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Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: March 31, 2021 09:21AM
Twenty-four years ago today, the DealMac forums were founded! Yes, that means it was 1997.

For those who don't know, the MacResource forums really stemmed from the DealMac forums, as DealMac made a decision to totally restructure their forums, and a ton of the regulars at the forum didn't like it, so MacResource created this forum, which was more along the lines of the original DealMac forum structure.

Anyway....I've been reading and posting here and and at DealMac pretty much since the beginning. I must be getting old!


Doug



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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 31, 2021 09:38AM
I think I registered at the old place about 2000ish. I recall I was using a Lynx browser via a local FreeNet to browse because the real ISPs were all still an expensive long distance call.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: March 31, 2021 10:30AM
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Acer
I think I registered at the old place about 2000ish.

Same here.

On 9/11/01, I had to log in from a Chicago AOL site, because none of the upstate NY access numbers I tried were working.

I can't believe it is almost 20 years since The UnDoug created the Unofficial Dealmac F.A.Q. site. I contributed to it as soon as it came online, and had it as my signature. You could call me a fan of it!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/2021 10:30AM by S. Pupp.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 31, 2021 11:05AM
Happy Birthday, DealMac. I happened to have missed all of the drama around the transition (I had walked away before The Rift happened), glad to find a welcoming MRF around when I returned.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: rz
Date: March 31, 2021 11:41AM
I still read Dealnews every day. I know others prefer places like slickdeals, but I like Dealnews. I can't remember exactly when I joined... probably around 1998. I belonged to a local MUG, and someone told me about it. I joined here in '05. I wondered where everyone had gone, and then I got a private message from someone telling me where you all had gone to!
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 31, 2021 12:19PM
Censorship was more than just a few naughty words.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 31, 2021 12:44PM
I actually started posting on the site in 1994, before the 1997 formal change. I think the boys were still in college at that ime. I can still remember sitting in my 'Dad works far away' apartment posting on my Se/30 with Radius Color Pivot monitor. Learning about the Sears clearance sale and the Walmart clearance sale
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: jonny
Date: March 31, 2021 12:48PM
[forums.macresource.com]
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: stephen
Date: March 31, 2021 01:00PM
Glad to be here!
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 31, 2021 04:26PM
I can't even recall what DealMac did that caused us all to bail.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: March 31, 2021 06:34PM
I owe a big “thanks” to Dealmac. It’s one of the places I cut my teeth on the then ‘modern’ internet. One of my early digital communities. A LOT of good people and good times. Happy Cake Day Dealmac.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: August West
Date: March 31, 2021 06:53PM
I was a hyphenate. Happy Birthday to the crowd.



Apologies to the anonymous forum member affected by my previous sig pic. It was my personal pic of a country expressing great grief as their leader, one of the most recognized people in the world, lay on his deathbed 8 years ago, days before he died. Like a naif, I did not realize it was offensively political, I considered it an expression of deep emotion and a reminder of the mortal coil's nature; that we all, great and small, can only hope to make a difference in our short time here, no matter the personal cost.

I'll post another pic from my work in South Africa that is, hopefully, apolitical.

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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 31, 2021 10:23PM
"I still read Dealnews every day. "


Same here. I have curbed the buying I used to do as my RV has very limited space.


I remember the (unofficial) motto: Going broke saving money.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: tenders
Date: April 01, 2021 12:39AM
I was around pretty early in the DealMac days too. Started off the pandemic using an early FireWire camera on my current (well, 2014!) Hackintosh that I'm almost positive I grabbed on a DealMac deal!

I still think about what a cool cat the late The Løpe was. As well as other dearly departed members.
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Re: Happy Birthday to DealMac!!!!
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 01, 2021 06:56AM
24th Birthday banner at website.

I will visit again next year.




Staunton, Virginia
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