First post here at Macrumors

dukebound85

macrumors P6
Original poster
Jul 17, 2005
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Im interested to see how people first came to this site. I think mine was because I was looking to get an ipod or tiger lol i forget.

makes me wonder what i did on the internet before macrumors..
 

Veritas&Equitas

macrumors 68000
Oct 31, 2005
1,529
1
Twin Cities, MN
Mine was when I was deciding whether or not to buy a Powerbook. I was staunchly against Apple my whole life, having come from a PC gamer background in the 90's. I didn't even buy an iPod because I convinced myself that a Rio Karma was a better value.

Anyways, after lusting over that Powerbook for a few weeks, I ended up buying it locally. Took me 2 days; I was hooked :D

Still used a PC rig for gaming, but now I've completely converted over, having parted it out on eBay last week. I think it's the quality of info and great community that keep me coming back here :)
 

0007776

Suspended
Jul 11, 2006
6,474
8,164
Somewhere
My first post here was in the picture of the day thread. I think it was a picture of a cool looking church that I had found on a trip to Europe. I had origionally signed up to post in a different thread but after going through the registration process someone else had already posted what I wanted to say so I didn't post anything for a few months.
 

FJ218700

macrumors 68000
Mar 8, 2007
1,740
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Blue Dot, Red State
I've been a Mac user since 84, in fact, I've never owned a windows machine. I lurked this and other rumor sites for years. I finally joined because there was a post in the basics section that no one was answering and I thought, what the hell, I know the answer and I'll help out.
 

thesdx

macrumors 6502a
Jul 12, 2007
673
2
I joined a few months ago. I've been lurking around the site since at least '05, but I never really checked out the forums. I had been wanting to ditch the PC and switch to the Mac, and finally did this summer. I haven't looked back since.
 

LinuXtreme

macrumors regular
Jul 15, 2007
217
13
Near Aspen
I first found out about MR in March when I decided to get my first Mac and was searching the internet for buying advice. I lurked for about 4 months while I was still absorbing the plethora of information available here. By the time I actually joined, I had no more questions - they had all been asked and answered over that period :D

Oh, and my first post? Posting to a discussion about what we've named our iPods. (Erwin, BTW, after the AI in User Friendly) :p
 

2nyRiggz

macrumors 603
Aug 20, 2005
6,159
66
Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
I've been lurking for years around here so one dark and cold night(no really it was freaking COLD) I just decided to actually say something....the something wasn't much and from that day on I havent added anything useful to threads:D...good stuff.



Bless
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
19,239
4
lurked for about three months or so, but my first post was about the education discount and if best buy accepted it. this was a few years ago when best buy first started selling apple hardware as a test phase.
 

jstad

macrumors regular
Jun 13, 2007
119
0
I found the site from google and also from frequent citings from common news sites I visit. Been here for a few months now and am officially addicted. Never knew there was so much to watch for in a single company. :rolleyes:
 

Abstract

macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
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Location Location Location
One day, I was sifting through the wonderful rumours regarding new updated Inspirons over at www.dellrumors.com, and I thought to myself, "What if I replace the word 'Dell' with the word 'Mac' in the web address?" Sure enough, there was an Apple equivalent to DellRumors, and I've been here since.
 

dukebound85

macrumors P6
Original poster
Jul 17, 2005
18,136
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One day, I was sifting through the wonderful rumours regarding new updated Inspirons over at www.dellrumors.com, and I thought to myself, "What if I replace the word 'Dell' with the word 'Mac' in the web address?" Sure enough, there was an Apple equivalent to DellRumors, and I've been here since.
lol are you serious? isnt dellrumors created by people from this board?
 

Abstract

macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
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............what? Are you telling me that the whole website was a sad little prank, and I wasted an entire year of my life reading up on the sweet new AMD Athlons running Windows XP or ME (my choice of which one came pre-installed)?

Pranks like this make me sick. It's funny when everyone knows it's a prank, but not everyone posts on this board and knew it was a joke. For those of us who took the news and rumours on that site seriously, we wasted a lot of our personal time chasing up rumours that were likely fake.

I'm still waiting for Dell laptops pre-installed with OS X, damnit.
 

mduser63

macrumors 68040
Nov 9, 2004
3,038
30
Salt Lake City, UT
I can't remember how I found these forums for sure anymore, but I had just been forced to use a Mac since my PC broke (for the 7th or 8th time) and the only other computer available to me was a 400 MHz Power Mac G4 that my brother had just bought. Having seen no advantage to Macs previously, I quickly came to really appreciate the Macs strengths compared to Windows. I decided to buy a new computer--a laptop--and I came here for advice on which Mac laptop to buy. Ended up getting a 12" PowerBook (which I still have) and 3 more Macs later, I'm still here.
 

iMacZealot

macrumors 68020
Mar 11, 2005
2,238
3
I switched in July 2004. I joined the Apple discussions sometime that fall, but unless if you had a problem or you were solving someone's problem, your post would vanish. I stayed away from reading the rumor sites because I thought they were completely fabricated and purely for amusement. I started reading MR sometime that Spring and I finally joined in March. My first post was asking something like if my G3 could run Tiger.

I also wonder how many MR posters are out there in the real world. Yeah, there are like 100,000 members or something like that, but I've only met two other MR people that I know of (I talked to them at the front of the line on 6.29.07.)
 

SkyBell

macrumors 604
Sep 7, 2006
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Texas, unfortunately.
I had been collecting Macs since 2004, and was looking into buying one for full time use, and I had a few questions to ask, so I did a google search for "mac forums" and at the time, this was the number one hit. (I don't think it is anymore.)

If it had been AI or something, you guys would probably never have seen me . :)
 

RichP

macrumors 68000
Jun 30, 2003
1,573
11
Motor City
I had been collecting Macs since 2004, and was looking into buying one for full time use, and I had a few questions to ask, so I did a google search for "mac forums" and at the time, this was the number one hit. (I don't think it is anymore.)

If it had been AI or something, you guys would probably never have seen me . :)
If only....
 

eric55lv

Guest
Aug 5, 2007
801
1
Las Vegas,NV
i came here because iLounge was boring and only about ipods but i was more into macs so i googled apple rumors and found macrumors.com and joined the fourms
 

todd2000

macrumors 68000
Nov 14, 2005
1,609
8
Danville, VA
My first post oddly enough was about where to rent a van to move. I joined just to ask.

todd2000's First Post said:
Moving in 2 weeks have a question?

Hello all, I will be moving to VA from NJ in 2 weeks. Does anybody have any ideas on how I can rent a cargo van One-way for cheap? All the truck rental places will only rent me a minimum of a 10ft truck for a one-way move. They all want between $1300-$1600 which is a little ridiculous if you ask me. So any suggestions would help, I don't have a ton of stuff to move but it won't all fit in my Car.
I've been hooked ever since :)
 

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