Mac Rumors Forum FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by arn, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Registration

    Why does it say my email address is banned?

    We occassionally ban entire domains (such as hotmail or yahoo) due to abusive registrations. Try a different email address.

    User Post Counts and Titles

    How do I get an Avatar (graphic beside your username)?

    Users who have posted over 500 times are eligible for an Avatar. The reasoning behind this is for established users to have a easily recognizable icon.

    Posting just to increase your post count is discouraged and can result in punishment. (Banning, losing all your posts)

    How do user Title's Work?

    This is also based on post counts:

    Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
    Member => 30 posts
    Regular => 100 posts
    6502 => 500 posts
    65816 => 1000 posts
    65832 => 1500 posts
    68000 => 1505 posts
    68010 => 2000 posts
    68020 => 2005 posts
    68030 => 2500 posts
    etc....

    DemiGod or Contributer => Users who have contributed to the site.

    macrumors god => adminstrators.

    Why did I lose Post Counts or Why aren't my Posts Counting?

    Wastelanded posts and posts in the Political Forums do not count towards your post count.

    Common Forum Questions

    What's the best P2P Client for the Mac?

    http://www.mac-p2p.com
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    not so much adding, but:

    by "contributed to the site" you mean financially, either through a donation of money via paypal, or by purchasing a macrumors item (not available right now)...

    rather than "contributing" via intellectual posts and such.
     
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    very nice arn, i see you actually did put my suggestion on your to-do list :)
     
  4. tazo macrumors 68040

    tazo

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    good job arn!

    now hopefully less posts about rank and whatnot in community ;)
     
  5. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you just add this information to the "f.a.q." link at the top of the page. That's what I was suggesting... just adding all the rankings to that page.
     
  6. ehjay macrumors newbie

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    vBulletin 2.3.0 lacks the ability to add items to the FAQ without hacking around a bit. If/When MacRumors upgrades to vBulletin 3.0 (when it's a final release, i'm sure) then they'll have the ability to easily add and remove FAQ items.
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    ARN, you should add that if you want to get the EDU discount on an apple product you must order through apple.com or goto an APPLE store and you have to pay sales tax....there is no known way around this...there are quite a few threads on this now
     
  9. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    Good list, for sure. My only question is when will new mugs be around? I want a cool MacRumors mug!
     
  10. scem0 macrumors 604

    scem0

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    Just wondering but why is the gap so small between the 68010 status and the 68020 status?

    scem0
     
  11. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    scem0: Because the '010 processor was only briefly considered for use in a Mac before it was replaced for the '020. The '010 was never used in a Mac, and the '020 only came in two models before being replaced by the '030: The Macintosh II and the LC.
     
  12. scem0 macrumors 604

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  13. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I got one for you. I switched from the OS X MacRumors style to the original purple layout and I found this right above my entry text box for posting:

    The Rules: Read the Rules. Personal insults or spam is grounds for instant banning.

    I take it as a surprise, because that wasn't implemented on the OS X style set.

    So, to add to the F.A.Q., here is my question: Do I get extra bragging rights for using the OS X theme? :p
     
  14. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    #14
    So how many posts does it take to get the "G3" status?
     
  15. jefhatfield Retired

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    if mr. anderson were not a mod or demi, he would at least be a G3, or better
     
  16. Shifty macrumors regular

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    Yeah. Man, how does someone like Mr.Anderson make 10,000 posts?
    He sure loves MacRumors. :p
     
  17. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

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    me also, i have been waiting to see if this was going to be brought back or even a hat perhaps.
     
  18. Neserk macrumors 6502a

    Neserk

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    *Sigh* I guess I'll always be a Newbie. That is okay. I'm terribly concerned with volume. I'm more here to learn.
     
  19. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry, we were all newbies once!:p
     
  20. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Ok have a question. How come there are some members with the "regular" status and they have an avatar? Is this some special excaption?
     
  21. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    In some very and I stress the very rare cases there used to be contests for best Avatar and the winner would get to use the avatar he or she designed. There have been any contests in over a year + so I'm confident that none are in the works.
     
  22. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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  23. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    In Addition
    Whats important about tuesday?

    Over the past year apple has made many silent, non expo speed bumps on early tuesday morning. This is usually before 9am EST and they typically represent speed bumps/ minor upgrades not machine re-deisgns. This is why many forum regular may advise a person to wait until tuesday ... or there may be a good rumor about the upcoming tuesday.
     
  24. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Tuesday is also sort of the regular update day for Apple's online store. For example, if a model of a refurbished computer goes out of stock during a week, any models that come back in stock will be posted again on Tuesday instead of on an ad-hoc basis.
     
  25. topicolo macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    Ahhh... the good ol '030. I still have my Mac LC II in the basement. It has a screaming 16Mhz 68030 processor with a motherboard which could only hold 10Mb or ram. Those were the good old days. The '030 doesn't have even have a fan or heatsink, the chip is only warm to the touch when it's running! Makes for quiet computers.
     

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