The numbers?

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  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    Soz about the noob question but what are the numbers under some peoples names all about. Like one i saw that said "macrumors 68020", what does that mean? is it 1337?
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    How do user titles work?
    User titles are based on post counts:

    Newbie => 0 - 29 posts
    Member => 30 posts
    Regular => 100 posts (minimum required to post in certain forums)
    6502 => 500 posts (minimum required to have an avatar)
    65816 => 1000 posts
    65832 => 1500 posts
    68000 => 1505 posts
    68010 => 2000 posts
    68020 => 2005 posts
    68030 => 2500 posts
    68040 => 3000 posts
    601 => 5000 posts

    Those numbers are processors used in the Macs history.

    The answers you seek are right under your nose. http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    You can click FAQ at the top of this page to find the answer to this question, and more!
     
  4. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the help. Why theres not just a post count ( :confused: ) i dont know...;)
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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  6. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    MacRumors used to display the post count, and it caused spamming. People just couldn't resist making extra posts to get to the next round number. It's still a tradeoff, since having any kind of post-based title can encourage people to post when they have little to say, but this provides a way to recognize members for their participation over time, while avoiding the more obvious temptation.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Absolutely! :D :) The current method is far better than any alternative. :p ;) :D
     

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