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What's the deal with everyones post count dissapearing?

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#1 of 123 jeff lam

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Posted September 23 2002 - 08:20 AM

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 of 123 Rob Speicher

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Posted September 23 2002 - 08:44 AM

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 of 123 Mark Dubbelboer

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Posted September 23 2002 - 09:14 AM

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

#4 of 123 Lew Crippen

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Posted September 23 2002 - 09:13 AM

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.
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#5 of 123 Rain



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Posted September 23 2002 - 09:18 AM

I can think of at least 4 distinct reasons that I like this idea.

And I'm keeping them all to myself. Posted Image

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#6 of 123 TheoGB



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Posted September 23 2002 - 09:21 AM

It's cool!! Posted Image

#7 of 123 Joel Mack

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Posted September 23 2002 - 09:40 AM

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

#8 of 123 Bill Kane

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Posted September 23 2002 - 09:45 AM

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...

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#9 of 123 Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:09 AM

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.


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

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

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#10 of 123 Ricky Hustle

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:16 AM

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

What about world peace? Famine? The widescreen debate? dts? I'm jealous, Ron, I still can't sleep at night! Posted Image

#11 of 123 Jeff_A



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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:19 AM

I have been waiting a long time for this. Great decision! Posted Image

#12 of 123 Rich Romero

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:20 AM

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).
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#13 of 123 Steeve Bergeron

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:28 AM

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 of 123 SteveGon


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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:30 AM

You know what? I didn't even notice until I saw this thread. Posted Image

#15 of 123 Chuck C

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:41 AM

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?

nevermind, I found it ! (search icon)

#16 of 123 Zen Butler

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Posted September 23 2002 - 10:47 AM

DITTO Posted Image J/K

You mean no more "WOOOOHOOOOOOO! my 9999th post" ?
Darn, I'll miss that

Good decision


#17 of 123 Steve Christou

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Posted September 23 2002 - 11:02 AM

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!Posted Image

Good idea guys!Posted Image

ps. I have over 8000 posts in case you're wondering, no no don't check! Damn!Posted Image

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#18 of 123 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 23 2002 - 11:19 AM

posting superficial posts in order to boost their post counts.

Yeah, the real function of superficial posts should be like mine: either a short joke or a really bad pun.
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#19 of 123 jeff lam

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Posted September 23 2002 - 11:57 AM

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

#20 of 123 Gui A

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Posted September 23 2002 - 12:16 PM

I don't mind that it'd gone, but I used that link to watch my latest posts... can we get that link back? or something like last 10 posts?

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