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Eliminating the post count feature
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Eliminating the post count feature

First off, as much as it pains me to say this. This is an Idea of proudsadists.

Original topic:
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The Idea is that if we eliminate the post count feature there will be no reason to post whore and will in turn raise the quality of the posts on SS. Personally, I love this idea. I won't lie I am a post whore. but I believe in moderation. However some people *coughcough*TDF, AWOL*coughcough* that the forums suffer from quite a bit of cancer with people quoting for the fuck of quoting and always trying to get the last word in. I think we can greatly improve the quality of the forums with this.
Please vote.

UPDATE: soul's new idea is to initiate some kind of karma system. when someone post something helpful others can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down according to it being useful.

Edit: weird changing the question didn't reset the votes hang on

Edit2: fixed. cast your votes people
05-09-2010 04:07 AM
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Re: Eliminating the post count feature

I've said it before, it's a shit idea.

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AWOL Wrote:I've said it before, it's a shit idea.
And why is that? So you cant compare E-Penises?
05-09-2010 04:14 AM
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No, because I'll just use another measuring system. Metric all the way, bitch.

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GOOD SIR, I AGREE
05-09-2010 04:39 AM
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We should have a simple ranking system, where people thumbs up or thumbs down poasts. These will give a user a ranking.
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You mean a karma system. Meh, couldn't actually care less.

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Proudsadist Wrote:We should have a simple ranking system, where people thumbs up or thumbs down poasts. These will give a user a ranking.

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Faby Wrote:
Proudsadist Wrote:We should have a simple ranking system, where people thumbs up or thumbs down poasts. These will give a user a ranking.

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Better nothing (no post count) than that...

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Re: Eliminating the post count feature

At first glance my reaction was that it was a brilliant idea. No reward for posting more = Less people posting for the sake of posting....

But as I think on the subject of it right now, message boards differ from a real life community because they create a visible timeline. What did I think of John Kerry's presidential campaign....two seconds and the search feature give me an answer. Did someone who dislikes me now not always feel that way....I can trace it back, see exactly what I said or someone else said or what was going on in their life..... Now obviously postcount isn't associated with this, but I'd like to think its one of the connecting aspects of the forum in which one identifies themselves with. I'm Vatman and in the last three years I've posted some 2100ish posts

I'm willing to try a karma-esc system, it couldn't hurt....I just don't think postcount is really that cancerous, at least not as much as microwave ovens.

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What a fucking stupid idea.

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05-09-2010 08:23 AM
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Just keep postcount in your actual profile, not visible everywhere you post.
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I like the karma system idea.
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Eidolon Wrote:I like the karma system idea.
I really don't.

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I still think it's stupid.

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Alot of Threads just need splitting, we need to offer some reward or something to mods to encourage them to tidy up.

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Medals/Achievements/Trophies for moderators pl0x?

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AWOL Wrote:I still think it's stupid.
Yet you continue to post and prove mine and sadists point by restating what has already been said in an attempt to make your cock larger.

Mystery Wrote:Alot of Threads just need splitting, we need to offer some reward or something to mods to encourage them to tidy up.
Really? Because I already don't spend most of my time splitting and moving shit you guys created. You have a chance to take down the cocaine smuggler but decide to crack down on drug dealing instead? Yeah makes total sense.
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I'll just use a different way of finding out what my post count is.

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What? By tallying up all the post you ever made? Good luck finding someone to compare with.
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Search
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Easy enough. Also, the members section. And the post count in the profiles.

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I love how AWOL is posting.

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...Fail. Very fail. If it aint broke don't fix it. It's proudsadist's idea for ffs. People don't postwhore because of the postcount.

Who cares? What the fuck happened to being laid back?
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I'm with psychopath on this one.

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I like the idea.

I've been on several forums with a Karma system, it works effectively. I'd rather not have a thumbs up/down type though, because then we'd look like youtube and then..yeah.

The forums have spreading cancer by nothing but people just trying to post whore, and there's diminishing threads about actual serious business. If we don't replace the post count feature, I'm definitely saying something still needs to be done.

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I vote for the status quo. No need to up and change everything at the behest of a troll.

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The problem is that the forums are busy enough that it takes awhile to read everything, so it's annoying when not everything seems interesting. I think that there isn't relatively more post-whoring than there used to be, but that it's just more noticeable because of changing expectations.

Mind, I think the forums are boring because the coolest people left and no one equally cool replaced them. This isn't the same thing as cancer.

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"sigh"

MUST you people have something to brag about?

BEHOLD I HAVE MORE POSTS THAN YOU NEVER MIND THE FACT MOST OF THEM CONTAIN EITHER ONE WORD OR SMILIES OR JUST QUOTING WHAT SOMEONE ELSE SAID WITHOUT ADDING ANYTHING TO IT HERP DERP
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I agree with thought criminal.

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psychopath Wrote:People don't postwhore because of the postcount.?
Then why do they post whore Mr.Psychologist
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