what did MacRumors look like when you joined?

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  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You could look through the archive

    http://www.macrumors.com/site.php?mode=archive

    However I suppose you do not see the adverts/prices and if you are a really old member it will look different.

    I had actually forgotten why exactly I joined up but seeing what was on the homepage at the time

    http://www.macrumors.com/2006/01/15/macworld-san-francisco-2006-rumor-wrapup-winners-and-losers/

    I can now remember, I had been tracking the rumors surrounding the intel iMac release. I had been a lurker here since pre iMac G5 release and bought the iMac G5 after following the keynote coverage here (unfortunately it was a rev A and a total lemon hence me following the Intels).
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I can't get the actual date I joined through dmmcintyre3's link, but the following one does show a story from my join date of 1st August 2004 which unfortunately still has relevance today– it turned out Steve Jobs had sent an email out to his staff to let them know he'd recently gone under the knife to remove a rare form of pancreatic cancer...
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Looks like the current version.


    I joined because my cousin gave me an iPhone 16GB (First gen), and now I'm a proud owner of a Power Mac G5, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 16GB, and a couple of other crap you don't care about because Apple doesn't manufacture it:p

    No seriously, I got a summer job this summer just so I can pay for a new Mac.

    ...like, I'm probably going to get around $1500, after 50% goes in the bank, so it looks like refurb iMac right now.
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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  6. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    apple 42" plasmas? hahaha
     
  7. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I joined last June the day the iPhone 3G was announced. :)
     
  8. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    July 2003, I win

    rumors of an Apple & IBM partnership, early panther screenshots, and speculation that the music store might go international.

    Things certainly have changed.
     

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  9. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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  10. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I guess I can admit that this is what it looked like when I started following MacRumors...July 2001.

    I resisted signing up for the forums for three-and-a-half years for fear of getting sucked into it, but I lost that battle when the original iPod shuffle was released. And here I am four years later doing it full-time. :D
     
  12. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Of all things a 2004 ipod shuffle compelled you to be an active MR member?

    :D :D
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Hey, it was a ground-breaking product. Hard to imagine looking back at it, but it was pretty darn cool at the time. Tiny 1 GB iPod that doubled as a USB flash drive for only $150! :)
     
  14. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    haha and I had two of those things.. I was the coolest kid in school when i brought my 512 mb to school (And I couldnt fill it! LOL)
     
  15. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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  16. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I remember joining right before the switch to Intel, but I was still set on buying the iMac G5, I didn't realise back then how much of a big deal it all was :p

    I remember voting on that poll in the top left, so somewhere around here:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20050612021659/http://macrumors.com/

    [​IMG]

    Just to clarify, this wasn't when I first joined the forums, I lurked for a good 2 years before joining the forums, I didn't want to be asking the same n00by questions that I kept seeing in forum spy :p
     
  17. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    December 28, 2004 - Apple To Be New Mobile Carrier?
     

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