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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Beej, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Beej macrumors 68020

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    There are now more posts in the general thread than in any other thread at MacRumors! Yay for general! :)
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    yeah and it hasn't been around that long
    This is the best thing out there
     
  3. freedom macrumors member

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    Macrumors kick a$$!

    Since I started visiting macforums
    nothing has ever come close to this…
    Macrumors is king!
    How many members are there?
    Visits per day?
    I don´t think any other macforum
    can ever come even close to this…
     
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    dude where the hell do you come from I can't pronounce it
    But your right it is the place to
    Arn you should clear out all the old users
    you know the ones who becomes members and don't even post ****
    its just wasted space
     
  5. Beej thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was looking at that the other day... there are about 4,000 registered members, and only around 300 of those have more than 20 posts.
     
  6. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    I cant help but feel that these threads are here for the sole purpose of boosting post counts. But, since theres really nothing better to talk about right now I guess discussing the number of "members" and man tits will do....

    We really need to get a wire into Apple or something :D
     
  7. Beej thread starter macrumors 68020

    Beej

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    Well, I have my avatar, so I have no reason to boost my post count...

    And you're right, there's really nothing happening in the world of Apple, so we have to resort to talking about member's post counts. The MacRumors community will not just stop because Apple hasn't done anything exciting lately... we will just come up with more and more boring threads until something exciting happens!
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Wasted space? You're joking right?

    You've wasted more space with your posting 4 screen shots of your desktop than 10,000 user profiles that don't post. How much space do you think those images take up vs. a member data set?

    Let people be a registered member, everyone helps. Even if they don't post it doesn't mean they're not visiting the site, Arn can use all the traffic he can get, gives him more hits which means more people are interested in advertising. Who do you think pays for this site? I ponied up the $30 and bought a mug because I'm a supporter, screw post count and avatars.

    And frankly I'd rather members not post anything at all unless they have something intelligent to say and not just 2 lines about how cool something is.

    Inanity has run amok!
     
  9. freedom macrumors member

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    phonetic?

    Mac15, I´ll try to spell it so you with "brittish" accents might be able 2 pronounce it! We rarely use diftongs in our language…
    All wowels are "straight".
    [middsommahrkransen]
    - midd, as in: middlesbrough
    - som, as in: somersby (what?)
    - ahr, as in: arlington (…)
    - kransen, as in: [same a as in ransom, change o to e as
    the sound of a in any…]
    Did you get that? I´m sorry to jump out of the subject,
    but I´m a patriot when it comes to my "barrio".
    It is a ribbon of flowers you tie to a crown on midsummer´s eve!
    :)
    Do you think Apple personnel read this forum?
    Steve himself? He´s a real hippie, and it wouldn´t surprise me!
     
  10. Beej thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for reminding me dukestreet. I've been going to contribute for ages. I'm going to bed now, but I'll do it tomorrow. But I don't want a mug... can I just donate something? Wait, don't answer, I'll find out myself.

    If you don't see "demi-god" against my name within a week, kick my ass and tell me to donate. thanks :)
     
  11. Beej thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Re: phonetic?

    Good job. Made sense to me.

    PS. Aussies don't have British accents! ;)
     
  12. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I might round up some of boys and head over your way, you can count on me!

    And even though you don't need a mug, go to the contrib page (I know you said not to bother, but other people might like to know), its not an obvious link.

    http://www.macrumors.com/contrib.html
     
  13. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, I have been a daily visitor to macrumors since I signed in May2001, but did not feel the need to post anything, until recently I started joining in on some of the discussions (general and others)

    Indeed I have to say that some posts I made were only to boost my post count (avatar here I come), but then again, some of the discussions were way out of the normal MR league as well , so...
     
  14. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    I started viewing macrumors daily this past summer, but I haven't starting posting until earlier this year. I simply prefer to lurk, unless I feel that I have something worth saying.

    I am getting close to post 100 though!
     
  15. Taft macrumors 65816

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    General good.

    Fire bad.

    I do practically all of my posting under general. I usually just don't have that much to contribute to the rumors section. Does that make me a bad poster??? :(

    Taft
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Re: General good.

    MacRumors is so much more than rumors, you've been around and know that. Like I said, its a resource for mac people. You have a question about something you can usually come here and get more answers and information that you can use.

    Besides you've had some witty/insightful/helpful posts - and you're all spiffed up in a tux. I doubt Arn would kick out such a gentleman as you:D
     
  17. Geert macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked my profile, and found that I'm around .40 posts a day:)
    Luckely the avatar isn't posts/day sensitive.
    As I said, in another general discussions thread, I have been wondering through MR on a daily basis, checking for what's hot at Apple.
    But never felt like posting anything, until a couple of weeks ago I felt the time was ripe to join in on some of the discussions.
    first the hardware and rumor discussions, but since nothing spectacular is going on at apple (or at least they keep it hidden for us very well;) )
    The general discussions is the not the last resort, but a place where one can relax, and join in on some non headaching threads.
     
  18. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    Re: General good.

    i hear that. it's hard to compete with the majority of the people here who know far more in terms of computer technical stuff than myself, so i don't usually have anything to offer there. and as far as posting to boost a count, whether it's for a little icon by your name or not, i don't see the point.you could just make a little icon and put it on your desktop or something and you'd still see it just as much or more...
     
  19. iGav macrumors G3

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    In all honesty...... I'm not really bothered about an avatar.....

    A couple of weeks ago, I was posting quite alot on a day to day basis..... because there was alot of threads I had an interest in..... lately I've slowed down quite abit because of both work load and not alot of threads I thought I could add anything too!!

    Dukestreet man, your count has rocketed in the last few weeks... that's wild.... it's like doubled.... but at least you pretty much always have something intelligent to say...... :D

    Anyway..... have to go, work to do all whilst trying to watch The Shining..... super film!!! :D
     
  20. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I've had a little more time to play. I also check the posts several times a day, but I've mentioned it before, I have the time now, it won't always be that way. And when I do post I try to say something useful, I'm glad someone noticed. Thanks:D

    But I don't think eyelikeart has anything to worry about in terms of getting knocked out of first place in the post count. Besides, I don't play that game.

    However, on a more personal note, since I put the flossing.org in my .sig, we've been getting tons of hits there, its been the best thing that could have happened for out site. Soon, we'll be having a new version and a contest, so I'll be posting that here.
     
  21. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    Macrumors is a nice forum but for sure not one of the bigger ones. Check out Maccentral or even MacNN.
     
  22. macstudent macrumors 6502

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    A bigger forum is not always better. The bigger you are, the more of a chance you will attract some trolls. Mac Central is full of them.
     
  23. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I really like MacRumors. I've invested in it (Demi-Godism) and people know me here a little bit. I wouldn't want to go and do it all over again, rather have more people find out what a great place this is. There are tons of people here, not all of them post.

    Ah, that's for another thread.
     
  24. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Re: General good.

    The Rules:

    1. Fire/money is a tool not a goal.

    2. Fire/money is dangerous and should be respected.

    3. Too much of either one can destroy lives in minutes.

    4. The more of either you have the more carefully you should watch it.

    :D :confused: :rolleyes: ;) :p :eek: :)
     
  25. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    Yes I agree. I was simply responding to a previous post asking if their was anything larger than macrumors (or something like that.)

    I personally like the size of all the apple rumor sites forums. AppleInsider used to be too busy for my taste, but has now drammatically dropped in size.
     

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