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    [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. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I am sort of with the guy on seems like to much work . I am in the middle of preparing to move and various stuff, I don't really think I can get enough points with those who have more time. I do own 3 sites, but I would forget about tweeting everyday. Also I grow tired of making guides; I do it all the time for my job. But this is by far an awesome contest and I wish everyone good luck.
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      there isn't much that i wouldn't do for a MBP, so i don't think this is in any way "too much work". My thing is i don't own any sites and as far as writing guides... well that goes back to my being an idiot haha. the rules definitely state that is has to be a good guide and my technical writing skills are pretty much non existent. i've always done graphical work, even dumb guys can make pretty pictures i'm not complaining though, phoenominal contest for those with the resources.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      ive been a member since 07...and it really sucks that this contest is so difficult...i dont do all this stuff on the internet...i dont care about blogs or anything...i just use the web for information...this contest pretty much is only for certain kind of internet users...not all of us MMi members...that is so terribly wrong in my honest humble opinion...some of us have supported MMi for a long long time and now that there's a GREAT contest and a huge opportunity to gain some of what others dont understand or cannot otherwise afford(which is half of what this site is about!!!!) we cannot all take part!!...im so disappointed...
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      So I have forums with 200 000 members...but they show up as level 1...probably cause they aren't blogs...so do I get 6 points even though they are lv1
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Pass too much work.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      I've got 16 26 31 36 47 49 50 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 entries so far! BTW, other staffers, check the staff forums

      A guide on how to change mac desktop wallpaper on Leopard / Snow Leopard (10 screenies = 10 points ) How to Change Desktop Background in Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard

      A guide on how to change login screen background in Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard (less than 10 screenies/steps = 5 points) How to change Login Screen Background in Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard

      A guide on how to dide / show file extensions by default on Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard (less than 10 screenies/steps = 5 points) How to Hide / Show file extensions by default on Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard

      A guide on how to change login screen apple logo on Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard (10 screenies = 10 points ) How to Change Login Screen Apple Logo on Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard

      A guide on to how to add MSN accounts to Apple Mail on Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard (10 steps - 10 points) How to Add MSN Accounts to Apple Mail on Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      where do you post guide entries pf? I need a new lappy bad
    1. ianbroste's Avatar
      ianbroste -
      so will posting the link on facebook count as any points?
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Already began RTing and I'll continue to do so! Awesome contest, guys!
    1. soto806's Avatar
      soto806 -
      Gotta try my hardest!
    1. Sumichu's Avatar
      Sumichu -
      I post and have 41 points now. Hope to win~ ganbatte
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sumichu View Post
      I post and have 41 points now. Hope to win~ ganbatte
      41 already xD
      I got nearly as much and making a lot more guides, Already got 3.
      Which I will post all together !

      Btw poetic,
      Do we post all these guides in the Wiki section, or the actual section where they natively belong?
    1. Sumichu's Avatar
      Sumichu -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      41 already xD
      I got nearly as much and making a lot more guides, Already got 3.
      Which I will post all together !

      Btw poetic,
      Do we post all these guides in the Wiki section, or the actual section where they natively belong?

      sugoi~ hope you win ^^ I never seen any girls win contests here on Modmyi before. but I thought I try enter
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      sweet deal and prizes but i cant see myslef winning anything as always but maybe i just dont try hard enough. my mom said to always give it my best!!! oh well, over no prizes i still love the site anyways good luck folks
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Wait so after I Writ. A guide ...how do I show you guys the guide?! Do I just post it her?!
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      Do you send the guides through email or something?
    1. SirDude's Avatar
      SirDude -
      Great Now Apple knows about us... :/
      Good Luck taking the Jobs-Squad down!!
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      I've got 16 26 31 entries so far! BTW, other staffers, check the staff forums

      A guide on how to change mac desktop wallpaper on Leopard / Snow Leopard (10 screenies = 10 points ) How to Change Desktop Background in Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard

      A guide on how to change Login Screen Background in Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard (less than 10 screenies/steps = 5 points) How to change Login Screen Background in Mac OS X Leopard / Snow Leopard
      Im happy your in staff and not in real :P!
      Btw poetic, so do I send all the info about the threads, tweeting etc to the email all together or can I do separately?
      Also where do I post all the threads I make? In the wiki or where they are originally suppose to be
    1. operate's Avatar
      operate -
      im very low in point, but this would be so awesome to win,
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      I have no websites of my own (anymore).
      All the guides I can think of or know well enough to actually guide someone to do are already posted up.

      Yeah.. I'm not going to win Better spend my time working on my slowly dropping GPA