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Somebody was giving away a free 2006 Mac Pro on craigslist 3 years ago... no hard drive at all. So I wanted to get it up and running, and the forums there had information on all of it, including how to update it past its officially supported OS versions all the way to 10.11.6. Everybody was very helpful.

Most people on MR are quite nice. To me, it is the moderation that is the problem, not the community as a whole.

Well maybe except around the time of some product launch or software release... those threads used to be more fun than they seem to be now.
 

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Well maybe except around the time of some product launch or software release... those threads used to be more fun than they seem to be now.
People never heard about “blooming” before but now they are experts on it. It is mind-numbing.
 

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People never heard about “blooming” before but now they are experts on it. It is mind-numbing.

Yeah and so is the resurgence in threads like that of terms like "fan boy" and "sheeple"... and people putting them in quotes just like that, and I guess they are figuring that that way they won't be moderated. Sigh.
 

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The majority of the good experiences for me have been from PM interactions with various people. Here are some examples. One of them is actually somebody on here.

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It's an interesting point. I mostly had pleasant experiences with the likes of dejo, Hellhammer and Nermal. I got a few dinks for frivolous posts in those days and I guess the big difference was that you could reply to the PM. Now it's locked, so you cannot. I would normally simply send an apology and the mod would usually respond with a "no worries" or a thumbs up. Anyway, verging off topic now.
 

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It's an interesting point. I mostly had pleasant experiences with the likes of dejo, Hellhammer and Nermal. I got a few dinks for frivolous posts in those days and I guess the big difference was that you could reply to the PM. Now it's locked, so you cannot. I would normally simply send an apology and the mod would usually respond with a "no worries" or a thumbs up. Anyway, verging off topic now.
Still counts as a “good ol’ days” post :cool:
 

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Macrumors was a place for me to enjoy my obsession of Apple. I was a Windows user from birth to 2011. My first Mac really transformed my view of Apple (I used to be an Apple hater). 2015 I moved full time to Apple and haven't looked back.

Macrumors was a nice place to learn how to use iOS, Mac OS and share my enjoyment of Apple with other likeminded users. It's also the only place I really went to for my Apple centric news.

However, over the last 5 years it's really become a troll's paradise, lots of new members starting threads getting people to find every little imperfect.... oh right, this is about good experiences...

I really like the Arq thread. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/arq.2017935/ --- the Photography thread is extremely addicting - reminds me of the old Flickr days. The leather patina thread is one I've participated in a long time https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/leather-cases-patina-proud-photos.2091430/ - spent a small fortune on leather cases.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/flip-flopping-between-macos-and-windows.2212216/ - I've found this thread a lot of fun too.

Recently, Caimer's posts on CPUs have been tickling my funny bone. I don't understand most of it but I really enjoy reading the knowledge.


I've spent a lot of time on Macrumors. While it has assisted in my knowledge of Apple, I think there are a lot of bad habits it produced as well (too many leather cases, finding slight imperfections (I've learned to ignore these years ago)), get dragged into troll fights, etc. The good habits - I'm learning to not let things make me think I need something I don't (materialism), not to be baited by trolls, and to try to find common ground instead of always disagreeing.
 
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I like the front page, and I really appreciate their videos.
IMO this is one of the best things about their site, they take their time to put well produced videos together that often get few likes and result in people bitching rather than giving them some credit for their efforts. I suppose it's the nature of it but I really dig Dan's take on things, he's objective and informative.
 
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I'm still that crazy one. Since PRSI has rules, it's one of the more civil places to post that opposing views are present. Despite what pearl clutchers think I haven't seen anyone belittle someone directly, just take apart unsourced claims. I still dig it. If you've got moderately sized testicular fortitude & the ability to honestly discuss something, the rules will prevent what you say from becoming the total shit show that threads in politics or anything concerning Oprah and/or Prince Harry will turn into.

I also like the efforts some will go to help others get new Apple products. I was so on the fence with the Airpods Max, when someone started following Best Buy's stock. It got me to realize to focus on the Open Box deals. Which eventually led to me getting at a pair a pretty nice price. You aren't getting that without a forum community's help.

Also there's a handful of people I interact with from the "what's on your mind" thread like Kazmac, who it doesn't hurt to throw likes & say nice things to with what's going on with them.
 

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Also there's a handful of people I interact with from the "what's on your mind" thread like Kazmac, who it doesn't hurt to throw likes & say nice things to with what's going on with them.

I think that's important to remember too.

There are a bunch of people with whom I regularly correspond who I met through MR.

Several of the "older" PPC regulars set up a a Slack channel several years ago, and even though some of them are no longer active on MR I stay in touch with them through there. Heck, it's been interesting since some of those guys got into them when they were teenagers and I've gotten to know them and as someone a few years older than most of them it's been fun just to be around them and see them grow up.

I still keep in touch with several people through PM on there also. A.Goldberg and I in particular still talk regularly. That reminds me that I need to answer his last message to me...
 

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I like that I can filter by my, umm, particular proclivities ...


Wait, we __are__ talking about PornHub, right?

Wait, it doesn't automatically suggest for you based on past viewing?

I have...um...been told...um yeah we'll go with that answer...that it's smart enough to do that. So I've heard at least, strictly second hand.
 
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