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What's the deal with everyones post count dissapearing?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by jeff lam, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. jeff lam

    jeff lam Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else notice it or is it just me and my computer? Everyones post count is gone from under their names where it usually shows how many posts you made, there is nothing there now. What's going on?
     
  2. Rob Speicher

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    Probably so people would stop posting useless things just to up their post count and in their minds, make them seem like better people.
     
  3. Lew Crippen

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    Well done, administrators. I notice, for anyone who cares, that the post count is still in the profile.

    I don’t need the post count to know that Jack and Patrick have comments on everything under the sun. And that I could post forever and never catch up.

    I also don’t need the post count to figure out whose opinions are valid and (very few) whose are ones to ignore.
     
  4. Mark Dubbelboer

    Mark Dubbelboer Well-Known Member

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    if you click on someone's profile it'll still tell you their number of posts. so it's still counting...
     
  5. Rain

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    I can think of at least 4 distinct reasons that I like this idea.
    And I'm keeping them all to myself. [​IMG]
     
  6. TheoGB

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    It's cool!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Joel Mack

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    Hate it, but I don't get a say-so.
     
  8. Bill Kane

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    I can live with this...tho, durn, I was a week away from hitting 1000. What I dont yet comprehend (and dont bother) is how the Time Online works. I just know it's a lot...

    (comment deleted...)
     
  9. Ronald Epstein

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    You know what?

    This is the happiest day for me since
    starting this forum with my partner.

    I and most of the HTF staff have slowly
    grown to absolutely hate post counts.

    Why?

    A small minority on this board have abused
    those post counts time and time again by posting
    superficial posts in order to boost their post
    counts.

    So many problems in this forum over the past
    year or more because people were more concerned
    with their post counts instead of what they
    were posting.

    Now that the post counts are out of public view
    I think many of us here at HTF can sleep better
    at night.

    Sorry to sound so mean about this -- but those
    of you who have watched this board degenerate
    because of concerns over post counts will appreciate
    what we have done by removing them from view
    altogether.
     
  10. Ricky Hustle

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  11. Jeff_A

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    I have been waiting a long time for this. Great decision! [​IMG]
     
  12. Rich Romero

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    I think this a great idea. I did enjoy watching my post count go up, but that didn't make me post stupid things (although some would argue my topics about deodorant and cereal were stupid).
     
  13. Steeve Bergeron

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    Very good decision! I completely agree with this. I even suggested it a few months ago. I'm glad it's finally done! That damn post count is causing too much problems among members. Unfortunately, it's not really gone (it's still present in the profile), but it's a start.
     
  14. SteveGon

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    You know what? I didn't even notice until I saw this thread. [​IMG]
     
  15. Chuck C

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    It's a fine idea, except I use my post count to track the last ten posts I've participated in. How bout an icon like that?

    edit:
    nevermind, I found it ! (search icon)
     
  16. Zen Butler

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    DITTO [​IMG] J/K
    You mean no more "WOOOOHOOOOOOO! my 9999th post" ?
    Darn, I'll miss that
    Good decision
     
  17. Steve Christou

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    Finally! Yeah it's better this way, and no I'm not going to click on a members profile just to see how many posts he has, what for? And worse I might inadvertantly see their member photo, gaah![​IMG]
    Good idea guys![​IMG]
    ps. I have over 8000 posts in case you're wondering, no no don't check! Damn![​IMG]
     
  18. Dennis Nicholls

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  19. jeff lam

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    Wow,
    I didn't realize the post count thing caused so many problems. I guess it's good it was hidden.
     
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