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Nagittar
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Jul 5, 2004, 03:53 AM
 
Just wondering ...
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 03:58 AM
 
obviously the cnn guys...
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 05:41 AM
 
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Jul 5, 2004, 06:10 AM
 
Someone reeeeeally creative. MacNN. Heh.
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Jul 5, 2004, 11:21 AM
 
Will be looking forward to the answer. It would be nice to know a little about the founder.

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Jul 5, 2004, 11:31 AM
 
I know who owns it right now, I assume he also started it.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 11:41 AM
 
It was Zimphire
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 11:47 AM
 
Originally posted by dampeoples:
It was Zimphire
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:00 PM
 
Originally posted by KrazyEvilGoat:
I know who owns it right now, I assume he also started it.
Well? Do tell ...
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:08 PM
 
Originally posted by BasketofPuppies:
Monesh
Correct, Monish* started MacNN.
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I like liver
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:13 PM
 
Originally posted by dampeoples:
It was Zimphire
Suddenly it all made sense now
     
Nagittar  (op)
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:24 PM
 
Originally posted by PowerMacMan:
Correct, Monish* started MacNN.
Does he now own it? Just curious, for some reason I got the feeling MacNN was a non profitable site, one that survived on community donations and the like. I know I have never clicked on an ad, let alone purchased anything from an advertiser.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:27 PM
 
Originally posted by Nagittar:
Does he now own it? Just curious, for some reason I got the feeling MacNN was a non profitable site, one that survived on community donations and the like. I know I have never clicked on an ad, let alone purchased anything from an advertiser.
A quick Google will give the scoop. Not hard too find.

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Jul 5, 2004, 12:28 PM
 
Originally posted by dampeoples:
It was Zimphire
I told you not to tell.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:40 PM
 
Originally posted by dampeoples:
It was Zimphire
You know, that's actually believable!

At roughly 28 posts a day one could believe he doesn't have time for anything except Macnn.
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Jul 5, 2004, 12:58 PM
 
Originally posted by KarlG:
You know, that's actually believable!

At roughly 28 posts a day one could believe he doesn't have time for anything except Macnn.
28 posts a day.. would take probably less than a hour to accomplish.

What for ever do I do with the other 23 hours of my day!
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 01:03 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
28 posts a day.. would take probably less than a hour to accomplish.

What for ever do I do with the other 23 hours of my day!
I think it's more of 23 hours here, one hour free
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 01:05 PM
 
Originally posted by Adam Betts:
I think it's more of 23 hours here, one hour free
As opposed to 5.47 posts a day?

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Jul 5, 2004, 01:06 PM
 
Originally posted by Nagittar:
Does he now own it?
No.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 01:06 PM
 
Originally posted by Adam Betts:
I think it's more of 23 hours here, one hour free
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 01:52 PM
 
Originally posted by PowerMacMan:
Correct, Monish* started MacNN.
So anything else you can say about the Creator? Just curious.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 02:01 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
I told you not to tell.
My bad, it just slipped out
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 02:09 PM
 
Originally posted by PowerMacMan:
Correct, Monish* started MacNN.


Monish ^^

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Jul 5, 2004, 02:11 PM
 
No, no, that can't be, and stuff.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 07:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Nagittar:
Does he now own it?
No, but he's the Editor in Chief. go here.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 07:13 PM
 
It began on the BIG BANG princple. Some guy bumped into the WorldWideWeb, knocked it over and there was a big bang. Macnn soon evolved from a pile of mucus sludge.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 07:53 PM
 
Heres the history as I know it:

(note, this may all be complete bs, feel free to correct me if anything/everything is wrong.)

Monish Started Macnn

Some other company bought it, macnn went downhill, returned to original owner

Monish teamed up with misha? and macnn continued

misha/monish got in a fight (something about a stereo at one's house) misha left, started his own lacklustre website

macnn continues to strive.
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Jul 5, 2004, 08:40 PM
 
Yep, I knew it was Monish.


I don't know him personally, so maybe he's a great guy, but I don't like him.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 08:43 PM
 
Originally posted by xi_hyperon:


Monish ^^

"Zimphire, I am your father."
Xi wins the "Posting A JPEG That Looks Like It Was Originally Converted To A GIF" award. We salute you!
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 08:56 PM
 
from this thread

well, you see, it's like this:
a girl macnn and a boy macnn meet in a bar one day. they hit it off. girl macnn thinks the boy is pretty cute. so she agrees to go back to boy macnn's place for some "coffee". a slow dissolve to a windowed sunset later and macnn.com was conceived.
and yes, there was a custody battle (some would call it an attempted kidnapping) a year ago, but it was resolved without longterm psychological damage to the macnn child.
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 09:09 PM
 
Misha was pretty cool.

