I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but I reckon it's a support question lol. I mentioned to my members that I was going to do some pruning - remove inactive members who joined, never posted and never came back, remove members who joined did post and then never came back for whatever reason. Prune old threads that have no further use and just taking up space in the database. The usual housekeeping that most forum admins do. Now, when I told my members that this process would most likely see their post count go down if they had replied to these members posts, or had posted in threads that are going to bite the dust, they were less than happy. I've done some pruning of threads I posted myself and my post count dropped by a few hundred after the event. Below is a quote from one of many prolific members with her reasoning as to why member post counts should not be culled: She also pointed out: As you can see this has caused some concern and I was wondering if there was a solution to this whereby members post counts are not affected by the removal of deadwood. I understand the logic of the process in that you can't have a count of something if that something is no longer there to be counted, but try explaining that to non-technically minded people lol. Hope there is something I can do to keep them happy lol. BTW: I didn't tell them I was pruning initially, but they're such an observant and astute lot and asked "why has my post count dropped" so I had to tell them what I was planning lol.