Why did you join MR (What inspired you)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by doucy2, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    #1
    post why you joined MR
    or what caused you to join?

    I joined because i was looking for a good place to buy and sell macs
    and i had alot of tech questions.
    i started with one mac when i joined (no i have moved about 20 or soo macs since then)
    look at what MR has done to me

    what has it done to you?
     
  2. Melkor macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I joined when I decided to make the switch not too long ago. It's a great place to get answers to mac/computer related questions. I always seem to get decent replys to any of my questions anyway.

    I found the site on google btw.
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

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    Dec 21, 2002
    Location:
    Yahooville S.C.
    #3
    To learn and share Mac Knowledge is why i have been loitering around, plus i enjoy those political threads.
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

    devilot

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    Because I had rather blindly purchased a PB and had no idea what I was doing w/ a Mac. :eek: I still don't really...
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    I first heard of macrumors.com from another forum I frequent, even though I was a long time mac user (since 1999). I have no idea how I decided to sign up. I love you, macrumors! :D


    It has sucked all my time and energy. I hate you, macrumors! :mad:



    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    Lurked for ages, then joined and posted for advice on ethernet cables. Hung around because I liked the diversity of people and many of the threads in community.

    Good mix of creative, intelligent types here.
     
  7. iGary Guest

    iGary

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    Location:
    Randy's House
    #7
    Google.

    I'm a sucker for chat boards.

    I'd probably get twice as much done if I didn't post here. :p
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    And did I say funny? I meant hilarious.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    It gives reason to my constant uni failures.

    That and it's a top spot to find people who know stuff that you don't about your Mac.

    PS, 1 year Maciversary this past weekend. Woo!!!
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #10
    Found MR the spring of 2003, when I started gathering info on a possible purchase (that ended in me getting my iBook in November 2003).

    Lurked for a while longer before I joined in March 2004, when I had something to say (don't remember if it was to ask or answer a question, anymore, but who cares...?)

    Was a rather slow poster the first 9 or 10 months, but I'm starting to catch up... :eek: ;)
     
  11. clayj macrumors 604

    clayj

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    visiting from downstream
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    I was looking for information about this new "headless" Mac that was rumored to be coming out... you may know it as the Mac mini.
     
  12. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    this is my 6th month as a member
    and im on pace to hit 1000 post today

    #983 this one is
     
  13. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    London, England
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    ....but we don't place importance on post count, DO WE.
     
  14. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    No.

    <--- but I know some posters who do...
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  15. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    no we dont
    it is based on the importance of the post
    and the message therefore conveyed
    sorry about that (i'm just excited)
     
  16. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    Location:
    NYC
    #16
    I joined up in 2004, 2 days after my brithday. I was dreaming about a powerbook but I didnt know much about it. I kept dreaming for about 9 months, and posting on these boards in many of the forums, mainly gaming and buying tips and advice(about a year ago the most active forum) and then I caved in and bought an ibook, 2 months later I traded my pc for a sawtooth and enver looked back. Since I bought my ibook I probably only loking at the buying advice section 1 a month.
     
  17. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

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    Frankly, it was frustration with another forum. Though it serves the Mac community well, any postings which hinted at speculation about new releases got penalized. Zero tolerance with any humor, albeit it well intentioned and well written, was becoming increasingly oppressive. So I looked elsewhere, and found a more balanced forum atmosphere.
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #18
    I wanted a new computer, and I wanted something stylish. I remembered having been impressed by OS X earlier, and also with the community that surrounds Macs in general.

    I was using google searching to find answers to questions I had, and a lot of the hits came up here. I started lurking to get answers to all of my questions, ordered my iBook, and then created an account shortly after it arrived. :) And I've definitely loved the community aspect here. :D
     
  19. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    Location:
    Gah! Plymouth
    #19
    I lurked for a long time about 4 months, and then found too many threads that i could help people in and decided to post.
     
  20. amacgenius macrumors 68000

    amacgenius

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    Buffalo, NY
    #20
    Same, and now whenever I type "f" into my address bar of Safari, it autofills for the marketplace ;).
     
  21. jalagl macrumors 6502a

    jalagl

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    Location:
    Costa Rica
    #21
    Same here. i was looking for specific answers to questions about using a Mac mainly for hava software development. I stayed because of the community feeling. :D
     
  22. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    Location:
    Gah! Plymouth
    #22
    Wait you mean i have been doing this all wrong :(
     
  23. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #23
    i found macbytes while looking for mac info/news. and then i found the forums, and then i found MacRumors, signed up a few weeks after being a lurker.
     
  24. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    Location:
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    #24
    I'd lurked for quite a while, but joined up to post a technical query I needed some advice on. A year-and-a-half later, I'm still here... :)
     
  25. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    May 26, 2004
    Location:
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    #25
    The witty banter...

    I joined a few months before I switched. I lurked before posting, and made the switch in August of 2004. I can definitely say that post count isn't important, as my average is only 1.65 a day or something like that. But it is fun!!!
     

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