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Today marks the sixth anniversary of the first post (also on a Saturday, incidentally) on macosxhints.com. Little did I know back then that the site would change my career, tossing six years of business education to the side to become a full-time webmaster and writer. For helping make that happen, I would just like to say Thank You to the macosxints.com community -- you are truly an exceptional group!

I really don't have much more to say other than that -- and that I'm looking forward to continuing to work on the site and related Macworld projects in the future. I'd also like to say thanks to Macworld, for making my career change possible and for wanting to help make macosxhints.com even better. Thanks to Macworld, we gave away nine iPods this summer (and plan to offer more contests in the future). We're also in the midst of planning some substantial site upgrades relative to searching, categorization, and other user-centric features, so stay tuned...

-rob.
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Six years of hints...
Authored by: Coumerelli on Nov 04, '06 08:53:46PM

Rob, I have to say that many people have probably cut their os x teeth on this site, and with good reason. Congrats! and many more years of success to you.


Mike

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"The best way to accelerate a PC is 9.8 m/s2"



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Six years of hints...
Authored by: therobloe on Nov 04, '06 08:56:05PM

Congrats for six years of running this site, I know it's been incredibly valuable to me looking for that one answer to those specific problems that you can't find anywhere else. Quality hints and a lot more.

Thanks Rob!!



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Six years of hints...
Authored by: boxcarl on Nov 04, '06 09:50:37PM

This site was key in making me become a switcher back in 2001. Thanks for the years of hard work!



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Authored by: Grommet on Nov 04, '06 11:42:14PM

Holy crap, congrats!

Yeah, I was really pleased to see that your involvement with MacWorld and your own blog did not take away from the quality of this site. Keep on keepin' on!



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Six years of hints...
Authored by: michaelbach on Nov 05, '06 02:34:49AM

Congratulations, Rob!
Your site was invaluable for me when I switched from 9 –> X about the time you started, and it has helped me to make the most of X.

Good luck to your enterprises, best, Michael.



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Six years of hints...
Authored by: ecco on Nov 05, '06 02:40:41AM

Alles Gute! This site lives for years in my bookmark bar. Thank you for your patience!



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Authored by: tommyw on Nov 05, '06 03:15:19AM

Congrats Rob. A valued contribution you should be proud of. It's in my startup omniweb workspace everyday. Wouldn't miss it...



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Six years of hints...
Authored by: poenn on Nov 05, '06 03:53:27AM

This site is in my daily OmniWeb workspace, too! :-) I usually visit it several times a day and even some of my hints made it to the site... :-)



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Authored by: whoadoggy on Nov 05, '06 05:48:07AM

Hear Hear.
MOSXH is one of my favs. It has helped me out of several jams. A toast to Robg and the community!



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Authored by: stetner on Nov 05, '06 05:56:51AM

User Name: stetner (Douglas G Stetner)
Member Since: 30/11/99 00:00

Hmmm, that means it took me a whole month to find you back then!

I have not had the need to visit the site too much lately (which says something good about Mac OS X I guess), and have not had the time to contribute lately either, which says I have too many hobbies!

In any case, congratulations, and thanks for starting the site!

Doug



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Six years of hints...You did it!
Authored by: JacUnivac on Nov 05, '06 06:43:56AM

Having been on the short end of two corporate takeovers, after the last one in April, I decided to start my own graphics design company. I'm doing pretty well and I must say following you all these years and seeing you make the transition full time to something you love gave me the inspiration (i.e. cojones) to do the same.

This site is a prime example of doing just that and reflects the passion and dedication you have.

Best of luck,

Jack



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Authored by: FlyBoy on Nov 05, '06 09:16:55AM

I have the same joining date (and time):

Member Since: Tue, Nov 30 '99 at 12:00AM PST

And that's 7 years, so I guess we're a victim of a Y2K bug or something... :)

Maybe we're charter members or something!

Congratulations Rob and thanks for putting this site together. It's been a great boon to the Mac community!

Norm



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Authored by: JohnITG on Nov 05, '06 09:21:14AM

User Name: JohnITG
Member Since: Tue, Nov 30 '99 at 12:00AM PST

I won... I won!! or did I? If so what did win:

1. Six years of great beanie head support.

2. Close touch with a community a little above the norm.

3. Something I can't live without a daily fix of.

Great job over the years. You set a pretty high standard which means you'er going to have to really work hard the next six to keep up.

Thanks!!!

John



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Authored by: robg on Nov 06, '06 02:31:40PM
Back in "the day," Geeklog didn't even record registration dates. On February 16th, 2003, we upgraded to a newer version that started tracking reg dates by user.

If you have the 1999 date, unfortunately all that means is that you registered sometime before February 16th, 2003. For a *real* indication of how early you signed up, check your user ID -- it's visible in the URL at the top of your "Show my History" page (among other places). Just look at the "&uid=" portion of the URL. The lower the uid number, the earlier you signed up.

-rob.

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Authored by: herbs on Nov 05, '06 09:21:59AM

Howdy,

Congratulations! :-)

I can't say every hint I've read has been useful to me but so many have been that I must thank you again!

Good Luck,
Herb Schulz

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Good Luck,
Herb Schulz



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Authored by: JohnITG on Nov 05, '06 09:22:46AM

User Name: JohnITG
Member Since: Tue, Nov 30 '99 at 12:00AM PST

I won... I won!! or did I? If so what did win:

1. Six years of great beanie head support.

2. Close touch with a community a little above the norm.

3. Something I can't live without a daily fix of.

Great job over the years. You set a pretty high standard which means you'er going to have to really work hard the next six to keep up.

Thanks!!!

John



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Six years of hints...
Authored by: hobbster on Nov 05, '06 10:15:21AM

Let me add my voice to the chorus of appreciation and congrats on the occasion of MacOSXhints.com's sixth anniversary, Rob. Kudos to you -- and to the members and posters as well -- on creating and maintaining such a great resource. It's saved my bacon more than once.

Here's to many more years!

Lorne



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Six years of hints...
Authored by: latenightmac on Nov 06, '06 04:36:40AM

Rob,

Thanks for all the years of hints - I remember purchasing my first OS X machine a Powerbook G4 400mhz sometime back in 2001 or 2002 and then finding this site! The two things has helped me keep my love affair with Macs going going for years, let alone helped in all sorts of ways when I couldn't get something to work! Cheers!

Latenightmac!



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Authored by: filipp on Nov 06, '06 07:05:30AM
Congratulations, Rob. Also big congrats on being nominated one of the most influential people in the Mac tech community by MacTech magazine. A title well deserved IMHO.

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Authored by: morespace54 on Nov 06, '06 07:13:07AM

Kudos to all and mostly to you, Rob!
A daily fix that (almost) make me ditch Macfixit! ;-)



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Authored by: mjones1040 on Nov 06, '06 07:32:36AM

Re: "...tossing six years of business education to the side to become a full-time webmaster and writer."

I'm quite sure your business education has served you quite well. You most likely would have never recognized the utility of such a great resource without it. Who knows what's in store next for macosxhints.com. It's fantastic! Thanks for all the work you done here....



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Authored by: euskir on Nov 06, '06 11:56:15AM

Yes, yes, a little late, but it's better than nothing...
All the best for the years to come Robg, and thanks to you and the Mac OS X Hints community for all these good years.



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