Removing post count

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by SanGor, Apr 15, 2009.

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remove post count?

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  1. SanGor
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    SanGor Witchhunter

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    post count serves no propose other than people posting more (mostly uselss stuff) to get a higher count.
    Some also seem to confuse people with high post counts with people who know more.

    Therefore I think it's a good idea to remove post count, it would reduce the amount of useless posts.
     
  2. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

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    I don't think it would reduce the amount of useless posts.
     
  3. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    No, not true really, every post should be helpful or at least on topic, if it isn't Mods will remove, that's why we have the EOF....
     
  4. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Well, in some ways the post count IS important.

    For example, you must have at least 100 posts to access the Trading forum.
     
  5. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

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    Thats stupid. No one on Gbatemp care about there post counts.... They only make useless threads to entertain them selves. And for lazy people not to search and just post like me.
     
  6. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

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    in some forums
    posts can be used in different way
    like
    use a X # of post to change your name
    use a X # of post to change your Title

    then removed them from you post cont after the changed is made
     
  7. ddp127

    ddp127 GBAtemp Fan

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    postcount IS saying something about how much someone knows, because almost every question is asked by people with a low postcount...
     
  8. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    And you can probably expect good answerd from those who are here for a while, and have high postcounts.

    But, I don't care.
     
  9. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

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    I dont think post counts should be removed, people with the mentality of spamming with the sole intention of increasing post count will do so regardless. As will the lazy and the n00bs. All the better members here care very little about their post count, but its nice for them to have that gauge so they can see their milestones here,, like 1000 posts 3000 and so on.
     
  10. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

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    I think it should stay. Postcount on it's own isn't much use, but putting post count and join date together can tell you a lot about who you're talking to. For instance, a member who's been here for years but has a very low postcount is more likely to post something worth saying than spam. Whereas someone with thousands who joined 2 months ago is probably worth ignoring [​IMG] It depends on the individual of course, but it's an okay approximation when you don't recognise the name.
     
  11. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    fixed [​IMG]
     
  12. Stang

    Stang GBAtemp Regular

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    Post count is important, especially in the Wii sections. The first thing I check when there is a link to dl is post count......to many noobs posting potentially bad .wads and such. It may be just a mental thing, but I trust somebody with 500 posts far more then somebody who signed up yesterday with 4 posts.
     
  13. dobz

    dobz GBAtemp Regular

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    you trust someone more with a higher post count, [​IMG]

    that sounds kinda stupid
     
  14. Santee

    Santee JalapeƱo

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    I think they should stay because it actually shows how long a person has been here and how long he's been posting me before I came here my grammar and spelling was horrible which is something I noticed and considering that I pay more attention to the people who have post counts It actually gave me a sense of realization that I had more responsibility and should do a better job on what I do.
     
  15. War

    War Take it easy~

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    I think post count should be used the same way. For example, you need a certain amount of posts to enter the trading section, etc. However, I don't think it would be a bad idea to somehow make it so that other users cannot see your own post count. It doesn't serve much purpose.
     
  16. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    I think removing would cause more useless posts. People would be creating thread after thread asking where there post count went. Hiding post counts could work but it should be more of an optional thing.
     
  17. Don Killah

    Don Killah GBAtemp Maniac

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    i think it should stay... even if it might lead some of the members to spam.