MacRumors Demi-God

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  1. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

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    This question may have already been asked, but I could not find an answer.

    I understand that MacRumors forum users are "promoted" (Demi-God, Member, Regular, Newbie, etc.) by the number of total posts that they make.

    How come some users are listed as Demi-Gods, but have only recently joined the forums and have minimal postings?

    Do some people pay money to MacRumors to become Demi-Gods without posting?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Demi-gods help fund the site by paying an annual subscription.
     
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, if you contribute you can have a title as you said - I read it somewhere once.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    "Demi-God" denotes contributor status. In other words, the name is given to people who donate to the site.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You can't become a demi-god by posting a lot of posts, you have to pay.

    See [guide]Demi God[/guide]
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't trust the Demi-God title as being indicative of the user's experience. I've run into quite a few newbie Demi-Gods.
     
  7. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure that it is probably easy to find this information out, but I was hoping that you might be able to point me into the right direction.

    Where can I find out about subscriptions and how much they cost? Also, what does a MacRumors subscription entitle you to?

    Thanks for the quick reply.
     
  8. OllyW Moderator

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    Here you go :)
     
  9. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow!

    Y'all are quick.

    Thank you.

    Is the founder of MacRumors French or something?

    Why the word Demi? I don't hear that term often.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  11. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There aren't many high post count users that aren't staff or contributors anymore.
     
  13. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you think that is? Do they eventually get banned or get tired of using the site and move on?
     
  14. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Mad Jew is the highest poster with over 32,000. People are not allowed to spam, they have to have some sort of useful content. A lot of people have moved on but as the site grows new members take their place.
     
  15. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Is it known the extent to which donations fund the site (approx)?
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Count the number of demi's multiply by $25 a year. Arn is the only one that really knows.
     
  17. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked out Mad Jew's public profile.

    My goodness!!! That guy has an average of over 21 posts per day for 4 years straight. Where does he find the time? Is he an administrator or owner of MacRumors?
     
  18. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Mad Jew was just a very helpful member, then he was made a Moderator.
     
  19. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Demigod refers to minor or half-gods in mythology. Often mortal, but preeminent in some way. Gilgamesh, for example, is often considered a demigod. The Greek myths are littered with demigods and goddesses, as well.

    Wiki link.

    Gods are the administrators of the site.
     
  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Given my observations of trends via Forum Spy when mad jew was an active user they would post in many threads across the boards here on MacRumors. The majority of their posts would be in threads with few or no replies in order to help the original poster reach a resolution.

    I strongly suggest that you build a strong buddy list, use Thread Subscriptions, and then Forum Spy. All these tools make it easy to track a thread that might interest you given your buddy's posts.
     
  21. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    What about ads? They must count for a lot given the enormous traffic the site gets these days.

    Doesn't really matter, just curious.
     
  22. cmcbridejr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already use Thread Subscriptions. However, thanks for letting me know about Forum Spy.

    I always thought Forum Spy was there to report abuse or spammers, so I never clicked the link. I get it now.

    To go a little off topic... why does the Thread Subscription for this particular thread list no view count? All of my other threads have views and post count.
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Im sure the ad's supply a good amount or revenue. I don't think Arn has ever made the numbers public, and he doesn't have too. None of our business really.
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The view count in thread subscriptions takes longer to update.
     
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