The Levels of Macrumordom

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Shacklebolt

macrumors 6502a
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Sep 2, 2004
597
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Does anyone know the macrumor hierarchy? That is to say, I used to be a newbie. Now I'm a member. What's next? And what is the whole cursus honororum to the top (God)?
 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
21,652
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To quote vniow

Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
Member => 30 posts
Regular => 100 posts
6502 => 500 posts
65816 => 1000 posts
65832 => 1500 posts
68000 => 1505 posts
68010 => 2000 posts
68020 => 2005 posts
68030 => 3000? posts
68040 => 4000? posts
601 => 5000?+ posts

Demi-God/des or Contribitor => Someone who has contributed some ca$h to help keep the site running. Those members get access to the private sections.
 

raincoat

macrumors member
Sep 22, 2004
63
0
Southampton, UK
Blue Velvet said:
Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
Member => 30 posts
Regular => 100 posts
6502 => 500 posts
65816 => 1000 posts
65832 => 1500 posts
68000 => 1505 posts
68010 => 2000 posts
68020 => 2005 posts
68030 => 3000? posts
68040 => 4000? posts
601 => 5000?+ posts

Demi-God/des or Contribitor => Someone who has contributed some ca$h to help keep the site running. Those members get access to the private sections.
Although i have not made many posts, i visit the site and read the topics everyday - does that count for nothing? Have been doing that for a year. It does my head in when people post spam on the site or say rediculous things just to get a post up. The worst one is "Woo Hoo - i'm the 1st to post on this topic". Big deal, people, please don't post unless there is something significant that you have to say.

Also, can we get a spell checker on this site?

(sorry to rant)
 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
21,652
123
raincoat said:
Although i have not made many posts, i visit the site and read the topics everyday - does that count for nothing? Have been doing that for a year. It does my head in when people post spam on the site or say rediculous things just to get a post up. The worst one is "Woo Hoo - i'm the 1st to post on this topic". Big deal, people, please don't post unless there is something significant that you have to say.

Also, can we get a spell checker on this site?

(sorry to rant)

Contributing to the community shows at least a little time and effort.
If you're happy doing what you're doing, then your 'rank' shoudn't concern you at all.

What can I say? Post more if you don't like it.
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
11,177
0
raincoat said:
...rediculous...
Also, can we get a spell checker on this site?
Use Safari - it's built-in. ;)



Member "rank" isn't always a good indicator of their contribution to the site (or lack thereof). There are many newbies that make great comments and add much to the site when they do post, and there are a few "higher" ranked individuals who don't.

I think this whole thing has been visited enough times, though. In the end, the only "concrete" way to base membership is on posts. Unfortunately, we can't base it on value of said posts, only quantity (excepting, of course, those that are Wastelanded or in the Political forum).

You could always contribute, when that comes back, then "rank" is immaterial.
 

makisushi

macrumors 6502
Jul 15, 2004
301
0
Northern VA
raincoat said:
Although i have not made many posts, i visit the site and read the topics everyday - does that count for nothing? Have been doing that for a year. It does my head in when people post spam on the site or say rediculous things just to get a post up. The worst one is "Woo Hoo - i'm the 1st to post on this topic". Big deal, people, please don't post unless there is something significant that you have to say.

Also, can we get a spell checker on this site?

(sorry to rant)
I am not a very prolific member, but I do read the discussions a few times a week.
The forums are here for people to participate. I think the post count and status are like a small "reward" for those who contribute to the community, and those of us who just read the forums aren't really contributing to it.

One of the great things about this forum, is that even if you are a noob, and only have a couple of posts, even the most senior members still respect what you have to say.
 

joecool85

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2005
1,355
1
Maine
I wouldn't mind donating a couple bucks to help out the site...but I don't know how to go about it. Is there a paypal thing or something?
 

wordmunger

macrumors 603
Sep 3, 2003
5,125
2
North Carolina
joecool85 said:
I wouldn't mind donating a couple bucks to help out the site...but I don't know how to go about it. Is there a paypal thing or something?
I believe the powers that be are currently working on a new donation system -- there were problems with the old system. So unfortunately right now you can't donate.
 

vniow

macrumors G4
Jul 18, 2002
10,282
0
I accidentally my whole location.
wordmunger said:
Correction:

68030 is 2500 posts
68040 is 3000 posts
Looks like 601 is 5000 posts
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Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
Member => 30 posts
Regular => 100 posts
6502 => 500 posts
65816 => 1000 posts
65832 => 1500 posts
68000 => 1505 posts
68010 => 2000 posts
68020 => 2005 posts
68030 => 2500 posts
68040 => 3000 posts
601 => 5000+ posts

Demi-God/des or Contributor => Someone who has contributed some ca$h to help keep the site running. Those members get access to the private sections.

