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phantomdragonz
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Jun 4, 2010, 02:55 PM
 
I have been around awhile...I was 15 when I joined. I dont post a whole lot, but I do check here daily...

I own page 3!

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sek929
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Jun 4, 2010, 03:11 PM
 
Hell, I joined so long ago we were allowed to use animated sigs!
     
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Jun 4, 2010, 05:28 PM
 
Longevity ≠ value
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Jun 4, 2010, 06:30 PM
 
I can't get over the fact that I've been wasting time here for one third of my life!

And doing other things too. But still. It's like a neighborhood bar.

And now people can't smoke there.
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Jun 4, 2010, 07:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
See, I know you've got a good sense of humour. But I can't allow that fact to stand in the way of a joke.
Bloody English.

I'll see if we can get an invasion started to wipe that grin off your face. I hear we Germans are good at these things.

Except when there's bodies of water involved.

Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
The jury's out on whether that thread's funny or not. We'll have to wait for n00bMod's list of what is and isn't funny. It's the law. Apparently.
No jury.

It was far beyond funny. Back when the image links still worked.

*sigh*

Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
You've not noticed how quiet it is around here lately?
I prefer this quiet to the insane babble of Ca$hes and Zimphires on posting spree.

I think I may be getting old.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 12:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
I can't get over the fact that I've been wasting time here for one third of my life!
I just realized how long it has been for me as well. I was 15 when I signed up here, and now I am a month away from turning 27!

What is interesting is that MacNN has always been on my daily rotation since I started reading online news sites. Many others have all left my rotation over time (I can't even remember them all, but MacRumors and MacCentral come to mind). But MacNN has a permanent spot as the first link in my bookmark bar!

[EDIT] Mods, is there anyway to see who the oldest active member is?
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 12:52 AM
 
I feel so young again!
     
turtle777
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Jun 5, 2010, 12:56 AM
 
Ha

Nice to see you again. Blast from the past.

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Jun 5, 2010, 01:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by kupan787 View Post
[EDIT] Mods, is there anyway to see who the oldest active member is?
And is there a way to see who has the longest active member?
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 01:23 AM
 
Listed in join order, followed by increasingly recent activity.

#001 mkbhatia (Dec 3, 1998) is the oldest active account.
#007 genevish (Jan 26, 1999) visited in Feb 2010, but last posted in 2009.
#020 JimiMac (Jan 30, 1999) visited and posted in Jan 2010.
#049 Westbo (Feb 26, 1999) posted in May 2010, and visited on June 2.
#288 kupan787 (Jun 20, 1999) posted today.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 01:28 AM
 
Man, reader50 really knows how to play God mod.

-t
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 01:51 AM
 
There are gaps in those numbers. Deleted accounts?

And... 8 years for me. Wow.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 02:13 AM
 
The gaps are people who haven't been around recently. I cherry-picked those who visited successively more recently. For example:

#002 AppleWeek (Jan 26, 1999) last visited the next day.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 02:28 AM
 
I lurked for a few years until I had a problem and needed the help of the MacNN borg collective.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 05:27 AM
 
I spend most of my time lurking, but I do enjoy these nostalgia threads for some reason...
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Can't remember when I joined.
( Last edited by hayesk; Jun 5, 2010 at 01:40 PM. Reason: I see. Wow, that's a while ago.)
     
Laminar
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Jun 5, 2010, 05:10 PM
 
I'm new here.
     
lothar56
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Jun 5, 2010, 05:12 PM
 
I've been here a while.
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Jun 5, 2010, 05:37 PM
 
I've also been here for a while. My name is besson3c.

Pleased to meet you Laminar! What is your favorite color pony?
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 05:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I've also been here for a while. My name is besson3c.

Pleased to meet you Laminar! What is your favorite color pony?
Hey besson, Laminar is one of them. Stop talking to him.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 06:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I miss the days where I could say that I want to hump an SUV and he would go crazy. I miss Abe going crazy too. This place needs some more action, the only thing we have left is admiring stupendousman's persistence and besson3c's all round brilliance.
The climate is no longer conducive to crazy.
Consider these posts as my way of introducing you to yourself.

