MacRumors.com History

Discussion in 'Community' started by applemacdude, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. macrumors 68040

    applemacdude

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2001
    Location:
    Over The Rainbow
    #1
    Just courious but what's the history if this website? How did it start? Who started it? Why?...And who was the first member?
     
  2. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #2
    Website started in Feb 2000. It started with an early version of PHPSlash... which was a PHP port of Slashdot.

    The code wasn't in a very advanced state, and limited comment support was added... but in the end vBulletin was used and implemented in 2001.

    I started MacRumors... and it's been a hobby site since it started. I'm not sure what details you're interested in.

    The purpose of the site when it started is basically the same as it is today. To track/follow rumors/news on Apple. Lots of rumors appear in non-traditional rumor sites -- mainstream sites, patent applications, etc...

    I guess I was the first member. ;)

    arn
     
  3. Retired

    jefhatfield

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2000
    #3
    ...and i was the first post hog, before newer and more prolific post hogs came around:p
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    mymemory

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Location:
    Miami
    #4
    I was the first venezuelan member and looks like the only latin american interested in Apple computers:rolleyes:
     
  5. Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Metairie, LA
    #5
    I was the first to get an avatar... ;)

    and to be stalked...

    and to be cloned... :eek:
     
  6. macrumors 68030

    mischief

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Location:
    Santa Cruz Ca
    #6
    Things to search under:

    noteworthy searches by post:

    -Pie Fight
    -Poop
    -DGVPG
    -Anti Zealot Campaign
    -Smileys
    -Drunk
    -Censor

    Notorious/Banned members:

    - Spikey
    - samdweck
    - shrek
    - gocyrus
     
  7. macrumors 68020

    mymemory

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Location:
    Miami
    #7
    Re: Things to search under:

    Sorry, nothing like "miss macrumors" contest:D
     
  8. macrumors 68000

    hvfsl

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2001
    Location:
    London, UK
    #8
    What do you have to do to get banned?
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2002
    Location:
    Versailles, KY (and that's pronounced Vurr-sales)
    #9
    Why? Are you trying?
     
  10. macrumors 68040

    mactastic

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Location:
    Colly-fornia
    #10
    Very cool. I think I first ran across this site in late '01/early'02, and was impressed with it. Very quickly became the first place to check for new mac news/rumors. Then I started realizing how cool the people were.:D :D :D
     
  11. macrumors 604

    scem0

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    back in NYC!
    #11
    And I was the first cool member. No one before me was cool, there was only the dull and the dumb. The history of macrumors starts with me and will end with me.

    I make this forum better with my smilies.... which aren't available to me at the moment (I am at scholotzsky's), and my awesome signature

    --scem0 (which isn't available to me at the moment - I am at scholotzsky's)

    Ahhh , where would macrumors be without me....:eek:

    ;)
     
  12. macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    #12
    haha such a lie scemo


    Ok to get banned you basically need to be annoying and cause extra work for the mods (ie deleting posts) and repeated offensese after being warned causes being suspended.
     
  13. macrumors 603

    shadowfax

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    #13
    scem0, how is it not available to you at schlotzky's? all you have to do is find in a previous post, copy its location, and put tags on it in your post. how could you be the first cool or smart member if you didn't know that? :rolleyes:

    at any rate, who could forget the geek [sex] thread in all it's wastelanded glory? and how about the funny pictures thread in all of it's shameful ending glory? ah, yes, macrumors history indeed!
     
  14. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Location:
    VA
    #14
    Re: Things to search under:

    u cannot forget the travis thread...asking for a laptop... ;)
     
  15. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #15
    Re: Definition of Insanity...

    Does this fit any of the classical definitions of insanity or severe mental illness?

    :p

    Of course it could just be the ol' pickled brain syndrome...
    [​IMG]

    Edit - Gasp, I completely forgot about that Ramen-based Brain Rot rumor going around. :eek:
     

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