New to MacRumors Forums any advice, tips?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by AppleiPhones, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. AppleiPhones macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to MacRumors Forums. Any advice or tips you guys could give me I'll appreciate it. Thanks
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Read the rules firstly.

    The mods like an ice cold one every 30 minutes or so...

    Arn likes a foot massage every now and then but I'd avoid that one!

    Don't upset the ladies with any sexist remarks they all bite!

    But seriously just enjoy the forum, try to search before you ask as often most questions are already answered.

    Lastly welcome to the mad house.
     
  4. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Tips:

    - Have THICK skin. Alot of the time you will post something that someone will say "WTF why did you search before posting this???"

    - Search the forum for what you are looking for before you post a new thread about it. It has probably already been answered.

    - Dont take arguments too seriously. Sometimes people blow up and have flame wars with each other but its really not that serious on here.

    - And most of all... have fun. The people on here are awesome and are full of knowledge and great humor (example: Gav2k's response lol) :)
     
  5. jonrando macrumors 6502a

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    The home button brings you home.
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    Be sure to stay hydrated.

    Oh, and never forget to carry a towel.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Don't talk iPhone 6 until after iPhone 5 comes out.
     
  8. Tones2 macrumors 65816

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    Don't become a mindless fanboy. Too many here already.

    Tony
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Welcome to the looney bin! :D

    The posts by Gav2k and ap3604 are great advice. That part about having a thick skin is important. I used to get all upset if I was flamed - don't take it to heart. ;):D

    A suggestion regarding Search. Instead of entering directly in the SEARCH FORUMS bar, try one of the following:

    Click on Search in the bar with New Posts, Quick Links, etc. Use the Google search.

    OR

    Go to Google and enter "site:forums.macrumors .com" and then enter keywords or question. Works much better than the Search Forums bar at the top.

    I'm still new here, and it is a great site! I can't tell you how much I have learned (I'm a computer newbie).

    Also - a lot of fun! :D
     
  10. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Search before posting, as it may have been asked and answered hundreds of times. Think before posting, don't become a fanboy
     
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  12. AppleiPhones, Aug 5, 2011
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    AppleiPhones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Like I said I'm new to the forums but not the products.
    I'm not that kind of person that will start arguing about silly stupid stuff. Let's just leave it at that.
    Thanks to all of the respectful people out there that replied, I appreciate it. Thanks

    Yea I know it has one one speaker and one microphone

    And like I said I'm new to the forums. Not apple products. I got alot of the newer apple products like the ipad 2 and 3 iPhone 4s, and more. I'm new to the FORUMS not the apple universe
    And to all, I'm not a fanboy
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    Don't make consecutive posts. Edit and add to your first post of the three.
     
  14. AppleiPhones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea sorry about that it's just that i thought I had everything but didn't. Thanks though
     
  15. zzamud macrumors member

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    first rule of macrumors is we dont talk about macrumors
     
  16. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Post threads in the correct forums, I don't think this thread belongs in "iPhone."

    There is a multi-quote button to quote multiple things in one post.
     
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  18. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    He actually was giving you forum advice.

    In 2007 someone would start a "why aren't both iPhone speakers working?" thread about every 18 hours or so.

    It became a huge joke pretty quickly. It's trailed off and it only happens every other month or so now. It doesn't happen as much, but it's still the quickest way to get the most hate-filled replies around here.

    So when you asked for forum advice, that was honestly the first thing I thought of too.

    EDIT: Oh, and my second bit of advice: Get an avatar picture. I honestly don't even try and keep all the non-picture people straight.
     
  19. zzamud macrumors member

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    Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times
     
  20. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    Not everybody can get a picture. Especially new members.
     
  21. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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  22. Shrink macrumors G3

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    FYI - You need 500 posts for an avatar.

    No fair spamming to get your post count up :p;)
     
  23. kdog005 macrumors member

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    ...but...it has two microphones...

    ...not sure if troll
     
  24. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    TO BE HONEST, I thing all of us have once wondered why one of our speakers wasn't working :d
     
  25. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Search first before asking, don't insult people who have a higher rank than you, don't make threads asking "should I buy an iPhone 4 now?", and don't spam. You'll survive.

    Welcome to MacRumors. :)
     

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