Why so many United Kingdom users?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by protozoa, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. protozoa macrumors regular

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    I'm not asking this in a negative way. I've just noticed that there is a bunch of UK users on this forum.

    Is this website hosted out of the UK? Did Apple make a particularly strong push into the UK market?

    I poked through the FAQ page and did a search; I couldn't find any clues.
     
  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Consider it the first, tentative steps towards the rebuilding of the old British Empire! :p
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    As the UK is the second largest English speaking country (as the main language, no crap about India), it is only natural that the UK would have a large number of Mac Users on an English speaking Mac website. It also helps that so far the UK is the only English speaking country outside of the US that has the iPhone.

    There are also a lot of Canadians, Irish, Australians, and New Zealanders here, just us Yanks and the Brittons make up a larger portion of the posting population.

    TEG
     
  4. calculus Guest

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    I use the United Kingdom because I live there. It is most convenient.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The real reason is that the internet is the only acceptable way to communicate in public, especially in London :p.
     
  6. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    What, they have hotspots in the pub? You'd never get me out!
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    They do.
     
  8. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Uh, oh. I am quite a Mr. Spilly Pants. Better get the keyboard condom.
     
  9. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Oh, you can totally buy Macs in the UK. Who'd have thunk it? :rolleyes:
     
  10. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    I have a pub that has a hot spot. My own house!!

    The Guiness, Sam Adams, and Bodingtons is always stocked at my house...that *MIGHT* be why I am such a night owl at times!!!
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    I bet it always feels so used afterwards too.
     
  12. protozoa thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'd buy that if it I noticed it across the board. Go to any popular car website... or any other hobbyist forum... and the % of UK users seems much smaller.

    ummm we'll get back with you on that. For the last several years we have been screwing things up without any help. ;)

    This time... would we have representation with our taxation? And, would we have to eat your food? :D
     
  13. calculus Guest

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    It feels positively second hand ...
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    The car one is easy to explain. Popular cars in the UK tend to be different to popular cars in the US. We tend to be more influenced by European marques and designs, which tend to be smaller cars in general. Those stupidly large machines that get driven in North American would need half the UK turned into roads or car park if they obtained widespread adoption over here.
     
  15. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    The majority of us registered to point out that the forum's name is misspelt and ended up stopping.
     
  16. protozoa thread starter macrumors regular

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    What I specifically had in mind when I mentioned "car forums" were the many Porsche forums that I have been active on in the past.

    You guys have Porsches, right?
     
  17. calculus Guest

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    How are you able to work out what this is?
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Not personally, but it's difficult to walk out the front door without falling over several. In London it's got to the point where anyone with any creativity about them deliberately avoids the Porsche and goes for something else.
     
  19. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    so so true... *sigh*

    I remember when i first found macrumors. took me ages to learn the web address. I kept typing www.macrumours.com, which takes you nowhere. Always ended up googling it. I think Arn should get macrumours.com, and make it more of a UK based rumour site. Or at least get it re-direct here. I'd be pleased!
     
  20. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    It took me a minute, but I got it!
    :D
     
  21. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I've just counted and to my knowledge at least 19 of the top 100 posters live in the UK.
     
  22. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    I for one will second that :eek:

    We have been buying Macs in this Kingdom since long before the the likes of Jobs and Wozniak started selling theirs.

    More info here.
     
  23. protozoa thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't owned one in over ten years, and I doubt I'll buy another one. However, I would have to disagree with the insinuation that they -or their owners- lack creativity (if that's what you're getting at).

    Just because something is popular doesn't mean there is something wrong with it.
     
  24. RHD macrumors 6502

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    Well, if it's any consolation, about half the people who comment on UK newspaper sites seem to be American which confuses us in the UK a lot.
     
  25. Queso macrumors G4

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    Not saying there's anything wrong with them. It's just where I live they've become so commonplace that people are now avoiding them in order to stand out from their neighbours.
     

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