whats with all the noobs?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by tflournoy95, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    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
     
  3. collegembp macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    This is better placed in the Site & Forum Feedback sub-forum.
    Ask a mod via the report button ([​IMG]) 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.
     
  5. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dude thanks for the little chart thing. i've been dying to get into the marketplace
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Isn't there a minimum of x months you had to be a member + x number of posts before you can even access the marketplace?
     
  7. mandizzle macrumors member

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    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 ;)
     
  8. mandizzle macrumors member

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    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*
     
  9. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    6 months and 250 posts.
     
  10. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Everyone here was once a noob...be kind (and direct them to the FAQ/Rules tabs)
     
  11. mandizzle macrumors member

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    it lists me as a member and I've only been here for maybe over a month? *shrugs*

    PS - "no way. get real."
     
  12. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    It's unfortunate that the vast majority of them are ridiculously immature, though the test of time seems to weed out the good ones :D
     
  13. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    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. ;)
     
  14. mandizzle macrumors member

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    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.
     
  15. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
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    And long-time members can be newbies too. User chrberni is a newbie who joined MacRumors in 2001!
     
  18. spinnerlys Guest

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    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.
     
  19. -aggie- macrumors P6

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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?
     
  20. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    And how do you expect the people to answer the question about a product that isn't even out?
     
  21. Surely Guest

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    Check and mate.:p
     
  22. IwillIt macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  23. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Glad the commercials converted you.

    Sadly, Special Olympic references aren't very intelligent... :rolleyes:
     
  24. tflournoy95 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  25. JNB macrumors 604

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    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
     

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