Why the post discrepency in User Titles?

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  1. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I was just wondering if there's a reason why one would only be at a 65832 or 68010 level for 5 posts? I'm genuinely puzzled:confused:

    65832 => 1,500 posts
    68000 => 1,505 posts
    68010 => 2,000 posts
    68020 => 2,005 posts

    Thanks in advance!:)
     
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Like who? I've never seen the discrepency like that on anyone's profiles.
     
  3. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    While we are on the topic, why those particular numbers?
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    The numbers are processors that Apple used in their systems.

    There is only 5 posts between them because those chips only lasted that long? :D
     
  5. ngenerator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I didn't mean specific people's profiles. I was just thinking it would change with a larger post count, like 250 or 500. 5 just seems weird


    That's what I was originally thinking but idk..
     
  6. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    Oh I completely misunderstood!! I gotcha now :)
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I think you are right. Starting here is a discussion about it.

    While looking for that post, I found a crackpot theory that user titles are related to zip codes! :rolleyes:
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I've called you a lot of things Doctor Q but never a crackpot. :D
     
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  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    As I recall, no math coprocessor in that puppy. That was always my favorite classic Mac. Never owned one, I had a IIsi though.
     
  11. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    My Dad bought one new in '89. It was our family's upgrade from a Plus. It did have a 68882 FPU in it, but the 68010 I'm referring to is actually onboard an ethernet card I have installed.

    I should pull that thing out again. I might need to recap the motherboard though - I think some of the capacitors are beginning to leak.
     
  12. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I humbly retract my "68010, bitches!"

    Upon checking my ethernet card, it's actually a 10 MHz 68000, not a 68010. :)
     

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  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    LOL.

    I guess most long term Mac users, say from OS 9 would know, but most OS X users are totally confused about the titles. Maybe it'll be a good age test.
     
  14. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Yeah I had no idea what they meant when I joined this forum. I only came on board the Mac OSX ship with iMac G5 and ~ 10.3.4 :eek::)
     
  15. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Used to be a tradition of advising people who didn't understand the numbers to read the FAQ.
     
  16. ngenerator thread starter macrumors 68000

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    True, however I read the FAQ and was asking something different than just what the user titles were. Specifically, I was wondering why someone would be at a certain level for only five posts, after which they would be at the next level for 500 or so posts. The five posts is weird to me, that is all
     

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