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  • 500,000 MemberMadness Contest - Win a MacBook Pro! Sponsored by FreshBooks/MiniBooks


    [SUMMARY - we're about to hit 1/2 a million members, and we're having a contest with prizes including a MacBook Pro, iPhone 3G[S], Apple TV, and more. Read on if you're interested...]

    Well folks, it's been just over two years since we opened our virtual doors and began customizing the iPhone to bend to the community's wills... mid June 2007 saw the birth of ModMyi.com (back then we were called ModMyiPhone.com). From a July 15, 2007 guide on skinning the iPhone (the first out there!) done purely from command line with now-antiquated tools such as IphoneInterface and ./jailbreak up to today's super-easy connect-and-click PwnageTool and other tools, we've been right there bringing you the current methods, fresh news, and guides/community all along. We are the oldest (we were the first besides Saurik's) Cydia repository, and we continue to expand our offerings and features to you guys. Our members are what makes all this possible.

    We're now over 485,000 members strong, and nearing that 500,000 mark here in the next couple weeks. To celebrate, we're doing what we do best - giving things away, to you. We've got a brilliant 14 day contest launching today and sponsored by FreshBooks.com, as well as NegriElectronics.com and more. Top prizes? A 13" MacBook Pro loaded with a 2.53GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, 250GB of HD, and an 8x SuperDrive sponsored by FreshBooks.com and MiniBooks.app, and a 16GB iPhone 3G[S] - factory unlocked (it won't lock) - sponsored by NegriElectronics.com. Other prizes include a 160GB Apple TV, 3 FreshBooks + MiniBooks Packages (1 free year subscription - Shuttle Bus package worth $228 - to FreshBooks plus a free copy of MiniBooks.app - $14.99), and 3 Defender Series cases from OtterBox.com.



    How's it work? You help us build up, we help you get sweet stuff. You gotta work for it. Prizes will go to the top 9 participants, judged on total points amassed.

    How to Earn Points (there's tons of ways):
    • Tweet. Click here to retweet our contest announcement. You can earn 1 point per day of the contest by tweeting that precise message.
      RT @modmyi 500k MemberMadness Contest - Win a MacBook Pro/iPhone 3G[S]! Sponsored by FreshBooks.com/MiniBooks.app & NegriElectronics.com.
    • Twitter. Follow @modmyi, @freshbooks, and @negrielectronic (all 3) to receive 5 total points. Each submitting user can only use ONE Twitter account.
    • Link. Link to us from your blog/site to gain 5 points per site (i.e., 6 links on one site will only be 5 points - but 6 links from 6 different sites will be 30 points). Site's must have a PageRank of at least 2 to qualify. This will be checked by our contest judges, and links needs to have the following format:
      HTML Code:
      <a href="http://modmyi.com" title="iPhone News">iPhone News and Forums</a> at <a href="http://modmyi.com/forums" title="iPhone Forums">ModMyi.com</a>
      .
    • Get a FreshBooks Account. They're free. Simply having a FreshBooks.com account will net you 10 points. We will verify these. Click here to get one free.
    • Create a Guide. As another part of our 500,000 member celebration, shortly after the contest ends we'll be launching our brand new, completely redesigned guides section here at ModMyi.com. The current Wiki is nice - but tough to organize and in need of a makeover. We're on that for you guys (as well as a few other very cool upgrades coming this fall) - and need your help to fill this thing up with even more fresh guides!

      Here's how the guides point system works:

      Make us a guide on customizing/using your Apple device. This should be using CURRENT software on a CURRENT OS (Snow Leopard/Windows 7/Leopard/Vista/iPhone OS 3.0.1). It can be anything from jailbreaking/unlocking your iPhone/iPod Touch to installing Boxee on your Apple TV to changing system icons in OS X. Simple stuff on iPhone/iPod Touch counts as well - How to connect to bluetooth, how to buy appstore app, how to redeem app code, how to load a movie, how to change carrier logo, how to mount the iphone as a drive on mac, how to manually apply a theme you downloaded, how to use stereo bluetooth, how to ssh from a mac.

      Every step must be documented clearly and with properly cropped screenshots (don't show me your entire screen to tell me to highlight and click "File > Open" - all I need is that menu).

      The guide should be in proper HTML or BB code (using [B], [URL], [IMG] for BB or:
      HTML Code:
      <b>, <a href="">, <img src="">
      for HTML) format.

