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Old 07-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Disable Post Count?

Hey yo,

Just wanted to see if it would be possible to disable post count in what hopefully would be an effort to reduce spam posts. I am seeing a lot of this on the forums, and it is a bit annoying to ready through announcment threads from staff or vendors that have multiple posts of just a single smiley followed by the user's bloated signature.

I also noticed a member who has some 38,000+ posts. I have yet to see a post by this member with any real substance or purpose. All of the posts are less than a sentence and are clearly aimed at boosting this post count number. Posts of "good luck" in every sale thread, or "looks nice" in every appearance thread add a significant amount of clutter.

Anyways, it is just a thought. It can often be very difficult to find good information here when it takes a considerable amount of time to search through nonsense.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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You guys are new and just don't understand the "post count" thing.
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Just kidding. Isn't inflating your post count kind of like sticking a sock down your pants or stuffing your bra? Everyone can see you contribute nothing and eventually you will be naked and the truth comes out.
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Do you win something if your post count is really high or something? I don't get it. And 2010 SSRS... Me likey your collection.
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He is in the game threads and I see nothing wrong with him or those threads. It's not hard to navigate this site, and those threads don't make it any more difficult. You are making a mountain out a a mole hill. It's very easy to ignore threads you don't want to go in. I do it all the time. Just because someone does not post to your approval does not make it wrong.
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Do you win something if your post count is really high or something? I don't get it. And 2010 SSRS... Me likey your collection.
If you beat his post count, you get to pick any one of the Camaros in his driveway
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:53 PM   #11
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Well, thanks to everyone for making this a perfect example of why I posted this thread to begin with.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:55 PM   #12
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Well, thanks to everyone for making this a perfect example of why I posted this thread to begin with.
It's fun buddy. Move along, nothing to see here. You are wasting time that you could be using for reading real information.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:58 PM   #13
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Well, thanks to everyone for making this a perfect example of why I posted this thread to begin with.
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My thoughts from the other thread:

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I'ma go ahead an throw my $.02 cents in here...

It seems like the moderations is incredibly quick to delete/remove posts that have the slighest bit of negative opinion or sarcasm, yet they constantly let productive threads get derailed - as long as they stay "positive and happy".

I am getting very frusturated by good topics getting completely derailed just because someone has a lame/trying-to-be-cute (sorry, but it's true) joke or a bunch of smiley-spam.

Also, found this from the staff:


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I am asking, everyone, PLEASE, before you hit the "SUBMIT" button, RE-READ YOUR POST.

I, and I'll assume the other Mods., and Admins., as well, are tired of spending way too much time editing posts, checking for language, etc.! Instead of posting useful new information, engaging in knowledgeable and informative discussions, our time is spent policing.

PLEASE do not get me wrong! That IS the responsibility of being a Mod./Admin., and I welcome the responsibility. But the language, lack of respect, hostility, and lack of maturity by some, is getting way out of hand.

This site, as stated earlier, is a great site, one I take much pride in. You all should as well.

PLEASE! Show that pride by being respectful, using the proper language, etc.!

I am simply making a suggestion and an observation. You are the ones changing the subject and derailing with your "clever" .gif images.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #15
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #16
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You are not a very fun person are you?
ah, fun. More personal attacks.

Like many auto enthusiasts. I come to this site to learn and discuss technical autmotive information. It is dissappointing and frusturating to constantly see threads getting derailed, or having to filter through irrelevant posts when some good discussions.

maybe I should have specified this in the tech section? If you want to have random discussions and joke around for laughs in non-tech areas, I have no issues with that, and it is not my complaint.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #17
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^^^^^THATS AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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You are not a very fun person are you?
No he isn't and I really dislike these kinda people!!
Wheelmanss if you have a problem with 2010SSRS and his post count then you have a problem with all of us!!!!!!

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Well, thanks to everyone for making this a perfect example of why I posted this thread to begin with.
You know what? (And I don't think I'm going out on a limb by assuming I'm one of the ones who have annoyed you)

Some of these guys have contributed HEAVILY to this forum. If a post count is that intimidating to you then so be it. Kinda weird.

Use the 'One word guy' as an example. Well, if it's that hard to look over 'One word' then you must be doing it wrong.

So some of these guys have MUCH more contributions than you do, just have a high BS type post count also. What's the problem. DIY vids. Helpful threads, discussions on various topics, informative stuff that not all but MANY have found helpful. Does the need for you to control post count justify the loss of that helpful info?
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You know what? (And I don't think I'm going out on a limb by assuming I'm one of the ones who have annoyed you)

Some of these guys have contributed HEAVILY to this forum. If a post count is that intimidating to you then so be it. Kinda weird.

