When do applerumors membership levels change?

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  1. NusuniAdmin
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    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.
     
  2. NusuniAdmin
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    AH ok, thank you very much
     
  3. saabmp3
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    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
     
  4. themadchemist
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    Hmm...I thought the site's name was MacRumors, but I could be wrong. :rolleyes: ;)
     
  5. Applexilef
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    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.
     
  6. edesignuk
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    What the hell are you talking about? :confused: What does membership names have to do with VTech????
     
  7. Powerbook G5
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    The titles stand for the different forms of processors used in classic Apple computers. I think it's pretty original.
     
  8. Flowbee
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    I think he was suggesting that under his proposed naming scheme, the moderators should have the rank name of "VA Tech Supercomputer."
     
  9. themadchemist
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    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:
     
  10. NusuniAdmin
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    Applerumors.com goes to the exact same page as macrumors
     
  11. rt_brained
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    Hmm, interesting. What else you got?
     
  12. themadchemist
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    I never knew that! I guess you learn something new every day.
     
  13. gwuMACaddict
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    i agree...

    newbies... :rolleyes: ;) :p
     
  14. saabmp3
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    haha, I sorta like the new idea. I know it's not as orginal as the old 68k line but it's still fun.

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    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
     
  16. GeeYouEye
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    There are already a few 601's.

    For those keeping count, this thread is #9 that I've seen.
     
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    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.
     
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    Of this year alone. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Applexilef
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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    Six words for ya:
    Red Box
    Yellow Box
    Blue Box
     
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    Oooooo, oooooo, can I be a Blue Box? Pretty please?



    irmongoose
     
  23. sushi
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    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
     
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    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.
     

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