I think I'm addicted to these forums

MacMandy

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Original poster
Nov 13, 2006
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Hi everyone. I started following the "Waiting for Arrandale" thread before Christmas, and once I had the funds for a new macbook pro to replace my 2006 15", I started reading more and more. If the thread slowed down, I would read other threads that interested me to satisfy my cravings.

In the weeks leading up to the final (well overdue) updates, it was a frenzy! I can only really compare it to a soap (Eastenders, Neighbours etc) addiction.

So now I have my new Base 13" MBP and I'm loving it, so why am I still here? I can't seem to break away, get a life, like other posters say they will do once they have their new kit. I needed to know the benchmarks for the new 320M GPU, determine my panel details, find out which hard shell was the nicest colour etc. I now have a lovely purple Speck Satin shell, and a purple Knomo case.

I think I need help. I've tried chocolate, wine, and going for long walks (not all at the same time!), but nothing seems to help. Now I'm starting my own very sad tongue-in-cheek thread. Where will it all end up? :eek:
 

C64

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Sep 3, 2008
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Meetings are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10PM. Fresh coffee!
 

shadowness

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Apr 24, 2010
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Lol !!!

Hi everyone. I started following the "Waiting for Arrandale" thread before Christmas, and once I had the funds for a new macbook pro to replace my 2006 15", I started reading more and more. If the thread slowed down, I would read other threads that interested me to satisfy my cravings.

In the weeks leading up to the final (well overdue) updates, it was a frenzy! I can only really compare it to a soap (Eastenders, Neighbours etc) addiction.

So now I have my new Base 13" MBP and I'm loving it, so why am I still here? I can't seem to break away, get a life, like other posters say they will do once they have their new kit. I needed to know the benchmarks for the new 320M GPU, determine my panel details, find out which hard shell was the nicest colour etc. I now have a lovely purple Speck Satin shell, and a purple Knomo case.

I think I need help. I've tried chocolate, wine, and going for long walks (not all at the same time!), but nothing seems to help. Now I'm starting my own very sad tongue-in-cheek thread. Where will it all end up? :eek:
ROFLMAO!!!

I second that! i know the feeling.... (new MAC user)
look at me, refreshing this forum every 5 mins, checking for new threads, replying, checking responses. rinse and repeat!

if nothing else is new check other mac forums, nothing there? then macforums other mac sections and check tips and recommended apps etc. or ipad and accessories forum!

and on a second plane search thru apple KB articles and dig deeper!!!

GOD! i dunno what i am gonna do for another 2 weeks till my MBP 15" comes here!!!
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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I've been around for six years now, posting 5-6 posts a week.
I honestly like to check in a few times a week, a bit more when some new hardware is released, it's not like it too time consuming.

A cup of coffee after dinner and reading a bit on MR and a few news papers, it's a part of my routine :D
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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I have no idea what you mean but being addicted to any forum. Weird!
 

MacMandy

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 13, 2006
451
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Manchester, UK
Off to the pub!

Right, I'm off to meet a friend for lunch in a bit. It's noon here in the UK. I am leaving my MBP here! :p
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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^ Right then, on you go.
Maybe you need a twitter feed for while you're away.
 

Opstech

macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2010
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I think I need help. I've tried chocolate, wine, and going for long walks (not all at the same time!), but nothing seems to help. Now I'm starting my own very sad tongue-in-cheek thread. Where will it all end up? :eek:[/QUOTE]

Get a significant other
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
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I think I need help. I've tried chocolate, wine, and going for long walks (not all at the same time!), but nothing seems to help. Now I'm starting my own very sad tongue-in-cheek thread. Where will it all end up? :eek:
Get a significant other[/QUOTE]
Hey hey, don't mock long walks with wine. I've done it before and I'm quite the fan. Though I look stupid walking alone with a bottle and a glass filled with wine.
Get a significant other
:eek:

I have one of those, and three children - cheeky pig! ;)[/QUOTE]

LOL really, I did. But really, don't let these forums run your life. One could think that I spend all day and all night here, which it does appear that way. My posts are erratic because it's how I escape work. A post takes less than a minute for me (more often than not) and it's a nice way for me to breathe. However, I don't think I'd let this get in the way of actually going outside and doing things if I could.
 

henry72

macrumors 65816
Jun 18, 2009
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So do I

Every time when I buy a new Mac, I MUST look around all the user experiences with their new toy etc... :D

This forums ROCKS like MAC :D
 

alphaod

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Feb 9, 2008
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You think you're addicted? MR forums is my homepage! Oh did I mention I never close the window.
 

johnhw

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Jun 16, 2009
300
0
Almost a year here, and my level addicted-ness is LOW.

I really need to catch up.
 

MacMandy

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 13, 2006
451
233
Manchester, UK
Ok. It's me again. My thread has been moved to the community forum, which is quite right. I only ever looked in the macbook pro forum, and now my reading circle has broadened. I do hope that the original post was received in the way it was intended - tongue-in-cheek. It's just amazed me how these forums have crept into my routine over the last few months.

Now, I did say I was meeting a friend for lunch in the pub, so would be having a break from my new macbook pro - another addiction! However, five minutes before I was due to leave, she texted me to ask me to bring my mac along :confused:

I posted a pic of my new Speck SeeThru Satin case on Facebook, and as a 'purple addict' like myself, she had to see it in the flesh.

So, here I am tapping away in a pub in Cheshire. Great isn't it? :D

Meetings are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10PM. Fresh coffee!
9pm to 10pm? Great! What time-zone is that? If it's evening here in the UK, can I have wine?

Isn't she gorgeous? :D
 

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Ok. It's me again. My thread has been moved to the community forum, which is quite right. I only ever looked in the macbook pro forum, and now my reading circle has broadened. I do hope that the original post was received in the way it was intended - tongue-in-cheek. It's just amazed me how these forums have crept into my routine over the last few months.

Now, I did say I was meeting a friend for lunch in the pub, so would be having a break from my new macbook pro - another addiction! However, five minutes before I was due to leave, she texted me to ask me to bring my mac along :confused:

I posted a pic of my new Speck SeeThru Satin case on Facebook, and as a 'purple addict' like myself, she had to see it in the flesh.

So, here I am tapping away in a pub in Cheshire. Great isn't it? :D
Is the pub the addiction or the "girlfriend??" :) Aren't you married?
 

miles01110

macrumors Core
Jul 24, 2006
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The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
I think the next step for you is to learn how to use Multiquote.

See the little
button in the bottom right corner of each reply? You can click a bunch of those and then "Post Reply" and all the messages you selected will be quoted for you to respond to in one reply instead of multiple.
 

RawBert

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Jan 19, 2010
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If only there was a way to put some MacRumors in a baggie and sell it by the gram, I'd be hustlin' and slangin' some MR on the corner. He'll, I'd be chopping some up and snorting it myself.
 

ethical

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Dec 22, 2007
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Since I've been confined to my room and the library for revision, my MR time has shot way up. Procrastination FTW!
 
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