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Yet Another Side Project

I know there are quite a few Macintosh folks on my flist. The rest of you can move along; nothing to see here.

A lot of folks in the Mac community are familiar with MacFixIt.com, a long-time Mac troubleshooting and forum site that's been with us for about thirteen years. I have been a MacFixIt forum user for nearly that entire length of time, and managed to rack up just over 12,000 posts during my stay there.

Alas, all good things1 must come to an end; recently, Cnet News bought MacFixIt and closed it down.

Which is a damn shame, because the forums there represented what was arguably, minus a few hiccups, one of the best Macintosh communities on the Web.

So I opened my mouth, which is often foolish, and said hey, wouldn't it be cool if some enterprising person set up a forum to replace it and we could all move over there? And other folks said hey, great idea, Tacit, when will you have the new place ready for us?

So I am pleased to announce the formation of a brand-new Mac community, Fine Tuned Mac.

Anyone out there who's interested in a Mac community, I invite you to join us! We don't bite2, and if you need any troubleshooting help, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable bunch3.

1 Except me, and many of my friends and partners, I hope.

2 Much.

3 Well, us and TechSurvivors, another Mac troubleshooting forum I like and recommend.


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Aug. 28th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
Why would Cnet news buy the mac MacFixIt site and close it down?
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Aug. 28th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
If you have a local Apple Store, you can take both your new Mac and your PC laptop over and they will transfer everything for you. You do have to make an appointment, but that is easily done.

Apple.com has a fairly good area for learning about the Mac. Also, you can try www.teachmac.com where you can get video tutorials to learn what you need to do on your Mac.
Aug. 28th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC)
Good to hear. I bought a mac last year and still don't know much about it due to nursing school.
Aug. 28th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Why did they DO that??? >.< That's a really just - uncalled for. :(

But YAY for you!!! I'm a big fan of the Mac Community. ^_^ I look forward to joining your boards.
Aug. 28th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
You realise that the site is going to be forever referred to as "FtM"?

Puts a whole new spin on the "Switch" campaign.
Aug. 29th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
<3 this
Aug. 29th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
LOL. Indeed.

I had tried to come up with a name that could be abbreviated as "FSM" (just think of the logo possibilities!) but couldn't.
Aug. 28th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
"1 Except me, and many of my friends and partners, I hope."

...but apparently not ALL of you friends and partners, LOL :P
Aug. 29th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
Heh. Some of them are not (yet) Alcor members. I'd prefer that they all be, of course.
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