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Any chance of adding a Classic Mac subforum?
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shifuimam
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Sep 6, 2012, 03:40 PM
 
I can't be the only person here who still messes around with old Apple hardware. It'd be nice to have one place to post questions regarding hardware, as well as the classic Mac OS and software...

Thoughts?
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Sep 6, 2012, 04:09 PM
 
We used to have a Classic Macs and Mac OS forum, but it's been long-ago consigned the Archives. I think the last entry is from 2005.
I don't have an opinion one way or another about resurrecting such a forum. It might be the loneliest forum here.

FWIW, I have a PowerCenter150 sitting here, gathering dust in all of its OS 8.1 glory.
     
shifuimam  (op)
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Sep 7, 2012, 01:49 PM
 
We need more people using Classic Macs!!

OS 9 is pretty awesome when you compare it to Windows 98. To be completely honest I can understand why people preferred Macs back in the 90s.
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Sep 7, 2012, 05:11 PM
 
Well, if nothing else it might be a good thing to have a forum for those of us who use emulators as well as old hardware. It's sometimes hard to find resources, and there may be enough people here to get a critical mass.

As with chicken soup, "it couldn't hoit."
     
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Sep 7, 2012, 06:43 PM
 
How about a general retro forum? It could be used for retro computing, retro gaming, and just generic retro geekery?

I'm not suggesting that shif's idea is bad, but keeping it general like this might help it build up momentum and interest. If it snowballs it can be easily forked into smaller subcategories such as retro Mac computing.
     
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Sep 7, 2012, 08:11 PM
 
We could always put the Classics forum back on active duty, see how it does for a few months. But note that most of us staff layabouts are on strike at the moment, so we're less helpful than usual.
     
shifuimam  (op)
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Sep 10, 2012, 10:58 AM
 
I'd like to see something.

But reader50 has a good point - if the forums are going bye-bye as they stand today, what's the point?


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Sep 10, 2012, 03:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
We could always put the Classics forum back on active duty, see how it does for a few months. But note that most of us staff layabouts are on strike at the moment, so we're less helpful than usual.
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Originally Posted by besson3c View Post


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Woah, I wrote poop and look at what it transformed into! Maybe the strike is coming to an end since the MacNN mods have evidently been diligently been working on my censor - the most important feature of them all?
     
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Woah, I wrote poop and look at what it transformed into! Maybe the strike is coming to an end since the MacNN mods have evidently been diligently been working on my censor - the most important feature of them all?
I wonder what this poop is going to transform into?
     
   
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