Help us out on a Macrumors survey

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mfacey, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. mfacey macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Myself and a fellow macrumors member are doing a preliminary research on Apple/Mac virtual communities. We'd like to ask you as regular Macrumors visitors/posters to answer some simple questions about your membership of this community we have here!

    Hope you're willing to help us out!

    Here are the questions:

    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?

    3. What Apple products do you own?

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?

    That's all, thanks!
     
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Jan 22, 2006
    Location:
    Clearwater, FL
    #2
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    Boredom.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    Boredom.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    2G shuffle, iMac CoreDuo, 8GB Nano

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    Apple computers.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    Boredom.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Yes.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    Yes, but not actively.
     
  3. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    Jul 3, 2004
    Location:
    Mac since 7.5
    #3
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community? Doing some research prior to buying my PowerBook.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community? Timely information and humorous rumours, but mainly the community.

    3. What Apple products do you own? iMac G4 15", PowerBook G4 15", 1G iPod Shuffle [512 and 1GB], 4G 60GB iPod, iSight, b/g Airport Extreme Base Station, Airport Express, wireless mouse, eMate 300, Mac SE/30, iMac G3.

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community? Pretty much everything.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors? Seemed like a friendly bunch of folks.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member? Yes, although not nearly as active as I used to be [darn RW].

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities? I tried one or two other places, but nothing I found compelled me to either stay there or leave here.
     
  4. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    Jul 23, 2004
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #4
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?

    I purchased (impulse) an iBook in 2003 and I wanted to learn about OS X.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?

    Nothing better to do when I'm bored at work I guess.

    3. What Apple products do you own?

    Currently; iMac G5, iMac Core 2 Duo, Mac mini Core Duo, iPod w/video 60 GB, iPod w/video 80 GB, iPod mini 4 GB.

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?

    The Apple Mac and Mac OS X.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?

    When I purchased my first Mac I found the site by accident and there was a lot of good information here.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?

    Not really

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?

    Yes (#MacOSX on irc.freenode.net)
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Jan 6, 2004
    #5
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community? Original motivation was, looking for help and info

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community? Learning more about Apple/Computers in general, and helping others

    3. What Apple products do you own? iMac G5 17" PowerBook G4 12" iPod Shuffle 1stGen (512MB), iPod 5.5Gen (80Gig), BT Keyboard & Mouse, Airport Express

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community? Everything that i can help with.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors? Knowledgeable place, friendly, easy to navigate site

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member? Yes

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities? No, i tried, perhaps even joined, but didn't find enjoyment in them as i do here at MacRumors.
     
  6. brad.c macrumors 68020

    brad.c

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    #6
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    Questions needed answering.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    Answers needed questioning.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    MBP, G4 quicksilver, G4 Sawtooth, G3 B&W, Airport network, iPod Video, and Two Beatles albums

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    Powerbook G5/Everything

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    Best group of people in the world!

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Usually, yes

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    There are OTHER online communites?

    That's all, thanks!
     
  7. ezzie macrumors 68020

    ezzie

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    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    #7
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    i wanted to stay on top of upcoming/speculated products.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    i have answered a few questions and helped a few people, and that's satisfying to me.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    iMac G3, iBook G4 14", iPod mini, MBP Core Duo 15".

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    iMac and iPod.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    i lurked here for a long time before posting, and i really felt like there were some good people here.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    i'm more active in the community aspect as opposed to the "rumors" aspect.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    nope! it's macrumors only for me! :)
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    Sep 3, 2003
    Location:
    North Carolina
    #8
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    Don't remember. It was a long time ago!

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    Fun, good support, helpful.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    iBook G4, Intel iMac, iPod Shuffle, Airport extreme base station, two airport expresses.

