Link.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
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.
You'll find lots of answers by reading the FAQ: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...
can someone explain?
and where does it go after G5?
That's been posted in some form three times, at some point - people just aren't going to get it.You'll find lots of answers by reading the FAQ:
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?)That's been posted in some form three times, at some point - people just aren't going to get it.
I found the answer you're looking for in the FAQ.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?
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.When someone reaches a high enough post count to uncover them.
When someone reaches a high enough post count to uncover them.
When that happens there will be diehard PPC fans that complain about their rank.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!
If I remember correctly, it is related to the brief lifespan of the processors themselvesI'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?
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.If I remember correctly, it is related to the brief lifespan of the processors themselves.