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Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 13, 2013 07:54AM
If so, welcome!
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 13, 2013 08:11AM
I suspect not....how would they know to come here?



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: dfilpus
Date: April 13, 2013 08:12AM
Yes.
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 13, 2013 08:13AM
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mattkime
I suspect not....how would they know to come here?

Same way I found out.
Welcome, dfilpus!
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: clyde
Date: April 13, 2013 08:21AM
One here…
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: billb
Date: April 13, 2013 08:43AM
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DP
If so, welcome!
thumbs up

Now, to divide this place into more rooms .....



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 13, 2013 08:43AM
Welcome, one and all.
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Colormonger
Date: April 13, 2013 09:14AM
Another newbie coming over from DM. Looks like this will be interesting...

Regards, Jim
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Pam
Date: April 13, 2013 09:29AM
Fresh blood! grinning smiley
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: April 13, 2013 09:34AM
Welcome everyone!
There are a couple posters that I hope either tone it down or wander
Away to somewhere else.
This place is fun, informational, and a warm community.
I want to keep it that way.

Dave



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 13, 2013 09:38AM
How about an open invitation sticky note and an olive branch to Deal Mac to come aboard. Unless Deal Mac plans on continuing their forum, the least they could do is tell their members they would be welcomed here.




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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 13, 2013 09:47AM
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Bernie
How about an open invitation sticky note and an olive branch to Deal Mac to come aboard. Unless Deal Mac plans on continuing their forum, the least they could do is tell their members they would be welcomed here.

exactly! it took me a while to find this place. I know I wasn't part of the first wave.

also, its awesome to have newcomers. welcome!







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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 13, 2013 10:04AM
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mattkime
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Bernie
How about an open invitation sticky note and an olive branch to Deal Mac to come aboard. Unless Deal Mac plans on continuing their forum, the least they could do is tell their members they would be welcomed here.

exactly! it took me a while to find this place. I know I wasn't part of the first wave.

also, its awesome to have newcomers. welcome!

I found out about MR because there were MRF's on the DM forum too and they said, "We're moving to MR!".
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: haikuman
Date: April 13, 2013 10:05AM
Echoing the welcome to one and all *(:>*
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Janit
Date: April 13, 2013 10:07AM
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Bernie
How about an open invitation sticky note and an olive branch to Deal Mac to come aboard. Unless Deal Mac plans on continuing their forum, the least they could do is tell their members they would be welcomed here.

DM is closing down their forum as of Monday, which has motivated some discussion here and a few nostalgic trips back over there. Some of us have recently posted at DM with reference to MacResource in the discussions of the closing. Those references to MR stand, so I guess the fatwah against us has expired. (For a long while, all mentions of MR were immediately deleted.)

This fatwah related to the great DealMac Forum Format Civil War of 2005 and the subsequent exile/secession to MacResource. That fatwah/banning/excommunication was so thorough that many did not realize there had been an exodus until we detected surreptitious hints to it at a later time.

Welcome to all who have found us.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Catzilla
Date: April 13, 2013 10:09AM
I don't remember how we found this place, was there a post over there?
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: rz
Date: April 13, 2013 10:15AM
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Catzilla
I don't remember how we found this place, was there a post over there?

There were some references at first, but as mentioned above they were quickly delete. I actually got a PM from someone (don't remember who) about 2 weeks after MRF started telling me about it.
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 13, 2013 10:17AM
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Catzilla
I don't remember how we found this place, was there a post over there?

IIRC, a few posts referencing MRF in some way made it through for awhile. Long enough for me to find this place and register during the brouhaha, though it was a couple of years before I wandered over to stay.
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Janit
Date: April 13, 2013 10:19AM
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Catzilla
I don't remember how we found this place, was there a post over there?

There were lots of posts that quickly got taken down. At one point someone also posted a notice in the form of a graphic so that the obsessive text screeners would miss it. For a long time there was a cat-and-mouse game around the attempts to spread the word. I believe the text screeners even prevented mention of MacResource in PMs.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: April 13, 2013 10:27AM
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Janit
...That fatwah/banning/excommunication was so thorough that many did not realize there had been an exodus until we detected surreptitious hints to it at a later time...

agree smiley

For about six months or so I was wondering "WTF happened?!!??", until, thankfully, someone posted a cryptic reference to this place. From what I recall, it wasn't a direct link, but left enough clues so that I was able to find the new place without too much effort.
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: April 13, 2013 11:05AM
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Janit
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Bernie
How about an open invitation sticky note and an olive branch to Deal Mac to come aboard. Unless Deal Mac plans on continuing their forum, the least they could do is tell their members they would be welcomed here.

