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Title: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Rick on January 04, 2013, 07:33:18 AM
My profile became available to be edited and I've got everything situated except this particular data field. Canonflex showed up first and after editing was enabled by the admin, Powershot something or nuther appears there now. I can't find this discussed anywhere and I don't know the name of the data field to do a proper search. Maybe this is something the Admin takes care of, I dunno know.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: neuroanatomist on January 04, 2013, 11:18:10 AM
You cannot edit that field, but it changes (automatically) with your post count - more posts means a 'better' camera. It's just a coincidence that my post count equates to a 1D X and I actually have a 1D X.   :P
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Zv on January 04, 2013, 11:37:05 AM
You have to earn it!  ;)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: RustyTheGeek on January 04, 2013, 12:33:17 PM
Regardless of what it says, Welcome to the Forum!   :D

Yeah, it's a "badge of honor" thing.  The more you participate, the better your camera "badge".  I think it increments after each "milestone" of 10, 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and then who knows?  All I know is that I'm at 5DIII after 250.  I'm guessing that once you get to 500 or 1000(??) it stops at the 1DX but I may be wrong.  I'm sure someone else has it all totally nailed.  You may also notice that there are yellow blocks there too.  The blocks seem to show up with the badge changes.  All I can tell you for sure is that you won't receive any checks in the mail based on your "seniority"!  (At least I haven't yet, maybe others know the right handshake or something.)   8)

Enjoy your time here!!
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: EYEONE on January 04, 2013, 12:48:04 PM
The steps get farther apart the higher you go. I've had the 1D Mark IV for a long time now.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Yehyaalhafidh on January 04, 2013, 01:01:13 PM
Great that someone asked this! I was wondering exactly the same thing!

Also, I trying to work out how I add my gear list underneath my posts like some people have?
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Mooose on January 04, 2013, 01:10:08 PM
It's just a coincidence that my post count equates to a 1D X and I actually have a 1D X.   :P

A coincidence.  Really?
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: well_dunno on January 04, 2013, 01:25:53 PM
I got degraded from 5D mark 3 to M. 6D seems to be next, so I'll need another 400 posts for mark 3?  :o  :P ;D
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: bchernicoff on January 04, 2013, 01:44:48 PM
The steps get farther apart the higher you go. I've had the 1D Mark IV for a long time now.

Uh oh, looks like you've been demoted...
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Pieces Of E on January 04, 2013, 02:19:25 PM
I wanna be an AE-1, like 'James at 16' had!  :D
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Kernuak on January 04, 2013, 02:41:55 PM
You have to earn it!  ;)
So can I earn a real 1D X the same way? :P
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: RustyTheGeek on January 04, 2013, 03:26:11 PM
I got degraded from 5D mark 3 to M. 6D seems to be next, so I'll need another 400 posts for mark 3?  :o  :P ;D
Yeah, me too!  Funny just as we start this thread, all the designations changed.  I mention in a post above that I am a 5D Mark III and then bam!, I'm suddenly a EOS M.  I just passed 300 and I'm still an EOS M so M doesn't roll over at 300 anyway.  Time to start making bets on when 6D or whatever kicks in...

I guess we'll just have to keep posting in this thread over and over to see how it changes as the posts increase!   :P
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: tphillips63 on January 04, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
I like the Powershot G15 :)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: neuroanatomist on January 04, 2013, 03:38:52 PM
Funny just as we start this thread, all the designations changed.

They have been changed periodically as new models are released.  I supposed this thread reminded someone that models like the PowerShot S100 were no longer 'current', and some new cameras had been added to the lineup.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: yogi on January 04, 2013, 03:46:48 PM
i just read this thread also,  and wondered what everyone was talking about also. i think big brother is watching.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: RustyTheGeek on January 04, 2013, 04:34:08 PM
Well, now that I've surpassed 300 posts, my lifetime goal has been reached.  Scratch one thing off the bucket list!   8)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: RLPhoto on January 04, 2013, 04:38:54 PM
The 1000th post earns the 1Dx marker, Even though I have no use for such a beastly camera.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Atonegro on January 04, 2013, 04:45:20 PM
And how can I get a picture in my profile and my camera's under the posts ?

I only can find how to change my email, password and question...
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: neuroanatomist on January 04, 2013, 04:50:54 PM
And how can I get a picture in my profile and my camera's under the posts ?

I only can find how to change my email, password and question...

See http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1440.0. (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1440.0.)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: traveller on January 04, 2013, 04:58:22 PM
Does anyone remember the Karma experiment?  ;D

Sorry, I didn't mean to open up that old can of worms.  Go ahead, "smite" me - I don't care!!!  :'(

Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on January 04, 2013, 05:07:58 PM
The various levels that users get to with more posts serve a secondary purpose, different permissions can be given at each level. 
Neuro is so high that he is able to pick his own name, he just happens to like the 1D X, but he could pick a 600mm f/4 II if he wanted.  Of course, all of you with >7K posts would get it too ;)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Canon Rumors on January 04, 2013, 05:15:59 PM
I switched things up, added new models and whatnot. I couldn't get rid of the 1D Mark IV though... love that camera too much.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Canon Rumors on January 04, 2013, 05:19:41 PM
I wanna be an AE-1, like 'James at 16' had!  :D

You're now an AE-1!
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Atonegro on January 04, 2013, 05:36:00 PM
And how can I get a picture in my profile and my camera's under the posts ?

