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How about abolishing post count?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BjornH, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

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    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..
     


  2. dorian

    dorian Senior member

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    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.
     


  3. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    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
     


  4. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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    Good idea. Just keep the join date.

    Should there be a poll?
     


  5. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Good idea. Just keep the join date.

    Should there be a poll?


    There should be a poll. Björn?
     


  6. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

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    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.
     


  7. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    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.
     


  8. dorian

    dorian Senior member

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    I counted a fingerful.


    So much for my attempt at being political. [​IMG]
     


  9. dah328

    dah328 Senior member

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    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...
     


  10. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I worked hard for my post count!

    Jon.
     


  11. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    No, you wrote posts like that one. LA Guy worked hard for his.
     


  12. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    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.
     


  13. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    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!!!
     


  14. dorian

    dorian Senior member

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    ...oh please may he be talking about me!!!

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

    [​IMG]

    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."
     


  15. JBZ

    JBZ Senior member

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    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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