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  • wish they would have changed

    I really don't see a reason for the post count and a member rating such as Junior/Senior. The post and or rating in no way reflects the skill, ability, or knowledge of the poster. One would assume someone with a high post count
    or Senior status would certainly be the one to guide you with proper info.
    Also members seem to be judged or respected by these numbers. A new member that has been welding as a pro for 30 years makes his/her first post and automatically has a low rating...Junior and 1 post. "What the he!! do they know"? I realize all one generally has to do is read their post and you pretty well know where they stand, but not always. People that must have their post count...........it could be in their personal data somewhere.
    Just my .02

  • #2
    I'm new to this board, but I've been on a lot of other boards and before that, on usenet. Post count is is worthless. I really wish boards didn't keep it.

    If you ever question that light travels faster than sound, just take a minute to observe how some people appear bright until you hear them speak. post count is the same way. 1 million posts doesn't make you any smarter.

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    • #3
      Nick,
      agree with you 110%. Would be cool if they took that away, or put it in the public profile, if someone wanted to know, they could look it up that way...

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      • #4
        I pay no attention to it either way. I don't care if it stays or goes! Why do they even have it?? Is it needed for some reason?? Or just so you know how many posts you've made?

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        • #5
          Agree

          Not sure just what it represents, but If you have been around here long enough you do get an idea of who is full of beans, who is a good o'boy and who the misfits are. I belong to a private aircrft owners board and the only credentials they use is how long you have been a member and how many posts you have made. This is kind of nice because you know how long someone has been there without getting the boot. Hence if someone has been there a long time with lots of posts, you can probably bank on the fact he/she is reputable.

          Just my $0.02


          TacMig

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          • #6
            member status, not member skill

            member status is just that. post counts show how much you contribute. be it good or bad, it reflects your participation in this forum, not your skill level.
            i do ok at welding but am still a hobby guy even with a large post count.

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            • #7
              Post Count.

              I agree with the original poster that a post count really doesn't help. Most of us are sophisticated enough to determine good information from bad wihout looking at someone's post count. If they got rid of it tomorrow, it would be OK with me.

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              • #8
                they made us all user's once, but that did not go over too well and they went back to the member system.

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                • #9
                  I agree with James!

                  The post count shows us who is here for everone else. I don't see it as either a boon or bane. It's what it is-a number!

                  Hank

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                  • #10
                    first post

                    Hey,
                    This is my first post. Just wanted to say hi.
                    Last edited by irongrl; 02-28-2008, 07:42 PM.

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                    • #11
                      good to have ya with us.

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                      • #12
                        I must be an idiot... LOL.

                        Gotta post more.

                        Gotta post more.

                        Gotta post more.

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                        • #13
                          Irongrl,
                          you into metal art? SHOW US THE PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                          oh...yeah....welcome to the board

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