How long did it take you to get your avatar?

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  1. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

    Phrasikleia

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    This question is twofold: how long did it take you after you first joined to reach 500 posts, and how long after your 500th post did it take you to get the option to upload an avatar?

    Took me about six months to make 500 posts, which I just accomplished today! Yay! :) Still no option to upload the avatar, though. I hope the option will be there tomorrow.

    [Edit: it took about 45 minutes to get the option to upload my avatar and about another hour for it to appear in threads.]
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    took me FOREVER to reach 500. i have dramatically picked up the pace though as of late. my post count used to be around 0.5/day and now its like closing in on 4

    the option will be there, just give it a couple hrs
     
  3. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    Heh. I see now that I have a link below my nick, "Phrasikleia's avatar", instead of the picture showing. I suppose something needs to propagate in the system, but I think it's funny that a link shows up in the meantime. I really don't understand how these forum servers work.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I never thought to look it up before!

    The answer is that it took me exactly 180 days to reach 500 posts after I joined MacRumors in 2002. I didn't bother to add an avatar right away after reaching 500 posts because I hadn't yet decided what avatar to use.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    OK, Doc, how do I look it up? Mine only go back to 400 to 500 or so, and I'm approaching 2500...
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    On the search page, fill in your user name under "Search by User Name" on the right. At the bottom, set "Sort Results by" to "Last Posting Date" and "in Ascending Order" and "Show Results as" to "Posts". After you search, go to the last post on Page 20 of the results. That's your 500th post.
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    It took me 454 days from when I joined, 16/1/2006, until I got the 500 number on the 14/4/2007. As to when I uploaded my avatar I believe it was pretty soon there after.
     
  8. 748s macrumors 6502a

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    Couple weeks short of 6 years.
    Then a couple of days to post an avatar
     
  9. OllyW Moderator

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    This isn't accurate for the 500th post that counts towards getting an avatar if you have ever posted in the PRSI forum. ;)

    Or the console and marketplace threads and threads that have been sent to wasteland.
     
  10. bigandy macrumors G3

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    628 days, or 1 year, 8 months, 19 days.


    I'm rather shocked by this because since then, I've made 6,197 further posts, at an average of 6.34 per day for the last 2 years, 8 months, 4 days (978 days).

    Excluding, of course, the posts I lost after the Spamtastic event and other excludables mentioned by OllyW.
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    took me 1 year, 2 months and 14 days for first 500


    my last 500 took me only like 27 days or so
     
  12. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    don't know exactly. more than 3 years. I'm shy...
     
  13. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    1 year, 21 days to reach 500 posts. Still haven't uploaded an avatar because I have no idea what I'd want to use.
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Joined --> 20 July 2002

    1st Post --> 15 July 2003

    500th Post --> 3 July 2004

    So it almost took me two years (713 days) to get 500 posts.

    Looks like I was a slow starter. :)
     
  15. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    It took me about a year and a half, if I recall correctly. I can't be bothered to look it up. :)
     
  16. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    500th Post: Jan 4, 2008
    First Post: Aug 14, 2005

    Or 873 days.

    And I had been lurking around here since probably sometime around the end of 2004. My post rate is still under 2/3 a post per day.

    I think I probably waited a couple days to upload an avatar. It wasn't a specific goal I was aiming for like some others around here seem to gun for.
     
  17. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    As I have learned, that was because the avatars are stored on another server. It takes a little time to get them in sync.

    Oh my, I joined 6 months ago, to the day, and I have 2,076 posts (11.28 posts per day). :eek:


    EDIT: Thanks for the tip, Doctor Q. 500th post on May 4, 2008, 43 days. Take that, Red. :p
     
  19. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    It took me 63 days to reach 500 posts.

    I had my avatar ready to upload immediately. It only took a couple of hours for the option to show up, but the 'tar didn't show up until the next day.
     
  20. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Alright - thanks for that tip. Took me 10 months to get to post 500.
     
  21. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    63 days must be some kind of record. I wonder if anyone has done it faster than that.
     
  22. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm. From Oct 13 2007 to... right now. Yay! 500 posts :D
    And what a suitable thread for that :)
     
  23. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't have the faintest how to get that info.
     
  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Doctor Q just explained how in the 6th post in this thread.
     

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