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do we really need a post count ?

another thread prompted this poll, to be honest i don't see the need for a post count but maybe someone will enlighten me
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I think not, since it 'encourages' people to waste bandwidth and talk drivel just to boost their count. A bit like I'm doing now...
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

It gives a good indication about who is doing the least amount of work in the office.
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I voted no.Post count is in no way a reflection of the quality of posts.And taht applies to me too.
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I say no, but I don't think it really does much harm to have one.

It would be better to have a ranking system based on the length of membership, or amount of knowledge put into posts as voted by members, but that'd mean a whole new structure would have to be put in.

If it aint broke, don't fix it.
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

We don't need it. But then, do we need to take it away?
Not convinced it does any harm. And the other thread is just harmless banter


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Re: do we really need a post count ?

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I say no, but I don't think it really does much harm to have one.

It would be better to have a ranking system based on the length of membership, or amount of knowledge put into posts as voted by members, but that'd mean a whole new structure would have to be put in.

If it aint broke, don't fix it.
But how is post count more of a ranking system than length of membership as things stand? Both are displayed by every post.
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I think he means the ranking cloverleaves under your name are based upon post count and not length of time someone has been a member.
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

How about a rating system based on the number of threads started,as that surely is the lifeblood of the forum?
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

We al need something to aspire to & to tell us where we stand in the scheme of things.

The post count does that here in the simplest most effective way
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I think he means the ranking cloverleaves under your name are based upon post count and not length of time someone has been a member.
Good point, I'd forgotten about that.
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I actually don't care much ... as for me there is no matter how many posts I have I post when I have time or when I have something to say

But in general, I think it's not that good. Competition is good, but not every where. I don't mean that we are in competition, but some-one may think so Do I make any sense
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As i always explain to my wife its Quality not Quantity that counts.........
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

It's just another talking point, isn't it?





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Re: do we really need a post count ?

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I say no, but I don't think it really does much harm to have one.

It would be better to have a ranking system based on the length of membership, or amount of knowledge put into posts as voted by members, but that'd mean a whole new structure would have to be put in.

If it aint broke, don't fix it.
And I can already see that kind of system abused
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

It doesn't mean anything but there's no harm in it. Not a problem one way or the other.
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

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We don't need it. But then, do we need to take it away?
Not convinced it does any harm. And the other thread is just harmless banter


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Agreed.

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As i always explain to my wife its Quality not Quantity that counts.........
and all this time i've been trying to persuade her its quantity not quality that counts, no wonder she's confused
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I know I can't do "quality" posts.. have to go for quantity instead.

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I know I can't do "quality" posts.. have to go for quantity instead.

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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I would like my posts to increase mostly with *quality* topics/replies but with a few light heart topics/replies in there too....after all its said that "too much quality would makes us all in germans"

One thing i would like is for my *clover-leaf's" to always stay GREEn regardless of post number...... its an Irish thing
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

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One thing i would like is for my *clover-leaf's" to always stay GREEn regardless of post number...... its an Irish thing

I wanted that too, but never got it


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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I'm sure Hugo (Throttleman) won't find this thread very amusing Think about it: all the effort he put in to become AO "God" top poster and now you question that?????
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Re: do we really need a post count ?

I think post count combined with join date can give an indication of how regular a poster someone is, but without knowing content this means nothing.
There are people on here with 'hundereds' of posts who's judgement and knowledge i trust far more than people with 'thousands' of posts. So i don't believe it's useful unless there's a need to know how specifically many times someone has posted.

(I voted 'don't care')
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