Adding an Avatar?

alksion

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Sep 10, 2010
1,699
102
Orange County CA
Hey guys, I qualify for an avatar but on the edit avtar page there is no where for me to upload a photo? Any advice?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,365
703
2.7.2 How do I set my avatar? from the Forum FAQ:
Once you reach 500 posts you may not immediately be able to upload an avatar. The privilege is added automatically when the forum system does routine processing, so check again in a few hours. The delay is normal so please do not contact us to report it as a problem on the same day that you reach 500 posts.
 

MattMJB0188

macrumors 68000
Dec 28, 2009
1,925
426
So ridiculous people have to have 500 posts to have a picture under their name. I can understand 30 posts but 500? Really?
 

SandboxGeneral

Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
25,143
8,201
Detroit
Well here's another one. What do the numbers mean? 6502a... etc.
From the FAQ:

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 the Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum)
6502 => 250 posts (minimum required for access to the Marketplace forum)
6502a => 500 posts (minimum required to have an avatar)
65816 => 1,000 posts
65832 => 1,500 posts
68000 => 1,505 posts
68010 => 2,000 posts
68020 => 2,005 posts
68030 => 2,500 posts
68040 => 3,000 posts
601 => 5,000 posts
603 => 10,000 posts
604 => 15,000 posts
G3 => 20,000 posts
G4 => 25,000 posts
G5 => 30,000 posts

Demi-Goddess, Demi-God or Contributor => Member who has contributed to the site and has chosen to use one of those three titles.
(Moderator) suffix => Member who is also a moderator
(Moderator emeritus) suffix => Member who is a former moderator
macrumors god => administrator

The numbers come from the increasingly powerful microprocessors used in Apple computers over the years. The 6502 and 658xx are from the Apple II family, 680x0 were used in early Macintosh systems, 601 and beyond are PowerPC chips.
 

alphaod

macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
22,068
1,123
NYC
So ridiculous people have to have 500 posts to have a picture under their name. I can understand 30 posts but 500? Really?
It's a reward for being a contributing member of the community ;)

What's the fun in getting everything at once. Then why do people play RPGs and level from one? Why not just give everyone everything?
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,365
703
I can understand 30 posts but 500?
That would increase the number of those qualifying for avatars almost tenfold. I like the fact that the forum isn't as cluttered as some forums I've seen, with avatars and signatures way out of control.