      Simple guides (under 10 steps) are worth 5 points. Advanced guides (over 10 steps) are worth 10 points. We will watch this closely - 1) Click Menu, 2) Scroll down to Open, 3) Click Open doesn't count. That's 1 step: Click Menu > Open.
    • We reserve the right to judge quality of the guides. If your guide is technically incorrect, missing steps, horribly incorrect in grammar, or just all around sucks... we won't count it.
    • You have 14 days. Submissions will no longer be accepted after 5PM EST September 22nd.

    To enter, email what points you've qualified for to [email protected]. Submit guides as you go - we'll add it up later.

    LEGAL STUFF
    • Winners must be 18 years old or older, parents or legal guardian may claim prize(s) if winner is under 18, even though prizes can or may be used by a minor.
    • Only one winner per household.
    • ModMy, LLC staff, volunteers, and freelance writers are not eligible to enter, nor are their family members.
    • Winners will be notified via private message and the email tied to your ModMyi.com account. If you do not respond within 48 hours, your prize will be revoked and the next highest person in points will receive it.
    • All prizes will be mailed out (digital prizes will be emailed) within 7 days of contest end.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 500,000 MemberMadness Contest - Win a MacBook Pro! Sponsored by FreshBooks/MiniBooks started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 854 Comments
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Sure I won't win a macbook, and some one else with more points, and more time with nothing else to do will. But meh, Im helping this site.
      And Raptor you arn't going to get my points so don't Pm me again about that. Thanks
      I would say do your best and send it the way you have to.

      And we appreciate that you have that attitude, but don't give up you never know.

      As you serious, Rapter is hitting on you for your points, OMG Rapter.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      hitting on him for his pooints?!

      really?! i Pm'ed the guy something like this

      "i Noticed you quit the contest and im running out of ideas to do as tutorials, would you mind sharing ur guides with me, im just wondering"
      (i guess he understood me wayyyyyy WRONG, maybe he thought i wanted his tutorials)


      if thats hitting on points WOW,


      all i wanted was the "titles" of his tutorials :P jeeze

      but from now on im done with this thread until last day of contest goodluckkk
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      So much spam. Even with mods.
      Anyway, Just wanted to know does it HAVE to be HTML.
      Can I just not drag picture into word?
      Yes I have tried google, Yes I have saved in .HTML, Yes I know basic HTML.
      Sure I won't win a macbook, and some one else with more points, and more time with nothing else to do will. But meh, Im helping this site.
      And Raptor you arn't going to get my points so don't Pm me again about that. Thanks
      Wow Raptor, that is low
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      **EDIT CPJR- No need.**
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Here is cocky for you.....
      A. You should just quit because I have over 700 points right now....
      B. If you don't quit, you should be disqualified for CHEATING!


      So you know, I am not being cocky, I am joking around with all the other mods....you dont know me, so dont ASSume
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Wow Raptor.. that is low..even for you.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      man i messed up...it was seriously not meant "hey give me ur tutorials" i wanted the guys suggestions for ideas of his tutorials (the titles) i didnt want them...buut yea i admit i messed up! thats whats u get for typing a paragraph on an iphone but yyeaa i talked it over with EZstar...its all good i guess...

    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ok, enough. Point made.
      Let's not make this a cat fight. Rapter wasn't pressuring him, only asking/suggesting. Rules do not say you can not share and or work as a team so really not a big deal I guess. Whether I agree or not, no harm no foul.
      A great contest with awesome prizes, work hard and may the best man/woman win.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      ok im done. i told him i made a mistake and for him to remove it...its a PM hes not supposed to show everyone. i MADE A MISTAKE i MADE A MISTAKE. you UNDERSTOOD ME WRONG. I DID NOT WANT UR TUTORIALS. and now ur making everyyone think i do!

      wow thxx BLK
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      unbelievable...
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Lol!
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      NOTE:
      I Did not say anything.
      2) Simply posted pictures.
      3) No Insults
      4) Funny.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ^You did the right thing IMHO
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      ^You did the right thing IMHO
      Yea whatever,
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      No guides submitted which were not created by the submitter will be counted.

      Nothing wrong with a little competitive attitude, but come on guys - clean fun please.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Thanks for clearing that up PF!
      all the guides have been done by me and that wasn't ganna change
      but from now on I'm done with this thread till the end
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ thx p_f for the clarification. Needed to be said.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Seriously and Im removing the PM's from this thread. Thats just childish....
    1. MrWHOx's Avatar
      MrWHOx -
      my twitter account is "Neon.Coyote" and i have followed all three channels. i have also made an account on freshbooks.com.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Read the first post again.