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  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    #1
    Doesn't anyone else feel that these number-names are random!? If I had gone from 2500 to 3000 posts (or whatever it is), i'd want my name to change from "Master" to "MacRumors GIANT" or something like that.

    Is there a reason behind that unsatisfying number scheme?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  3. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ero87

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    Well I think "Demi-God/goddess" is pretty dramatic-sounding too...
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    That's because we're dramatic people. ;)
     
  5. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    That comes from contributing cold hard cash towards the site. It could also be yours for US$25 per year.
     
  7. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Now that I didn't know - I thought they were random too!
     
  8. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    #8
    and dynamic... :cool:
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Great sales pitch Blue Velvet. ;) :)
     
  10. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I like how both 2000 and 2005 are different "ranks"...I can't imagine people stay at 68000 or 68010 for very long!
     
  11. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    And I love it when you can see the "experience" of a person by looking at the title ;)

    It's because certain CPU:s were only used for very short time in real life. Know the history! :)
     
  12. liketom macrumors 601

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    i happen to love my 68020 took me a long time to get there mind.
     
  13. SeaFox macrumors 68020

    SeaFox

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    So I should have this title for quite a long time then...
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Just for the record, 65832 and 68010 are the "quickies" :)
     
  15. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    If Apple weren't making the switch to x86, I would say that my "regular" title was an Intel processor. But what should I say it is now?? SPARC?? ...It just doen't have the same ring to it. :(
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Depends how long it takes you to post another 500 posts.:p
     

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