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Why doesn't my # of Posts change?

  1. May 26, 2005 #1
    I've been stuck at 38 posts for a while now even though I've posted way more than that here. Maybe it's the count of how many threads started? But I know I haven't started 38 threads either...
     
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  3. May 26, 2005 #2
    Posting in a general discussion thread does not increase your post count.
     
  4. May 26, 2005 #3
    Thanks - that makes sense. I do much more passive reading in the other areas.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2005 #4

    *Kia*

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    Ah the answer to my question.
    Could this be somewhere prominent for newbies.
    I was a tad confused as to why I was posting but appeared to have posted nothing
     
  6. Jun 24, 2005 #5

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    Well,that's the policy around here.General Discussion is special and,unfortunately,filled with useless chitchat.At least lately.Thankfully a thread of useless 8000+ posts got locked and,hopefully,Evo and the others will be more careful to the relevance of certain discussions.

    Daniel.

    EDIT:Voilà:https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=80168
     
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  7. Jun 24, 2005 #6
    Useless?
    I'm thinking that Wolrams belly button lint experiments{along with Ivans theory of it being formed under pressure} will lead to a new type of fluff rocket fule.
    Or at the very least lead to a whole new industry of belly button cleaners.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2005 #7

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    :biggrin: Yes, Dex was only the 10th highest poster in that thread with a mere 395 useless posts. :wink:
     
  9. Jun 24, 2005 #8

    dextercioby

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    Among the last 6000,mine were only 10.:tongue: Useless indeed.;)

    EDIT:I still own the first reply in that thread and most of the intelligent ones... :tongue2:

    Daniel.
     
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  10. Jun 24, 2005 #9

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    I think closing that thread's really hurt General Discussion.when we had that thread,people did most of their useless chitchat there and not in serious threads but now people do lots of useless chitchat in every threads even serious ones!Most of threads are not on topic or even productive like before.and I think General Discussion is a bit boring these days.I mean everyone is getting to be too serious most of time and even some of members don't come here as much as before!
     
  11. Jun 24, 2005 #10

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    It's about as prominent as it can get. It's right at the top of the General Discussion index page as an announcement titled something like, "Post Count in General Discussion." :tongue2:

    About the only thing that could make it stand out more would be to use a different color font on the title of the announcement. Maybe Greg should make announcement titles Red or something so they are more eye-catching.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2005 #11

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    There are serious threads in GD? :bugeye: Where?! (Just kidding.) Nah, it's really no different with that thread around or not. But I think closing that thread might have sent some people back to the other forums rather than idling their day away in GD, so while GD got quieter (not that quiet though), it's probably for the better that folks are back in the other forums.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2005 #12
    Yeah GD has been a bit quite lately. And most threads quickly get off track when GD members are posting in them, for example this one :smile:
     
  14. Jun 25, 2005 #13

    Lisa!

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    I'm talking about threads that people are almost arguing with each other because of their personal attack but luckily they can't fight physically. :wink:





    Esp. franzbear's mother!
     
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