Use the 'One word guy' as an example. Well, if it's that hard to look over 'One word' then you must be doing it wrong.

So some of these guys have MUCH more contributions than you do, just have a high BS type post count also. What's the problem. DIY vids. Helpful threads, discussions on various topics, informative stuff that not all but MANY have found helpful. Does the need for you to control post count justify the loss of that helpful info?
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:44 PM   #21
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You know what? (And I don't think I'm going out on a limb by assuming I'm one of the ones who have annoyed you)

Some of these guys have contributed HEAVILY to this forum. If a post count is that intimidating to you then so be it. Kinda weird.

Use the 'One word guy' as an example. Well, if it's that hard to look over 'One word' then you must be doing it wrong.

So some of these guys have MUCH more contributions than you do, just have a high BS type post count also. What's the problem. DIY vids. Helpful threads, discussions on various topics, informative stuff that not all but MANY have found helpful. Does the need for you to control post count justify the loss of that helpful info?
Not really sure how you have annoyed me, I don't really recall any interaction with you?


A lot of you are taking this posting count disabling very personally and with a lot of sensitivity. I didn't realize a big number next to your name meant so much. Post count does not "intimidate" me, and I think it is a bit weird that you feel it does.

You are completely missing this point of this thread. Useful information is useful information. It doesn't matter how it is presented nor who presents it or why. There is no reward, there is no ranking. It is just people talking to people about issues.

So what you are saying is that you think people will post less because it is disabled? People with knowledge won't share it? I'm not saying limit people how many posts they can make, I'm just saying don't track it with a number. I'm not doubting people have more contributions than me here. I have several memberships to actual tech sites where I have contributed for several years. Am I touting that over anyone here? no. So your comment is irrelevant.


Again, not sure why there is all the anger, hate, and disrespect for me making a suggestion. Isn't that what this entire site is supposed to be against? By you justifying that post count is relevant, you are basically saying that there is some heirarchy around here.
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Not really sure how you have annoyed me, I don't really recall any interaction with you?


A lot of you are taking this posting count disabling very personally and with a lot of sensitivity. I didn't realize a big number next to your name meant so much. Post count does not "intimidate" me, and I think it is a bit weird that you feel it does.

You are completely missing this point of this thread. Useful information is useful information. It doesn't matter how it is presented nor who presents it or why. There is no reward, there is no ranking. It is just people talking to people about issues.

So what you are saying is that you think people will post less because it is disabled? People with knowledge won't share it? I'm not saying limit people how many posts they can make, I'm just saying don't track it with a number. I'm not doubting people have more contributions than me here. I have several memberships to actual tech sites where I have contributed for several years. Am I touting that over anyone here? no. So your comment is irrelevant.


Again, not sure why there is all the anger, hate, and disrespect for me making a suggestion. Isn't that what this entire site is supposed to be against? By you justifying that post count is relevant, you are basically saying that there is some heirarchy around here.
Seriously, post counts are fun, but there is NO heirarchy here. You started this thread by attacking one of our buddies. THAT'S what set a lot of us off.
Leave that out and clarify exactly what you meant, and this never would have happened. It's that simple.
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I better reply to this thread. WheelmanSS is gaining on me!

Seriously though, is it really a big deal to scroll through posts. Do you really think getting rid of the post counter will stop topics from getting de-railed?
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:14 AM   #24
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We have gone round and round regarding post count discussion. We have had many discussions...do we delete the PW threads...reset them...remove post count for off topic sections...etc etc etc.

Long story short, nothing is going to change with regards to post count. There is nothing really wrong with it or with someone making a 3 word response.

While I do understand what you are saying...surfing through a myriad of posts trying to find useful info, whether or not post count is there, you are still going to find the same type of replies. Removing post count won't stop it. It might curb one or two people. But, with 45,000 people, it won't put a dent in these one/two word replies.

And if I may,

Since someone has been named, I will say this...

05-10-2009

That's his join date.

For over two years he's been here.

0

That's his infraction count.

He does nothing wrong. He just posts a quick reply after he reads...not a bad guy at all. Believe me, I was going to ban him once he passed my post count. ...make him start all over ... (that's a joke...)...

Just try to skim over those one/two word replies and find the info you are looking for.

Who knows. Maybe one day we will go to that method of "user reputation" or something. When we discussed it, we basically mentioned the fact that we didn't want members going to and asking advice from someone who has a high post count simply because they have a high post count. A high post count does not necessarily mean they know the answer...and we don't want people with high posts counts to have that image. But, what are we to do?
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Some food for thought, folks....

Post count has NO value or importance until YOU give it some...
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