A bit of advice for Macrumors

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Durandal7, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I realize that this is a rumors website, but recently several of the forums especially Hardware rumors and Article discussion have veered off into totally unrelated areas. Perhaps, for the benifit of the users who actually want t discuss rumors, you could make a "General Computing" forum or something along those lines. A general forum for people seeking help with something or just complaining could free up the rumor forums for rumors. Just a suggestion guys.
     
  2. Beej macrumors 68020

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    I agree... I think this site is based on rumors, but a lot of people want to talk about other stuff. But there is really no place to do it, so it ends up in with the rumor threads...
     
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    me too

    even though I've probably been guilty of replying to some of the above type of threads....I think it might be a good idea to have a forum for complaints and such....after MWSF it did get to be quite hectic in the forums with complaints and online bickering going on...
     
  4. madamimadam macrumors 65816

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    Re: A bit of advice for Macrumors

    Most of the off the topic stuff spurs from topic related items, though. I think you just have to accept that in forums like these, same as open group mail lists, people will go off the topic for want of filling in their spare time with no care for others and just to stop things being so serious.
     
  5. F/reW/re macrumors 6502

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    I tought Article Discussion was supposed to be for general discussion?
    We have a HW and SW section so why can`t Article Discussion be a general section?

    btw the new forum looks greate!
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    Actually... article dicussion was for articles alone... it has now been limited to article posts and replies alone...

    I'll throw up a general forum as there does seem to be enough interest.

    arn
     
  7. spikey macrumors 6502a

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    If the general duscussion forum is because of so called "flamewars" then dont bother. these flamewars are related to article discussion and hardware discussion, although they contain flames and insults, they also contain valid theoretical points and viewpoints.

    Kool new look to the forum arn.
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    naw... general discussion is for non "rumor" material...

    you know... general mac questions etc....

    arn
     
  9. spikey macrumors 6502a

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  10. mischief macrumors 68030

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    ???????????????

    WTH is a "macrumors 6502" seniority level?
     
  11. dantec macrumors 6502a

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    What happens now when you reach a 1000 posts? Does it actually work or change anything?:p
     
  12. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Re: ???????????????

    Very good question.
    Maybe they havent figured out what to call an over 500 poster.

    My Suggestion:

    'macrumors get-a-life-er'

    No offense Spikey. I'll be there in about a month.
     
  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Re: ???????????????

    500 posts + maybe?
     
  14. mischief macrumors 68030

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    how about:

    Macrumors Fogey

    Macrumors Resident

    Macrumors Squatter

    Macrumors Stalker

    Macrumors AI

    I'd like to see :

    Macrumors Simian Excrement Technician

    or

    Macrumors certified wizeass

    or

    Macrumors resident 800lb Gorilla

    But of course that would't fit.
     
  15. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Why dont you say what you REALLY want to say:

    'MacRumors Professional Monkey Poop Slinger'

    or better yet

    'MacRumors JefHatfield Prodigy'

    he he he
     
  16. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Nah:

    Society for the
    Prevention of
    Cruelty to
    Arangutans.

    I thought :

    Monkey poop vendor

    or

    Official Poop-monkey breeder

    but then I thought it'd be too direct to be funny.
     
  17. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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  18. evildead macrumors 65816

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    500 posts

    I see a new feature in the users area. we get something called an "Avatar" when we reach 500 posts. Its an icon under our names ... and we get to pick it. or at least as I can tell from the description of it.

    eyelikeart is close... he will have to tell us about it when he reaches that point. Im still a bit away from that honor.
     

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