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Member labels quantity changed?

#1
My search fu has failed me, and this is probably addressed eslsewhere....

I thought I noticed that soon after launch, I had enough posts to graduate from new member to member, but now I've fallen back.

Did they up the post count requirements for different labels, or is something else going on?
 

James

Well-known member
#4
I never really understood why people care about post counts, or user titles...
A lot of the time people don't care, but when something isn't as it was they start to wonder what happened, hence the enquiries :p

I don't care about my post count (I don't even know my post count) but if I noticed I'd been rolled back 100 posts I'd probably enquire because I like answers :D
 
#7
For me, post count is just an indicator of newbieness or not when visiting a foreign forum. It helps me to mentally weigh the worth of some posts content.

I'm sure others use it for the same crutch.
 

Andy Huang

Well-known member
#8
For me, post count is just an indicator of newbieness or not when visiting a foreign forum. It helps me to mentally weigh the worth of some posts content.

I'm sure others use it for the same crutch.
Then I better start to do more human spam in order to gain credibility around here...
 
F

Floris

Guest
#9
Andy, you know better :) Good content isn't about quantity, but some people do make both, and they're either appreciated for it or not. It's not important, but it helps shape the status on the board, it's human nature. If it wasn't important on some level it wouldn't have been a feature.
 

Andy Huang

Well-known member
#10
Missing an emoticon sure makes all the difference :) That last reply should have been followed by a eek.gif

That aside though, I still think post count is one of the most useless feature ever introduced in discussion forums. Just about every forum I gone to have people insist on using it as some sort of credibility measure, which is completely untrue, and often results in spammy posts just to inflate their own "creditability"... It is one of the first things I disable on my forums, just to make sure it doesn't happen...
 
#11
Andy, even "inflated" post counts mean something......

It means the person with them has spent a lot of time on the forum, reading threads, even if the "spammy" comments is simply +1.
 
#12
How does one gain respect in the real world? By working hard. Things like this tends to reflect itself in a community and there is no need to have these arbitrary indicators.