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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:As an experiment we have removed post counts (how many posts you have done) from the forum thread views. You can still click on a persons profile to see their post count if you wish.

Reason: To see what affect this has on post whoring.

Cheers

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:you are though wink

personally I don't think it'll have a big effect, but it'll definitely not have a negative one, so it's all fine smile


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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Arty Farty
Arty Farty

I wear yellow on monday
Location: Farnham Ahoy
Member Since: 5th Jul 2005
Total posts: 551
Posted:i havent been here for the past couple of days, as the post-whoring/ thread bashing ruckus has taken its toll on a lot of people, and the fun had left the HoP, it really had.



On my return, seeing that the post count had been removed, everyone seems less inhibited. The fun is back. Everyone is equal!! Brilliant

clap clap clap


You'll find me on the dance floor

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:errrmmm..........

yeh i know ubbloco

just a bit confused with your contradiction, thats all smile


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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Arty Farty
Arty Farty

I wear yellow on monday
Location: Farnham Ahoy
Member Since: 5th Jul 2005
Total posts: 551
Posted:shrug

You'll find me on the dance floor

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:sorry dude, your too quick, that was meant for flids post smile

"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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Arty Farty
Arty Farty

I wear yellow on monday
Location: Farnham Ahoy
Member Since: 5th Jul 2005
Total posts: 551
Posted:no probs wink

You'll find me on the dance floor

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Cool jobs good, just look at when they joined. it's what i did anyhow...

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Sethis
Sethis

Pooh-Bah
Location: York University
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1762
Posted:Erm, I do my best to ignore all the info except the avatar and the title, cos sometimes they're cool (like mynci's biggrin )

Just respond to what they say, rather than what numbers they have attached. It's like "book by it's cover thing" and everyone knows how (generally) crappy that is. smile


After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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I may disagree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:It's weird, Not seeing post counts there...

I always looked as a matter of curiosity, and now I have to click lots... I liked looking at them and saying to myself: 'wow, they must have a lot of free time on their hands to post that much!'

But yeah, not a bad thing, but then not a great thing either...

*sits on fence*


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: NYC

YAY!

But how will I know who's right in a discussion if I can't see their post count? wink



Simple, NYC. If you're on their side of the discussion, then...

THEY'RE WRONG.

wink


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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TheWibbler
old hand
Location: New Zealand
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 920
Posted:I think you should put the post counts back in but allow moderators to subtract say 10 off someones post count if they make a completely useless 'post whoring' post.

Then we could see how many poiple get into negative post counts


Spherculism ~:~ The Act of becoming Spherculish.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: spherculist

I think you should put the post counts back in but allow moderators to subtract say 10 off someones post count if they make a completely useless 'post whoring' post.

Then we could see how many poiple get into negative post counts



Far be it from me to speak for the mods, but I'm sure they have better things to do.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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oli
not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:i fully approve.... i was getting scared of my post count :o

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:I'm presonally very disressed by the post count going away! It's like wearing a watch - you didn't realise just how often you looked at it until you forgot to put it on one day (I forgot mine today too!). I don't use post count to see how creditable someone is - its defo not a status indicator, i use it to see how often they've visited either now or in the past. You can also spot people who have changed their name that way too, i.e. there's no one over 500 posts I haven't seen the name of before.

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:Lol, Spherc, that's a great (if slightly unworkable) idea biggrin

Minus numbers ubblol


Getting to the other side smile

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Written by: spherculist

I think you should put the post counts back in but allow moderators to subtract say 10 off someones post count if they make a completely useless 'post whoring' post.

Then we could see how many poiple get into negative post counts



ubblol I have a hard enough time staying professional, remaining neutral and not reacting to individuals based on my personal feelings. I would get trigger happy.... giddy with power! wink ubbrollsmile Although I've always said I'd be a benevolent dictator..... *trails off mumbling crap about being mistress blah blah blah*


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Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
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brodieman
brodieman

old hand
Location: london
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1024
Posted:mistress flash fire.... now there is a intresting thought!!!! :P

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: flash fire

*trails off mumbling crap about being mistress blah blah blah*



You can be my mistress blah blah blah any time you want, baby.

ubblol


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:All post counts are still visible in picture galleries, not just the memebr whose profile the picture is in.

