And the first post on MacRumors was...?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by atlanticza, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    What was the first post? What was the problem? And was it solved?
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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  3. R94N macrumors 68020

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    2001...I think we were still using dial up in my house then.
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I think I just moved up to DSL!
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I had ADSL....6MB....That wouldn't come near my needs now, but at the time it seemed fast, but coming off dial-up anything was:)
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    It was huge..... I remember being able to download an image in no time flat and websites were loading super fast! Oh the days........
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Clearly there were posts before that. That was just the first post of the new system.

    I guess the previous primitive comment system's posts were not archived.

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  8. OllyW Moderator

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    Go on then, you find it. :p
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Probably some n00b whining about not being able to have an avatar or access the marketplace.
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I laughed so hard. It is probably true (avatar not MP because that rule is still kind of new I think).
     
  12. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Ok off-topic, BUT... 6Mbps is the BEST we can get NOW in my podunk town. It aint that bad; we use it for Netflix, online gaming with PS3, etc. sure I'd love to have 20 (or even 10Mbps), but I'll take what I can get. :-D And in 2001... Yeah I still had dial-up, too. :)
     
  13. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I know it sucks....Us city folks take super fast FIOS for granted....There are still a lot of folks on dial-up. My ADSL comes with my landline bundle and is free, so if my Optical connection goes down, I can dig out the old filters etc.
     
  14. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I don't know but I bet it was better than 90% of the content we get on here now days.


    - forum oldie
     
  15. OllyW Moderator

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    Here is the 15 millionth post, which was made a just few minutes ago.
     
  16. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Those comments were too primitive for the superior bulletin board system.
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Sorry, long before my time ........... at MR that is. ;)

    arn's future cash-flow.

    I believe so. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Back then I was probably too busy playing Starbound II on my iMac G3 to care about that there t'Internet. Although three months later I got my first 512kbps broadband connection installed, at which point wasting time online got a lot more bearable :)
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I can't help but wonder what those initial posters are doing right now, or even if they're still amongst us.

    With such generic names I guess we'll never know.
     
  20. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    I just downvoted it for not having more up votes.
     
  21. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't remember any of the posters in that thread (apart from Arn). And I've been around for a while...
     
  22. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Lost in the crypt... ;)
     
  23. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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  24. iGav macrumors G3

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    I miss the quality of the old posters. But that's probably to do with the fact that there were fewer regulars, so you got to know them, and that a thread that was maybe 5 posts when you went to bed, had usually barely scraped the lofty heights of 10 when you woke up the next morning, and in some threads, usually mine, they'd still just be the 1. :p

    When I joined it was the likes of eyelikeart, RowerCPU, Dukestreet, Alphatech, Backtothemac , Jefhatfield, Jelloshotsrule, mischief, Hemingray, teabgs (though I always thought of him as teabags), evoluzione, britboy, Wintermute, krossfyter, Durandal7 and of course your hubs Mr Ed and many, many others, some still post, some lurk, some have changed their names... but I remember them all with fondness though. :)

    I remember evildead. :)
     
  25. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Those 4 months make all the difference!
     

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