'retired' members?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Butthead, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Butthead macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2006
    I did a search on thread titles with keyword 'retired'. Nothing.

    what does 'retired' under a username specify? I noticed some current members like mod 'bous~' are still actively posting?

    vniow listed as 'retired'

    Does it mean anything, and is there more than one category?
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I think it means they no longer want to be a part of the forum.
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Yes, it's used after the voluntary retirement of a long-active, high-posted, well-known member.

    Members are free to retire simply by not visiting the forums again or not posting again, but occasionally someone wants to close their account as well. By default, this produces a "Guest" user title. The "Retired" user title has no technical difference, but is thought to be more appropriate.

    Before we began using "Retired", we got questions about Guest titles.
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    What is the minimum post count to be able to receive a retired status vs a guest status? Just for interest.
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    There isn't a set number, but the "retired" status is used pretty infrequently.
  6. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001

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