Post Count

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Maz7006, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    inspired by;#entry3687669

    About the post count, is there someway we can hide our post count, so that only for example we can see it or something

    the only thing post count does is well nothing ; and its just a basis for fuel to flamers

    again, im only speaking on my behalf, and if this were ever to be considered i think it should be optional, that is whether you want to hide your post count or not

    i couldn't care less about it myself, to me its always hidden since i never pay attention to it, but i get sick of some posts such as : "omg you have like XXXX so posts and you dunno what your saying" / something of the sort

    Also, even if this is possible or not (the above that is), can we have some sort of upgrade to the medal system, as in more medals, i kind of like this much more than anything, Reminds me of the Ubuntu forums and their coffee beans and such; i find this much more better than a combo of post count and medals.

    so i hope you can consider this, thank you.
  2. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    The Twilight Zone
    That would be awesome. I spend lots of time of forums (JoostinOffline=bored), so my post count rises faster than most. I do believe that my posts contribute to the conversation, but strangers who see my join date and post count often assume I am just a spammer. Going through recent posts shows otherwise, but since when do flamers do a little research before provoking arguments?
  3. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hiding post count would force a redesign of how the medal system works. Anybody who asked could easily find the guide or look at another user, and that would be able to give them a ballpark estimate of how many posts the person has. Initiate flame bait.

    Stupidest thing to flame over really.
  4. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

    Mar 18, 2010
    I'm not keen on the post count being removed here's why, if some one has a post count of above a 100 or something and has also been here for awhile you tend to have more trust in that persons posts (This is a pro-hacking forum, bricks are worst thing about hacking) However, if you see someone with a quite low post count you tend not to trust their posts as much (with things that could brick consoles etc) no matter how long they've been here for.

    Also, I've seen very few people here obsessed with their post count, it's just a sign that you don't have a life.
  5. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
    A better idea is that you ignore and report the flamers and let the staff deal with them appropriately.
  6. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Melodramatic fool

    Sep 13, 2009
    What he said
    Honestly it's not fuel for anyone with half a brain. The only people who flame over post really are just moronic noobs with no lives and really just be ignored. Anyone who flames over something as low as post count really is just the weakest form of flaming.
    Also making threads about it really does just encourage the morons more, just saying.

    Also as Nathan Drake said as well, doing this would require a lot of really unnecessary work for no real pay off
  7. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    mixed views

    i knew it were a bad idea (well i still think it aint that bad)

    thanks for bothering to post ...

  8. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 26, 2011
    United Kingdom
    The problem is not with the medal or the post count system.
    Its with how people think about things.
    Imaginination, Competition, etc etc

    You cannot change how people thing towards certain things I am afraid.
    I like your suggestion, but like you said, people have mixed views [​IMG].
  9. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
  10. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    There was a discussion about it before and it was rejected by the majority of people.

    Far more logical.
  11. Waflix

    Waflix El Psy Congroo

    Dec 17, 2010
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