Holy cow! You need 500 posts for avatar privilege. I have been a member since 05' I visit every day for all my mac news and gossip. I have always meant to add a avatar, but just never got around to it. Well I finally got around to doing so and was abruptly cut short as I only have 79 posts. ''Crap'' I cant believe it. I know I have never been very social in the online scene. even growing up before the www. when we only had aol or prodigy and BBS. I never was very active with the different social boards like most of my class mates. I guess I'm just sort of surprised, as out of all the forums that I frequent. I feel the closest to Macrumors. Macrumors has been my home page for very long time. Yet I'm no were even close to having a avatar. Which is pretty common for even the most infrequent member. I'm not asking for a change. I don't disagree with the 500 post requirement. It's a good thing as it promotes site activity, and allows true contributers to be recognized. I just felt like sharing something that really hit home. my post number 79.