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Do you hide message count?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by billybatz9, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Just starting out, the message count can be quite low, especially for the average user that visits our site. Is it smart to hide the message count for each forum or no?
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Do I hide overall messages? No. Do I show how many messages have posted within their post bits? No. I dont' see the need.
  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I'm the opposite to @Jeremy in this respect. Having come from phpBB where this information was always shown, I've got the join date, post count, likes received, trophy points and some custom fields (PlayStation, XBox and Steam usernames) showing.

    It's a personal choice and something you should decide what is right for your community. :)
    Sheldon likes this.
  4. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I hide the individual forum stats on forum_list.
  5. Big Dan

    Big Dan Active Member

    On the forum list? I've never went through the trouble. I'm not sure it's worth the effort to hide low activity.

    On postbit:

    I do hide the message count but show likes received. Quality over quantity. I've always felt showing post counts put to much emphasis on who talks more. Lots of people talk but all they do is blow hot air around. :ROFLMAO:

    You can have a member with a 100 posts and only 10 of them are useful posts or a member with 10 posts but 8 of them are useful. I'd rather show the member 80% useful post has more likes than the guy with 10%.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Surely you should be showing like to post ratio then, rather than just likes ;)
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  7. Big Dan

    Big Dan Active Member

    It would be great if there were an addon for that. ;)
  8. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    dont show posts either. quality over quantity. dont show likes, posts, join date etc on postbit.
  9. Donny

    Donny Active Member

    How can I remove message count and likes received from postbit?

    Edit: found it. Style properties > Message Elements
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2015
  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Admin > Appearance > Style > Your Style > Style Properties > Message Elements
    Donny likes this.
  11. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member


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