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Old 06-16-2001, 01:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation Posts made here don't count towards your post count

Hello everyone,
After some deliberation with our team, we have decided to take this action so people will not get their post count up 'unfairly' by posting "stuff" in the off topic, most of the posts are 1 or 2 lines long, some just a word. We believe this will also encourage people to post out side the off topic forum which will only do good to our community.

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[edit] Scroll down and read my 3rd post. The decision has been reversed.[/edit]
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Old 06-16-2001, 04:20 PM   #2
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That is the worst idea I have ever heard. You put it in the most popular section. That will force off topics in other forums, and for me, other web pages. A word long is a post. Sometimes it's neccesary. Like when comparing two things. Bugatti or XJ220? XJ220!! That's all that needs to be written. Who really cares if someone has 45,000 posts even if they are a word long? It's just a number under your name.
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Will they still count towards the post total for the site?
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I think it was a great idea. It will probably eliminate "post whores" who post nonsense things, and drag them on for evere.
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Old 06-16-2001, 05:42 PM   #5
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Why oh why oh why do people care so much about achieving a high post count? It doesn't do anything.
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Old 06-16-2001, 06:55 PM   #6
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Who care's about the post count.

Shouldn't we all be here because we enjoy it ?

Are some of us that worried about who has what under there name that we worry about who has more posts then someone else.

We should be more worried about the people that ask 1-2 questions, get there answer and never come back...have a look and see how many there are !!

As for the so called post whore's....If they are only posting 1-2 lines....so what, at least they are here supporting your site.

Why bother putting it (post numbers) under there name....do away with it if it's such a problem.

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That is the worst idea I have ever heard. You put it in the most popular section. That will force off topics in other forums, and for me, other web pages. A word long is a post. Sometimes it's neccesary. Like when comparing two things. Bugatti or XJ220? XJ220!! That's all that needs to be written. Who really cares if someone has 45,000 posts even if they are a word long? It's just a number under your name.
Well, who really cares if a person has 10 posts if he has made 100 1 line posts and 10 normal posts?
If you don't care what # of posts people have I do not see why you think it's "the worst idea you have ever heard"....
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After some more deliberation, we have decided to reverse our decision
The decision i've made solved one problem but created more problems, thus the Off topic forum is now the old off topic forum

So the posts made here now do count towards your post count, just like in any other forum.

But please, keep the # of pointless posts you post under control, this only trashes the forum
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Pointless posts? hmmmm...... After much deliberation, I have concluded that all posts are pointless to somebody. Therefore, no posts should ever go to a count and should be ignored as though they didnt exist. Remember, some people only live to see their numbers go up - well at least until their number is up. Dont deprive them of their simple pleasures.

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Are we worried about bandwidth and server space, or some status symbol? We're all nerds here anyway... :flash:
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I'm not worried about bandwidth and space, but I guess some people to worry about their "status"
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No matter what you do you will please some and others you will piss off......... cant please everyone.
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Im a post whore! LOL...at CF there is..Lizard king and I.
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As others have stated, what is the problem with next to useless posts. If it starts to become a major problem, then enact the rule but, Your Post Count is just a number and if you take a number that seriously, you have issues. I think that the high posters are good for AF. It says we have regulars and that these people are dedicated. It does take a long, long time to post 800, 900, 1000 times. That shows we have people here.
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