Post count issues

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  1. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Today I broke 300 posts...and I left MR at 301, when I came back this evening I had 299 posts. Can anyone explain how my post count went down in a few hours?
     
  2. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Post count issues

    You probably had 2 posts in a thread that got wastelanded.
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    for the record, don't pay too much attention to post counts. most of the rest of us just ignore them.. as long as you're not a newbie :)

    pnw
     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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    I agree, but I just figured out that mine has been chopped of 400 posts or so, no big deal but its just rather strange..
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Looks like he'll have another post getting wasted soon.

    Other than that...
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Weird. I'm at like half the post count I had this morning. Not that it matters much, but weird. 500+ posts wastlanded?
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    hmmm i'm sure arn will explain it when he has more information....b2tm lost like 100 posts and many ppl lost more that two so don't worry soo much...i'm sure the issue will be resolved shortly
     
  8. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Haha, I PM'ed arn about this.

    I looked at the top 10 and I noticed you had dropped over 300+ posts...

    :eek:

    Did like someone delete a section or something?
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Yes, I just noticed that I also dropped over 350+ posts. Does this mean that I have done something wrong? Do you know if they will be restored at some point?
     
  10. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Do we really need three discussions of the same topic?

    arn was about to reply to one ot the threads (I caught him by looking at the Who's Online list). He knows about the situation.

    Give him some time to work things out. He'll have answers, as usual.
     
  11. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    I had 894 posta yesterday, I have 857 posts today. Strange, but probaly wastelanded..
     
  12. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Yesterday, I had over 4,700, and today I have 3,812.

    :(

    It's not about the count, but it is you know.

    I am way out of the top 10 now :(

    It was posts in the political forums that went south .
     
  13. arn macrumors god

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    At one point, Politcal Forums were removed from the post count... as well, the wastelanded posts don't count to post counts.

    Changes like this kick-in when the forum rebuilds the post counts.

    The forum rebuilt the post counts today.

    arn
     
  14. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I can remember the big post count races of the earlier days. Now that we can't see what we have easily it has cut down on alot of the spam. Some things are better hidden.
     
  15. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Wait...

    "At one point, Politcal Forums were removed from the post count"

    But are those posts coming back?

    We all know wastelanded stuff never comes back, but will those posts?

    But I have noticed *daily* changes like that.

    Like when I had posted 4 posts in a thread, the thread got wastelanded and when I checked back the next day 4 Posts were gone, but somehow...

    Today did...

    :confused:
     
  16. arn macrumors god

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    nope

    arn
     
  17. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I was wondering about this as well. I had checked my post count a few days ago and was about to pass 3000, now I'm around 2880.
     
  18. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Haha, I don't think I lost a single post. Good fer me!
     
  19. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the clarification arn. That explains why I dropped a rank.

    edit: and it looks like I lost 200 posts. Wow... didn't realize I'd been THAT active in the political forum... especially since I left it months ago.
     
  20. Juventuz macrumors 6502a

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    I lost a bit as well, oh well guess I'll just have to post a bit more to get to that elusive avatar number.
     
  21. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    I never post in the political forums, and rarely in a thread that gets wastelanded, so I'm safe. On a different topic, that avatar looks familiar MacAztec...:eek:
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I think pseudobrit lost the largest percentage, going from almost 2500 posts down to 940 (if I'm remembering right).
     
  23. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Can someone please explain this in Moron Terms?

    I can't seem to understand.

    Up to this point Political Forum counted to post count... and now it doesn't?
    :confused:

    If so I want to be heard in Political Forums, if I'm just wasteing time posting there, my message blowing in the wind screw that.
     
  24. Doctor Q Administrator

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    If vBulletin can be set so it doesn't count certain forums in the post counts when it does its periodic rebuilds, I wonder why it counts the posts in those forums when they are first made.
     
  25. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i guess the point is to stop ppl from a few things, some of these may mean you many probably don't

    1) so that ppl don't get status that should relate to their knowledge of macs from posting their poltical views
    2) people are more about a good debate rather than just posting the same ideas over again because they can and because the benefited under the old system
    3)it attracts less trolls

    these are my opinion...i like the new system, sorry for all of you that lost huge post counts but to me its alot like the def. of a geek thread....should someone get like 500 posts just from that...probably not.
     
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