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Post Counts - Is it me or are they going up and down?
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Jan 9, 2006, 01:15 PM
 
I might be going mad, but I swear my post counts are going up and down.
I'm currently on 394 as I write this (I think) but i'm sure i've been closer to 397.

I don't really care about the amount of posts I have but it's annoying as it makes me wonder whether i'm forgetting things or seeing things.

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Jan 9, 2006, 02:20 PM
 
n00b.

Postcounts only go down by means of manual intervention by the admins.
Or if the hamster is hungry and doesn't get food. He'll eat some random postcount.

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Jan 9, 2006, 03:25 PM
 
Evil hamster.
I demand that this be done to it:

Heimlich maneuver |ˌhʌɪmlɪç| noun a first-aid procedure for dislodging an obstruction from a person's windpipe in which a sudden strong pressure is applied on the abdomen, between the navel and the rib cage.

Anyway,

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Jan 9, 2006, 04:50 PM
 
I used to be at 10,000...not sure what happened.

     
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Jan 9, 2006, 05:06 PM
 
why would the admin put someones post count down
     
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Jan 9, 2006, 05:10 PM
 
I used to be at 10,000...not sure what happened.
Thats because you 'retired'
     
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Jan 9, 2006, 05:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by seanc
Thats because you 'retired'
Re-branded.®

     
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Jan 9, 2006, 08:14 PM
 
The DB is wonky, some users lost posts, and some users are shown as having hundreds of times the numbers of posts they actually have.

Of course, if it were up to me, post counts would not be shown to normal users next to posts (normal users would have to manually view a person's profile), since post count padding is an icky phenomenon that makes people do stupid things.

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Jan 9, 2006, 09:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by demibob
why would the admin put someones post count down
Well, you could also view it as a currency.

It once cost me 1,000 pc to shut a thread down. It was worth it though

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Jan 11, 2006, 06:48 PM
 
I think everybody is secretly fond of their post count but some won't admit it.
     
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Jan 11, 2006, 07:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by bradoesch
I think everybody is secretly fond of their post count but some won't admit it.
I admit it.

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Jan 14, 2006, 11:08 AM
 
i like post counts - but i try not to pad it

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