I only can find how to change my email, password and question...


Hum....Found it....Sorry, did not read the stickies....
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: serendipidy on January 04, 2013, 08:14:20 PM
I wanna be an AE-1, like 'James at 16' had!  :D

You're now an AE-1!

The AE-1 was my second and last film SLR (my first was the Canon FTb). Loved them both. That was about 40 years ago :o
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: DrChemE on January 04, 2013, 09:33:24 PM
Learned a lot from this post! I have just been enabled to change my profile info as well so gotta get to  work. Lurking around for about a year, now finally joined! Thanks for the wonderful posts everyone.  :)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on January 04, 2013, 09:54:32 PM
The AE-1 was my first serious camera, I bought it new in 1978, my mum signed the finance agreement for it, I still have the camera, and the finance agreement! It was £220 which equates to about £1,250, or around $2,000 in today's money, I paid for it with a paper round, actually two paper rounds! Now bearing that in mind can those vocal few stop moaning about the price of the 6D? ;D

Unfortunately I don't have my mum anymore, but I will never sell that camera.
I have two or three of the AE-1 program models, they don't get the chirp-squeek like the AE-1's have.  I can often find them with a 50mm f/1.8 FD lens for $5 at garage sales.  I have spare batteries, flash units,  and I clean them up and test them to make great cameras for photography students.  They are cheap, and good learning cameras.  Our local junior college has a very strong photography program.  I also have a bunch of Minolta SRT101's, but they tend to have reliability issues, particulary susceptable to lens issues.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: crasher8 on January 04, 2013, 09:56:04 PM
I was downgraded from a 5D3 to a 6D!
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: RC on January 04, 2013, 10:18:05 PM
Dang, I just got smitten.  :o   I'm now a 6D...was a 5D mk III.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: serendipidy on January 04, 2013, 10:34:58 PM
Just think of the money you saved ;D
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: RustyTheGeek on January 04, 2013, 11:54:00 PM
I saved even more!  I went from a 5DIII to a EOS M.   :o
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Jeremy on January 05, 2013, 12:03:51 AM
When I first noticed the camera models under each person's name I assumed that was the camera they owned.  I thought, "Wow.  That guy sure does know a lot for a Powershot user."  :)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: killerBEEcamaro on January 05, 2013, 12:15:41 AM
i was wondering why users had different cameras on their signature and on underneath their username! that explains it!
Title: Thanks everyone!!!
Post by: Rick on January 05, 2013, 07:56:57 AM
Rick
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: crasher8 on January 05, 2013, 07:57:45 AM
I miss my all my cross AF points
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: insanitybeard on January 16, 2013, 07:37:28 AM
I think I must have been naughty...... I've been deducted two yellow blocks..... I was on three but now it's only one...... Sorry Mr. Canon Rumors Sir..... I promise I won't do it again!  :'(
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: insanitybeard on January 16, 2013, 10:49:38 AM
 :o ;D They've mysteriously come back! How did that happen?!
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: J.R. on January 17, 2013, 08:47:57 AM
The steps get farther apart the higher you go. I've had the 1D Mark IV for a long time now.

Uh oh, looks like you've been demoted...

Depends how you look at it ... APS-H to FF ... 45 AF points to 9 (only one x type) ...
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Pieces Of E on January 30, 2013, 04:23:10 PM
I just noticed my "camera" field has been changed to my all time favorite - the AE-1. Thank you Canon Rumours admins!  :)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Apop on January 30, 2013, 05:48:40 PM
so can the admins implement an option to put in Nikon/Sony under the name of someone who has a troll count of 5 ?
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: Northstar on January 30, 2013, 06:42:21 PM
I think they should add a lens to the 1DX once you get to 2000, 3000, 4000...etc.

2000 posts would get you a "1DX - 200mm F2"....the 3000 is the 1DX 300mm 2.8....and the 4000 400mm2.8 ....etc.   the 1DX with 1200mm would be the final and ultimate combo!!

I had a 5d3 now I'm back to a 7D...bummer.  ;D



Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: bseitz234 on January 30, 2013, 07:09:08 PM
I had a 5d3 now I'm back to a 7D...bummer.  ;D

Hey now, don't be hatin'. I like this 3-years-old piece of fast-burst tech. :-)

Similarly unrelated, I've been contemplating picking up a film camera, never had one, but I figure I have the lenses, and there's something so... tactile about film, I kind of want to experiment. Sounds like folks like the AE-1? ;-)
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: SPL on January 30, 2013, 07:58:11 PM
Funny thread!,...I really like mine,..AE-Program! My first SLR! I was 13 years old. I still have it and it still works.
Title: Re: How does one change camera appearing under the poster's name?
Post by: bseitz234 on January 31, 2013, 01:40:52 PM
I had a 5d3 now I'm back to a 7D...bummer.  ;D

Hey now, don't be hatin'. I like this 3-years-old piece of fast-burst tech. :-)

Similarly unrelated, I've been contemplating picking up a film camera, never had one, but I figure I have the lenses, and there's something so... tactile about film, I kind of want to experiment. Sounds like folks like the AE-1? ;-)
What lenses do you have? Your EOS EF ones won't work on the AE-1! If you want a cool film camera that will work with your lenses get a 3, or better yet a 1V.

Excellent point, thank you! Think b&h has both of those available... will have to have a gander.