If this is quints, Doubles Guy is no longer a meme.
It doesn't count when you're an obvious scriptfag.
>mfw the one guy spamming "scriptfag" over and over again because he missed the quints
screencap me famalampai
Layer 1: Blind Post
This is the most legitimate GET of them all. You come to 4chan with absolutely no idea what's going on, post somewhere, and, BAM, you got a GET. Your post is just some random post in a random thread, with or without a picture. These GETs are mostly deemed as failGETs, but without a shadow of a doubt, these are the most legitimate.
Layer 2: Post Number Monitoring Through Page Refreshing
This is when you're waiting for the right time to post for a GET, so you refresh the page over and over again. Then, when you believe the post count is correct, you hit Post and get the GET. This is slightly less legitimate than Layer 1 because you refreshed the page to monitor the post rate, giving yourself a greater advantage than someone posting randomly. Does this make this GET illegitimate? Not at all. In fact, this method is the method used by the majority of people going for GETs.
Layer 3: Post Number Monitoring Through A Post Number Updater
You can use either an in-browser greasemonkey extension (the method I personally use) or an external program to monitor the board's post rate. When the number reaches the general range you want, you hit Post. This is less legitimate than Layer 2 because you are going for the GET with the aid of something beyond refreshing. Whether you wrote this program or not, THE PROGRAM instead of 4CHAN BY ITSELF is telling you the post count. Does this make the GET illegitimate? People have been arguing this for months now, but the general consensus is that no, it's not. YOU are the one hitting the Post button, so it's still up to you to correctly predict the timing of when to post. Update lag, server lag, jumpy Internet connection, and overall random influx of posters can severely detract from this method, but if you're really good, this method is the best method to use.
Layer 4: Automatic Script Posting
I used a script from September 25th, 2011 to July 22nd, 2012 (yes, I'm THAT autistic to record the EXACT dates) to test out its functionality. This was the high period of when scripting was going on in 4chan. The advantage of a script is that it automatically posts for you when the post number reaches a certain number, meaning you no longer have to watch the post rate. However, you have to program the script to post at the time you want it to post. This can lead to highly accurate GETs on boards that have a STEADY POST RATE. However, one major disadvantage to scripts are their inability to adapt to high influxes of posters and random changes in post rate. This is why GETs that are sextuplets or higher on fast boards like /b/, /pol/, etc., are almost impossible to script on. You have to factor in how many people are posting, your own Internet upload speed, 4chan's Internet upload speed, and the possibility of 4chan upload server lag due to how many people are going for the GET. This GET is obviously more illegitimate than Layer 3, and most people consider scripted GETs to not be "real" GETs. There are no known public scripts available at this time.
Layer 5: ModGET
A ModGET is when a moderator obtains a GET through post self-insertion (like when a moderator changes the text and/or image of a post), pre-programmed self-insertion when a mod's post just magically appears at the perfect time, or when a mod moves an ENTIRE THREAD onto a board and one of the posts in that thread gets the GET (like what happened with /bant/'s 77777). These GETs are 100% illegitimate since it was impossible for anyone else but the inserted/moved post to get the GET.
THE PROMISE OF A GOLDEN AGE, IS OVER.