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No more post counts

By Phantasm66
May 26, 2003
  1. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Yes, it is possible to rate a thread...
    You'll see the option when you use "quote" or "post reply"... It's a little pulldown menu at the bottom...

    But quite a lot of people will have to use it before the "rank" will become visible...

    I personally don't use it, as I don't really see how relevant it is to "help, my computer won't boot" "Windows crashes all the time"...

    It could be useful to rank "What is the best videocard" or "What is the difference between Barton and Northwood" though...

    And since I use the quick reply box over 90% of the time, I never remember to add stars to the latter sort of threads...
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,565   +332

    Actually I disabled that feature a long time ago.
     
  3. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    ok julio, i was just wondering :D
     
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    :eek: Oops... :eek:

    But I came across the pull down menu right before I posted the above post... (Though now it seems to have disappeared...)

    Anyways, not like it's a big loss or anything :)
     
  5. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    This maybe a good idea. I can see some ppl(you know who you're, i don't nd to mention) double posting for no reason when he/she can actually use the edit function, what worse is that these posts written in a very unclear format causing confusion among the general public. I feel disgusted by this attitude, an attitude that purely focus on post count race rather than helping his/her fellow members.
     
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    heehe

    I could name three people right off the top of my head that are guilty of posting 2-3 posts in a row when they could just edit. Phantasm, JSR, and Garibaldi. Two of those have been around for a really long time. You guys should know better!!!!

    lol...

    just pickin guys :)
     
  7. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Re: heehe

    Yes, but as I have explained, that's exactly why I want to have the post counts removed. I think that posting several times in a row is kind of more natural - like stoping and pausing when speaking. Editing your post till its one long ramble is a little tedious to read, I think.

    Also, it would remove the incentive of newbiez and others to post a lot of crap just to increase their street credentials.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    Why does everyone assume everyone is in a post count race? I think 95% of the people that post here aren't posting for post count. And those other 5%, well the rest of us 95% know who you are.
     
  9. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    Just for the record I dont give a flip how many posts I have. I was just trying to joke around before. You guys take me too seriously :(. I'm a frickin' goofy lil' *bleep* lol. Always have been. :p
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    What you say is true, but those 5% (actually, I would strongly contest those percentages.... ;) ) post so much absolute bollocks and I'm sure its in the name of getting to be a bloody "Captain" or "Commando Extreme!" or something....

    Anyway, its juvenille.

    Prentending to be Darth Vader is much more mature ;)
     
  11. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    or acting as captain kirk ;)

    (wink @ StormBringer about someone :cool: )
     
     
  12. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Re: heehe

    You 're one-third correct..hehe. The other two-third writes quality post! ;) Bet you can know guess who that [erson is.
     
  13. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Re: heehe

    Hehehe...

    Yeah, I'm just post pimpin' here... ;) :D
     
  14. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 730

    would that be more than one quality post, wild

    [moderated]
     
  15. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    JSR: You are lowering the tone here at TechSpot, by putting up 'rude' symbols. I noticed that since you started doing this, others have followed, and its not good as far as any of us are concerned to start sliding into this type of behaviour, even if just for fun. Once this kind of behaviour starts, things usually start going downhill, and I for one visit TechSpot because it is well mannered and the quality of posts is generally very high. I am certain that everyone here would appreciate if you could at least try and understand this, and also if possible modify your writing style, which is tedious to read, so you would be doing all of us here a favour, for which we would be grateful. I can understand that your style is your personal preference, but it doesn't help the rest of us here who have to decipher what you are saying. Thanks.
     
  16. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    I think that, from what I have heard, this is the way that most people feel. Sorry JSR, but please will you try to post a little more clearly and maturely. You often don't make sense. I am sure you could contribute well to the forums, if you just thought a little about your conduct. Thanks.
     
  17. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    There is also a max smiley limit in vb
    also a max image number limit per post too

    why not intruduce a max dot count limit too ?

    LMAO :D
     
  18. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    I don't know how to say it more politely than that.
     
  19. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 730

    very politely said

    i think my rude approach comes from lording over several hundred hispanics and a sports background. I think i will only address alex in this manner, due to his extreme annoyance of me, and poor spelling. lol. i honestly believe we should not all be lemmings in life and need a fresh perspective. the rude symbols are on your site, i assumed ,were for fun. this is what i look for in life, in addition to trying to help, and be helped, on occaision. i assumed there would be few, of whom, my personality would click. my assumption was incorrect. there are more people my presence adversly affects. i will take my bull in a china closet approach elsewhere. it's been real. no offense taken. just know when i've worn out my welcome. thanks.
     
  20. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    JSR: You are always welcome, and much of the time you have made useful and much appreciated contributions. No one wants you to leave the site, but we would like it if you could just modify your behaviour a little. Even if you are in disagreement with certain individuals, you should still remain polite and courteous to them, and others, and you'll find that relationships will improve. We all have our ups and downs, agreements and disagreements, so everything is normal as far as I can see. Just realise that sometimes it is better to bite the bullet and maintain your composure at all times. You'll feel much better for it, and others will respect you more.
     
  21. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,565   +332

    Even I'm getting annoyed, I'm supposed to be visiting the boards for fun and smart/friendly conversation... In more simple terms, moderators you have my blessing if you want to delete such useless posts (see above).

    Let's not turn this into uncleel's land ;), but there are definitely a few posts out there that are annoying enough to deserve deletion, sorry JSR, everyone is welcomed here but you should respect other people and behave if you want to be considered part of the community.
     
  22. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    JSR> A very nice an easily read post!
    If you keep them all like that, I can't see anyone having a problem with it :)
     
  23. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 418

    I just thought he had a stutter !!!
     
  24. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,504   +6

    Re: very politely said

    Good God, that was so different from your usual posts it was like a breath of fresh air! Please keep posting like this. If you do, I am sure we will all get on. I get no joy from confrontation - like SNGX says, arguing on the internet is like competing in the special olympics. Even if you win, you are still retarded.

    Keep up the good work please.
     
  25. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    Well it looks like all you dudes that wanted them gone got you way, I still strongly disagree with the reasoning behind getting rid of them. But I don't run this site I just participate so I can't complain too much.
     
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