Old School members

derekamoss

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I think it would be kinda neat to have are own statues since we joined macrumors a really long time ago before the iPhone. Because we are the ones who actually kept the forums going during that time so I thought it would be cool if we had our own Title for Pre iphone members. I talked to Arn about it a while ago but nothing came of it just because it was just an idea but if enough of us want it. I think we should get our own statues. I know its nothing big but it kinda brings back that excitement talking on the boards about "Jagwire" or selling your old mac as it was a big deal back then was a big deal and other stuff. I just thought it would be cool. So let me know if you think its a cool idea.
 

MacNut

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No point really, most of the old timers left. Sure a legacy status would be cool but I don't know what good it will do.
 

derekamoss

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I thought there was at least enough to be recognized. We really were the ones that made macrumors relevant and kept it going so i think we should at least get something.
 

MacNut

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I thought there was at least enough to be recognized. We really were the ones that made macrumors relevant and kept it going so i think we should at least get something.
That ship sailed long ago. Plus if nobody from that era posts anymore what good will a status do?

Most of the founding members stopped posting some 3-5 years ago.
 

MacNut

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Plus who is this we the OP is talking about, he only has 300 posts. It is not like he is all that active himself.

The reason this idea is pointless is that of the orignal 5000 members maybe 1/8th actually posted.
 

derekamoss

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Jul 18, 2002
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well nevermind then. I just thought it would be cool to have our own title but apparently not. As for the reason ive only posted 300 something posts was originally i only posted something when i was still learning about OS X and then i joined the military so I cant check the boards everyday. So thats why i have so little posts and have been here for so long. Just like apple, it wouldnt still be around without the people who loved them so much that and kept them relevant. Same with us, at that time we kept Macrumors relevant. Macrumors would not be what it is today if we hadnt loved the site so much back then. At that time it was pretty hard to have an apple website that was exciting. Cuz most people didnt care or even heard of apple.
 

MacNut

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The other question is where do you draw the line of founding member, is it the first year the first 5 years, pre iPhone?