I started out as the #1 Poster @ MacWorld.com as far as I know my Thread within The MacGabbery* Forum is still the longest in MacWorld history.
I'd joined MacCentral very very very briefly when Wotz-his-name Snell changed the MW Format, and he said, "anyone that doesn't like it can leave!. there's a perfectly nice forum, our Sister Forum, called, 'MacCentral.com' go over there & play."
To his surprise, it began a mass migration, not because we ever lost our affection for the 'Mother-Ship' but rather we were tired of Jason.
MacCentral was my first stop, I made perhaps 2 posts under the user name "James Portzeebee", din't like the format, and wandered off to seek my fortune in a few more MacForms, but wound up back in MacWorld ...for a while.
The World Trade Incident was the straw that broke the camel's back....... from the amount of forum hopping I witnessed in those next few months, it seemed to have kicked the stool out from under lots of folks.
* "MacGabbery" was the 2nd MW Social Forums, "GeneralGabbery" GenGab was like this Lounge, MacGab was MacChat.
in anycase, all the social forums were deleted a couple months after me & almost 20 of us left for the final time... ...crumbs where has the last 12 years gone?
Edited by Celandine (07/11/1306:30 AM) Edit Reason: Name Correction
H'ain't seen a forum fall so silent since I outted myself as a woman in 1999!
Same type unexpected innocent question... ...the kid ("dogcow") asked that we do the hither-to unthinkable & reveal our "REAL NAMES" All I said was "Jac.queline" & posting from 200+ regulars screeched to a halt for nearly 18 hours!
"Gee! Wazz it sumpthin' I sed?"
I hadn't lied, or gone out of my way to say one way or t'other... I just dint say at all, ...until someone finally asked point-blank.
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
I don't remember just when I stumbled into MacCentral, but it felt like home and I stayed. I was working a second shift, getting home around 2 or 3 AM and wide awake. I remember having to go to bed as the sun was rising if I was to get enough sleep before going back to work. I hated that shift, but enjoyed the fun and useful info, especially when Apple/Mac support was pretty rare. It was well before 9/11/01. That I do remember. 1998? 1999? 2000? Sometime in that time frame.
I was a member of MC twice. Once right after the first time I left MacWorld, and again a few years later, after having been a member of MacMinute for a while, then returned to MM during the Boxing Day Tsunami incident, having stumbled upon the ruckus while dropping by intending to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
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