Why MacRumors instead of Apple.com forums?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by coolwater, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    As for me, apple.com forums are too strict. Threads get moved right away if the question sounds slightly less related to the forum subject--i.e. you can't even talk about how good or bad AT&T is without iPhone being mentioned explicitly more than AT&T. That's just stupid.
     
  2. DinoMachino macrumors member

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    free speech

    i just love speculation. there's plenty of that here!
     
  3. shinji macrumors 65816

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  4. conch575 macrumors 6502

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  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I've always found the Apple forums horribly slow and clunky. MR is a million* times better.

    *approximately :p
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LOL!

    As said, Apple forums are slow and clunky but if I need answers I'll go there as well. I use both and a couple more tbh. ;)
     
  7. Schtumple macrumors 601

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  8. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Plain and simple:

    Apple deletes threads that would not be deleted if they are on here.

    (17 inch PB screen lines comes to mind)
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    When I started taking a serious interest in getting a Mac, in 2003, 85% of my searches were leading me here. I took it as a sign. :eek: The sign looked something like this:

    [​IMG]

    I stayed for the community. :p
     
  10. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    What got me into this site was the post your mac setup threads.

    (well I actually read the front page for 2 years without knowing that they were here)

    This forum has some things that I have not seen on any other forum (the Thread Starter thing, http://spy.macrumors.com)
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Before I bought a Mac I did a lot of research and was always brought here. So I took the hint and registered.

    Think I was signed up to that ThinkSecret one too (that one that had the aluminium hole background image).
     
  12. joro macrumors 68020

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    I agree with the previous posters, I have gotten a lot more helpful and honest answers to questions here than I ever did on Apple’s forum. Coupled with the fact that Apple essentially regulates what it said it can make getting a legitimate answer difficult.
     
  13. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    There are a lot of things that this forum has that Apple's do not. Particularly "Character", but then again...their forums don't have random post edits :D
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Wait... this isn't the Apple Forum?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Is that decimal or octal?
     
  16. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Are we counting it in base 10 or not?
     
  17. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    mad jew making signs again?
     

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