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Hints turns seven ... wow Apps
In all the news about Leopard (lots of hints coming next week, of course), I almost didn't notice that today marks seven years of hints' existence -- just under five years as a hobby, and the last two as part of my full-time job with Macworld.

I just wanted to take a quick second to thank all of you for making the site so amazingly useful over all these years -- it truly is a community-developed OS X resource, and you've all played a huge role in its success. We've now got 10,712 tips in the system, and over 90,000 comments from our registered users add to the knowledge in those hints. And we've got a lot more tips to come in the future -- there are now over 400 hints in the queue, just since 10.5's release.

For a quick look back at the humble beginnings, here's the site launch post, and the first day's hints. We've come a longggg way since then, thanks to this incredible community.

-rob.
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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: rhowell on Nov 04, '07 09:46:36AM

Happy birthday! Glad Macworld realizes this site ain't broke and don't need fixin'.



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Nov 04, '07 10:13:18AM

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y !

Is there going to be any cake? Ice cream? I waited in the foyer for an hour.

[echo] Hello? [/echo]

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Happy birthday from me too! : D
Authored by: tice on Nov 04, '07 10:19:35AM

Well, seven years... that's a big boy now! ; )



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: xSmurf on Nov 04, '07 10:46:28AM

'Grats Rob! I hope you know that the mac community owes you a bunch for all this work!

Kudos!

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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: poenn on Nov 04, '07 10:49:34AM

Happy Birthday (from Germany) to one of the best OS X resources on the net!



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: ctopfel on Nov 04, '07 12:33:28PM

Happy Birthday to the greatest Mac Hints Page out there!



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: relaxedguy on Nov 04, '07 01:23:58PM

Congrats, this site has saved my tail hundreds of times.

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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: babaloo on Nov 04, '07 01:24:13PM

Just another (German) Happy Birthday greeting. =]
Way to go, Rob!



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: Nimitz on Nov 04, '07 02:35:00PM

Of course, as a long time MacOSXhints reader (and less than often contributor) i wish to congratulate you too with this anniversary.

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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: Chanoine on Nov 04, '07 02:43:19PM

Simply : Merci!!! Bravo, bravo and more bravo from Paris (France)



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: tabruner on Nov 04, '07 03:04:23PM

Very mature for seven...must be "cat" years. I can't tell you how much this site has helped me.



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: MohsanKhan on Nov 04, '07 03:19:55PM

Congrats! (from Stockholm, Sweden)



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: kosherpaparazzi on Nov 04, '07 06:32:19PM
Happy Birthday (from Canada) eh. This is one of the best info/help websites there is.

The Internet Archive has snapshots (of this site) going all the way back to Y2K.
[link:]http://web.archive.org/web/20001204200800/http://www.macosxhints.com/

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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: sipatel on Nov 04, '07 07:24:50PM

Happy birthday... here's looking to the next seven(ty)



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: poenn on Nov 05, '07 12:26:20AM

Oops, looks like I unknowingly introduced the (country)... :-)



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: zpjet on Nov 05, '07 01:35:20AM

so happy birthday, rob! i owe this site a lot, i believe it helped me to get my job, working as a mac engineer / think tanker in an apple centre. i still amaze my colleagues by quick troubleshooting tricks and occasional mails with defaults tweaks. i do credit macosxhints tho'.

rob, do you have some statistics to throw in for the party? total number of page views, hints, comments, registered users? cheers!



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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: robg on Nov 05, '07 04:51:58AM
Well, there's our Stats Page, which shows some basic stuff.

-rob.

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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: appleman_design on Nov 05, '07 07:25:31AM

great job you all...!!!
and as the sweds say : Tackar så mycket



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Authored by: Girlbee on Nov 05, '07 05:51:45PM
♡ Happy Birthday ❧ MAC OS X HINTS you're the best ❣ ♡ Cheers, Girlbee:)

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Hints turns seven ... wow
Authored by: euskir on Nov 06, '07 05:51:20PM

Well, later it's better than never...
Happy Birthday Rob! and Mac OS X Hints!
Best wishes, as always, from San Isidro, Argentina.



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