DM is closing down their forum as of Monday, which has motivated some discussion here and a few nostalgic trips back over there. Some of us have recently posted at DM with reference to MacResource in the discussions of the closing. Those references to MR stand, so I guess the fatwah against us has expired. (For a long while, all mentions of MR were immediately deleted.)

This fatwah related to the great DealMac Forum Format Civil War of 2005 and the subsequent exile/secession to MacResource. That fatwah/banning/excommunication was so thorough that many did not realize there had been an exodus until we detected surreptitious hints to it at a later time.

Welcome to all who have found us.

Whoa!! This sounds like Battlestar Galactica and ST Voyager all wrapped up in one. Will there be any Cylons posting here?



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: steve...
Date: April 13, 2013 11:17AM
Welcome new people!

FYI...
  • RYF = Run You Fools (for a good deal). There are other versions as well which are usually explained.
  • LEADER! = An exclamation of congratulations to those who have a new mac IN THEIR HANDS (Leader refers to our beloved Steven Jobs). Self-Leadering is discouraged.

Forum regulars, please comment or add to the list.









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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: April 13, 2013 11:29AM
There are also some threads here that discuss the average age of forum members (at least the ones who responded), and a mapping project that shows where we live (again, only for those who responded).

Perhaps someone else has the links handy, but they should be searchable.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: billb
Date: April 13, 2013 11:49AM
MR/F Guestmap: [www.mapservices.org]

Stolen from Black's sig.
I think he set it up.
Maybe because the old one that I think Jimmypoo may have started was gone.
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Maybe a better link will actually work
[www.mapservices.org]



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 13, 2013 11:52AM
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steve...

Forum regulars, please comment or add to the list.

new members should be aware that MRF has unusually intense feelings about steel cut oats. tread lightly.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: April 13, 2013 12:28PM
Welcome to all newcomers.

There's also this (kinda sad, actually...): [dougdavis.net]




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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 13, 2013 12:54PM
I found out from a chat room that were exiled to and found refuge in. I think I was using some chat software called Frogger or something like it. Once we made it from the chat rooms to here and there; here being Mac Resource, there being Apple Switcher, the counter intel of posting links to safe harbors occurred. Many of us actually had emails of one another and were pulled aboard that way. Wanting to leave no Mac Minded person behind the posts began. Bernie became LBS. Posts were yanked. Jpegs were posted. PM's and word of mouth.
Others returned to find everyone missing from Deal Mac and set out on their own personal journeys to Here and There. Some say the Mac Resource ambassador, a 12 inch Steve Jobs look alike was instrumental in providing Mac Resource it's own separate identity as no one wanted to change the look and feel of the forum that we had grown so comfortable with.

Songs were song ............






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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: April 13, 2013 01:11PM
Welcome, y'all! To the Kindest and Gentlest forum for some things Mac related, and a heap of stuff related to what pops into our heads.

I'm on another forum and their motto is, "The Friendliest Forum on the Internet!" And it is a great forum - they don't tolerate disrespect to members. Me, I like that. This is a great forum we got here! Again, Welcome!



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Carm
Date: April 13, 2013 01:38PM
Welcome...

LEADER is also for the aquisition for other Apple products, especially if had at a great price. ex. iPhone, iPad....

Many of us posted images and links to this place or how to get here. Or PMs.

Edit: We have a lot of combined Apple, Mac OS and iOS experience here. Along with some Windows guys who use Apple stuffs.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 13, 2013 02:40PM
I was going to add that sometimes we discuss Apple products too...
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 13, 2013 03:56PM
...and toilets. my, the toilet recommendations!



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: RE:up
Date: April 13, 2013 05:43PM
And. . .
If you have any plumbing problems,
We have our own Plumb King!!!

Also,
Don’t buy any household appliances, LED bulbs, or automotive devices without our explicit advise and approval.

Welcome!

(edit for lack of memory!)



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: GGD
Date: April 13, 2013 05:54PM
Let's not forget our extensive knowledge of expired food edibility.
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: April 13, 2013 07:14PM
I went back to DealMac in 2005 (I think) after many months of inactivity. Something I said (maybe about the new fragmentation of topic areas?) led another member there to mention, cryptically, "the other place." So I asked about "the other place," and I think he PM'd me with this location. I like it here, and have gotten good advice on a variety of topics, from thorny computer problems to lawnmowers, and it's a great source for interesting links, which I often forward to family and friends.

