Can't recall Mac rumors site

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  1. Netniks macrumors newbie

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    I installed SheepShaver on my MacBook Pro today, and was playing with FreeHand a bit when I got all nostalgic over the early Mac rumors sites. They felt like local access TV, or something similarly unscripted,… all heart but no polish.

    I am trying to recall another mac rumors site that surfaced and went away in the late 90's. It's not thinksecret or macintouch (still going!)… but had a Mac OS 9 desktop design, complete with windows and title bars like that of Mac OS 9.
     
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    I remember one called Spymac from around then? Looks like it is gone now.
     
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    Thanks, Weaselboy. I completely forgot about spymac! It had some good writing, too: http://web.archive.org/web/20050701014931/http://www.spymac.com/

    Among the other interface elements borrowed from OS 9, the nav bar for the site I'm searching for looked like the OS 9 Finder menu. It had some irreverent writing, which is probably what drew me to it in the first place.
     
  4. macbookguy macrumors regular

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    You're thinking of As The Apple Turns which used to be at appleturns.com. I miss them dearly.
     
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    I remember Think Secret and MacOSRumors
     
  6. Netniks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You guys rock! The early Mac rumors sites were so innocent and adorable,… *nothing* was monetized, which made them feel like pirate radio (to me, anyway).

    appleturns.com is the site I was scouring my brains for, thank you macbookguy. I visit macrumors.com daily, and I love that it keeps on keepin' on with relevant content, so thank you, too, maflynn. As far as I'm concerned, macrumors forums are the mac gospel.

    Here's a wayback machine link to appleturns.com: https://web.archive.org/web/20090403192845/http://www.appleturns.com/

    Thanks again!
     

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