What Mac's you got???

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by rneglia, May 22, 2008.

  1. rneglia macrumors 6502

    rneglia

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    I think it's time that all of us MacRumors regulars stop listing what gear we have underneath our posts. It's so name-droppish....

    No one cares!
     
  2. JoeDMD macrumors member

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    I think that in some topics, it helps put certain statements in context.
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I guess it depends how it's done. I think it comes in handy sometimes in troubleshooting threads if the OP has neglected to tell us his/her setup.

    I suppose in a dreamworld, everyone would have a standardized "setup" signature that they would post in help threads and another "everyday" signature, but I don't know it that can be easily implemented in vBulletin.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Forum members are welcome to summarize their Macs or other equipment (up to 100 characters) in their User Profile Computer(s) field. That way, people can click on their user name to view their profile and see that information.
    Example user profile field:
    Computer(s):
    24" Aluminum iMac, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HD ; 4 GB iPod nano

    Equipment can also be listed in signatures, but we ask that forum members use one line long rather than a tall list.
    Example signature:
    24" Aluminum iMac, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HD ; 4 GB iPod nano​
    Less good signature:
    24" Aluminum iMac
    2.8 GHz
    4 GB RAM
    750 GB HD
    4 GB iPod nano​
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    "Name droppish"... What?

    Also it saves time when asking for help since your computer is already listed.
     
  7. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    I think a bigger crime is putting future Macs in your signature. I'm sure no-one is bothered about whether someone is purchasing a Nehalem Mac or not, especially as it technically doesn't even exist yet. ;)
     
  8. kabunaru Guest

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    Corrected for you... ;)
     
  9. carve macrumors 6502a

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    That's how it should be. At the OP, don't assume others don't care. You don't know.
     
  10. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I think you really just own a 12" HP laptop and secretly lust after a shiny 24" iMac...

    ..either that or you're Bill Gates. You're not Bill Gates, are you?
     
  11. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Then don't read them, They have uses in fixes.
     
  12. kabunaru Guest

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    No, he's Steve Ballmer. :D;)
     
  13. Melrose macrumors 604

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  14. localoid macrumors 68020

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    If you find the sigs in use on this forum annoying, you should have been on the Net (Usenet actually) back when B1FF invented (annoying) taglines... :D
     
  15. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I think it's very useful to see what someone may be using. A lot of posts want to comment on machines they don't own, or whine about items they have never really used. I like to know that the advice I am getting about a Mac Pro is legit, or the complaint is justified.

    There are too many people that DON'T own Mac Pro whining about a redesign for absolutely NO reason.

    Yeah.... so what.... sue me! :rolleyes: :D

    Here's the real fix.
     
  16. Melrose macrumors 604

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    They've diagnosed this problem before. It's called "Un-check-the-checkbox-that-says-'show signatures'-in-your-Control-Panel," or just 'Dontshowsignatureitis.' It's a nasty disease with many grotesque, debilitating side-effects.
     
  17. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I was wondering how I long it was going to take before someone mentioned this nice little feature.

    Viewing signatures is definitely not a requirement (as long as you are a registered member).
     
  18. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I thought about this several posts back and was kind of waiting myself to see who'd post it. At last, I just couldn't stand the suspense so I did it myself.
     
  19. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    But now there's no reason to keep making fun of the OP. :D

    This thread is pretty much dead now. :(
     
  20. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Not wishing to be rude but with only 11 posts in about 2 years and still listed as a 'newbie' you can't exactly describe yourself as a "MacRumors regular". And to be honest I like to know what people have - especially if they are helping me.
     
  21. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Perhaps he reads far more than he posts.

    I'd need an entire thread for my gear, so I just give the jist. It can help or hinder, especially those *sold* *gonna get* etc ones but since everyone is an Apple enthusiast - well, almost everyone - it's not particularly surprising that people would want to list their puters, no?
     
  22. rneglia thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Holy crap! I guess this "newbie" never checked back to see the 20-some responses I got on my first post.

    Yes, I check this site a lot and, yes, I read more more than I post. I have no problem if someone posts what gear they have when asking for or offering help on a specific issue. Other times, it just seems like bragging.

    For the record:

    Intel Mac Mini
    Dell Inspiron 700m laptop
    160gb iPod
    5 or 6 LaCie drives (various sizes)
    Toshiba 21" CRT TV/VCR combo unit
    Seinfeld, seasons 1-9, DVD
    Sealy Posturpedic queen-size mattress and box spring
    3 teddy bears
    Altec Lansing speaker set-up

    <3 you all! keep posting!!! :apple::apple::apple:
     
  23. iCube macrumors 6502

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    I care, because I do read the types of Macs that members have.

    It's interesting to me.

    It is bragging and I'm proud of it.
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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  25. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    hey it could be worse and members could have pictures in there sigs like some forums :eek:
     

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