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NusuniAdmin
Jun 6, 2004, 09:40 AM
When do the membership levels change? It seems I have been a regular forever, and I have done about 300 posts. It seems like by now I should be a little higher than a regular.

stoid
Jun 6, 2004, 09:44 AM
Thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=33346)

NusuniAdmin
Jun 6, 2004, 09:49 AM
Thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=33346)

AH ok, thank you very much

saabmp3
Jun 6, 2004, 09:33 PM
By the way, you can check the amount of posts you have by looking at your profile. You are at 286 at the time of this posting.

BEN

themadchemist
Jun 6, 2004, 10:43 PM
Hmm...I thought the site's name was MacRumors, but I could be wrong. :rolleyes: ;)

Applexilef
Jun 7, 2004, 12:03 AM
Is there any meaning to those numbers at the end of the membership names?. I think the names need to change, maybe something like:

>0 : Ipod Mini
>20 : Ipod
>100 : Ibook G4
>500 : Powerbook G4
>1000 : PowerMac G4
>2000 : Dual 1.8 Ghz
>3000 : Dual 2 Ghz
>4000 : X-Server Rack
>5000 : Brand-Spanking Quad 10Ghz G6
>10000 :Virginia Tech Supercomputer
>20000 : Apple Quantum

What do you think should be the membership names? It'd be pretty cool if it was something really original. Maybe the moderators (Virginia Tech Supercomputers) take a look at this and decide to change them.

edesignuk
Jun 7, 2004, 01:05 AM
Maybe the moderators (Virginia Tech Supercomputers) take a look at this and decide to change them.
What the hell are you talking about? :confused: What does membership names have to do with VTech????

Powerbook G5
Jun 7, 2004, 01:22 AM
The titles stand for the different forms of processors used in classic Apple computers. I think it's pretty original.

Flowbee
Jun 7, 2004, 01:24 AM
What does membership names have to do with VTech????

I think he was suggesting that under his proposed naming scheme, the moderators should have the rank name of "VA Tech Supercomputer."

themadchemist
Jun 7, 2004, 01:27 AM
Is there any meaning to those numbers at the end of the membership names?. I think the names need to change, maybe something like:

[...]

What do you think should be the membership names? It'd be pretty cool if it was something really original. Maybe the moderators (Virginia Tech Supercomputers) take a look at this and decide to change them.

Most of the current membership titles correspond to old Motorola processors used in Macs before the AIM (Apple-IBM-Motorola) Alliance of the early 90s. The second-to-heighest name, 68040, shares its name with the last of the 68k processors. This marked a major transition for the Macintosh, as the subsequent PowerPC chips required a different compilation of applications. That is why if you look at programs from even the mid-90s, you will often see two version: PPC and 68k. The transition was as dramatic, if not more dramatic, than the OS 9-->OS X transition. The 601 was the first, or one of the first, PPC chip.

I think that the names are great. They are a subtle nod to Apple's history and are gratifying and entertaining to those of who have used Macs since way back then or who have at least kept up with Apple's development. Personally, I think using names referencing contemporary developments in Apple's history would be a little bit trite.

I say we stay with this system. However, with some of our 601's really scaling the heights of post counts, we need to expand it a little. What if we break into the PowerPC era and open up, oh I don't know, a 603? Then 603e and 604, even.

And when we hit the 7xxx series, that'll be exciting.

:edited:

NusuniAdmin
Jun 7, 2004, 08:05 AM
Applerumors.com goes to the exact same page as macrumors

rt_brained
Jun 7, 2004, 11:32 AM
Is there any meaning to those numbers at the end of the membership names?. I think the names need to change, maybe something like:

>0 : Ipod Mini
>20 : Ipod
>100 : Ibook G4
>500 : Powerbook G4
>1000 : PowerMac G4
>2000 : Dual 1.8 Ghz
>3000 : Dual 2 Ghz
>4000 : X-Server Rack
>5000 : Brand-Spanking Quad 10Ghz G6
>10000 :Virginia Tech Supercomputer
>20000 : Apple Quantum

What do you think should be the membership names? It'd be pretty cool if it was something really original. Maybe the moderators (Virginia Tech Supercomputers) take a look at this and decide to change them.

