I see 'Messages' in every user profile but nothing about 'post count'. The two numbers don't seem to correspond so I'm guessing post counts are not used in this bb?
Yeah, message count is applicable to all messages. It may not be particular inherent at this point, but with a different system (say a blog or article system with comments), it will aggregate across them.
We do want to get profile messages into the search so they they'll show up in that postings tab.
You post entries to a forum thread.Message Count: (as listed in your member card) - should be analogous to "Posts" in other forum software. "Message Count" should definitely be called "Post Count". Message is definitely a confusing word for this context.
To illustrate that message count on the member card is a misnomer ... if you click on someone's profile, ie. mine, it says "Postings", not Messages. Time to tidy up the language here.
Messages, is easily confused with "Private Messages", and this is not what xenforo is trying to convey here.
Really, have you ever heard this expression: I messaged a new article. ?I don't follow your logic Digital Doctor, both 'post' and 'message' are perfectly ok as noun, has nothing to do with the verb 'post'.
If people like the word Message, there will be no problems.I am sure some modifications will be made that displays in everyone's posts ... their post count. Currently it says stuff like "Well-Known Member". People will complain if it says Messages: 456. Everyone will ask .... can you change Messages to Posts ?
No, not at this time. As the concept of the message count is actually content unaware, this is more complex than you might think. (Though by default, only messages in the forums count, this isn't necessarily the long term goal.)Can we recount posts and messages to fix our counters? did two importants and now im doubled!
ok, i know it shouldnt matter, but my board members have always considered their post count as a badge of honor. now i guess it is a matter of collecting likes. just a small culture shift.No, not at this time. As the concept of the message count is actually content unaware, this is more complex than you might think. (Though by default, only messages in the forums count, this isn't necessarily the long term goal.)
Then generically they should be called posts.I see no conflict with 'I posted a message'. I can also post a notice, post a letter, post an update... Where is the confusion here?