MacRumor Ranks


thegoldenmackid

macrumors 604
Dec 29, 2006
7,777
5
dallas, texas
MacRumors FAQ said:
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
etc....
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.
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ThE.MeSsEnGeR

macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2009
655
30
Santiago, Chile
sorry to revive an old thread... but i'm kind of intrigued by the ranks used here... what do the numbers mean? 65816? 65832? 68030? 68040? 603?
couldn't they be a bit more understandable...
i mean, when i look at "newbie" i know its a newbie
when i look at "member", it means his getting the hang of it
when i look at "regular", it means he's a regular visitor...
and then, the ranks just go all number-coded... :confused:
can someone explain?
and where does it go after G5?
 

sushi

Moderator emeritus
Jul 19, 2002
15,630
3
キャンプスワ&#
^ The numbers indicate processors that Apple has used in the order that they were introduced/used.

So there was the 68030, then the 68040, and so forth.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,360
701
sorry to revive an old thread... but i'm kind of intrigued by the ranks used here... what do the numbers mean? 65816? 65832? 68030? 68040? 603?
couldn't they be a bit more understandable...
i mean, when i look at "newbie" i know its a newbie
when i look at "member", it means his getting the hang of it
when i look at "regular", it means he's a regular visitor...
and then, the ranks just go all number-coded... :confused:
can someone explain?
and where does it go after G5?
You'll find lots of answers by reading the FAQ:
http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ#How_do_user_titles_work.3F
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,360
701
That's been posted in some form three times, at some point - people just aren't going to get it.
I agree. It seems people only read from their post forward, or only posts that are direct responses to their question, and they never bother to read posts that already exist in a thread. That being the case, I figured I'd repost the same info, in hopes that they would actually READ THE FAQ! (It does get frustrating, doesn't it?)
 

Denarius

macrumors 6502a
Feb 5, 2008
690
0
Gironde, France
Macrumors user rankings

Just out of curiosity, I've just noticed my user ranking (if that's what it is) has gone from Macrumors regular to Macrumors 6502. I've noticed other numbers around, what are all of the ranks and what is the significance of the different numbers?
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
35,743
141
Just out of curiosity, I've just noticed my user ranking (if that's what it is) has gone from Macrumors regular to Macrumors 6502. I've noticed other numbers around, what are all of the ranks and what is the significance of the different numbers?
I found the answer you're looking for in the FAQ.


Edit: I see now this was merged with the older thread. So now Denarius look above. :cool:
 

dmr727

macrumors G3
Dec 29, 2007
8,623
25
NYC
When someone reaches a high enough post count to uncover them.
It's going to be interesting when we get there, because until the Intel switch, Apple computing power simply increased with each new processor family, and the processor families were rolled out (generally) sequentially with time.

Now you have different processor families for different purposes, with several families being released around the same time. Putting them in 'order' won't be so easy. I guess the admins will cross that bridge when we get to it!
 

Peace

macrumors Core
Apr 1, 2005
19,467
3,833
Space--The ONLY Frontier
When someone reaches a high enough post count to uncover them.
It's going to be interesting when we get there, because until the Intel switch, Apple computing power simply increased with each new processor family, and the processor families were rolled out (generally) sequentially with time.

Now you have different processor families for different purposes, with several families being released around the same time. Putting them in 'order' won't be so easy. I guess the admins will cross that bridge when we get to it!
When that happens there will be diehard PPC fans that complain about their rank.:cool:
 

dXTC

macrumors 68020
Oct 30, 2006
2,032
49
Up, up in my studio, studio
I've perused the FAQ, but a couple of related things don't appear clear to me. There are only 5 posts between 65832 and 68000, and similarly between 68010 and 68020.

Is there some historical Apple or MR significance to this? Did I overlook something?
 

MacDawg

macrumors Core
Mar 20, 2004
19,708
4,274
"Between the Hedges"
I've perused the FAQ, but a couple of related things don't appear clear to me. There are only 5 posts between 65832 and 68000, and similarly between 68010 and 68020.

Is there some historical Apple or MR significance to this? Did I overlook something?
If I remember correctly, it is related to the brief lifespan of the processors themselves

Woof, Woof - Dawg
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,360
701
When that happens there will be diehard PPC fans that complain about their rank.:cool:
Hopefully, the ones who stay in the forum long enough to achieve such high post counts will be mature enough not to complain about something as trivial as their user title!
 

dmr727

macrumors G3
Dec 29, 2007
8,623
25
NYC
If I remember correctly, it is related to the brief lifespan of the processors themselves.
Yeah, this is pretty much correct. The 65832 was supposed to be next in line for the Apple IIgs, but I'm not sure it ever saw the light of day (I don't know much about the Apple II stuff). Apple skipped the 68010 in their line of Macs, although the processors still saw some action in Apple Nubus cards that utilized A/ROSE. I have a Nubus ethernet card with a 68010 on it.