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How about abolishing post count?

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

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    There is also the possibility of using the User Reputation system instead of post counts. I don't have much experience with it, but it helps identify respected members without referring to post count. I could look into setting that up.

    Seems like an interesting system, though I don't much like popularity contests, especially formalized ones.

    Personally, I think that there is no real problem that needs to be solved.
     
  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Seems like an interesting system, though I don't much like popularity contests, especially formalized ones.

    Personally, I think that there is no real problem that needs to be solved.

    Unfortunately, this is exactly what rep systems are. They completely fucking suck. They're only of any use when the rep points actually carry some power and the community is sufficiently gigantic that knowing anyone is virtually impossible. So, basically, Slashdot, Fark, online deal sites, etc. And even those communities generally hate the systems they use. If someone's spamming, put his ass on read only for a few days and send Ken to kick his ass. Problem solved.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I think j laying down the law (and deleting egregious post-padding threads) should resolve any concerns. Plenty of precedent for banning a member based upon low signal-to-noise ratio. See Ernest v. StyleForum; Matter of Lazarillo.
     
  4. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I think it would be best if people could just realize that a high post count does not make you cooler. Good posts make you cooler. I'd much rather have a member with 100 good posts and no stupid ones than a member with 100 good posts and 4900 stupid ones.
     
  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I think it would be best if people could just realize that a high post count does not make you cooler. Good posts make you cooler. I'd much rather have a member with 100 good posts and no stupid ones than a member with 100 good posts and 4900 stupid ones.

    I hope everyone understands that I posted the "˜infamous post' as a joke since the whole post count thing was crazy...same goes with my signature.

    I am making fun of that fact that I "˜worked' so hard to get my post count, by posting and not doing actual work, at work.

    Jon.
     
  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Just because you post a lot, doesn't mean it's good in quality.

    Wow, if this isn't a post regarding:

    [​IMG]

    I don't know what is.

    Jon.
     
  7. Vaclav

    Vaclav Senior member

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    I don't know what is.

    Jon.


    It's for tea.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Please, no abolition of post count and no user ratings. I can't imagine that this is a problem on this forum.
     
  9. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Please, no abolition of post count and no user ratings. I can't imagine that this is a problem on this forum.

    And yet...it seems to be taken more seriously by some than others. Speaking of which I am still hard at work, @ work upping my thread count [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  10. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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    And yet...it seems to be taken more seriously by some than others. Speaking of which I am still hard at work, @ work upping my thread count [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Jon.


    Speaking of which, Josepidal seems not to have made the return to SF.
     
  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Speaking of which, Josepidal seems not to have made the return to SF.

    Same goes with Cuffthis (although the restaurant might keep him busy these days). Hopefully, all is well going well for Tom.

    Jon.
     
  12. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Speaking of which, Josepidal seems not to have made the return to SF.

    I doubt his motivation was post count.
     
  13. ATM

    ATM Senior member

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    Isn't anyone going to congratulate Jon on reaching 3000? [​IMG]
     
  14. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Isn't anyone going to congratulate Jon on reaching 3000? [​IMG]

    Laughing my fucking ass off [​IMG]

    No, better not say anything...soon they will start to call me Jon 3000 and I will have to start wearing hats and a lot of v-neck sweaters:

    [​IMG]

    Plus, I can't pull off this RL sweater:

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     
  15. GreyFlannelMan

    GreyFlannelMan Senior member

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    Isn't anyone going to congratulate Jon on reaching 3000? [​IMG]

    Or you on reaching more than 100?[​IMG]
     
  16. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am waiting to congratulate him = for 3033rd time!
     
  17. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I am waiting to congratulate him = for 3033rd time!

    There you go again, always begin the Vergeen...

    Jon.
     
  18. ATM

    ATM Senior member

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    Or you on reaching more than 100?[​IMG]
    You're almost there too. Congratulations in advance! [​IMG]
     
  19. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    No, I found a good mechanic (he works on some of the WA State Patrol's BMW bikes) who works out of a home shop for $65/hr
    sixty-five bucks....thats what my whole bike cost [​IMG]
     
  20. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Whoo-hoo! I just broke 30!!

    [​IMG]
     

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