Macrumors Forum As An Example

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by n-abounds, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    I go to a number of message boards, and they are all filled with fanboys that really take away from any useful discussion (read:IGN boards). Macrumors' forums seem to have helpful people, with a good bit of humor thrown in.

    To the point: What is it that makes Macrumors forums more civil than the others? For a non-pay website, Macrumors sure has pretty good posters...
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Yes, I agree. I think that my new avatar symbolizes my sophistication.

    I don't in other forums, but I get really annoyed here when people refuse to spell. Dem ppl shud go2 ell.
     
  3. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    The things we like are a reflection of what we are:

    Macs = clear, concise, accurate, mature, sunny outlook.
    'Other' = confused, unintelligible, immature, text-message-style rumblings.

    See posts below for confirmation on that :cool:
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I've always noticed this. We're just damn good is all. Funny how possibly the best forum I visit is a Mac one, wonder how the PC folk would respond to that :D

    Actually I stopped visiting other forums. Everything I need is here.
     
  5. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Great... another MacRumors fanboy. :p
     
  6. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    That's OK. They're still in the honeymoon period. :)
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    OH SNAP!
     
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Damn! Lost again.

    For the record, my original post was tongue-in-cheek.
     
  9. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    It more resembles a religious gathering than any other board I've been a part of.

    Although it's very well run, has efficient / omnipresent moderators and a very civil core membership I'm sure that is the primary reason why it engenders such a sense of community.
     
  10. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Sesshi has an XPS avatar! Kill him!
    Opps.
    I mean, friends don't let friends have XPS avatars.

    Now that's how you can tell we're such a great community.
     
  11. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society?
    XML Paper Specification?
    X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy?
    Nah, you got me :confused:
     
  12. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    I think it actually is X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
    But I could be wrong.
     
  13. psychofreak Retired

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    Xtremely annoying windows Pinging Sound
     
  14. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Of course, it doesn't just end at avatars...

    Yea verily, shalt I be cast forth into the wilderness where there will be much high-performance entertainment :p
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So who's the prodigal son?... ;)
     
  16. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    its so good cause the mods are awesome and get rid of the crap... <3
     
  17. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I think I will perhaps hold the answer in reserve for when he returns. :p
     
  18. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    The members here are highly educated; that makes a big difference. BTW, you should try to cap the 'R' in MacRumors.
     

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