Memories of MacRumors more "colorful" members. Please share!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Dmac77, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    So I've been bored lately, and I've been looking through the forum archives, and I've discovered a pure hatred for two members by the early members.

    The two members I'm referring to are, gocyrus and spikey. I'm just wondering why there was such a hatred for them? Don't want to know why they were banned (although I'm sure the stories are interesting), I just want to know why they were disliked so much.

    Thanks! (Hope I'm not prying)

    Don
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    The first rule of Macrumors is you do not talk about early Macrumors
    The second rule of Macrumors is you do not talk abou... wait I got that wrong. The second rule is no smoking.
     
  3. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry didn't know!!:eek: (I'm an idiot!)

    I don't smoke though and don't plan on doing so (I'm not a total idiot)!

    Don
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm. I've been around since 2002 and, to be honest, I can't even recall the members you are talking about! They must have done something, but what it was I can't remember :eek:
     
  5. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, from what I've read, spikey had a tendency to call people homosexual slurs, but it seemed that everyone took it jokingly. gocyrus though, I honestly can't figure out what he did to be hated so much. Thanks for posting though! Many of the posts that were linked to in any of the archive posts, have been deleted, or edited down to just one letter. It appears that MacRumors had a dark past.

    Don
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    jw, why is this of such interest? every forum has bad members
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Does it really matter?

    There is always going to be people who don't get along. Always has been, always will be.
     
  8. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm jw, because I've never seen anyone on any forum that I've participated it hated so much, and I'm also interested in the forum's past. Yeah, I know I have to much time on my hands, when I'm reading 6-7 year old posts. Is this some deep dark secret? If it is I'll drop it.

    EDIT: It appears that I've touched on a sore spot. Sorry!

    Don
     
  9. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    If I recall correctly they were banned for their conservative views.
     
  10. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you so much for your helpful information .Andy:rolleyes:

    Don
     
  11. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Now you've gotten me interested as well..

    From a brief look, it looks as if gocyrus would start a provocative thread that would receive many replies and opinions, then after it had grown in size, delete the thread (which was doable back then), therefore sending everyone who'd posted in there's post count right back down again.

    Hope that answers your question regarding him, spikey you already seem to have gotten the answer for. :)
     
  12. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you! I knew that there was something up, when there were entire threads devoted to asking Arn to ban them.

    Don

    PS

    Can we turn this into a MacRumors black-sheep thread? If we can't I understand, would be interesting though.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Then you would have to throw Swanny and mymemory in there, and whoooosh, there goes the neighborhood... although Swanny was just "out there".

    Early on there was a like a secret society around here, before the demihood, and it had a lot of play, but some of the older members will have to recall what it was all about. It had a name that I can't recall this early in the morning.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  14. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So MacRumors was like the Illuminati of the Mac community!?

    Care to dish the dirt on Swanny and mymemory?

    Don

    PS

    Arn Please don't kill/eat me for starting this thread. Please and thank you!
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Not sore, just pointless.
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nope

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  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i heard that dukebound85 character caused quite a bit of ruckus back in the day
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yeah, but that was back in the dukebound60's

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  19. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok, I'm fine with that. I'll do some digging myself today.

    Pointless, but interesting for those w/ no life like me. I honestly have nothing better to do, until September 2. I fear that my post frequency will begin to suffer when I start high school, but till then I need to be occupied.

    Don

    @Arn- once again, please don't eat/kill me for starting this thread.
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Ah, memories. :D
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    have you considered a job? or learning an instrument? i dunno something?
     
  22. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You would do better with a discussion of MR's more colorful members from the past rather than dredging up some of the "blacksheep" former members. Just FYI, there are some that have had some pretty bad experiences and would not want them recalled.

    On the other hand, there have been some interesting characters (all for different reasons) to be sure... wdlove, swanny, jelloshotsrule and more

    Ask for the colorful members and you may get a list... but most will not want to discuss some of the 'bad times' for very good reasons (and it is not in good taste)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  23. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's a little late in the summer to get a job, and my parents won't let me work during the school year (bye bye dreams of an iPhone:(). I already play electric guitar, and I recently quit playing the cello because I absolutely hate the orchestra conductor. Just to put my boredom into perspective, I have reinstalled Leopard 15 times this summer just for the hell of it (and I have to install Tiger first to install Leopard). I have also reinstalled my boot camp partition nearly 20 times, and call M$FT tech support every time to get an activation code. In review I HAVE NO LIFE!!!! I'm doomed to be some geek that lives with his Macs, and talks to the computerized voice for company.

    Don

    True, I'll be renaming the thread to reflect this. I'l probably be able to learn the story of some of the retired and banned members.

    @Arn- Well, you know.
     
  24. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    at least watch the olympics!
     
  25. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You apparently weren't apart of Neowin's earlier days then. That place had some really disliked people, although rightly so, and therfore a lot of banning.
     

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