R.I.P. MacOSRumors... finally?!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MacQuest, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. MacQuest macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...
    A slow and torturous death for both rumor mongers looking for any Apple info with an ounce of credibility as well as for MOSR's staff I'm sure.


    "macosrumors.com expired on 07/16/2007 and is pending renewal or deletion."

    Of course, maybe they just forgot to pay their renewal bill.


    MR & AI is all I need anyway.:D
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    i used to go there for a laugh. They had the most obscene rumours ever. They have been predicting a gaming iMac for more than a year now, and nothing has emerged.

    One rumour I love was the one just prior to the release of the aluminium Apple Cinema Displays. They said Apple would drop the 20 and 23" displays, and make 30" the baseline, presumably with 42" and 50" completing the lineup.
  3. MacQuest thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...
    They really did become the laughing stock of the Apple rumor mill. ThinkSecret will take that position now I suppose.

    SpyMac has just become a pastel colored ad-driven, mess of a community over the past 3 years and LoopRumors fell by the wayside for awhile there after their fallout here on MR a couple of years back, but are too obscure to even be recognized.

    Ah geez...

    If I heard anything from them once more about the "Gamers Dream Mac", the "Ultimate Gamers Mac", or whatever they kept referring to it as, I was gonna have to kick someone out of spite.

    I remember that one too! :rolleyes:
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Typical for them to forget to pay bills that take them out for long periods of time, but like a smelly zombie -- somehow they tend to arise from the grave to eat Mac User's brains.

    If somebody is smart, they would do their best to snag the domain and put up a RIP sign.
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    ^Thanks for the images...They will be back count on it.

  6. MacQuest thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...

    I can hardly wait to get my dose of far-fetched, wishing-on-a-star (unless the info posted is just re-hashed from AI or MR) misinformation from MOSR again!

    Looks like the zombie will rise again afterall Sun Baked! :D
  7. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Dear Arn,

    Thanks for having such an awesome site and not being like MOSR & other rumors sites, or like other forums (where the signatures dominate the thread). It's actually nice to have information presented in a logical manner.

    Your friend,

  8. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    Agreed. This is the only Macrumor/News site I look forward to reading/posting on daily. Thanks again Arn! :D
  9. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I miss As The Apple Turns. That site was my first foray into mac rumors years ago.
  10. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Someone should buy the domain quickly so they can't reregister! :D
  11. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    MOSR was the first rumor site I ever visited back in the day. It is a shame that it fell off the map.
  12. MacQuest thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2003
    You See Dead People...
    I recognize that MOSR was first and that they became popular after an accurate prediction many years ago, but that doesn't change the fact that they've been nothing but a waste of cyberspace for years now.

  13. doemel macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2004
    Guess what? I'm trying to accomplish just that. If I succeed I intend to give the domain to either macrumors or appleinsider. Not for profit, I just want my expenses covered. That would be funny, macosrumors.com finally taking you to a legitimate rumors site... But then again, we would all sorely miss Mr Maeder's insider grapevine that he collects from his multiple personalities ...errr... offices around the globe, wouldn't we?
  14. Silencio macrumors 68020


    Jul 18, 2002
    This seems to happen to them every year. Maybe this time will be the last time.

    In addition to the wildly inaccurate rumors, they've added several more obnoxious features over the past year or two:

    1. Breathlessly-worded story lead-ins that have dead or misbehaving links to the main "story".
    2. Ryan Meader's constant complaining and whinging about his "chronic, debilitating pain" from RSI or whatever.
    3. Pleas for donations or to buy the site from them outright, claiming they're one of the most, if not the most, valuable Mac-related web property around. Riiiiight.
    4. The most obnoxious banners / popups anywhere.

    I've habitually read their site for 10-something years now, but it's time to put them out of their misery already.
  15. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    I stopped bothering with MOSR back when their site started insisting on refreshing the page every minute or two. It wouldn't have been so bad, had it not reset the scrollbar to the top of the page everytime :rolleyes:

    I even sent them an email pointing out the problem, but I never received a response so I just presume the problem was never fixed.
  16. Jasonbot macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2006
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    Is/was MacOSRumors any better than dellrumors.com ??
  17. Kelly West macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Well if i can snatch that domain, i would be putting a sedo page on there.. Looks like alot of users went there..
  18. doemel macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2004
    No, that would just mean that I'd continue what Mr Maeder was doing primarily: Trying to grab ad money. Screw that.
  19. macfamily macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2007
    Hee, hee

    Latest Updates - Week of January 7th 2008

    ...We intend not only to continue in that tradition, but to improve and expand in 2008. But don't take our word for it.....check back in a matter of hours to see the all-new Mac OS Rumors!...

    Three days ago.... read the entire thing... pretty funny.
  20. dmr727 macrumors G3


    Dec 29, 2007
    Southern California
    I used to read them waaay back in the day, but in the last few years their use of popups and banners got to be just plain stupid.

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