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Fixed. Can't edit the original, grr...
 

e²Studios

macrumors 68020
Apr 12, 2005
2,104
5
emw said:
Use Safari - it's built-in. ;)



Member "rank" isn't always a good indicator of their contribution to the site (or lack thereof). There are many newbies that make great comments and add much to the site when they do post, and there are a few "higher" ranked individuals who don't.

I think this whole thing has been visited enough times, though. In the end, the only "concrete" way to base membership is on posts. Unfortunately, we can't base it on value of said posts, only quantity (excepting, of course, those that are Wastelanded or in the Political forum).

You could always contribute, when that comes back, then "rank" is immaterial.

I came here after lurking for a while with my iBook or iMac. when i went all out and got in to my mini and ditched the PC as well as i could i found that the people here are far more friendly than a lot of the people on the support.apple.com site. when i was at the "official" apple discussions board i felt like i needed a secret decoder ring or had to be part of a clique to get a message answered.

If anything thats the one thing i like about this site is that people are always willing to help no matter how small or meanial the issue may be. Just my 2 cents..

Ed
 

quackattack

macrumors 6502a
Aug 13, 2004
571
0
Boise, ID
GeeYouEye said:
Use Camino? Not Firefox, exactly, but close.
16.
I used Camino for a few months to try it out. I think I prefer Firefox. Although, I am considering giving Safari another go now that Tiger is out.
 

7254278

macrumors 68020
Apr 11, 2004
2,365
0
NYC
Exactly what are these private sections and do only demi-god/godess and contributors have access to them?
 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
21,652
123
Patmian212 said:
Exactly what are these private sections and do only demi-god/godess and contributors have access to them?
It's just another forum and it's a complete riot in there. Honestly, the fun we have!



No, to be honest it's fairly quiet.

And yes, it's just for demis/contributors.
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
11,177
0
Patmian212 said:
AHHHH NOW YOU GOT ME ALL CURIOUS!!! :mad: What is the forum called?
:mad:
They're called the "Let's make fun of people who aren't contributors" forums.

I've never seen them (they halted the contributions not long after I joined), and have only heard the lore associated with them. Ah, the nectar of the (demi) gods...
 

angelneo

macrumors 68000
Jun 13, 2004
1,537
0
afk
Patmian212 said:
AHHHH NOW YOU GOT ME ALL CURIOUS!!! :mad: What is the forum called?
:mad:
Probably there will be threads in those forum called:

- 101 ways to make fun of members
- Time to stir up some rumors
- My naughty list
- OMG, That guy just pissed me off!!! It's payback time!


:D :D :D
 

Chip NoVaMac

macrumors G3
Dec 25, 2003
8,889
25
Northern Virginia
Blue Velvet said:
Newbie = 0 - 29 posts
Member => 30 posts
Regular => 100 posts
6502 => 500 posts
65816 => 1000 posts
65832 => 1500 posts
68000 => 1505 posts
68010 => 2000 posts
68020 => 2005 posts
68030 => 3000? posts
68040 => 4000? posts
601 => 5000?+ posts

Demi-God/des or Contribitor => Someone who has contributed some ca$h to help keep the site running. Those members get access to the private sections.
Thanks for the clear posting on the "numbers".

Let's hope that those of us that want to contribute cash to MR will be given the chance soon. For the record, I have not contributed to nay of the photography sites that I frequent. Many reason for this. Further more this is the only Mac site that I contribute to at all, in the way of posts. I do visit Appleinsider and Think Secret, but never signed up for their forums.

Take it for what it is worth, but that says a lot about the staff and quality of this site. Please let us help pay for the new servers! :)
 

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