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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. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Who were the contestants, except me?
      Edit:
      Apparently the "win the macbook pro" logo on top of the forums is off now, I guess PF only Pmed the people who won, and didn't post on the original thread to who did win ;O
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Who were the contestants, except me?
      Edit:
      Apparently the "win the macbook pro" logo on top of the forums is off now, I guess PF only Pmed the people who won, and didn't post on the original thread to who did win ;O
      By removing it, he sorta declared that the contest has ended and no more entries will be accepted
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      By removing it, he sorta declared that the contest has ended and no more entries will be accepted
      But I meant, did he already PM the people who won, or is he going to announce in the thread who are the winning contestants? I would ask him but he would be busy.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I think he still needs to count up the points.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      hes probably ganna post them in public....like he stated...he said hes going to look closly into the tutorials which is probably why its taking so long...probably ganna take about 1 more day
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Nah, I told him not to say anything to you guys but Confucious and I are splitting all the prizes
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      I know it will take a while looking at the tutorials, but since he took off the logo and everything something, then I looked at the main thread and it said he will be PMing the Winners, so I thought he wouldn't post in public.
      But other than that good luck to who ever won a MBP.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I did.
      Already received my MBP email today.
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      I did.
      Already received my MBP email today.
      Over my cold motionless body
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Well how many points did you rack up EZ
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ tell 'em how many you had King!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Nah...lol, I want them to be nervous
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      1400 gonna be hard to beat I'll tell ya.
      Stupid me, I forgot to email p_f yesterday with all my stuff. No 52" Flat screen TV for me dammit.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Aww cadi
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I think Sayam won the staff contest
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      yup, yesterday was a hectic day for me and it wasn't till I got home from work that I realized I had missed the deadline. Oh wellz
      ((P.S, staff contest had no TV's or MBP or 3g[s], this was for the members)) But we did have a few nice prizes.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Yeah, you guys had an iMac i heard

      and I heard the same about Sayam...
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Yeah, you guys had an iMac i heard

      and I heard the same about Sayam...
      Nope, no iMac either, as I said this was all about the members so it's all good with us. Hope you do well.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I would've joined.. but I don't have enough time. Or energy...
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      PF has me impatiently waiting.....