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Jun 5, 2010, 06:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by AKcrab View Post
And is there a way to see who has the longest active member?
That reminds me of the joke about the Gay guy who happens upon a dick measuring contest at a local saloon and says instead of seeing a menu he'll have the buffet.

Or something like that.
Consider these posts as my way of introducing you to yourself.

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Jun 5, 2010, 07:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Who was that other PC guy? Nimisys or something?
There was also Anthony the PC lover, affectionately renamed Anthony the Knob-Gobbler, who if I remember correctly wanted to have andi*pandi's babies.
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Originally Posted by ThinkInsane View Post
There was also Anthony the PC lover, affectionately renamed Anthony the Knob-Gobbler, who if I remember correctly wanted to have andi*pandi's babies.
Oh my goodness, is andi*pandi okay?
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 07:33 PM
 
She shot him down as gently as possible.
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Jun 5, 2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Jun 5, 2010, 10:48 PM
 
I think Doofy is right, for the record. This place is slow, because big personalities and strong opinions are not allowed.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 10:49 PM
 
Oh my.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 10:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by downinflames68 View Post
I think Doofy is right, for the record. This place is slow, because big personalities and strong opinions are not allowed.
Feel free to hit up YouTube comments for your fix of big personalities and strong opinions. Also,

     
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Jun 5, 2010, 11:10 PM
 
I think that people and their backwards ideas have shaped this place to a fault.

There were those that were clamoring for more moderation, more rules and adherence, more "just so" with not only the technical sections of this board, but the lounge too. I used to believe that the entire place should be less moderated, but I've since come around and have seen how it is helpful to have technical threads kept tidy with unrelated chatter down, in the right section, etc.

However, all of the other bicker fests about where a thread best belongs when things are a little gray, debates about what is useful content in the lounge, all of the other armchair modding over harmless stuff and overall anal-retentiveness in the lounge has created a rather uninviting climate to anybody that is not interested in things being just so in the same way, and definitely uninviting to people with strong opinions which spawn more of the meow meow let-me-campaign-to-make-macnn-my-perfect-little-organized-and-orderly-world back and forth consternation about stuff that doesn't really matter a whole lot in a lounge. I think the lounge should be just like a bar is in real life, far more hands off. It is a lounge, it doesn't need the same sort of structure and form and people bickering and debating over crap, just let it be, let it be what it wants to be, tell all the complainers to lighten and remember what a lounge is in real life, and how there are no rules as to how to lounge properly. Plus, I'm tired of wearing pants.

I think that if we were to try this this place would return to its former glory. In the meantime, I feel like I'm on my own to entertain your asses, and frankly I don't think that I'm appreciated here enough.

I also think random censoring along the lines of my steal censor will light some fire under people's asses and get things moving in here.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 11:16 PM
 
As far as Laminar's good point about YouTube comments go, I think we just have to rely on leaders like me to set the tone in here, and make the Youtubers feel silly speaking like they do in here. We pretty much do that now... I don't think that a more hands off approach to stuff in the lounge will result in this place becoming YouTube, not unless we start seeing more videos of cats playing pianos...
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 11:19 PM
 
How's the hands-off anything-goes approach going for your own forum? That place must be busting at the seams with great content and lively posters, no?
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
How's the hands-off anything-goes approach going for your own forum? That place must be busting at the seams with great content and lively posters, no?

Wow, you really have become quite mean in the last few years, I liked you better when you were Gossamer.

Wombat was just a subset of the MacNN that was unknown and had no real reason for existing to people that weren't familiar with MacNN. It was actually originally called "Not MacNN", but I was threatened with a massive lawsuit for upwards of three million dollars. No work went into promoting it, no work went into expanding membership, I didn't care, it was an experiment to see what would happen if a random board was created with very limited rules, the results were mixed mostly because the only person with differing viewpoints and strong opinions we ever got in there was Abe, and he wanted to post pictures of naked people in there or something and I was concerned over going non-family friendly, so we scared him off (maybe it was our censoring him that scared him off though, I don't remember).

I know this sounds like sour grapes, but I honestly didn't put more than a few hours into maintaining and building upon the place in total, and a lot of that was for spam related purposes. I figured that there was little point because there was never really a compelling draw there like MacNN has with its MacNN parent site and Mac stuff in general.

