show post count?

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  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    I would like to know if there was a way to show the post count as seen in your profile beside your posts so you could tell how many posts you have until the next post count level?

    Like the iPhone friendly view does but without the super narrow screen?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Nope.

    Kinda sounds like an encouragement to spam. ;)
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Post counts are irrelevant. Don't worry about them
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't know how vBulletin would handle this, but I think it is totally irrelevant

    Post count levels are meaningless apart from reaching enough for the PRSI, Marketplace, avatar, etc, and those are fairly low.
    Beyond that, the levels are entirely arbitrary.

    My 2¢ is this encourages spamming

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Well, well, well. If it isn't the Daily dmmcintyre3 Site and Forum Feedback Thread™.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    He worries ... he's working hard on increasing his.
    I about tinkled myself over this.
     
  7. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It is not daily. Some days I will have 2 and then the next 0
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    A long time ago post counts were visible. They are not anymore because people spam their count higher. If you want to see your post count just click on your avatar. Or your user name.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It is interesting (and I never noticed) that post count is shown in the iPhone view. One would think that if post count were truly deemed unimportant, it would not be visible when using that style sheet either.
     
  11. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    At first, I was with you about post counts but now I am starting to agree with the Admin here.

    If the person can post quality stuff, he will be remembered
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Seriously. Haven't most of these ideas been discussed at some point already? I thought I remembered a discussion about this a while back and it more or less ended with someone saying that it would be a drain on server resources.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    All of these types of issues run in cycles
    You will always see them pop up

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  14. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    And now I'm not seeing post counts in iPhone format either. :confused: is that deliberate?
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Probably.
     
  16. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yes. It wasn't supposed to be displayed, and we fixed it.

    We know from experience that displaying post counts encourages spamming. NOT displayed them doesn't cure all post-count spamming, but it helps.
     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i thought so. i'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. the iphone format has been on here a good while.
     
  18. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Does your title really matter to you that much? Do you know basic addition and subtraction to figure out how many posts you need to move to the next level?
     
  19. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Don't know if that was to me or the OP, but I only looked while in iPhone mode, because it was an easy way to see who was a newbie, etc. I don't pay attention to post count in general, mine or others', other than to try to help gauge the sincerity of a "questionable" post.
    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't see how post count will help if a post is questionable or not. A "newbie" could have a better answer than a "veteran".
     
  21. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If he has 1 post then it is a big red flag. It also makes it easy to see if a post is spam. (like those saying they had great service at some retailer when the poster has 1 post)
     
  22. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Sorry for the confusion, it was to the OP :)
     
  23. bartelby macrumors Core

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    ???

    What if someone, now this may sound crazy, has had good service at a retailer and wants to talk about it?

    I've got more than enough posts but I still learn stuff from Newbies. Often Newbies will add further info to one of my posts. Just because they're new doesn't mean they don't know anything.
     
  24. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    We have some who have been around a long time who are real jerks
    We have some newbies who are very articulate and well informed

    Post count ≠ anything other than lots of posts

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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