I don't go over to "the other side" of this forum, the political side, mainly because, being woefully outnumbered by wild-eyed liberals, I would end up spending far too much time. If you're a WEL, and/or have lots of time, feel free to indulge.

I should add that I find this volunteer group a lot more congenial and easier to deal with than the confusing and overly-structured environment of, say, Facebook, which I detest. Besides, few of my FB 'friends' know anything about Macs, or lawnmowers.

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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 13, 2013 07:44PM
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mrlynn

I don't go over to "the other side" of this forum, the political side, mainly because, being woefully outnumbered by wild-eyed liberals, I would end up spending far too much time. If you're a WEL, and/or have lots of time, feel free to indulge.
How unfortunate that you view it as some sort of competition. I find it a good place to interactively learn about politics and current events.
The "other side" is starving for any and all conservative voices that can argue their corner with some semblance of accuracy and intelligence.
Apply within.




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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 13, 2013 07:51PM
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Black
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mrlynn

I don't go over to "the other side" of this forum, the political side, mainly because, being woefully outnumbered by wild-eyed liberals, I would end up spending far too much time. If you're a WEL, and/or have lots of time, feel free to indulge.
How unfortunate that you view it as some sort of competition. I find it a good place to interactively learn about politics and current events.
The "other side" is starving for any and all conservative voices that can argue their corner with some semblance of accuracy and intelligence.
Apply within.

what Black said.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 13, 2013 08:04PM
What Mr Lynn said.





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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: April 13, 2013 08:48PM
Sorry guys, the orthodoxy on the political side is too overwhelming as Mr. Lynn notes. I stay away for good reason.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 13, 2013 08:53PM
Welcome aboard to all new members :-)



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: April 13, 2013 08:56PM
and I forgot to welcome our new members.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: vision63
Date: April 13, 2013 09:58PM
What about their processing, dues and administrative fees? Are we waiving that?
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 13, 2013 10:09PM
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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 13, 2013 10:17PM
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Acer

Cute.




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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 13, 2013 10:19PM
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vision63
What about their processing, dues and administrative fees? Are we waiving that?
I think we should let them coast until their forum participation becomes compulsive, and then hit 'em.




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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 13, 2013 10:19PM
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GGD
Let's not forget our extensive knowledge of expired food edibility.

Got yer back on that subject...



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 13, 2013 10:23PM
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Black
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mrlynn

I don't go over to "the other side" of this forum, the political side, mainly because, being woefully outnumbered by wild-eyed liberals, I would end up spending far too much time. If you're a WEL, and/or have lots of time, feel free to indulge.
How unfortunate that you view it as some sort of competition. I find it a good place to interactively learn about politics and current events.
The "other side" is starving for any and all conservative voices that can argue their corner with some semblance of accuracy and intelligence.
Apply within.

That's the point.. You don't want to "interactively learn".. You want to argue, and woe be it to anyone who disagrees.
You can have your circle jerk. In fact, not so long ago you thanked me for not participating in the other side...
You're welcome.



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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 13, 2013 10:32PM
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Paul F.
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Black
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mrlynn

I don't go over to "the other side" of this forum, the political side, mainly because, being woefully outnumbered by wild-eyed liberals, I would end up spending far too much time. If you're a WEL, and/or have lots of time, feel free to indulge.
How unfortunate that you view it as some sort of competition. I find it a good place to interactively learn about politics and current events.
The "other side" is starving for any and all conservative voices that can argue their corner with some semblance of accuracy and intelligence.
Apply within.



That's the point.. You don't want to "interactively learn".. You want to argue, and woe be it to anyone who disagrees.
You can have your circle jerk. In fact, not so long ago you thanked me for not participating in the other side...
You're welcome.

At this time, I would like to renew my sincerest expression of gratitude to Paul F. for avoiding the "friendly" side like the plague.




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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: April 13, 2013 11:06PM
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Black
How unfortunate that you view it as some sort of competition. I find it a good place to interactively learn about politics and current events.
The "other side" is starving for any and all conservative voices that can argue their corner with some semblance of accuracy and intelligence.
Apply within.

I will let our welcome refugees from DealMac decide for themselves how much they can "interactively learn about politics and current events" on the Political side of this board. Let me know how much "accuracy and intelligence" you find.

/Mr Lynn



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 13, 2013 11:12PM
Compared to the toilet bowl that was "Spirited Discussion" at DM, the dark 'friendly' side here is unicorns and rainbows.

Edited for Black's sake.



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Re: Have we gotten any new members from DM?
Posted by: Black
Date: April 13, 2013 11:37PM
C'mon folks-- it's called the "friendly" side-- it's not nice to confuse the newbies.




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