All of this being said and the point behind this, I don't think that this necessarily is smoking gun evidence that fewer rules = failure.
     
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Jun 5, 2010, 11:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Wow, you really have become quite mean in the last few years, I liked you better when you were Gossamer.
I'm not mean, I just have a big personality! Isn't that the rationalization people are using now around here?
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I'm not mean, I just have a big personality! Isn't that the rationalization people are using now around here?

Except I'm not complaining to mods about you or campaigning for MacNN to stop allowing you to be mean or something, I'm just letting you know that you are behaving like a jackass mono e mono. Bitch.
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 12:14 AM
 
I've been here about 5 years, and don't contribute as much as a lot of you. But I do like coming back everyday to get my Apple news and help. And have also liked reading all the arguments going back and forth and the Lounge is another reason why I come back. Because a tech forum without anything else is a little boring.
I am also amazed at all the members that have been here for so long and are still active. Not join for a month and then leave. And at my rate I don't see my post count getting close to half of what most of you guys have.
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I'm not mean, I just have a big personality! Isn't that the rationalization people are using now around here?
And you're not fat, you're big-boned
     
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So no one else wants to see the Ca$h account resurrected?

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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
So no one else wants to see the Ca$h account resurrected?
I'm all for it.

And let Kevin back, too. I never understood the "ban-for-life" thing.

If someone comes back from a ban and still doesn't behave, then he'd be banned again. For a time.

-t
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 02:04 AM
 
I'll all for it. Maybe we'll get wdlove, etc. back here too.
     
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Originally Posted by bstone View Post
I wonder how long I've been around.

Edit: 10 years exactly. Whoa.
I remember bothering you with all of my Mac questions before you finally introduced me to the forums. I lurked here for 3 years before joining though.
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Originally Posted by aberdeenwriter View Post
The climate is no longer conducive to crazy.
True.

The forums just burned out all potential a few years back; now there's none left.

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...itching-hubby/

http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...a-lying-thief/

http://forums.macnn.com/95/political...n-all-posters/
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
And let Kevin back, too. I never understood the "ban-for-life" thing.

-t
No way. The guy was certifiably retarded with a hyper-inflated self opinion and assloads of free time. Not a good combination.
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 10:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Bloody English.

I'll see if we can get an invasion started to wipe that grin off your face. I hear we Germans are good at these things.
I wish you would. You can start by sending Schenker, Meine and Jabs over. Then Udo and Doro.
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Jun 6, 2010, 12:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Listed in join order, followed by increasingly recent activity.

#001 mkbhatia (Dec 3, 1998) is the oldest active account.
#007 genevish (Jan 26, 1999) visited in Feb 2010, but last posted in 2009.
#020 JimiMac (Jan 30, 1999) visited and posted in Jan 2010.
#049 Westbo (Feb 26, 1999) posted in May 2010, and visited on June 2.
#288 kupan787 (Jun 20, 1999) posted today.
I still post on rare occasion if you look in the last few months. What number would I weigh in at (joined Oct 1999) ? And Voodoo is right, the forums are wayyyy less active than before. For me its because I got out of the computer field and stopped having as much time to mess with new hardware and software (hence, fewer questions asked and fewer answers given). Also, I did the Pol/War lounge for a while but that just broke down to pure ideologues on on all sides (same as general political discourse these days, I suppose). Any discussion that gets too complex or nuanced ends up being way too much to actually write out in a computer forum.
     
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Jun 6, 2010, 12:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
I remember bothering you with all of my Mac questions before you finally introduced me to the forums. I lurked here for 3 years before joining though.
Yeah I remember that also. I recall installing virtual pc on your dad's old powermac.
     
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Mar 11, 1999 here. However, I am a slacker.
     
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You need a new sig.
     
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Originally Posted by bstone View Post
Yeah I remember that also. I recall installing virtual pc on your dad's old powermac.
Old powermac? They only got rid of the beige G3 a few weeks ago! My parents only bought one computer since then (an iMac G5) so they still don't even have an intel based Mac.

I do remember being very jealous of the pismo you had though. Now that was a great machine.
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