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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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A "veterans" sub-forum?

I was just wondering the other day: what if MR created a "veterans" sub-forum congregating all those with a 68030 status or above to have some mature discussion on all things Apple?

In other words, just a separate section for those who have dedicated a considerable amount of time/posts over here, and who would wish to talk to fellow "veterans" in a light-hearted and adult way (i.e., avoiding childish over-reactions), where even a "veteran's trolling" would be rightly regarded as a joke to laugh about?

What do other fellow veterans/Demi-Gods think?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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There already is one to some extent.

http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Mac...cRumors.com.3F
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good idea though I would make the cutoff the 601 level. Everyone knows you aren't truly serious and worthy of an elite status until 5,000 posts. And no buying your way in...post experience only.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 11:19 PM   #4
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Because everyone who has been around for a while are worthy of having their own lengthy discussions in a civilized manor, and as soon as us lowly posters who only have 1,500 posts join, said discussion will fall to pieces. Makes total sense.

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Old Nov 5, 2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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The number of posts is not a factor to co sider for anything.
Everyone should be free to join a thread in my opinion. Newbies' posts are as worthy as anyone else's.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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How about including long time lurkers?
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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why 68030? or is it because that way you are included? haha
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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I believe you need to have a certain amount of posts to write on the community discussions section & marketplace so I guess you would want to increase the post count possible. Also, your #'s are low for someone that started on '05 only 1.5 posts per day; so if you want true veterans how people w/ about 3-4 posts per day
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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Seems too cliquish and exclusionary, MR is about community, helping those who come here for it, discussing apple products now and what will be in the future. Having a forum of people who have a high post count seems to run against the grain of that ideal.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:08 AM   #10
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Seems too cliquish and exclusionary, MR is about community, helping those who come here for it, discussing apple products now and what will be in the future. Having a forum of people who have a high post count seems to run against the grain of that ideal.
Actually my point was just about having an older-members' club section, those used to talking to each other on a more or less frequent basis around here. It's not at all about exclusion, but just about having a dedicated, closed sub-forum just like contributors do.

As an example, longtime members are kinda used to seeing my deliberately-provoking "MS is dead" expressions and react as expected: jokingly. However, most if not all of the younger members take this seriously and get extremely annoyed when such provoking statements are made.

In other words, a sub-forum for whisky-soaked, nonchalant discussions, where even the most heated clash of ideas does not fall victim to personal offenses.

And I don't mind at all about my post count - I just thought a 68030 level or so would constitute a reasonable threshold for having people in - if you wanted to have it as 601, so be it.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:25 AM   #11
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I don't really like the idea of some kind of "elite" sub-forum either...If I come across a thread that I consider to be inane, I just ignore it. Most members, old and new, have valid contributions to make.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:53 AM   #12
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I don't really like the idea of some kind of "elite" sub-forum either...If I come across a thread that I consider to be inane, I just ignore it. Most members, old and new, have valid contributions to make.
"Older" doesn't mean "Elite" - you may as well create a "Young" sub-forum...nevermind anyway.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:00 PM   #13
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I have been a member here for four years and haven't reached 500 posts yet
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:07 AM   #14
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I did like the negative down voting, it helped getting people in check.
What should be added is way to positively vote up member contribution, like when the comment or post is actually good, or helped giving a solution, therefore the positive votes are part of the member status, and those who really make positive contributions get the rank.
And those with the rank can be allowed to post a thread that has a minimum requirement for posting, therefore the non qualified members can only read but not write on the thread unless they qualify.
However it cripples the whole objective of the forum?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 03:51 PM   #15
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(Thought this was something to do with Veteran's Day...)

I've been here at MacRumors for over 10 years, but I don't spend hours upon hours answering and posting questions. Post count means nothing. It would be nice to have some sort of answer ranking or "kudos" ratings for answered posts.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:24 PM   #16
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Well, you could always invite your elderly friends via PM into one of the rather hidden and less frequented paradise gardens of MR. e.g. the MacPro sub-forum.

But BYOB!
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Well, you could always invite your elderly friends via PM into one of the rather hidden and less frequented paradise gardens of MR. e.g. the MacPro sub-forum.

But BYOB!
What, to hear all those "Back in my day stories...?" Fat chance. But good try! Now if you're bringing the beer, well, that's a different story. One to which I'd probably listen.
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What, to hear all those "Back in my day stories...?" Fat chance. But good try! Now if you're bringing the beer, well, that's a different story. One to which I'd probably listen.
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