macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001


MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors website, reached a major milestone today: 10 million forum posts. MacRumors' coverage of Apple's products and business, along with the MacRumors discussion forums, Buyer's Guide, Mac Guides, and other site features, attract millions of users each month and make MacRumors the #1 Apple site other than Apple's own website. Quantcast ranks MacRumors among the top 500 U.S. websites. The very active forums reflect the success of the site, the continuing and rising level of interest in Apple, and the overall growth of the Apple community.

To celebrate its forum milestone MacRumors will be running a Ten Million Post Avatar Contest starting June 1. We'll announce the details that day and invite forum members to show off their creativity.

It took MacRumors 6 years and 2 months to reach its first 5 million posts but just 3 years and 2 months more to reach a total of 10 million posts. Over 1 million forum posts have been made in the first 5 months of 2010, with an average of over 7000 posts per day, up from about 6000/day in 2008 and 2009. For comparison, post rates were approximately 500/day in 2002, 1000/day in 2003, 1500/day in 2004, 2000/day in 2005, 3000/day in 2006, and 4000/day in 2007.


MacRumors forum membership has seen corresponding growth, with 438,000 members this month, more than double the number from just 21 months ago. There were a quarter of a million forum users in November 2008. At present growth rates forum membership will top half a million before the year is out.


Thank you to our forum members, contributors and sponsors, and all those who have made MacRumors their regular destination. We'd also like to recognize and thank our hard-working volunteer moderators for maintaining the quality of the MacRumors forums.

MacRumors administrators: arn, Doctor Q, Knox, longofest, Mudbug, WildCowboy
MacRumors moderators: see list

Update: Announcement of Ten Million Post Avatar Contest

Article Link: MacRumors Reaches Ten Million Forum Posts


macrumors regular
Apr 2, 2003
Tustin, California
So nice to see how this site has grown the past 7 years I've used it. It looks like there were only ~20,000 of us when I joined in.

Here's to another 10 million...


macrumors 601
Nov 12, 2007
Congrats to MR!

I wonder how many of those 10 million are just spam, trolling and useless posts? 75%?


macrumors 68020
Mar 12, 2006
Rural America
Congrats, MacRumors!

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?


macrumors 601
Nov 12, 2007
I'd be curious to hear theories about what led to the bump in posts per day during the year 2008, compared to the gradually increasing number from year to year.

The popularity of Apple's devices and the fact they're more mainstream than ever in the past? Meaning not cult-ish like the 90s.

iPod, iPhone, iPad?
The Intel Switch with Bootcamp support?


macrumors member
May 16, 2009
Congratulations! I've been using this site for several years, and it has been such a great resource for information (official and otherwise). Thanks to a great team and a great community!


macrumors 68030
Nov 2, 2008
I'd be curious to hear theories about what led to the bump in posts per day during the year 2008, compared to the gradually increasing number from year to year.

1. Mac sales went through the roof after 2007, with irresistible machines at damn good prices, and word-of-mouth advertising exploding across the net.

2. I joined.


macrumors newbie
Apr 12, 2010
Congrat to MR and the entire community. I have been a lurker for years and have found this place to have the best knowledge for every one of my Apple toys.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 4, 2008
Was the 10,000,000th post from a fanboy thanking Apple for not providing Blu ray?


macrumors 65816
Jan 8, 2009
Glad I could help, MR. If only some of my posts were better.

So, considering the exponential growth rate, MR really is becoming the one-stop for Apple information - and considering how Apple's pulling ahead in market capitalisation, I don't expect it to slow down for a while.

In fact it justifies the forum reorganisation.

Still, once again, good job MR! :D


macrumors 6502a
Apr 3, 2010
I can't believe 2 people have actually rated this Negative...leave the site lol. Way to go MacRumors. I joined in April, but I've been reading posts for about 3 years...keep up the good work.


macrumors member
May 7, 2003
My all time favourite Macrumors forum post, from October 23, 2001, under "Apple's New Thing (iPod)":

All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distiortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve's mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.