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#1 General Spoon

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:22 PM

If we're going to get rid of postcount (which is a good idea), now would probably be the time to do it

#2 SlayerX

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:33 PM

why should we get rid of postcount?

#3 Sirius

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:33 PM

why should we get rid of postcount?

Why keep it? Post count being around just results in petty arguments.

#4 Lux Aeterna

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:34 PM

The only thing I was worried about since my account got deleted was my member title status. Since I can change my member title now, even though I'm an egg, I'm fine if you take it away. : D

#5 Blacken

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:35 PM

Get rid of it. It just causes the e-peen maggots to go "HURP I HAVE LOTS MORE POSTS THAN HIM SO YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME" when they're blathering on with their box of tard.

#6 Red Fox of Fire

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:37 PM

I kinda like the postcount system. I'm not into elitism as Mr. Hammerdwarf suggests, but I like how it keeps a record of your activity on the forum, sort of like a personal goal.

I haven't seen anyone get all elitist over postcount in quite a while anyway.

#7 Roxas

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:39 PM

it seems like a little pointless goal once you think about it... :P

#8 OldMan

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:43 PM

Removing the extra privileges is enough, if you ask me.

Get rid of it. It just causes the e-peen maggots to go "HURP I HAVE LOTS MORE POSTS THAN HIM SO YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME" when they're blathering on with their box of tard.

FESS removed postcounts. Yet, it died with an elitist reputation.

Hmmm.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:45 PM

I kinda like the postcount system. I'm not into elitism as Mr. Hammerdwarf suggests, but I like how it keeps a record of your activity on the forum, sort of like a personal goal.

I haven't seen anyone get all elitist over postcount in quite a while anyway.

Yes, you are.

And you can see your own post count at any time.

FESS removed postcounts. Yet, it died with an elitist reputation.

Because it expected members not to suck. Your argument fails.

Edited by Urist McHammerdwarf, 10 June 2009 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:46 PM

Ironically it wasn't truly elitist until the end anyways

Even if it were removed, any member can calculate their post number by entering their profile and viewing all posts, then tallying them together with some simple math :[

Edited by Celice, 10 June 2009 - 03:47 PM.


#11 Roxas

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:47 PM

Looking at others' post count makes you kinda go...

Aw crap. loook at that girl with all of teh postz. I wanna b that hi lol. And then you pretty much feel bad about yourself for not dedicating your life enough to an internet forum.

#12 Fox

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:50 PM

Get rid of them.

#13 Liz

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:59 PM

Kill the post count.

The respect other members show towards you should be sufficient indication whether you're a productive and good member of the forum or not. A post count is nothing but a number beneath your avatar.

#14 Red Fox of Fire

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:06 PM

Yes, you are.

And you can see your own post count at any time.

No, I'm not.

And what the hell does that have to do with anything?

#15 VincentASM

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:06 PM

I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like every other FE forum has postcounts and they seem to be doing fine o__o

#16 luigi bros

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:10 PM

Keep it. Spam for a higher post count for privages should be gone since group privalages are gone.

#17 SlayerX

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:11 PM

A postcont is just for fun. No harm to it. If members think they are the best of the forums just because they have a really high postcounts than their postcounts should be lowered. Punish them with what they love XD.

Edited by Aioria, 10 June 2009 - 04:11 PM.


#18 OldMan

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:11 PM

Because it expected members not to suck. Your argument fails.

Or does it?

Of all the forums I remember lurking/posting, only FESS and GameFAQs (!) had postcounts disabled.

If it were such an obvious solution, I'd believe it would be more widespread by now.

#19 GKSB

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:12 PM

I despise those horrific topics that go "LOLOLOL I HAS 666 POSTS GAIZ" so please eradicate them.

Or make it only count how many times you post in FftF. Because the higher your post count, the more obvious it is you spam :D

Edited by Crepe Knight, 10 June 2009 - 04:13 PM.


#20 luigi bros

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:13 PM

A postcont is just for fun. No harm to it. If members think they are the best of the forums just because they have a really high postcounts than their postcounts should be lowered. Punish them with what they love XD.


That would work. That punishes them and not everyone in general. People who like post count and don't say that they're better because they have more posts, like me shouldn't be punished.




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