[rescue] MacHelp.org

John Francini francini at mac.com
Sat Apr 19 07:50:53 CDT 2008

One place where I occasionally contribute is the Mac-Managers mailing  
list, which has a very high signal-to-noise ratio, because they  
outright reject any question that can be answered by reading manuals,  
surfing existing Apple & 3rd party support sites, and the like.  So  
the problems that end up there tend to be really 'meaty' ones.


I've received really useful responses to the few problems I've posted  
there as well.

They also have a cool get-together every year in San Francisco on the  
evening before Macworld Expo.


On 18 Apr 2008, at 21:33, Bill Bradford wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:55:33PM +0100, Mark wrote:
>> My god you started a Mac Help site? That's like opening the  
>> world's second
>> largest can of worms isn't it? I admire your dedication Mr.  
>> Bradford, I
>> have been using Macs for almost 10 years and I wouldn't have the  
>> balls to
>> do that :\
> Domain Name:MACHELP.ORG
> Created On:23-Jul-2001 17:18:27 UTC
> Registered it when I first "got into" Macs and OS X, as soon as I  
> found out
> it was available.  I'm the third result for a Google search of "mac  
> help".
> 8-)
> I've only started really doing anything with it in the past couple of
> years.  Last April I put up a "Have problems with your computer?   
> Email
> questions at machelp.org and I'll try to help" blurb.  Since then I've
> received more than 1500 emails of people asking for help; usually  
> minor
> problems that are solved by spending 30 seconds on Google.
> I mostly do it just to help people.  I use this .sig file when I'm  
> able to
> provide a response to someone's question or problem:
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> ---
>  If my advice has been helpful, please consider purchasing an item  
> on my
>  Amazon Wish List located at http://wishlist.machelp.org.  MacHELP  
> does
>  not make any income - I run the site as a hobby and answer between  
> 5-15
>  emails a day from people who need help with their Apple products.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> ---
> This is mostly so I might get SOMETHING back from all the time I spend
> running SunHELP and MacHELP (at least an hour a day).
> So far people have bought me a scientific calculator, some bumper  
> stickers,
> five books, and a magazine subscription.  The profit-to-effort  
> ratio ain't
> that great, but it's better than nothing (as I don't make money  
> from Google
> anymore).
> Bill
> -- 
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas
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