Some posts show Zero posts for the user

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In summary, there has been a recent issue with the post count on profiles, where some users have noticed that their post count appears to be zero despite having posts on the forum. This issue is most likely due to the exclusion of posts in certain forums, such as General Discussion, from the overall post count. This was likely done to reflect the contribution to scientific discussions rather than general conversations.
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For instance https://www.physicsforums.com/posts/6856847/ by @MinorFret shows zero posts for him/her, as does the profile.

But the profile will list 5 posts when clicking on "Postings".

I've noticed this on a few other posts recently but just got around to mentioning it.

Tom
 
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I believe a post is an original thread. While comments on a thread are shown under "activity".

I could be mistaken though.
 
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Posts in General Discussion don't count towards post totals. I think it was felt that the post totals should reflect contribution to the science discussions only.
 
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@scottdave: Posts in a thread count as posts (we don't have anyone starting over 10,000 threads, not even close) - but a few forums (especially General Discussion) are excluded from the count. Answering 100 science questions has a different impact than posting in the lame jokes thread 100 times.
 
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