:28 AM
I was wondering if anyone was going to notice, thanks eye.:D

eyelikeart
May 20, 2002, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
I was wondering if anyone was going to notice, thanks eye.:D

oh I noticed duke... ;)

I still need to congratulate u on 2000...

so congrats!!! :D :p :D :p

Backtothemac
May 20, 2002, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by mac15
I just joined the 1000 club and I hope the next 1000 will be as fun as the first
and I don't want anybody saying you just posted crap just to get here
cause I'm gonna snap
so 11 have 1000...comon macaztec only 140 or something to go

Man, you just posted crap to get there ..... he, he.......;)

Mr. Anderson
May 20, 2002, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by mac15
I don't want anybody saying you just posted crap just to get here
cause I'm gonna snap

I wasn't going to comment on this, but when you say this sort of thing you really leave yourself open to abuse. You become fair game, but I'm usually not out hunting.....:D

eyelikeart
May 20, 2002, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet


I wasn't going to comment on this, but when you say this sort of thing you really leave yourself open to abuse. You become fair game, but I'm usually not out hunting.....:D

nah...but u are taunting him....he he he ;)

Mr. Anderson
May 20, 2002, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart


nah...but u are taunting him....he he he ;)

I wasn't the first to bring it up, someone else, b2tm, opened that door. Besides sometimes a good taunting is educational....

Now go away or I will taunt you a second time!

eyelikeart
May 20, 2002, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
Now go away or I will taunt you a second time!

he he he...for a second there u sounded just like AlphaTech w/the newbies... ;)

Mr. Anderson
May 20, 2002, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart


he he he...for a second there u sounded just like AlphaTech w/the newbies... ;)

Its a Monty Python quote (Holy Grail)

The French Knights give a nasty taunting to King Aruthur and crew. Now where's that link?

Ah,

http://www.graphicszone.net/monty_python/Holy_Grail/sounds/taunt.wav

mac15
May 21, 2002, 05:58 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet


I wasn't going to comment on this, but when you say this sort of thing you really leave yourself open to abuse. You become fair game, but I'm usually not out hunting.....:D



yep I left myself wide open but its over now:D
I am so yesterday......:D :D

Mr. Anderson
May 21, 2002, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by mac15




yep I left myself wide open but its over now:D
I am so yesterday......:D :D

Please:rolleyes:

Why don't you strive for enlightening and thoughtful replies for your next 1000 posts.....

eyelikeart
May 21, 2002, 08:29 AM
is it just me...

or is there now what seems to be a rat race to get to 1000 posts going on??

before it was about the avatar...and now the focus seems to be double that...

britboy
May 21, 2002, 08:35 AM
well, the boundary of excellence (or excessiveness;)) is always rising. I just got to the 500 mark, but it's no longer like it's anything worthy of (much) recognition. You're setting the standards of what a 'high' post count is considered to be Eye, and those playing follow-the-leader have to keep to ever-increasing levels to stand out.

eyelikeart
May 21, 2002, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by britboy
You're setting the standards of what a 'high' post count is considered to be Eye, and those playing follow-the-leader have to keep to ever-increasing levels to stand out.

and to think this started as a way for me to break free from work during the day & to cure boredom late at night...he he he :D :p :D

Mr. Anderson
May 21, 2002, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by britboy
You're setting the standards of what a 'high' post count is considered to be Eye, and those playing follow-the-leader have to keep to ever-increasing levels to stand out.

As I've said before, 'high' post count is irrelevant, its the content that's the matter. We've had several threads on the subject, but it basically comes down to writing interesting, witty or relevant posts. By just chiming in and saying you agree/disagree, that's cool, etc. adds nothing to the thread.

I go over to SpyMac about once a week to see what's new, I know I'm not the only one, but there was a thread there last week that was 'Let's make the longest thread ever' OMG, it was so friggin ludicrous, on and on about nothing, just to up your post count. The last I saw it was around 350 posts. Now if you look at any of the longer post here in MacRumors, they have intelligent conversation and debate, something you migh actually want to read, not playing word games throught posting.

Ok, said my peace for now. That's my rant for the day....:D

eyelikeart
May 21, 2002, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
Now if you look at any of the longer post here in MacRumors, they have intelligent conversation and debate, something you migh actually want to read, not playing word games throught posting.

very true duke...

but the problem that can arise here is if one is away from a specific thread for a few hours during the day....he/she can get completely lost in what's going on (even if they are really interested in the topic)...

and to be honest...it is a bit teadious to spend 25 mins reading through all of the posts only to find out that someone has already said what u would have...thus preventing u from adding anything relevant to the thread...

at least that happens to me sometimes... :( ;)

britboy
May 21, 2002, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet


As I've said before, 'high' post count is irrelevant, its the content that's the matter. We've had several threads on the subject, but it basically comes down to writing interesting, witty or relevant posts. By just chiming in and saying you agree/disagree, that's cool, etc. adds nothing to the thread.


I'm pretty such that most of us would whole-heartedly agree with that. By and large, that's what it keeps to here at macrumors too. For evidence of that, there's the Mac's and Politics v.2 thread, which makes for very interesting reading (although it took me a rather long time to do so).

Anyway, i prefer to look at the date joined, rather than the no. of posts a person has had. Having been a member here for over a year, or supporting macrumors (ie, demi-god(ess)) makes me respect a person a whole lot more than having 1k+ posts.