Hmm, interesting. What else you got?

themadchemist
Jun 7, 2004, 01:59 PM
Applerumors.com goes to the exact same page as macrumors

I never knew that! I guess you learn something new every day.

gwuMACaddict
Jun 7, 2004, 02:23 PM
The titles stand for the different forms of processors used in classic Apple computers. I think it's pretty original.

i agree...

newbies... :rolleyes: ;) :p

saabmp3
Jun 7, 2004, 03:08 PM
i agree...

newbies... :rolleyes: ;) :p

haha, I sorta like the new idea. I know it's not as orginal as the old 68k line but it's still fun.

BEN

themadchemist
Jun 7, 2004, 03:22 PM
haha, I sorta like the new idea. I know it's not as orginal as the old 68k line but it's still fun.

BEN

but it eliminates the ability of veterans of the mac world to lord their knowledge over others...and without that ability, isn't something critical lost? :D

GeeYouEye
Jun 7, 2004, 04:22 PM
Most of the current membership titles correspond to old Motorola processors used in Macs before the AIM (Apple-IBM-Motorola) Alliance of the early 90s. The second-to-heighest name, 68040, shares its name with the last of the 68k processors. This marked a major transition for the Macintosh, as the subsequent PowerPC chips required a different compilation of applications. That is why if you look at programs from even the mid-90s, you will often see two version: PPC and 68k. The transition was as dramatic, if not more dramatic, than the OS 9-->OS X transition. The 601 was the first, or one of the first, PPC chip.

I think that the names are great. They are a subtle nod to Apple's history and are gratifying and entertaining to those of who have used Macs since way back then or who have at least kept up with Apple's development. Personally, I think using names referencing contemporary developments in Apple's history would be a little bit trite.

I say we stay with this system. However, with some of our 68040's really scaling the heights of post counts, we need to expand it a little. What if we break into the PowerPC era and open up, oh I don't know, a 603? Then 603e and 604, even.

And when we hit the 7xxx series, that'll be exciting.

There are already a few 601's.

For those keeping count, this thread is #9 that I've seen.

themadchemist
Jun 7, 2004, 04:43 PM
There are already a few 601's.

For those keeping count, this thread is #9 that I've seen.

That's what I meant...With the 601's really scaling the heights of post counts...Your correction is noted and I edited my post. Thanks.

pivo6
Jun 7, 2004, 04:48 PM
There are already a few 601's.

For those keeping count, this thread is #9 that I've seen.

Of this year alone. :rolleyes:

Applexilef
Jun 7, 2004, 10:54 PM
Is it just me or you guys really liked my proposed membership level? . Someone said they were interesting and asked for more, and someone complained that there has to be a way for the vets to display their godly knowledge about Apple. I'm going to have to think of a new membership level that will allow for vets to have a "better" name. In the meantime, can any of you think of another cool membership ladder? :p

Doctor Q
Jun 7, 2004, 11:13 PM
In the meantime, can any of you think of another cool membership ladder? :pIt could be based on the code names of the various OS releases over the years, like Gershwin, Coplin, etc. I don't think there is any serious plan to change the ranking system, but go ahead and invent!

themadchemist
Jun 8, 2004, 12:23 AM
It could be based on the code names of the various OS releases over the years, like Gershwin, Coplin, etc. I don't think there is any serious plan to change the ranking system, but go ahead and invent!

Six words for ya:
Red Box
Yellow Box
Blue Box

irmongoose
Jun 8, 2004, 05:23 AM
Oooooo, oooooo, can I be a Blue Box? Pretty please?



irmongoose

sushi
Jun 8, 2004, 09:18 AM
Thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=33346)
Just looked at my ID data.

