Postings [amounts don't always make sense]

By Maurice ยท 16 replies
Sep 7, 2003
  1. Number of postings;- in profiles, some seem impossible, one was 2000 odd in10 4 a day?? & there were more, with even larger discrepencies.
    Obviously clerical errors, & therefore no harm done, [it must be my office manager past come back to haunt me!] hope you don't mind me mentioning it, I just get the picture that your Editor likes to have things just so, & is probably unaware.
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    Before we switched to vB, TechSpot used a different forum software, unfortunately member info/posts were lost in the process, in the other hand we did give our old users their post counts back, that should explain it.
  3. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Why give post counts back? Is there some kind of reward for having large post counts? How long before I get mine? Just kidding. I suppose some members probably get a kick out of have large post counts. Doesn't bother me much, as I only do this to pass some spare time.
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    I feel post counts usually have to do with how much you've contributed to the forum and sometimes how long you've been around.
  5. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    Post counts are a sign of fildelty, experience, community position... Someone with a lot of posts has some kind of respect. He has been longer in "the house" etc... There are a lot of users who come here and past a certain time don't come back. I don't see nothing bad with that. And, 4 posts a day is perfectly possible, even 10! :)
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Nic don't start another post count argument.
  7. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Post count is kind of a double edged sword, so to speak, on the one hand some look at it as a way to give credibility to the advice a person gives. Along that same line, some see it as a way of making them among some elite group. Though on the other hand, it just means you have made a lot of posts, some here have made a lot of posts yet said nothing, while others have made very few posts, yet have spoken volumes.
  8. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Thanx, I was surprised at the varied response, as a fairly new "poster", Iam still finding my feet, & thought that it stated somewhere that postings counted towards "promotion"[you see, I want one of those funky picture motifs under my name, only kidding!], well partly kidding, how DO I get one?
    To close, yes Dani, of course 4 posts a day is possible, but the maths didn't work out, did they?, matter closed, TS is too good a site to fall out over such a trivial matter
  9. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    OK. :)
  10. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    I agree post counts is nonsense :) if you look how long i've been reg'd... some people have posted waaaaaaay more than me, i personally read alot, but just try to post where i can help :]

    but that's just me ;)

    n.b. obviously this isn't helpful in any way, so forgive me on this occasion :)
  11. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Thanx once again, one little thing, how do you get more than one smiley in your messages?, I click on one to start, & thought that was it.
  12. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    I REALLY don't agree. You got some people that have only been a member for a few months and have over 500 or 600 posts! And most of their post only repeat or agree with what someone else has already said.

    .....just an observation is all.....
  13. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    It's all a state of mind. Some people have it, some don't. I don't.

    Oops, that's one more for my post count :=).
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    This same topic has been going on and on.... for a very long time. The fact is, post count is just another factor when it comes to measure how useful an user has been to the community, among other things, that's why we implemented the new ranking system which gives major relevance the long-term commitment and quality level.
  15. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Oh well, I'm no further forward, but it doesn't matter, I'm not bothered, it's not worth the effort, could give me ulcers!, so I'll drop the subject. [sighs of relief all round, especially from Julio!]
    To sum up, it seems not how much we say, or how many posts we make, but the quality of what we say.
    Thanks anyway!
  16. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Julio, I don't have a problem with either having/not having post counts. If it keeps people happy, then by all means have post counts. However, I did find it strange that it was felt necessary to credit users with post counts for posts that no longer exist, and hence cause the numbers to not add up. This seems to underline how some users may feel about the value of post counts, which as many already pointed out, are not truly related to quality/usefulness of posts. They are handy as a guide to show how much contribution some members have made to these forums (as you said), and together with date joined, give a ballpark expectation of the reliability of someone's advice. Useful as a guide only. Amen.
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Nicely put.
    Thats pretty much how we see it. Quality not quantity. ;)
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