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Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by bigdave, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    I hope this doesn't upset any of the mods (if it does feel free to remove it).

    Until recently I was a member of the MacFormat Forum which was run by Future Publishing (the company that own Mac Format Magazine). Unfortunately Future Publishing decided the forum is no longer useful and shut it down. Rather than just allowing our friendly little community to vanish, a couple of members worked blooming hard and within 24 hours had a new forum up and running.

    The new forum has now been running (all be it in an unfinished format) for a few days and has 140 odd members (the vast majority being MacFormat Refugees), all of them friendly and the majority of them incredibly knowledgeable in all things Apple.

    I'd like to extend an invitation to any designforums members who either use apple products and would like help & advice or who are just interested, to come and say hello. the Mac4Mac forum can be found by following this link.

    Again I hope this doesn't upset the mods as that's not my intention, I just want to help the new forum get on its feet and at the same time give others access to a hugely useful resource.


  2. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    Ive just noticed the glaringly obvious typo in the thread title but cant change it so, ho hum.... :p
  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Hi Dave,

    Typo fixed for you, and no I don't mind you posting a mention for it, would be good if you could mention DF in the Mac4Mac forums if/when any designers spring up :)

    Do you know if other Future Publishing forums have suffered the same fate?

  4. I'll give it a look, haven't really been actively part of a Mac forum.
  5. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    As far as Im aware all forums owned by Future Publishing have been amalgamated with the Tech Radar forum. Unfortunately TR is very badly organised and moderation is almost nill which means theres a huge amount of spam and rubbish getting posted.

    I'll happily post a similar thread to this on the M4M forum.


  6. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Thanks Dave :)
  7. Thomzo

    Thomzo Member

    Just popped over to have a look. Looks like there are some useful tips on there so I'll check it out a bit more later.

    I bought a mac this summer (with my student discount) and am getting to grips with it. Before that I hadn't used one in over 20 years. In those days, the 'portables' were the size of a small dalek.

  8. big-blue-wolf

    big-blue-wolf Junior Member

    MacFormat, PCFormat, PCPlus and the existing TechRadar forums have all been merged into one "super" forum. Super is most definitely in inverted commas at the moment because the site is absolutely shocking. The implementation is awful with adverts in the middle of posts, a sidebar which covers posts, a User CP in which you cannot see all the options. Basically its a total mess.

    If they can sort it then I will visit but my new home is mac4mac.
  9. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    Wheeeeey. Glad to see you made it over Chris. Thats another forum to help you aviod the CTP! ;)
  10. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I'll check it out also....'glaringly obvious typo'

    That's me that is. A top of the line MacFanBoy.

    Welcome BigDave.
  11. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Levi should go there :D
  12. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Oh boy....matter and anti matter just don't mix.

    Don't matter.
  13. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    but then that would mean tim doesn't get my full and undivided attention, now what fun would that be :p

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