Question.

It looks like some posts count while others do not. Is this correct?

For example, I have 425 posts total however only 340 seem to count towards my official count. Why is there a difference?

TIA,

Sushi

jxyama
Jun 8, 2004, 10:51 AM
posts made in a thread that gets wastelanded will be removed.

if a thread gets political and moves to politics forum, those posts will be removed as well.

sushi
Jun 8, 2004, 10:53 AM
posts made in a thread that gets wastelanded will be removed.

if a thread gets political and moves to politics forum, those posts will be removed as well.
Thanks!

One more question. What does Wastelanded mean?

TIA,

Sushi

Rower_CPU
Jun 8, 2004, 10:58 AM
"wastelanded" means the thread is moved to the Wasteland forum (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=41).

sushi
Jun 8, 2004, 11:06 AM
"wastelanded" means the thread is moved to the Wasteland forum (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=41).
Many thanks! ic. Sushi

themadchemist
Jun 10, 2004, 09:17 AM
Oooooo, oooooo, can I be a Blue Box? Pretty please?



irmongoose

haha, haven't seen you around in a while ir...or maybe it's just that I haven't been around very regularly.

Mr. Anderson
Jun 10, 2004, 09:28 AM
I don't foresee the labels changing - personally, I think they're a bit silly. The current scheme has an subtly aesthetic appeal - and just watch jelloshotsrule or jefhatfield to see when the next processor hits :D
D

irmongoose
Jun 10, 2004, 09:37 AM
haha, haven't seen you around in a while ir...or maybe it's just that I haven't been around very regularly.

Yeah, I've been busy with school lately. But now that's over... :D
I'm going to go into 11th next year! *Frights*



irmongoose

windowsblowsass
Jun 11, 2004, 11:06 PM
Yeah, I've been busy with school lately. But now that's over... :D
I'm going to go into 11th next year! *Frights*



irmongoose
how can you be going into the same grade as me and have a post count so much higher

(weeeps)

ClimbingTheLog
Jun 11, 2004, 11:11 PM
When do the membership levels change? It seems I have been a regular forever, and I have done about 300 posts. It seems like by now I should be a little higher than a regular.

Man, I just wish they'd do away with anything other than newbie/regular. And that should be based on post count and time.

The current system just encourages lots of lame postings in an effort to get one's post count up. And I have to read those lame posts. Poor form.

I know, it's the people abusing the system, not the system, but unfortunately there's nothing we can do but change the system.

irmongoose
Jun 12, 2004, 01:44 AM
windowsblowsass: Hehe, I've been around a lot longer than you. Maybe that has something to do with it. ;)

ClimbingTheLog: Time should definitely be a factor in determining the status. That way, newbies will actually be "new" and the oldtimers that have been around long but don't post too much will still have some recognition.



irmongoose

themadchemist
Jun 19, 2004, 03:32 PM
Yeah, I've been busy with school lately. But now that's over... :D
I'm going to go into 11th next year! *Frights*



irmongoose

hmmm, 11th...That was an annoying grade. Don't worry, though! After high school, it only gets...

Worse. Much, much worse. :)

Macmaniac
Jun 19, 2004, 04:06 PM
Hmm to think of it, some day in 2010 someone may reach G5 status:) I wonder if that is even built in to the forum count at the moment if someone ever got that far, at my rate I may hit 10000 by 2015:)

crenz
Jun 21, 2004, 11:16 AM
Hmm...I thought the site's name was MacRumors, but I could be wrong. :rolleyes: ;)

When I first found MacRumors, i forgot to bookmark it and had difficulties to find it again: I kept on looking around at MacRumours.com (http://macrumours.com/) ... :p

iriejedi
Jun 21, 2004, 12:54 PM
Personally I like the 501's - thread is stronger and the denum blue is a nicer color.

:D


That's what I meant...With the 601's really scaling the heights of post counts...Your correction is noted and I edited my post. Thanks.