Why did you join MR (What inspired you)

doucy2

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post why you joined MR
or what caused you to join?

I joined because i was looking for a good place to buy and sell macs
and i had alot of tech questions.
i started with one mac when i joined (no i have moved about 20 or soo macs since then)
look at what MR has done to me

what has it done to you?
 

Melkor

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Oct 12, 2005
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I joined when I decided to make the switch not too long ago. It's a great place to get answers to mac/computer related questions. I always seem to get decent replys to any of my questions anyway.

I found the site on google btw.
 

devilot

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May 1, 2005
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Because I had rather blindly purchased a PB and had no idea what I was doing w/ a Mac. :eek: I still don't really...
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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Lurked for ages, then joined and posted for advice on ethernet cables. Hung around because I liked the diversity of people and many of the threads in community.

Good mix of creative, intelligent types here.
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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It gives reason to my constant uni failures.

That and it's a top spot to find people who know stuff that you don't about your Mac.

PS, 1 year Maciversary this past weekend. Woo!!!
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Bergen, Norway
Found MR the spring of 2003, when I started gathering info on a possible purchase (that ended in me getting my iBook in November 2003).

Lurked for a while longer before I joined in March 2004, when I had something to say (don't remember if it was to ask or answer a question, anymore, but who cares...?)

Was a rather slow poster the first 9 or 10 months, but I'm starting to catch up... :eek: ;)
 

doucy2

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Found MR the spring of 2003, when I started gathering info on a possible purchase (that ended in me getting my iBook in November 2003).

Lurked for a while longer before I joined in March 2004, when I had something to say (don't remember if it was to ask or answer a question, anymore, but who cares...?)

Was a rather slow poster the first 9 or 10 months, but I'm starting to catch up... :eek: ;)
this is my 6th month as a member
and im on pace to hit 1000 post today

#983 this one is
 

doucy2

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edesignuk said:
....but we don't place importance on post count, DO WE.
no we dont
it is based on the importance of the post
and the message therefore conveyed
sorry about that (i'm just excited)
 

7254278

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Apr 11, 2004
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I joined up in 2004, 2 days after my brithday. I was dreaming about a powerbook but I didnt know much about it. I kept dreaming for about 9 months, and posting on these boards in many of the forums, mainly gaming and buying tips and advice(about a year ago the most active forum) and then I caved in and bought an ibook, 2 months later I traded my pc for a sawtooth and enver looked back. Since I bought my ibook I probably only loking at the buying advice section 1 a month.
 

xsedrinam

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Oct 21, 2004
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Frankly, it was frustration with another forum. Though it serves the Mac community well, any postings which hinted at speculation about new releases got penalized. Zero tolerance with any humor, albeit it well intentioned and well written, was becoming increasingly oppressive. So I looked elsewhere, and found a more balanced forum atmosphere.
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
I wanted a new computer, and I wanted something stylish. I remembered having been impressed by OS X earlier, and also with the community that surrounds Macs in general.

I was using google searching to find answers to questions I had, and a lot of the hits came up here. I started lurking to get answers to all of my questions, ordered my iBook, and then created an account shortly after it arrived. :) And I've definitely loved the community aspect here. :D
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
I lurked for a long time about 4 months, and then found too many threads that i could help people in and decided to post.
 

amacgenius

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Aug 3, 2005
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Buffalo, NY
doucy2 said:
I joined because i was looking for a good place to buy and sell macs and i had alot of tech questions.
Same, and now whenever I type "f" into my address bar of Safari, it autofills for the marketplace ;).
 

jalagl

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Jun 5, 2003
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Costa Rica
Melkor said:
I joined when I decided to make the switch not too long ago. It's a great place to get answers to mac/computer related questions. I always seem to get decent replys to any of my questions anyway.
Same here. i was looking for specific answers to questions about using a Mac mainly for hava software development. I stayed because of the community feeling. :D
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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i found macbytes while looking for mac info/news. and then i found the forums, and then i found MacRumors, signed up a few weeks after being a lurker.
 

iSaint

macrumors 603
doucy2 said:
post why you joined MR
or what caused you to join?
The witty banter...

I joined a few months before I switched. I lurked before posting, and made the switch in August of 2004. I can definitely say that post count isn't important, as my average is only 1.65 a day or something like that. But it is fun!!!
 
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