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Old 11-08-2009, 08:12 AM
SniperHF SniperHF is offline
 
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A post count means nothing unless there's a way for readers to rate it.
I'm sure that under that system I'd be about -75.
It most certainly does not. It denotes activity and participation.
Pretty much everyone is up to speed on the quality vs quantity side by now so I don't worry about people thinking 8 million posts = brilliant poster. Ratings just ask for problems as well, especially if there is no recourse.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:35 PM
Emmett Dunham Emmett Dunham is offline
 
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Got rid of the post delete, post delete, post delete guys.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:33 AM
Keymaker Keymaker is offline
 
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Why do folks feel this is important to display?
Nothing but silly insecurity; a "hey look at me" mentality if you will. I guess seeing a higher post number by their user name makes some think that others will rate them more important and/or more knowledgeable. Hardly the case.

Same with the "joined date". Some probably feel more empowered since they have been around longer; thus the illusion they are entitled to God knows what or have a more valued opinion. I've found newcomers offer plenty to forum groups.

Now regarding avatars.... well those are just fun.
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