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MacRumors Celebrates Eighth Birthday, Over Five Million Forum Posts

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Today marks the eighth birthday of the MacRumors.com website. It also happens to be the 53rd birthday of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

The MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors family of sites, reached a milestone this week as well, passing five million forum posts.

It took MacRumors 3.3 years to reach one million posts, 1.3 years to reach two million posts, 10 months to reach three million posts, 9 months to reach four million posts, and only 6 months to reach five million posts. We attribute our continued rate of growth both to MacRumors' rank as the top Apple news site on the web, and to the increased interest in Apple and its products, especially since the introduction of the iPhone.





MacRumors is celebrating its latest forum milestone as it has in the past, with an Avatar Contest! Forum members are invited to create original avatars and enter them in the contest. The winners will be selected in polls and will receive extra forum privileges. For the full contest description and rules, see the Five Million Post Avatar Contest.

A few interesting reader stats from our recent survey:

- 52% own a MacBook Pro (or PowerBook)
- 41% own an iMac
- 40% own a MacBook (or iBook)
- 30% own a Mac Pro (or PowerMac)
- 17% own a Mac mini
- 2.6% own an Xserve

- 74% own an iPod
- 31% own an iPhone
- 13% own an iPod Touch
- 12% own an Apple TV

We thank our members, contributors, sponsors, and all those for whom MacRumors is an online home or a regular stop. We'd also like to thank our volunteers for their hard work and continued efforts in keeping MacRumors the popular site it is.

Editors: arn, longofest
Administrators: Doctor Q, Knox, Mudbug, WildCowboy
Moderators: AmbitiousLemon, Blue Velvet, devilot, edesignuk, HexMonkey, jsw, mad jew, Mitthrawnuruodo, mkrishnan, Mr. Anderson, Nermal, Rower_CPU, WinterMute, xUKHCx, yellow

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Killyp

macrumors 68040
Jun 14, 2006
3,859
5
Woop!!! Happy Birthday!!!

I can't believe how many posts there are on this forum...
 
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motulist

macrumors 601
Dec 2, 2003
4,177
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iPhone's release looks like it caused a visible bump in the posting rate! You can see it in the steep upswing in number of posts that happens right after the july 07 mark on that graph, and then the post rate slopes back down to where the previous posting rate trend was projecting towards.
 
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nlivo

macrumors 6502a
Jun 18, 2007
914
3
Ballarat, Australia
well done, thats awesome. I have been reading macrumurs for ages but when the iPhone was being released in late June, thats what made me sign up and talk in the forums. I love macrumurs, and thanks for the great reading material over the years.
 
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gr8tfly

macrumors 603
Oct 29, 2006
5,302
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~119W 34N
Congrats! Here's to another very successful year!

Proud owner/user of [see sig] plus a growing collection of Macs (and Newton 130) dating back to 1984 (FAT Mac). Use to have a 128k, too.
 
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riscy

macrumors 6502a
Jan 4, 2008
737
3
China
Congratulations on the milestones.

This place is a great resource and a great community. Keep up the good work.
 
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applemumba

macrumors member
Aug 22, 2007
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

Congratulations Arn, keep up the good work. Here's to the further future success of mac rumors!
 
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Deepdale

macrumors 68000
May 4, 2005
1,965
0
New York
This is an outstanding site in all respects, especially in how it is organized and maintained by moderators ... here's hoping for many more birthday celebrations to come.
 
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swagi

macrumors 6502a
Sep 6, 2007
897
111
Congratulations

Happy Birthday MR.

And another info, the contest page seems to work now.
 
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dogtanian

macrumors 6502
Jun 26, 2007
379
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Bournemouth, UK
Whoop whoop! Proud to be part of the community :p

I remember using Macrumours (sp!) back when I was wondering whether to get a mac back in 2003, it obviously worked!
 
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notsofatjames

macrumors 6502a
Jan 11, 2007
856
0
Wales, UK
well done macrumorers. This website wouldn't be what it is if the forum members were so nice and helpful. So well done everyone!!
 
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Shoesy

macrumors 6502a
Jun 21, 2007
718
1
Colchester, UK.
Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

merry birth-time x
 
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Doylem

macrumors 68040
Dec 30, 2006
3,858
3,640
Wherever I hang my hat...
Like a lot of things that 'just work', I best there's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to make this little dysfunctional community what it is. Congratulations... :)
 
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Shadow

macrumors 68000
Feb 17, 2006
1,577
0
Congrats MR (and by connection arm, Doctor Q, and all the other mods & gods)! :)

Some of those stats are quite interesting. Take a look at the "Share of Visits" pie chart and you'll see that 87% are either addicts or regulars! :eek:
 
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Knox

Administrator
Staff member
Jul 1, 2002
1,267
1
UK
I guess it's only available for those who have enought posts to enable an avatar in the first place.

i.e unlike me.

Winners of the avatar contest get exemption from the 500 post rule, so anyone can enter.
 
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