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How about abolishing post count?

post #1 of 60
Thread Starter 
I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of content-less obbsessive posting that only seems to serve the poster in jacking up his post count. This behaviour creates a lot of noise, usless load on the server, derails good threads and makes grumpy people even grumpier.

Wouldn't just 'Joined date' do, to identify new members?

Hrmphh..
post #2 of 60
There are really less than a handful of people who do that - and most currently jacking up their post count will soon get bored as the euphoria of returning to SF wears off. Just m .02, doesn't make much of a difference to me.
post #3 of 60
I agree with getting rid of it. It's the handful who are a bit tedious, and if it didn't wear off w/ SF v. 1.0, it's not going to wear off with 2.0.

Tom
post #4 of 60
Good idea. Just keep the join date.

Should there be a poll?
post #5 of 60
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Originally Posted by GreyFlannelMan
Good idea. Just keep the join date.

Should there be a poll?

There should be a poll. Björn?
post #6 of 60
Thread Starter 
My first poll - not happy how it turned out. Even I, had to think before casting my vote. Let's see how this turns out.
post #7 of 60
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Originally Posted by dorian
There are really less than a handful of people who do that - and most currently jacking up their post count will soon get bored as the euphoria of returning to SF wears off. Just m .02, doesn't make much of a difference to me.
I counted a fingerful.

I am agnostic on the post-count issue, because I don't think anyone is under the illusion that a high post count correlates with quality posts. There are low-post-count members whose posts I consistently enjoy reading, and high-post-count members whose posts consistently make me wish I had the last 30 seconds of my life back.
post #8 of 60
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I counted a fingerful.


So much for my attempt at being political.
post #9 of 60
Agreed. The only thing more tiring than reading hundreds of posts on rude shoe salesmen is reading hundreds of posts on having to get one's post count back up to some preset level. And then having that sentiment repeated in the message signature...
post #10 of 60
I worked hard for my post count! Jon.
post #11 of 60
No, you wrote posts like that one. LA Guy worked hard for his.
post #12 of 60
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Originally Posted by tiger02
No, you wrote posts like that one. LA Guy worked hard for his.

I think not. Obviously you haven't read my other posts. If you want to attack, fine, but have all your facts in order before you do so.

Jon.
post #13 of 60
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
and high-post-count members whose posts consistently make me wish I had the last 30 seconds of my life back.
...oh please may he be talking about me!!!
post #14 of 60
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Originally Posted by m@T
...oh please may he be talking about me!!!

Look, Matt, don't even try it: he was so clearly talking about me.



And, btw, I'd like to change my vote to "who gives a damn, get rid of post counts to foster new meaning in life."
post #15 of 60
I like to think of myself as one who proves that it's possible to have a low post count and yet still provide meaningless information.

For the record, I honestly don't care whether the post count is shown or not.
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