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Yes 15 21.43%
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:45 AM   #1
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Should Postcounts Be Switched Off?

Why are posts counted? What is the point, please? For those who aren't aware everytime a user posts the number of posts displayed under their avatar/picture/icon increases ie their postcount increases

I have seen peoples opinions ripped to shreds because the user has a single digit postcount. I have also witnessed people getting stuck into users with high postcounts.

Participants in long chain threads (eg chat threads, game threads) cop a bit of flak for "postwhoring" with the apparent goal of increasing their postcount. Is this really the case? Or do some people just "talk" more than others?

What is your view on Interference turning off the postcounter?

NB. I haven't asked Elvis if he even wants to/or is able to disable the postcounter . Theres a few of us trying to gauge the "popularity" of this concept.

All opinions welcome. Thank you.

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Old 02-21-2005, 01:53 AM   #2
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I voted yes, turn the postcounter off.

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Old 02-21-2005, 01:55 AM   #3
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I'm stuck between Yes, or In Certain Forums. To be honest I dont care either way. They dont hinder or improve posting on here. Replies are still made, so why bother?

I think I shall vote yes, turn em off. But IO for sure needs em switched off.

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Old 02-21-2005, 01:57 AM   #4
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I can never resist those brindle dolphin undies!

Then again, I don't care...
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:27 AM   #5
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i'm gonna vote dont care.
not because i dont actually care about the topic on hand but because i dont think post counts should matter.
personally i like keeping track of my own post count and hitting "mile stones" but i also dont like the generalisation that goes with high/low post counts ie: low = you dont know what you're talking about, high = you have no life.

so i'm neither here nor there on this but i personally don't care what your post count is because i'm not the kind of person to call you stupid because you've only posted 3 times. i dont think it should matter therefore i vote "dont care2

did that make sense - its monday after all and i'm rambling
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:29 AM   #6
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I voted for Brindle Dolphin Undies, beacause it's the law

but to tell the truth, I think post counts are a waste of time. There is too much bullying because of them, and moronic post whoring.

then again, getting rid of post counts won't get rid of any of the stuff that really irritates me on here, so in the great scheme of things, I don't really give a wotsit.

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Old 02-21-2005, 02:33 AM   #7
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I voted for "in certain forums" only because I used the clock method to pick an answer.
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:45 AM   #8
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Re: Should Postcounts Be Switched Off?

Originally posted by beli
Participants in long chain threads (eg chat threads, game threads) cop a bit of flak for "postwhoring" with the apparent

Postwhoring!! What a great word!

I voted that I dont mind! I always enjoy this spot on the fence!
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:13 AM   #9
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I don't care.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:35 AM   #10
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I'm the highest posting non-premium member

*note to self*

rectify that bloody situation, you tight bastard
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:35 AM   #11
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I really don't care. I sort of think postcounts are fun as long as you don't take them too seriously. Sort of like alot of other things in life.
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:37 AM   #12
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Verte is right...but then again, I'd feel a lot better if I never had to see my postcount ever again.

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:35 AM   #13
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No don't switch 'em off, they're fun! What verte said
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:52 AM   #14
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I like postcounts.

If you all don't like them, let's ban those "Describe Randooooom Octagon Testje Band Name Game" threads.

As for people's confidence with low post counts, that won't change with them disabled. I think that's really peripheral to the fact that this forum can have a lot of cliques and that some newbies say some pretty stupid things that are easy to make fun of (to make it clear: some newbies do this; others can be really cool and most of these end up with large postcounts soon enough).

With all the forums out there, it's all about "the right fit." I've tried other forums before, and a couple of them fit, while others didn't. We can't expect everyone to assimilate here, because I think that's just reality.

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:55 AM   #15
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On the fence.

They do come in useful. When someone comes in and makes a hugely inappropriate remark, I tend to lay off them when I realize they have 3 posts, they don't know better.

Then again some choose not to be so nice and will devalue someone's opinion because they only have 10 posts.

But then there are also those that wear their counts like a badge and think their high counts make their opinion more valuable.

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