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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. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Have I won yet?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Nope! Did you see the list of winners on the front page?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Yes - but I thought they were joking when they put your name by all the prizes?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Look conf.. your twin!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      @Melech518
      Wrong thread - this isn't the 'What do you look like' thread where you meant to post that.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      thats my "pissed off I dont know if I won a prize yet" face

      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Nope! Did you see the list of winners on the front page?
      You're not going to sleep until you hit 10K are you?
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      10k?! Wasn't he just on 8k the other day?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Yup! And weren't you just on 100 a month ago?

      I was away for a week and you upped me 1000 posts lol
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      No... That was 2 months ago.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I just noticed Confucious hit 4k. Congrats buddy
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post

      You're not going to sleep until you hit 10K are you?
      lol. Its pretty hard when the forum is dead at this hour
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      @eZStaR

      Please stay on topic
      I like how you always target me out, when others are more off topic than me
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      It's a joke.. calm down
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      It's a joke.. calm down
      hmm.. he seems calm to me ... shouldn't this thread be dead by now anyways or still hijacking ftw?
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      ^^.

      Apparently there must be a lot of contestants + tutorials to be taking this long.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      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.

      Well tomorrow will be the seventh day....
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Well tomorrow will be the seventh day....
      He never did say he was going to announce the winners in the thread, only said he will PM the winners.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      He never did say he was going to announce the winners in the thread, only said he will PM the winners.
      I know, I go my PM last week. I am just excited he will be mailing me my prize tomorrow