Wlonh, on the other hand, was a duesche.

- Rob
     
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Jul 5, 2004, 09:15 PM
 
I thought one of em started MacMinute or something.

That picture of him that went around a while ago was a classic

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Jul 5, 2004, 09:20 PM
 
Originally posted by MindFad:
Xi wins the "Posting A JPEG That Looks Like It Was Originally Converted To A GIF" award. We salute you!
I strive to find only the highest quality images when googling.
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 01:19 AM
 
Originally posted by Chris Gilpin:
Heres the history as I know it:

Snip
You need to freshen up on your MacNN history a little.

CaseCom did a wonderful job of summing it all up in another thread:

It all went down in May 2001. Monish (owner of MacNN) sold a controlling share of MacNN to the NewsFactor Network (NFN). The forums weren't affected at first, but on the main page they imposed NewsFactor-style navigation, and we instantly hated it. Plus, during the transition the news page went un-updated for about two days, which really hurt because it was the weekend Apple opened the first retail stores.

Anti-NFN posts in the Lounge rose to the point where they brought down the hammer, with a NFN admin locking and deleting threads, banning members and deleting accounts. Then it was open war for about two days, until a truce was declared, the NFN admins stepped back from the forums and things simmered down.

Misha, who ran the forums then, left MacNN for MacMinute. (He has since left MacMinute; I'm not sure what he's doing now.)

In the end, NewsFactor let Monish back out of the deal, on condition that MacNN had to feature links to NFN for 12 months and couldn't badmouth them. Gorgonzola and Co. have run the forums since then.

Ah ... good times.

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Jul 6, 2004, 01:51 AM
 
Originally posted by george68:
Misha was pretty cool.

Wlonh, on the other hand, was a duesche.

- Rob
Hahaha... I remember your feuds with Wlonh. Wasn't he responsible for the whole OCN fiasco? It appears Overclockers Network is no longer in existence. It's a shame, as you can see from the link I posted, that place was full of many well mannered lads.

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Jul 6, 2004, 02:19 AM
 
Just reading back on some of those old threads... is it just me or are most of the old regulars gone?
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 02:54 AM
 
Originally posted by Synotic:
Just reading back on some of those old threads... is it just me or are most of the old regulars gone?
Yeah, where did Cheerios go...

-Owl
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 07:20 AM
 
Discovering that MacNN is an Indian invention (sort of) has been a wonderful surprise. I had assumed it must be Canadian or something..

Even more wonderful (as a Brit) was the discovery that MacNN's SysAdmin is called Nat West.

     
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Jul 6, 2004, 07:22 AM
 
Originally posted by sambeau:
Discovering that MacNN is an Indian invention (sort of) has been a wonderful surprise. I had assumed it must be Canadian or something..
For that you'll have to look at MacCentral.
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Jul 6, 2004, 08:10 AM
 
Originally posted by george68:
Misha was pretty cool.

Wlonh, on the other hand, was a due[t]sche.

- Rob
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OOOOOh... you mean douche.
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 03:04 PM
 
Originally posted by george68:
Misha was pretty cool.

Wlonh, on the other hand, was a duesche.

- Rob
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Jul 6, 2004, 06:21 PM
 
hey! I just found out Demonhood has a first name... you know... I never really thought about it... hehe...
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 06:34 PM
 
Originally posted by Superchicken:
hey! I just found out Demonhood has a first name... you know... I never really thought about it... hehe...
Trogdor Demonhood III
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 10:54 PM
 
Originally posted by Synotic:
Just reading back on some of those old threads... is it just me or are most of the old regulars gone?
That sure is the truth.
     
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Jul 6, 2004, 11:37 PM
 
Originally posted by fulmer:
That sure is the truth.
That always happens... Back when AOL was Apple Link Personal Edition, it didn't suck. Then all of the regulars left and the new regulars did suck. As a result, AOL became the wasteland of intelligent thought that it is today.
     
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Originally posted by TailsToo:
AOL became the wasteland of intelligent thought that it is today.
Sounds familiar..
     
   
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