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    Macs

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    Don't remember -- it was almost four years ago.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Yes.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    Yes -- apple.com, maccentral -- but not active
     
  9. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

    mgargan1

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    Feb 22, 2003
    Location:
    Reston, VA
    #9
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    It's like a cult i don't have to pay to be a part of :)

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    something to do on the internet while I have free time

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    20" iMac C2D, 17" iMac C2D, MacMini CD, ipod photo 20GB, about a dozen apple stickers... (but i've owned a lot more than that)

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    there isn't anyone in particular

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    I was buying a 17" powerbook, and thought it would be nice if i could talk to people if i had any questions

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    not as much as some people here. I read a lot more then I write.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    nope
     
  10. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

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    Jan 16, 2007
    #10
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    My friends were doing it- seriously

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    Gives me something to do at work, and I enjoy it

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    Two iPods, a powerbook, and a macbook pro on the way

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    Laptops and software

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    I like reading rumors

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    A recently active member

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    I read appleinsider and thats about it as far as other communities

    That's all, thanks!
    You're welcome
     
  11. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    Jul 26, 2005
    #11
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    My uncle introduced me before I switched, and I found alot of help in switching on this forum.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    It's something that isn't blocked (yet) at my school, I can learn from others, and I can help others with my knowledge.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    Mac mini, iPod mini

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    MacBook (Pro?), iPod nano, iPhone, iTV,

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    See #1.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Sometimes - I normally post in increments of 10 to 20 per day, once every month or two.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    Yes. Apple Discussions.


    Glad I could help. :)
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #12
    I wanted to find out more about Macs.

    I got to know some of the members and decided I enjoyed my discussions with them.

    Currently, a Cube, 22" ACD, MacBook, 24" iMac, AEBS, APE.

    All of them.

    I found a better class of Mac addict here.

    Yes.

    No, although I do visit ThinkSecret and AppleInsider from time to time, and I used to enjoy As The Apple Turns.
     
  13. zap2 macrumors 604

    zap2

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2005
    Location:
    Washington D.C
    #13
    1. Wanted to learn about my Mac

    2. Its rock...honestly one of the web things ever I've found on the web

    3. iPod shuffle 2G, Nano ,5G,1G, shuffle 1G , Mac Mini Core Duo, iBook G4 iMac G5, and a few docks mice and keyboard
    4. iPod, :apple: TV, iPhone, iMac

    5. It seemed to be the forum with the most member, thread ect

    6. Yes

    7. Yes, but I don't go there much/ever
     
  14. sb58 macrumors 6502a

    sb58

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    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Hades
    #14
    1. Zap2 more or less.

    2. er... apple rocks? i don't really know

    3. An ipod :D hopefully a computer from them eventually.

    4. Macs, iPods, iPhone.

    5. Zap2, once again.

    6. somewhat yes.

    7. nope just MR.
     
  15. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

    nazmac21

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    Digital World
    #15
    1. I wanted to learn more about Apple.
    2. Helping people and posting interesting posts. I am sorry for some posts. Please forgive and I am not stupid. The winters are crazy here in Minnesota. Nothing to better to do than post on MacRumors.
    3. 2Ghz MacBook (White), 1.33Ghz iBook G4 and 1G iPod Shuffle.
    4. MacBook and MacBook Pro (including iBook and PowerBook).
    5. I love to talk to people about Apple and Macs.
    6. Yes, I like to post.
    7. No
     
  16. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    #16
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?

    Dunno exactly...'cause it was there?

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?

    To share my boundless wisdom with the poor benighted masses. *cough cough*

    3. What Apple products do you own?

    G5 Power Mac.

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?

    The computer thingies.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?

    Because they hadn't banned my IP address for some reason.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?

    To some extent.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?

    Yep, IMG and the Unity forums...actually I'm more active on those boards.

    --Eric
     
  17. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Jul 1, 2004
    #17
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    Looking for information/speculation on the possibility of a G5 powerbook (I hear they're coming out this tuesday. :D )

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    Keeping up with upcoming product releases, helping others out

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    Sadly, only a 2Gen iPod - Hopefully a MBP in the near future

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    Macbook Pros, mainly

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    really friendly people for the most part, good discussions (thanks, Arn)

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Yes

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    No
     
  18. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    #18
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    Interest in the products, keeping up with product announcements, software updates.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    Keeping up with product announcements and software updates. Hearing different people's reactions and opinions about things. Finding answers to my questions and answering other people's questions.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    3rd generation 20GB iPod, 1st generation 4GB iPod nano, MacBook Pro (CD), iMac (C2D), Apple BT keyboard

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    MacBooks (incl. Pro), iMacs, iPods

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    So I could post in the forums.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Yes. I post at least once daily on most days.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    No.
     
