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Post by Bamfette » Thu Jul 31, 2003 6:25 am

to help curb the rampant post-whoring here in off-topic antics, we have turned off post counts in here. This means that any and all posts made in Off-Topic Antics will NOT count toward your post total.

Please enjoy yourselves knowing that all posts in this forum are for entertainment purposes only. ;)

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Post by Crawler » Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:14 am

Testing this puppy out. :D
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Post by LadyErin » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:37 am

ummmmm.........kinda OT but how did you guys get negative post numbers?? :?
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Post by Bamfette » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:43 am

we gave them to ourselves. kind of a protest. show that high post counts don't actually matter.

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Post by LadyErin » Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:21 am

Neat. Very good idea. You admins have all the fun! And you're right, if most of your post count is spam or sleep-depived silliness, it says what about you? Not that SDS is always a bad thing...
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Post by kurtlover » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:13 pm

This is an excellent idea!
it was a wise decision guys.

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Post by Tatu » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:15 pm

Thank god someone finally took my idea! (it was a mental idea..i figured id be killed by people for actually saying it..)
can i have negative post? i wanna protest too! Um..someone else will have to think of the catchy chant though...

although, offically i say
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Post by Maelstrom » Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:25 pm

Turning off posts sounds fine to me. That way I don't have that nagging "whore" feeling when I play some of the back+forth games. I really like playing them, but I feel a little silly with a count so high solely because of them.
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Post by sevati » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:47 pm

Originally posted by Bamf Bunny
Or the "Member of the Day" listing on the stats page could be changed to "Post Whore of the Day" as a disincentive ...
Hey :shame ... I was member of the day when I reposted all those lost threads and I was definately NOT postwhoring. :cry :bawl

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Post by sapphirescimitar » Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:49 pm

we gave them to ourselves. kind of a protest. show that high post counts don't actually matter.
May I have a negative post count as well? I have changed from that horrible post whore into a law-abiding Nightscrawlers citizen.
Or the "Member of the Day" listing on the stats page could be changed to "Post Whore of the Day" as a disincentive ...
Aye, I've been there. But, oddly (or unoddly enough), instead of feeling joy (or that of), I felt stupid. I had so many posts, and only in one day. I felt like (and was) a post whore.
Turning off posts sounds fine to me. That way I don't have that nagging "whore" feeling when I play some of the back+forth games. I really like playing them, but I feel a little silly with a count so high solely because of them.
That is quite true. I hate when only typing a mere word (like in the World Association Game), I get a higher post count, as if I made a truly contibuting answer to one's question that would actually have some relevence to the reason the forum was created.
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Post by nightcrawler30 » Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:03 pm

i think this idea will work out great! thaknks!:D:bamf
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Post by alancummingfan » Thu Jul 31, 2003 8:47 pm

well that's a good idea.I didn't know that was hapinin'. I just post here cause for the summer this is the only place to talk to people.I don't care if you cut my post to zero,by all means do so.:)nightscrawlers are my friends, and post counts don't matter to me.thanks guys for making my summer worth while :D
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Post by blueberrymuffin » Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:44 pm

tell me again why the post count is important? I was glad when mine went back to zero after the hack cuz I got to be a bamfdoll again.
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Post by alancummingfan » Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:02 pm

why am i member of the day today.i didn't even post 79 time.I only posted about 6 times so far.I feel so ashamed of sometin' i didn't even do yet.
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Post by little Blue Lucy » Sun Aug 03, 2003 9:52 pm

I think this is just fine. It's too easy to place more worth on post count than there really is.
I don't think I really post just to raise my count personally anyway.
I'm just fine where I am.:)

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Post by Magic Rabbit » Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:01 pm

This is a great idea Bamfette! Personally I don't get the whole status thing some people attach to the post count (like posting 8 millions times in one week is cool or something). So maybe this will help curb all those useless posts that turn up time and again.
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Post by littlebamf » Wed Aug 06, 2003 8:11 pm

I salute you people! It's a great idea, especialy as some people (namely me) get a little carried away at times. It's still wrong to post just for posting, but at least we won't have our post counts raised by about 50 a day....hopefuly.

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Post by TheSpike » Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:31 am

Hey, since there's no more post counts here at Off-topic antics, why don't you guys drop the 50 chars rule for this section too?

Som o'those back-forth games shouldn't require 50 characters...
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Post by Sandy » Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:50 am

I think it had something to do with technical possibilities....doesn't work or something.

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Post by spidergirl » Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:33 pm

Why do people feel the need to brag about how many posts they have? This same thing is often brought up in another forum that I use. I ask WHAT IS THE POINT?????? :?
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Post by AquaFlame » Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:01 pm

Originally posted by Bamf Bunny
Maybe "post count" could just be a field in the user profile, and people who cared could put anything they wanted there.
I think this is a good idea. People care too much about a person's post count than the person themself. I don't think that's right. People should form an oppion about someone due to wut they write, not how much they write. And too many people here post only for getting a higher post count.

And for one, I know my posts won't go up much in a while because I usually post in the Off-Topics section. But I don't care about it. I don't pay any attention to my post count just as much as I don't pay attention to others.

Well, byez for now. :bamf
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Post by steyn » Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:08 am

This is weird, my posts was around 70, only because I never had anything interesting to say in other threads and so got stuck posting just in Off-topic. I've been gone for a while and now that I'm back my posts shot up to over 300. interesting.
oh well, I don't care about it that much, just something I wanted to mention.

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Post by Crocodile Hunter » Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:01 pm

Its wery good idea cause .. things like TPAM thread can be sometimes "full of spam" (no offense guys) :p

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Post by Bamfette » Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:02 pm

that's because when we upgraded the forum, we lost this hack. so everyone's post count got set to their 'true' post count, whatever it would be without the hack.... the forum is recording post counts again. for the time being.

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Post by Crocodile Hunter » Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:03 am

Well, the post count is still getting bigger.. cause now my post count is bigger then minute ago

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