MacRumors Reaches Four Million Posts

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors family of sites, has reached another milestone: four million forum posts.

    The 4,000,000th post was made by member MisterMe at 9:53 AM EST on Saturday, August 4, 2007, in a thread named It's not great viewing photos in the Finder, is it? in the Mac OS X forum. Congratulations, MisterMe, and congratulations, MacRumors! opened on February 24, 2000, as a site to consolidate interesting Apple news and rumors. The current forum system opened in April, 2001. The MacRumors forums now have over 100,000 members and over 300,000 threads, with thousands of posts each day about Apple news, speculation and rumors, questions and answers, special topics such as design and graphics, and general discussion.

    It took MacRumors 3 years and 4 months to reach one million posts, 1 year and 4 months to reach 2 million posts, 10 months to reach 3 million posts, and just over 9 months to reach 4 million posts. We attribute our rate of growth both to MacRumors' increasing rank among Apple-related sites on the web and to the increased interest in Apple and its wide range of products.


    MacRumors is celebrating its 4 million post milestone with a tongue-in-cheek contest to find the Ultimate Apple Fanatic among our membership. See our Contest Announcement for details. Our 3 million post milestone was marked by an Apple Ad Contest.

    We thank those who visit the MacRumors sites, participate in the forums, and make MacRumors the popular web destination and daily news stop for so many.

    We'd also like to thank our staff for all their hard work:

    Editors: arn, longofest
    Administrators: Doctor Q, Knox, Mudbug

    Moderators: AmbitiousLemon, Blue Velvet, devilot, edesignuk, HexMonkey, jsw, Mitthrawnuruodo, Mr. Anderson, Nermal, Rower_CPU, WildCowboy, WinterMute

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  2. mrkr macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2006

    Nice exponential growth too!
  3. apfelmann macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2007
    you're one in a million, yeah that's what you are :)

    anyone remember guns 'n' roses?
  4. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Well done! Thanks to all the who keep the site going for the past, current, and future contributions to keeping this one of the best mac destinations on the net.
  5. rijiMacDij macrumors regular

    Thanks and Congratulations

    I'm sure I speak for many when I raise my glass of Tequila and say thanks to all the administrators, moderators, etc. for the hard work done to make this site the excellent destination that it is.

    I've found no other forum site on the web that has such a community spirit and is so well run. The forum software delivers the impression of a rock solid and bulletproof environment and the moderators seem to cut just the right amount of slack to keep the forums interesting with the feeling that one has freedonm to speak one's mind.

    Thanks to All and lets look forward to Five Million!
  6. MajorTom macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2004
    I listened to that very track this morning! Sweet :D:p
  7. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    Congrats and thanks to Arn and the MacRumors team for providing a great place to stop by for mac news and for trading useful information. :D
  8. applesmith macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2005
    MacRumors' Apple is Shining Bright!

    Great job guys. Keep up the good work.
  9. voicegy macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    Sandy Eggo - MacRumors Member since 1-1-2002

    Congratulations from one of the old timers! (I remember the One Million Posts avatar contest, plus many other happy times spent here.)

    By far one of the contributing factors to the huge upswell in viewership and contributions has to be the iPhone. The last time I remember being so rabidly involved in a Mac product / rumor was the first redesign of the iMac. Thousands haunted the boards looking for news on that machine - had to be one of the most anticipated Stevenotes in history.

    Kudos to MacRumors, "staff" and contributors for making this THE classiest and BEST Apple news-related site on the web, bar none.:D
  10. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Congrats MacRumors!

    Here's a special treat for everyone in comemmoration of this joyous event. :D


    (Imagine it shaped like the apple logo.) :apple: ;)
  11. masterfu macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2007
    w00t! Nine months is pretty ridiculous for a million posts... It's great to see us growing so much. I've been reading MacRumors since about ought three, just wish I decided to start posting back then... :)
  12. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    Congratulations to all.

    I can see this only accelerating, (as with iTunes downloads), as more people buy Macs and iPhones. I've certainly noticed more and more traffic here recently. Just hope we can cope.
  13. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    The Netherlands, Europe
    Now who the hell pushed negative? Bill Gates? Steve Ballmer?
  14. Quicksilver867 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
  15. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    More likely Steve Jobs. ;)
  16. bob_the_gorilla macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2004
    Derby, UK
  17. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    We've used the vBulletin forum software since 2001 and we've been pleased with how it has supported our growth.

    There are always a few people who complain when there are news stories about MacRumors itself. But once every million posts we deserve to boast a bit.
  18. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach

    I guess I was here pretty early on - 3 months later - considering the Forums didn't start until April 2001. :)
  19. DrFrankTM macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2005
    Indeed!!! I, for one, am incredibly grateful to everyone involved in running the site - Thanks! You've done a fantastic job! -, and would like to thank all the knowledgeable contributors who take some of their time to explain technical aspects of the rumors that I would never have a clue about otherwise. Thanks, everyone, for making macrumors what it is: The best Mac resource on the net.
  20. lazyrighteye macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2002
    Denver, CO

    Which topic, here, received the fewest negative votes (either actual # or percentage)?

    Subject: Apple currs cancer via Software Update!
    pos: 1,365,688
    neg: 3


    Great work all!!
    My one stop site for Apple chatter.
  21. fastbite macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
    Congratulations! Love this site so well done!
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Let me take this opportunity to once again thank the Admins, Mods and Editors for creating such a great community here at MacRumors. It is informative, fun, very well maintained and overall a very "quality" site. :) I enjoy participating on MacRumors for various reasons and plan to always continue that trend.

    It also makes me feel proud to be a contributor to this great site, as I feel MacRumors is truly deserving of it. I get so much from it I have no problems whatsoever in giving something back. And trust me, there are few sites out there which make me feel that way - MacRumors is in the minority in that respect.

    So keep up the great work everyone and let's keep growing! :cool:
  23. Mr. Amiga500 macrumors regular

    Mr. Amiga500

    Jan 19, 2007
    Yes, but how many of those 4,000,000 posts are actually worth reading? These days it seems most posts are useless "me too" or "I'm getting out my credit card" posts. Usually, out of a 10 page thread there are only 3 or 4 intelligent posts. It's getting so bad that I'm starting to skip reading the threads entirely.

    I think part of the problem is the insanely high post count required to change status here. People are just posting any crap that comes into their head just to raise their post counts.
  24. jay-t macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2007

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