  19. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    #19
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community? I originally signed up to get some reassurance on a technical matter.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community? Because the people here are on the whole really nice sorts, and very friendly helpful towards each other – and not just on the techie stuff, either. It's a good community.

    3. What Apple products do you own? A Dual 2GHz G5 Power Mac, a 23" Cinema Display (old school), a 1.83GHz MacBook, a 20GB 3G iPod, and a 2GB 2G iPod nano.

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community? To be honest, it's more the community aspect I come here to participate in rather than the Apple stuff.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors? As I mentioned in Q.1, I came here originally looking for some technical advice – this place seemed to have the right balance of expertise and friendliness.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member? I'd say so.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities? I do browse a few other Mac forums, but I don't belong to or post on any others besides MacRumors.
     
  20. MultiM macrumors 6502

    MultiM

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    May 9, 2006
    Location:
    TO. I've moved!
    #20
    happy to help:D
     
  21. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

    psycoswimmer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    #21
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    I really wanted a Mac and liked reading about them. I lurked around here for a while and eventually joined.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    I like to help others with any problems they have with their Mac. Also, being able to ask for help and have a supportive response is great.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    An iPod Photo 30GB, and an iMac Core 2 Duo 20".

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    Probably iMacs, as that is the one I own. I like reading or contributing to any category, though.

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    This was, in my opinion, one of the best rumor/Apple sites I found, and saw how large and supportive the community was through my lurking.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Yes. I get on MR every day.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    No, but I do read other mac blogs.
     
  22. decksnap macrumors 68040

    decksnap

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    Apr 11, 2003
    #22
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?

    Had questions, needed help.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?

    Still have questions from time to time, like to help solve other people's problems, like to learn random stuff I wouldn't know I needed to know until I read it.

    3. What Apple products do you own?

    G3 iMac, G4 Powermac, G5 Powermac, Quad MacPro, Studio display, Cinema displays, iPod

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?

    OS X, Mac hardware and software

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?

    Had questions, needed help.

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?

    Yes.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?

    No.
     
  23. mrkramer macrumors 603

    mrkramer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Location:
    Somewhere
    #23
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    I don't really remember, but it was probably for looking for information on powerbook G5s
    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    I don't have anywhere better to waste my time.
    3. What Apple products do you own?
    eMac iPod and some software
    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    all of them
    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    I found it on google, and I wanted to reply to some topic on here so I registered but then never posted for a few months
    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    yes
    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    yes but not very actively
     
  24. srf4real macrumors 68030

    srf4real

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    paradise beach FL
    #24
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    Needed tech help

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    need tech help / boredom

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    G3 powerbook, G3 iMac, mini

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    OS X software

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    Good first impression when visiting

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    it's all relative (see mad jew)

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    nope.

    :)
     
  25. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

    Legolamb

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Location:
    North of where I'd like to be
    #25
    1. What was your motivation in becoming a member of a apple/mac community?
    To learn more about the Mac, feel less isolated in my Mac addiction.

    2. What is your motivation in remaining an active member of the apple/mac community?
    Learning more, curiosity about other Mac afficinados.

    3. What Apple products do you own?
    See sig.

    4. Which Apple products are you most interested in when participating in this community?
    MBP

    5. Why did you choose to become a member of macrumors?
    I’ve lurked for 2 years, enjoy the banter and the knowledge (not necessarily in the same thread).

    6. Do you consider yourself to be an active member?
    Not compared to some of you guys, but fairly yes.

    7. Are you a member of any other virtual (online) apple/mac communities?
    I’m on the Dashcode development mailing list.
     

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