Mr. Anderson
May 21, 2002, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
but the problem that can arise here is if one is away from a specific thread for a few hours during the day....he/she can get completely lost in what's going on (even if they are really interested in the topic)...

and to be honest...it is a bit teadious to spend 25 mins reading through all of the posts only to find out that someone has already said what u would have...thus preventing u from adding anything relevant to the thread...

at least that happens to me sometimes... :( ;)

Of course its going to happen. You wake up in the morning and all the Europeans and Aussies have made their additions to the threads, and you have to play catchup. But what I'm talking about is if you don't have anything to add to the conversation, don't post. I've tried hard to make sure every post has something interesting or worthy of posting. Even if I say I agree, I back it up with why or give examples. You had to get me back on the rant wagon, now didn't you?:D

Backtothemac
May 21, 2002, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart


very true duke...

but the problem that can arise here is if one is away from a specific thread for a few hours during the day....he/she can get completely lost in what's going on (even if they are really interested in the topic)...

and to be honest...it is a bit teadious to spend 25 mins reading through all of the posts only to find out that someone has already said what u would have...thus preventing u from adding anything relevant to the thread...

at least that happens to me sometimes... :( ;)

Obviously all of us have had some of the I agree posts over our time here at MacRumors, but I agree with Duke and Eye. To keep posts on topic and yet fresh is difficult to do sometimes. The Macs and Politics thread is over 280 posts now, and is growing. It is though a very interesting thread. What I had to see is people insite a flamewar, and drag a thread off of topic. That is the thing that is so frustrating, although I have done it before :rolleyes:

As far as the 1,000 posts. Well my goal is to make the 2000 posts mark with people saying, "Man B2TM never posts trash, and is one intelligent MoFo."
:cool: Call me Dr. Postwell.....;)

Mr. Anderson
May 21, 2002, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by britboy

Anyway, i prefer to look at the date joined, rather than the no. of posts a person has had. Having been a member here for over a year, or supporting macrumors (ie, demi-god(ess)) makes me respect a person a whole lot more than having 1k+ posts.

I never really look at the number of post or date, some of the more intelligent posts are from newbies who have been lurking or just joined and come in when something needs to be said. I treat everyone here like I do in the real world. Everyone is equal and the idiots make themselves obvious, then I ignore them. Same thing here, you can join the conversation or taunt and flame, I don't put up with that, but you have to be tactful, because showing that they've gotten to you is what they want.

When I first started posting I remember a thread started by a lower post count individual that basicallly was flame bait and it opened up a huge debate. Buy he never came back to defend himself, he was just inciting a post riot.

Mr. Anderson
May 21, 2002, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by Backtothemac

As far as the 1,000 posts. Well my goal is to make the 2000 posts mark with people saying, "Man B2TM never posts trash, and is one intelligent MoFo."
:cool: Call me Dr. Postwell.....;)

I've been striving for that goal to, I'd like to think I've made it. But there always is the occassional taunt or dig when you've been here long enough, you make friends, get to know personalities. Which is great.

But I also agree with the off topic issue. Its not always bad, look at the Travis thread, it had a huge religion section, but eventually got back on track.

eyelikeart
May 21, 2002, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
You had to get me back on the rant wagon, now didn't you?:D

no rant here...he he he... ;)

just making some observations...that is all...

I've come to the conclusion that it's virtually impossible to stay on top of all the discussions taking place here with the different time zones...which is why I tend to stick in my corners...sometimes popping into others...

for instance...the Macs & Politics thread...I'd love to get back into that one...but I think I'm about 3 pages late on where it presently is... :(

Mr. Anderson
May 21, 2002, 09:10 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart

for instance...the Macs & Politics thread...I'd love to get back into that one...but I think I'm about 3 pages late on where it presently is... :(

I've found myself posting more and more in the community forum, with occassionaly forays into the private and general mac ones. Of course I always have my 2 for the articles. But this forum has been much more interesting. Glad arn created it.

eyelikeart
May 21, 2002, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet


I've found myself posting more and more in the community forum, with occassionaly forays into the private and general mac ones. Of course I always have my 2 for the articles. But this forum has been much more interesting. Glad arn created it.

same here...I've found I spend more time in the General Discussions thread now than anything else...

I'm still finding some discussions of which to add in the others every now & then...

damn...that was basically an "I agree" post... ;) :D

britboy
May 21, 2002, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by dukestreet
I never really look at the number of post or date, some of the more intelligent posts are from newbies who have been lurking or just joined and come in when something needs to be said. I treat everyone here like I do in the real world. Everyone is equal and the idiots make themselves obvious, then I ignore them. Same thing here, you can join the conversation or taunt and flame, I don't put up with that, but you have to be tactful, because showing that they've gotten to you is what they want.

That numbers do not constitute an intelligent poster is a given. Some of the most insightful comments i've seen have come from someone with just a handfull of posts to their name, particularly on technical issues.

On the upside of things, if Person X (i sure hope there isn't someone actually registered with that name :p) posts crap on a regular basis, then you can start to recognise that person, and not have to bother reading his post to know it's not going to be of any benifit to the thread/to you.

Without trying to brown my nose too badly (:D), your posts have virtually all be well worth the reading. Thanks.

Mr. Anderson
May 21, 2002, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by britboy

On the upside of things, if Person X (i sure hope there isn't someone actually registered with that name :p) posts crap on a regular basis, then you can start to recognise that person, and not have to bother reading his post to know it's not going to be of any benifit to the thread/to you.

Without trying to brown my nose too badly (:D), your posts have virtually all be well worth the reading. Thanks.

I've done this a bit, but it doesn't always work. I'm not one to point fingers, so I won't, but its an interesting dynamic that is a consequence of some of these posts. They have a tendency to get off topic or in some cases a new thread with a totally silly topic that ends up being a truly great conversation because the more prolific and intelligent posters get involved.

So even though I might not respect some members as much as others, their contributions are no less important than others.

And I appreciate the compliment, thanks.

D