No big deal, just wasn't sure if it had been overlooked?


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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:I think that post counts would be much more useful if they displayed the number of times a person has posted in the technical forums. Of course, that might lead to spamming in there, which is a good deal worse.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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house_of_mill
house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England
Member Since: 20th Jul 2004
Total posts: 896
Posted:Well spotted Aled!!

Its a shame we cant do it like the pilots do with flying hours, have a spinning hours count instead but who times how long they spin so scratch that one!

I quite like having no post count, but i guess Cantus may be a liddle miffled but he'l forget quickly


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

Roman, Trippie Hippie,On the way back from Play Festival

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:it's odd: in the picture gallery you see the post count but not the member number...

in the forums you see the member number and not the number of posts...

ubbrollsmile


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Long long overdue....nice one guys! smile

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:To be honest i dont mind either way, psot counts dont really mean much to me smile we are all members here and so long as people dont break rules or act like dunces then im happy biggrin

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Written by: house_of_mill
i guess Cantus may be a liddle miffled but he'l forget quickly




If you don't tell him he might not even notice...


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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jarofgreen
member
Location: Reading, England
Member Since: 29th Dec 2004
Total posts: 26
Posted:Written by:


look at the member number? Mine is higher than yours





Good Point. If you accept the reason for removing post counts from the forums, shouldn't we also remove "member number" and "joined from" on the same basis?



My 2cents is that I used to run a messagebaord claiming a million hits a month and I didn't have post count, member number or join date visible next to the post at all. I thought they were all useless measures for judging someone. Also, I wanted to avoid a situation I've seen on other message boards where until you had fifty posts you were seen as a newbie and ritually abused. * Althought it provoked argument the vast majority supported it.



* EDIT: To be clear, not saying that happens here in the slightest, but that was the reasoning behind my decision on my site.


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pricklyleaf
pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:The reason the post count was ermoved was to see if it would reduce the amount of post-whoring ie. people posting nonsense in an attempt to increase their post-counts, creating many nonsense threads.

I was a little sad to see it gone at first but it's only taken me 5 minutes to get used to it and like it. Definately intressted to see what effect it will have.


Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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SNOOPoi
SNOOPoi

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: At the bottom of the garden wi...
Member Since: 13th Jun 2002
Total posts: 3380
Posted:i haven't read all of this so excuse me if i repeat what someone has already said...



don't get me wrong, i love Malcom to bits coz if it weren't for him HoP would never happened...



but i have to point out that post counts are going to go down as moderators have deleted a lot of the threads that were popular... i now probably only post once or twice a day because most of the threads i chatted on are gone... in fact i feel like a bit of an outsider again... whilst on the subject i would like to say that threads have been deleted due to 2 people having a conversation between each other and 'that can be done in personal messages' what about introductions...? there are no end where it is just 2 people chatting, are you gonna delete our intro's too?



i understand that HoP is not a chat site but if all we were to talk about was poi i think we would run out of stuff to say to each other. i don't just like people on HoP because they poi... it's because i have got to know them through chatting to them...



apologies if i have offended or made people mad but everyone has their own opinion...


THWACK!!!!
Liz_Ard: Ouch!
SNOOPoi: Thats just not the sound of someone doing it right!

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:Written by: Lil' Miss Snoop

whilst on the subject i would like to say that threads have been deleted due to 2 people having a conversation between each other and 'that can be done in personal messages' what about introductions...? there are no end where it is just 2 people chatting, are you gonna delete our intro's too?





We have to draw the line somewhere, don't we? Intro's is virtually unmoderated and, as you said, gives ample opportunity for one-on-one nonsense and whatnot so feel free to post there. We'd prefer it if this sort of thing is confined to Intro's and doesn't spill over so much into other forums where people are actually after some constructive and interesting conversation.

The fact is, more people complained about the state that Social Chat was in prior to us making changes & deleting some topics than have complained about us making said changes.


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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:wise words from the wise woman

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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