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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 03:54 AM   #1
 
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New forum request -- "Church of Mac"

I am a tech-interested guy.
I enjoy my mac as much as most of you.
I like the news and commentary you can read here.
I like the Toronto-centric nature of the site -- I used to live there, it's nice to hear tidbits.

But, there is one kind of thread that turns my stomach... threads about:

I just went to infinite loop!
Thoughts from Jobs
I'm going to macworld!
I just got an apple tattoo
I went to the apple store, it changed my life

It would be ideal for people like me if you could make a special "fan boi" forum to dump all of this sort of posting into where I don't have to see it.

If that's not possible, I'd like someone to point me in the direction of an-apple-friendly-but-not-so-kissy-wissy sort of forum.

Anyhow.. that's my one wish for this otherwise decent site.
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 07:44 AM   #2
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I'm sure you've heard of a magical place not too far from here. Very little kissy-wissying over there

"I'm going to macworld!' sounds neat, the rest I can skip and do
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 08:35 AM   #3
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Hey, what do you expect -- it's a Mac site. It's going to happen pretty much everywhere. The magical place... well, it's not really a Mac forum per sť (or, there's very little Mac discussion to be had); bring your flak vest and mind the napalm.

Here... some of the "fanboi" threads most people can do without, but guys like Macaholic post news bits ("Thoughts from Jobs" for example) that most people would've missed. If there's anything this site needs -- it's a separate political forum. The fanatic Mac-oriented posts are few and far between (comparatively speaking) and don't push threads as quickly.

Mac-gushing threads I can deal with (or ignore), but politichat threads? Blah.

Now, to make this thread a little more Mac-friendly: Did you know Apple's dictionary app allows you to double click any and every word that is displayed in it's window? Doing so will take you directly to the definition of clicked word.
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that is a an awesome app feature, Manny. it should be implemented everywhere on the net.
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 09:01 AM   #5
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Great feature, another dictionary one is command control d, this brings up a little dictionary window showing the meaning of the word you're hovering over. If you keep command and control held in, you can hover over any word around.

Well I saw the light
I saw the light no more darkness no more night
Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight praise the Lord
I saw the light

Well I wandered so aimless life filled with sin
I wouldn't let my dear Saviour in
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night praise the Lord
I saw the light
Yeah I saw the light...
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 09:06 AM   #6
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A feature of Tige that is not often mentioned is when Printing ... if you buy something online and get a receipt at the end of the transation ... instead of printing it on paper ... if you look at the options under the Print menu ... one of them is 'Save as Web Reciept' ... this saves the reciept as a PDF in a Web Reciept folder (within Documents) that is searchable by Spotlight.
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 09:19 AM   #7
 
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www.macmagic.ca -- A swift review of threads on that site show it to be pretty much what I described. Thanks!

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another dictionary one is command control d, this brings up a little dictionary window showing the meaning of the word you're hovering over.
Nice one!
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 09:56 AM   #8
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I am a tech-interested guy.
I enjoy my mac as much as most of you.
I like the news and commentary you can read here.
I like the Toronto-centric nature of the site -- I used to live there, it's nice to hear tidbits.

But, there is one kind of thread that turns my stomach... threads about:

I just went to infinite loop!
Thoughts from Jobs
I'm going to macworld!
I just got an apple tattoo
I went to the apple store, it changed my life

It would be ideal for people like me if you could make a special "fan boi" forum to dump all of this sort of posting into where I don't have to see it.

If that's not possible, I'd like someone to point me in the direction of an-apple-friendly-but-not-so-kissy-wissy sort of forum.

Anyhow.. that's my one wish for this otherwise decent site.

man im in total agreeance with you... But my least favourite posts are when new guys post how they switched to mac, and 5 different people leave replies like "Welcome to the world of Mac"

I also hate how every other week some guy leaves a post about "should i get a pc or a mac? Convince me!!!" instead of doing 30 seconds of research and checking earlier threads.

lol as i said in an earlier thread, people forget that their computer is just a tool and is not meant to be worshipped.
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 10:04 AM   #9
 
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Oh man, count me in.

That's all I have to say right now lest I blaspheme further.
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Old Sep 7th, 2005, 10:07 AM   #10
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And if they do Worship their computer.. does it make them any less?

Listen, people have the right to do whatever they want with their machines.. I personally love to see these threads.. and a LOT of others do too. Why is it so bad.. that some get enjoyment out of their computing experience.. rather than using it for run of the mill work? I don't look at my computer as a tool. It is a tool, however, it's much more than that. It's one of my primary forms of communication. It's where I get ALL of my news from, as I don't watch TV. It's also my main source for entertainment.. I do almost everything on my computer, including watching movies with my girlfriend.

Apple and OS X make this experience better.. why not show a little support once in a while? I think it's refreshing.

If you don't like the threads.. DON'T read them!

my $0.02

Have a wonderful day.. I'm going to light some candles and pray to the Big Apple in the sky!
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