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Discussion in 'Site News' started by arn, Feb 9, 2002.

  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    NICE!!!!!!

    I love the mug... do they ship internationally?



    irmongoose
     
  3. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Shirts are a little boring. Let me know if you guys need some help designing better shirts:)
     
  4. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    False claim on the shirt. Portfolio was first PDA.
     
  5. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    It's actually a dice-y claim - as there were "organizers" before (sharp wizards)... but seeing as Apple/Sculley coined the term "PDA" - it's impossible for it to have existed prior to the Newton. :) And the Amstrad handheld may have been designed and released in betwee the Newton's announcement and release... though - the details of that aren't clear.

    Some people may take offense to the "first GUI" - it may be more fitting to say "first GUI to market"...

    and... they do ship internationally...

    arn
     
  6. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    I am just happy as a clam about both the shirt and the mug... and I think the new logo is truly topshelf. Won't get much chance to wear the shirt around PC-users (office environment isn't QUITE that lax, even on casual day) but the mug will be on display next to "that God-forsaken Mac abomination" that I call a computer. This year's April fool's prank will be setting all the homepages to MacRumors.com... I am pretty sure I am the only one in the place that even knows what IEAK (Internet Explorer Administration Kit) is.. so I will be hearing howls of dissention about the PC dweebs inability to change their homepage for at least a few days.

    Thanks, Arn, for supplying us users with the opportunity to show our support for this site.
     
  7. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    hey arn...

    nice status.... macrumors god... haha





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  8. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I will be buying stuff as soon as I have paid off my bill from lasts night shop at richer sounds.
     
  9. britboy macrumors 68030

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    This is deffinitely one of the better ideas for generating additional income that i've seen!

    Great job Arn/Blakespot
     
  10. Rocketman macrumors 603

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    How about first consumer supercomputer?
    First all digital publishing system.
     
  11. Matthé macrumors member

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    logo

    i'm sorry but the macrumors logo is just too hideous to buy anything with that on it.
     
  12. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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    Heh

    The subtitle is ripped from Apple's marketing. Gee how original. And AppleLinks.com is already selling dorky clocks and mugs with their redesigned (easily reproduceable) crap logo too.

    Anything to make a buck I guess.

    Whats next, Macs and Porn? I don't even want to imagine how the new mouse could be used, oops too late :D (Hey I suggested it so give me some props okay?)
     
  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    the store...

    looks like arn's been busy behind closed doors....he he he....

    I may have to get a mug soon... ;)
     
  14. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    Re: Heh

    Clearly it is... that's the whole point...

    There will certainly be those who don't like our logo... for those, I'm sorry we don't have anything for you... yet (stay tuned)

    I'd refer people to http://www.macrumors.com/contributor.php3 for why product sales are being offered. I don't want this to become a long discussion on the topic.... however, I will say... this site consumes far more money than it makes. It's easy to blame webmasters as "greedy bastards" just interested in "making a buck"... but the advertising/product push on Macrumors.com is being driven soley by a significant cost of a dedicated server pushing gigabytes of data a day.

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  15. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: Heh

    So, it looks like arn added a "...yet" later on...

    so arn, did you suddenly spring up with another great idea for merchandise??



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  16. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    It's worth it.

    Heck, as I stated on a seperate post here regarding fund raising possibilities, I've had so much fun here since I joined a week prior to Macworld that I'd send 10 bucks just for the value of the good times I've had.

    But now, I can send a few more bucks and get what I think is a pretty cool mug while supporting a place that I have found myself visiting almost daily.

    Next month, consider me a mug buyer!

    (so arn; if I give ya a couple hundred do I get to choose a disembodied kewpie doll head or staring eyeball for *my* avatar?):p

    (running from eyelikeart...)
     
  17. spikey macrumors 6502a

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    Hell, this is what i call "thinking different".

    Arn, Ignore sayer. For some reason he enjoys making a fool of himself, just look at what he put down for his location. Trying to be funny sayer???
    He eats ****ing prozac for breakfast.

    Anyway, if it ships to the uk then i might have to get a t-shirt.
     
  18. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Re: It's worth it.

    it just so happens that I have a warehouse full of kewpie body parts....

    any takers? ha ha ha!!! :p
     
  19. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    So.. results?

    So how has the first day or so been, sales wise? I don't want specific numbers, but have people actually pulled through (unlikely) or is everyone on this board just talk (likely)?

    Do you think your financial troubles (in relation to macrumors) will be solved by the merchandise at this rate?
     
  20. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

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    Hey arn how about a donate button. I would much rather pay all the money to you and get nothing in return, I have aready gotten a whole lot of this board.
     
  21. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    I really don't understand how anyone could bash the new logo. I'm certainly no one's idea of a graphic designer, but guess what! Neither are most of the rest of the human race. It's simple, it's interesting, it conveys a thought without beating you over the head.. I think it's very nice.

    As for the "accuracy" of the claims on the shirt.. I think Arn described the one that I had difficulty with (the newton) perfectly, as "dicey". It's not patently false, so no one is going to come up with a book and smack you with it... but I wouldn't want my dinner to rely on my being able to prove the point, either.

    Now, the mousepad I am still wavering on. The only computer I have a mouse on, as opposed to a trackball, uses an optical mouse, and I have had mixed results using a mousepad with optical mice. For $15 bucks to a good cause, though, I might have to spring for one just to see.

    What I think they need to make next are those window cling stickers... so I can have a Mac Rumors one in the lower right corner of my rear window to match the Apple one in the lower left. Ok, feel free to tell me how pathetic I am now.
     
  22. BeerDrinker29 macrumors regular

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    What I think they need next is a new site design. Sure, the logo is nice, but does not go with the rest of the stale looking page!I don't think the current design does the page justice.
     
  23. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    If you really don't want a mug, but would still like to contribute... you may send paypal payments to donate@macrumors.com

    Donations of $20 or greater will provide you the same benefits as those who purchase a Mug for a period of one year. (updated user-title as well as possible future benefits)

    arn
     
  24. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I just bought my mug!!

    so do I get to finally see what's behind that private door?! :p
     
  25. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    WTF?!?!?!

    Hey arn,

    I just ATTEMPTED to purchase a mug, but I keep getting a message that won't let me. What's up with that????

    If I buy two mugs, can I get upgraded to god instead of demi-god???? :D
     

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