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Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

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Old 04-24-2008, 09:05 PM   #16
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Re: Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

I guess on some reflection I do think post counts mean something on a board like this. They help new members know that this is an established board and probably wont tolerate a bunch of crap. I think it can help the new members understand that there are people here who care about the content on this board and not a bunch of short timers just spouting off.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:10 PM   #17
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Re: Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

When you guys go to other message boards, do you pay attention to the post counts?
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:19 PM   #18
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Re: Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

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When you guys go to other message boards, do you pay attention to the post counts?
Sometimes... If they have a really low number, I might give them the benefit of the doubt that they're just getting their feet wet and aren't experienced in the message board culture. Sometimes I wish we'd be more constructive in our criticisms when addressing the noobs.

On the other hand, sometimes I think the more posts you have just means you're more jaded.

In all honestly, I look at the age of a poster first. I know, I know... that's stupid, but I just can't help it.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:20 PM   #19
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When you guys go to other message boards, do you pay attention to the post counts?
Thats a simple one for me SS, prior to the path I had never been to one of these boards.

Since joining and looking at Redskin.com frequently. I joined that and might have 5 posts if that. And I no more paid any attention to that then the man on the moon.......but I've only looked and posted a handful of times on extreme, just don't have the time in the day to sit in front of the computer for hours on end.

So at the end of the day the post count just doesn't mean much of anything to myself. Whats in the post is a different story.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:34 PM   #20
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Re: Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

I think only posts with more than 500 words and a Flesch-Kincaid score of under 30 should count. Matty - can you set that up?
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Old 04-24-2008, 11:42 PM   #21
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Re: Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

Yes! I got it! Parking lot post will count on mondays and saturdays, double on the days after a win.

But in all honesty I'm leaning towards no.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:06 AM   #22
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When you guys go to other message boards, do you pay attention to the post counts?
This is the only message board I "do".
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:06 PM   #23
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When you guys go to other message boards, do you pay attention to the post counts?
Kind of. This is the only message board that I have more then 500 post. In fact, this is probably the only message board where I have over 250 post. It's not as big a deal though for me anymore though. Especially since the next bench mark for me is post 5,000 and it took me around 2 years to get to a 1,000 in the first place.

Of course at this point I'm almost at 2,000 so mabe 5,000 will come sooner rather then later, but I'm at a point where enough people know me around here that my post count doesn't really matter anymore.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:16 PM   #24
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Kind of. This is the only message board that I have more then 500 post. In fact, this is probably the only message board where I have over 250 post. It's not as big a deal though for me anymore though. Especially since the next bench mark for me is post 5,000 and it took me around 2 years to get to a 1,000 in the first place.

Of course at this point I'm almost at 2,000 so mabe 5,000 will come sooner rather then later, but I'm at a point where enough people know me around here that my post count doesn't really matter anymore.
Reason I ask is to get a sense of "outsiders" may view our site.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:32 PM   #25
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No, because of a certain thread that was started last season that had eveyone bitching about the friggin post count in the first place. People care more about that post count than they let on. It's fine the way it is now. If it isn't broke then don't fix it. I agree with Schneed, we have wasted way too much time on this topic already.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #26
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Re: Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

I'm a member of a lot of message boards, and when I go there usually I look at the post counts because it gives me somewhat of a sense of what board members are usually the top dogs there. Once you get to know them though post counts don't matter. I'm sure when outsiders come here they probably look at post counts just to get a sense of how long the board has been running and who the older more respected members of the board are though.

I'm sure if outsiders came here and didn't see the post count they wouldn't feel like such an outsider, they'd just get a sense that it's a board with a lot of members and post counts don't really matter.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:35 PM   #27
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I'm a member of a lot of message boards, and when I go there usually I look at the post counts because it gives me somewhat of a sense of what board members are usually the top dogs there. Once you get to know them though post counts don't matter. I'm sure when outsiders come here they probably look at post counts just to get a sense of how long the board has been running and who the older more respected members of the board are though.

I'm sure if outsiders came here and didn't see the post count they wouldn't feel like such an outsider, they'd just get a sense that it's a board with a lot of members and post counts don't really matter.
I'm not so much concerned about them feeling like outsiders. It's more so about if I'm an outsider and I see some POS post here, do I look at the post count of the person and then say "well this person doesn't have that many posts so this is not necessarily typical of what I'll find on this site"
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:06 PM   #28
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Re: Should posts in the parking lot count towards total post counts?

Well if I was new to a message board and that sort of thing happened, I'd just chalk it up to the fact that all boards have members who contribute, and then other members who are a-holes that make stupid posts all the time. I can't say that's how everyone would perceive that situation though, although most people with common sense probably would. If the majority of the board was a breeding ground for stupidity (such as an Eagles message board. I kid, I kid) and it seems like there isn't anybody there that doesn't make ridiculously stupid posts I'd probably leave that board though.
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