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Old 09-17-2011, 09:57 AM
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Why do they keep track of post counts anyhow?
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:36 AM
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Why do they keep track of post counts anyhow?
I think it's kind of gives people a sense of security to whether or not the person can be trusted or is giving good info. For example I probably would not make a transaction with someone with a low post count, but I have made a few transactions on this forum and other sites with people that have high post counts, assuming that if they have high post counts they have been around a while and nobody has banned them for anything or anything like that...
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:29 AM
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^ i agree with that, if someone makes a account and has 3 posts and is selling something cheap im not going to take the chance of getting ripped off ive seen it happen before
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:31 AM
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As with some sites, post counts are almost like a merit item?? You have to have so many before you can use certain features, I guess it is to show that you are not a spammer or something? I believe on this site you cant give rep points or PM untill you hit a certain number of posts... I have seen newbies that have just joined, post an item for sale on other sites and never return to the site. Myself, I dont really pay attention to the post counts, even someone with a high post count can do you one over. I rely on other members who recommend or has dealt with another member before and had a positive experience. My post count is up for someone fairly new just for the simple fact that I have been posting regulary the progress and pictures of my truck which is now pretty much complete.
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I am pretty active on 7 different forums, My friend and I are the mods. Of our own forum, its a small communitty, all hobby and usually pretty quite. In the summer(off-season) were lucky to see 10 posts in an entire week and get maybe 100 hits a day.
Because of a post race that unfortunatley involved me we tried using stars as a merit with an undisclosed post amount that we thought was reasonable set for each star. Everyone liked the star idea but wanted number of posts back.
The person who apparently was racing me for post even started a thread when he finally got more post then me, now we don't here from him much anymore
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Since there is no way to evaluate the quality of a persons posts, but only the total number, it seems that this system rewards whoever has the most free time.

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Since there is no way to evaluate the quality of a persons posts, but only the total number, it seems that this system rewards whoever has the most free time.
If that were the case, I would definitely be a blue ribbon loser lol. I work 60 hour weeks, some days and some nights, staff on more than one Z and still manage to find time to have fun, but not much free time. Free time to me is like extra money, no such thing....

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I am disabled and unemployed from a spinal injury so I have 90% free time.... except I watch my 15 month old son all day while my wife works and I surf the net, post on the sites and look for cool free stuff on craigslist....lol
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I don't look at post counts, i leave that to the MODS
X number of posts & you can sell stuff, up to then they may be a spammer, & they are just being cautious

I look at the REPutation count, it usually means that that person typed something that someone found useful
it is controlled somewhat by the MODS, like a member can't ad REPutation to the same person often, it has to be spread around quite a bit before you can rep the same person a 2nd time
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I don't look at post counts, i leave that to the MODS
X number of posts & you can sell stuff, up to then they may be a spammer, & they are just being cautious

I look at the REPutation count, it usually means that that person typed something that someone found useful
it is controlled somewhat by the MODS, like a member can't ad REPutation to the same person often, it has to be spread around quite a bit before you can rep the same person a 2nd time
I got to agree with the Reputation merits, since even if someone falsely acquired 2 separate accounts they cant keep adding to it themselves because of the requirements of spreading the "rep" among other members within a time frame, it would take forever to rack up anything.
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