[MacRumors] Namechange

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  1. deadkenny macrumors regular

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    Now that Apple Comptuer Inc. changed their Name wouldn't it be logical for MacRumors to change it's name to Apple Rumors? I think about half of the Rumors is about iPod, iPhone etc. anyway and not about the Mac. And of cause you already own the Domain www.applerumors.com :)
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    I can't say I didn't think of it at the time. :)

    Obviously, you'd lose part of the identity that comes with the name... so, for that reason alone, we won't switch.

    But, certainly Apple Rumors describes this site more accurately than Mac Rumors.

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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Apple Rumours doesn't sound nearly as good when spoken, but I guess that's not really a problem for an internet forum.
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    ya, I think mostly it would be of benefit for non Mac people (ipod, iphone people) to be able to identify the site topic more easily... because if they type in "apple rumors" in google, we're on top anyhow.

    but like I said, no real chance of a change

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  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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  6. Dalriada macrumors 6502

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    Very smart.... :p
     
  7. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    I suppose it could be changed from MacRumors to MacRumours to make all the Britts and Aussies happy.
     
  8. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Brits - single "t" ;)

    And what, loose our smug sense of superiority over the fact our American cousins can't spell? Nah, stick with MacRumors :p :D
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Maybe MACDRIVE is wanting to make Britt Ekland and her namesakes happy? He should be commended for his thoughtfulness. :)
     
  10. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    No wonder, I had to google the forum every time I want to check it. I always used MacRumours.com :eek:

    P.S. Why is it Forums and not Foroums? :p
     
  11. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Don't know. Must be an errour..
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Shouldn't it - in that case - have been Fourums? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

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    It might also be a miZtake. :p
    Ask someone else because I no nothing about politics. :eek:
     
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nothing to do with politics, just placing the extra 'u' after the 'o', and not an extra 'o' in front of the 'u'... :D
     
  15. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    It appears Arn registered AppleRumors.com way back in 2002.
     
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If a business changes it's name it has to look at what it took to build their current brand. If there is a site that is known for it's name or brand then it's not a great idea to change it. Apple's change wasn't enough to screw with their personal brand as they didn't drop the Apple they just dropped the computer.
    I wouldn't change an established brand unless I was certain the alternative was indeed a better move.
     
  17. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    It's lose, not loose. And the Americans can't spell? :)
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    What do you expect when we got rat chewed water stained books from the British to start the schools in the new world.
     
  19. Dalriada macrumors 6502

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    I think you may just try a single "o" there :p :p :p
     
  20. generationxwing macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget the Canadians. We perfer words like rumours spelled correctly too.
     
  21. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    However, a lot of us prefer words spelt correctly.
     
  22. generationxwing macrumors 6502

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    I see you got the joke :)
     
  23. balamw Moderator

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    Silly me I thought it should be Fora. :p

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  24. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've known people who actually talk that way. It's difficult not to notice.

    We really wouldn't have a problem with this if people would just switch to Japanese. :p Then, the site name would really have to change a bit.
     
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