MacRumors: Who do you follow?

mscriv

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With following people being all the rage now a day (twitter, facebook, etc.) I thought I would pose a question to our community. Who on MacRumors do you follow? Of course we have buddy lists, ignore lists, and the like, but what I mean is this. Do you have someone on here whose posts you seek out for any particular reason? It could be anything. Maybe you enjoy their sarcasm, maybe their writing style, they post good topics, you agree with their point of view, or it could be that you despise them and seek out their posts simply to have the opportunity to disagree and rail against whatever it is they are saying regardless of topic. So, jump in here and tell us who among our community you enjoy following and why. This is not intended as an opportunity to bash fellow members so be respectful even if you follow someone because you enjoy debating them.

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A few that come to mind for me:

Jessica - I enjoy seeing her turn being blunt into an art form
RedWarrior - so sweet and genuine
Leekohler - strong opinions, yet open to listening to others (usually) ;)
Iscariot - I like living dangerously and knowing he could destroy everything at any given moment for any given reason keeps me on my toes
Abstract - some of the best sarcasm on the forum
themoonisdown09 - makes me laugh
Doctor Q - what else needs to be said, he's the one and only... Doctor Q
thegoldenmackid - no one's faster at getting to post so he can tell people how silly they are for not searching first
edesignuk - starts some of the best threads ever
ucfgrad93 - it always seems like his posts are so well thought out and he tries to be helpful to anyone who posts with questions
dukebound85 - nobody drunk posts better than he does
All my MR fantasy football partners - you know who you are, you folks are the best, it's too bad I have to whoop you all and take the championship :D

That's all I can think of for now. I know this is probably only interesting to those of us who are regular or semi-regulars around here, but don't be afraid to jump in if you are new.

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leekohler

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Dec 22, 2004
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With following people being all the rage now a day (twitter, facebook, etc.) I thought I would pose a question to our community. Who on MacRumors do you follow? Of course we have buddy lists, ignore lists, and the like, but what I mean is this. Do you have someone on here whose posts you seek out for any particular reason? It could be anything. Maybe you enjoy their sarcasm, maybe their writing style, they posts good topics, you agree with their point of view, or it could be that you despise them and seek out their posts simply to have the opportunity to disagree and rail against whatever it is they are saying regardless of topic. So, jump in here and tell us who among our community you enjoy following and why.

__________________________________________________________________________

A few that come to mind for me:

Jessica - I enjoy seeing her turn being blunt into an art form
RedWarrior - so sweet and genuine
Leekohler - strong opinions, yet open to listening to others (usually) ;)
Iscariot - I like living dangerously and knowing he could destroy everything at any given moment for any given reason keeps me on my toes
Abstract - some of the best sarcasm on the forum
themoonisdown09 - makes me laugh
Doctor Q - what else needs to be said, he's the one and only... Doctor Q
thegoldenmackid - no one's faster at getting to post so he can tell people how silly they are for not searching first
edesignuk - starts some of the best threads ever
ucfgrad93 - it always seems like his posts are so well thought out and he tries to be helpful to anyone who posts with questions
dukebound85 - nobody drunk posts better than he does
All my MR fantasy football partners - you know who you are, you folks are the best, it's too bad I have to whoop you all and take the championship :D

That's all I can think of for now. I know this is probably only interesting to those of us who are regular or semi-regulars around here, but don't be afraid to jump in if you are new.
Hmm- I have too many to list. And I really am a nice guy for real. But I'm also just as loud in person as my posts suggest. I'm not a shy guy. ;)

And Abstract IS sarcastic, but he gave me a nice box of maple cremes when I met him in Toronto. :) Iscariot- well, I think you all know how I feel about him. :)
 

Ann P

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Jun 29, 2009
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The most kind and helpful person I've met on here was this user with a BULLDOG avatar. I followed him on my old account but forgot his name. Does anyone know who I'm talking about?
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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The most kind and helpful person I've met on here was this user with a BULLDOG avatar. I followed him on my old account but forgot his name. Does anyone know who I'm talking about?

You mean the Dawg?

He hasn't been around lately. :(

Lately, I've been searching out select PRSI posters. They are so out there; they're posts crack me up and make MacRumors cry at the same time.
 

Surely

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Oct 27, 2007
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I wouldn't say that I follow anyone in particular, but I do pay a little more attention to the posts of some of the people on the OP's list (and others not on the list), mostly because I'm more familiar with them.

I think that because I am more familiar with them, I feel I can trust their comments more than newbies or other members that I am not familiar with, as they seem to want to maintain a reputation here.
 

mscriv

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iOrlando, I find this kind of sad. In all your time here (65816 status) you haven't connected with another forum member in any way? I think that through our community interaction on these boards we establish relationships. I'm not talking about stalking other members or being awe struck like you would be with some celebrity on twitter, but simply finding something about someone here that you enjoy or identify with which encourages you to look forward to future interaction with them. I think Surely put it well in saying that he/she "pays a little more attention" to some member's posts because he's more "familiar" with them. I would hope there are some people on here that serve this role for you as it's part of what being in a community is all about. :)


Edit:
While I find this marginally creepy, I do follow mscriv.
Aww shucks GMK! :eek: I'm flattered.
 

mscriv

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I concur Jessica. You are definitely entertaining. I don't think I've ever really seen someone put someone else in their place quite as respectfully and genuinely as you do. :D
 

IBradMac

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Jun 27, 2008
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You mean the Dawg?

He hasn't been around lately. :(

Lately, I've been searching out select PRSI posters. They are so out there; they're posts crack me up and make MacRumors cry at the same time.
He was extremely helpful and understanding when I had my little trojan issue. Great guy there!
 

Melrose

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Dec 12, 2007
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I follow myself. I am super entertaining.
...that would explain soooo much.

My short list includes:
Abstract - one of the first people that stood out to me from the MR rabble. I laugh at his replies more than anyone else's; plus he's polite even when disagreeing. He's a well-travelled, cultured guy.
Anjinhamarota - obvious. She's the only one of us (one of the only ones) who's got the guts to post her face on a regular basis. Plus, she's a techie which is cool.
TCD - I love the fact he's never in a bad mood. He's always positive.
Ok, fine Jessica, dammit. She may be curt at times, but her frank opines are often spot-on.
iJohnHenry He's actually gotten a bit cool lately. :D
Angewatt I very much appreciate his willingness to share knowledge of web dev/design, and his friendliness in doing so.
dmr727 is always friendly.
mkrishnan is actually pretty cool for a mod, and, nicely, more in evidence than most of the other mods.
EDIT: forgot iBlue. She's cool. Cool, always nice, and can have a sharp comeback when the case arises.

There's a few others that I look for, simply because of their posts in times past or their knowledge or manner of responding or attitude about things...
Tomorrow, then that boy-band guy (...Good Rat, or Good Radio, or Sparkles or something) I like his enthusiasm for his music; Skunk often weighs in with some wonderful and beautifully simple and complicated response based on history or latin or something; rdowns has a unique, blatant manner about him; Teh Heilage because he thinks he's not all dat, but Lee says he is, and he says he's not but he's got a good sense of his own style. And hair. :D
 

dsnort

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Jan 28, 2006
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In persona non grata
None I really follow, but many who have been supremely helpful with issues I've had with Mac. SilentPanda being foremost, too many others that escape my currently alcohol addled brain.

Jessica is always good for a laugh.
 

Melrose

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Yeah he seems pretty cool.

I'd throw in that guy with the red faced avatar, but he calls me this weird, oddly flirtatious nickname... :p