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Ive seen alot of "post whoring" on this board. Alot of people make replies that are 1 word long just to pad post counts. Others will get into a pissing match on diff topics just so that they can pad their count. I recommend we remove post counts from being visable in threads. If you really want to see your post count it would still available in your profile section. This is done on other boards www.nasioc.com is a example of this. Also recommend to simplify the levels achieved as your post count increases. At NASIOC there are 3 levels, Scoobie Newbie for new members with post counts below 555, Scooby Specialist for counts over 555 but less than 2500 and Subaru Guru for post counts over 2500 and thats it.
If we go away from so much emphasis on post counts I think it would be beneficial to the forum overall...
 

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TGM# is LEET...well his post count is at 1337 but in any case..post whoring has been an issue..I would have no problem with the post count being unavailable in threads.
 

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me too, even though i never judged anyone by post count, as what u speak/type about determines the level your on to me...

example:
post more in the lounge/black hole - not to technical oriented,or looking to be and should be on a all " lounge" forum to do that..
post more in the actual tech oriented threads or ones of that sort, u seem to be more into the "car" forum and  trying to learn more about the 3 and not just trolling the lounge, which should be a place for members who post in the actual car related threads to bullshit, not just join the site to bullshit in the lounge or black hole..

my couple of pennies..
 

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I don't make any presumptions about post count either, but some do. They don't agree with you and pull the, "Are you trying to boost your post count?" line. Some graphic, along the lines of eBay's stars where posts within a certain window earn one color, another another, etc. would be work I think. Might bring some peace...
 

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While post whoring has been an issue, knowing how many posts you have kinda lets you know how much information you've contributed as compared to how much time you have spent on the boards.
 

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post count dont always equal information contributed...
u can have 3000 post in the lounge and black hole and 500 in the actual car related threads, but that whole 3500 is not credible to information contributed..
 

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^^ Good point, bud. But if you absolutely need to know post count, I propose we leave it under the page that comes up with all of the user info. when you click on someone's callsign.
 

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I"m sorry guys I have nothing to say about this I'm just trying to up my post count.






I agree with TGM3's proposal...and back bookem reasons, 5000 post don't mean that you know anything about the car (and frankly speaking that is the reason why anyone should join this forum) at all if all the posts were in the lounge (something that I consider just a side interest on the forum).
 

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[quote author=bookeem link=topic=36872.msg532363#msg532363 date=1136402163]
post count dont always equal information contributed...
u can have 3000 post in the lounge and black hole and 500 in the actual car related threads, but that whole 3500 is not credible to information contributed..
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True enough.

Hell I've been here over a year and still don't have 200 posts. Granted I try to stay in the threads that actually are car related, but I have found myself in the lounge more recently.
 

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Again, I think it's a good idea. It takes some ammunition away from those who can't be civil on here. "What, trying to pad your post count?" would then no longer be an attack line.

What do you mods think?
 

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[quote author=Mazda3Mike link=topic=36872.msg532480#msg532480 date=1136406360]
Something like this would work, give people a window to "guess" post count.

http://pages.ebay.com/help/feedback/reputation-stars.html

FYI, change "points" to "posts."
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I kinda like that idea. Only 'cause I'm an eBay whore.
 

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We could use starts, smileys from the bank of smileys we have, or maybe something like colored or non-colored Mazda logos or the "3" logo.
 

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How about eBay stars with 3's on them.
 

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I like the eBay stars thing.

When would you guys consider this? When's your next Yalta Conference?
 

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[quote author=DUBS link=topic=36872.msg532523#msg532523 date=1136407631]
i also thing the post count and log time shold be gone!


it can create problems and posting just for the hell of it
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:?: How so Dubs? Explain this...
 
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