whats with all the noobs?

tflournoy95

macrumors 6502
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Sep 21, 2009
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like im not saying im a demi god or whatever but it seems like all the threads are dominated by "macrumors newbies" you ask alot of stupid questions and have never heard of mroogle.

it just seems a little weird cuz when i first came here it seemed like there were alot of "demi-gods" and "6502a"s like what does that even mean?

but back to the point. i just thought it was interesting that the noobs seem to be taking over.
 

The more popular :apple: becomes, the more noobs on MR... ;)

From the MacRumors FAQ...
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
 

collegembp

macrumors newbie
Feb 5, 2010
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cause alot of us noobs are waiting for new macbook pros which are due for refresh... and this is the place to go for questions etc. I imagine this happens in most forums for products due for refresh
 

spinnerlys

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Sep 7, 2008
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This is better placed in the Site & Forum Feedback sub-forum.
Ask a mod via the report button (
) to move it there.

Demi-Gods are only members, who paid a donation to this site, they can be newbies too.

And the iPad release and coming (hopefully, then there will be MBP = FAIL and SUCK threads instead of those now) MBP update has attracted some new members.

But I see what you mean, I was once in a thread only with post by members from 2010.
 

tflournoy95

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 21, 2009
459
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dude thanks for the little chart thing. i've been dying to get into the marketplace
 

mandizzle

macrumors member
Jan 16, 2010
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Southeast MA
hey, as a n00b I take offense to that LOL

I've been lurking here for a while before I recently bought a Mac (had an iPod for five years prior though) and the only posts I've made have been either replying to other's posts, starting a thread for my PC to Mac switch (which was pretty well received) and asking a few questions, BUT they were questions that had yet to be answered anywhere on here, even AFTER doing a series of searches.

some of us newbies have hope ;)
 

eawmp1

macrumors 601
Feb 19, 2008
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FL
Everyone here was once a noob...be kind (and direct them to the FAQ/Rules tabs)
 

oh hey, wow, guess I'm no longer a newb - it lists me as a member now. huzzah! *jumps up and bangs head on something sharp*
Yes you are, you haven't learned how to multi-quote yet. :p

it lists me as a member and I've only been here for maybe over a month? *shrugs*
As stated above, you are now a "member" because you have over 30 posts. ;)
 

mandizzle

macrumors member
Jan 16, 2010
97
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Southeast MA
Yes you are, you haven't learned how to multi-quote yet. :p



As stated above, you are now a "member" because you have over 30 posts. ;)

oh cool. thanks. PS - I tend to be a little slow when exhausted. but hey, to my credit...at least I can spell a little better than most of my fellow newbs HAHA I'll probably still feel like the new girl, even if it says I'm a member - trying to just join in on the Mac/Apple game after being a bystander for a long time.
 

ARF900

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Oct 30, 2009
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:apple: is constantly becoming more and more popular. I remember July 2008 when I bought my iphone and it was special, I was the only one I knew that had one. Now I am surprised to meet someone that doesnt have an iphone or a touch. Plus this Windows Aero era is giving mac a ton of attention.
 

spinnerlys

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Sep 7, 2008
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And long-time members can be newbies too. User chrberni is a newbie who joined MacRumors in 2001!
I noticed. But those are the exceptions, meaning active newbies from some years ago.
If you want you could find many newbies, that have only posted once or twice and never came back I think, but you will have a better view of this.
 

Patriks7

macrumors 65816
Oct 26, 2008
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cause alot of us noobs are waiting for new macbook pros which are due for refresh... and this is the place to go for questions etc. I imagine this happens in most forums for products due for refresh
And how do you expect the people to answer the question about a product that isn't even out?
 

IwillIt

macrumors newbie
Feb 10, 2010
2
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DC
like im not saying im a demi god or whatever but it seems like all the threads are dominated by "macrumors newbies" you ask alot of stupid questions and have never heard of mroogle.

it just seems a little weird cuz when i first came here it seemed like there were alot of "demi-gods" and "6502a"s like what does that even mean?

but back to the point. i just thought it was interesting that the noobs seem to be taking over.
It was all those Mac commercials that finally converted me.
Being a stuck up geek on a forum is like u getting gold in the special olympics.
 

tflournoy95

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 21, 2009
459
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Am I the only one who thinks it's strange that the OP has a problem with newbies who ask "stupid" questions?
what i mean by stupid questions is like in the mbp forum there are like a million "when is the new mbp coming out" threads

because they could just mroogle and find out they're answer without annoying the crap out of everybody else
 

JNB

macrumors 604
what i mean by stupid questions is like in the mbp forum there are like a million "when is the new mbp coming out" threads

because they could just mroogle and find out they're answer without annoying the crap out of everybody else
Beat your head against a brick wall much? ;)

This is the way it is, has been, and likely will always be, here and in any community forum catering to any interest.

Many of us try to remind, guide, direct, and cajole to no avail. Links to Mroogle, Forum FAQ's, and the Buyers Guide are consistently ignored by the bulk of members.

I'd suggest just learning to live with it in whatever manner helps you maintain an inner peace. :D