# Why wasn't my post counted?

1. Apr 11, 2005

### Reshma

I noticed a couple of times during the last few days that whenever I posted a reply to a thread it did not get counted. This might seem to be a pretty trivial problem. But does anyone know the reason why this happens?

2. Apr 11, 2005

### Greg Bernhardt

The general discussion forum doesn't increment your post count. We try to have it be a loose measurement of meaningful discussion. Not that there isn't meaningful discussion in GD, but you know...

3. Apr 11, 2005

### Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
no need to beat around the bush, Greg.

4. Apr 11, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Depends upon how you define "meaningful."

Can you change the color of the font on the announcement in GD about the post counts, or, well, anything that might help people see what's apparently hidden in plain view? A lot of people have been asking the same question lately.

5. Apr 11, 2005

### dextercioby

Is it really important the # of posts? (easy for me to say ) Shouldn't the content,quality,relevance and usefulness for the reader prevail?

Daniel.

6. Apr 12, 2005

### Gza

You pretty much said it all right there, dex. People need to stop complaining about not having their posts count. Last time i checked, there wasn't a prize for highest post count (great, next time i check, there'll be a little ribbon reading "highest posts" next to Dex's avatar, .)

7. Apr 12, 2005

### Reshma

OK! So...trivial postings in GD $\Rightarrow$ zero post count...

Now I don't know how to define 'trivial'

8. Apr 12, 2005

### dextercioby

No ribbon,Russ is well ahead :uhh: Anyway,it realy doesn't matter.Plus that it's provisional...It could change really easily.

Daniel.

9. Apr 12, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Nope, it really doesn't matter, but since there's a post count there for everyone to see, those who start off in GD get puzzled why their post count stays at 0 for a while. There is that announcement there about it, but it seems to blend into the headers on the page and I don't think they see it...well, I know they don't see it since they keep asking about it.

10. Apr 12, 2005

### mattmns

Ughh MB, no fun.

Greg, you should make new members pass a pf quiz that goes over the basics of the forum

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11. Apr 12, 2005

### dextercioby

One of the key questions should be:how many times are u allowed to post a new thread on the same topic...?I know a few who might fail:tongue2:

Daniel.

12. Apr 12, 2005

### Tom McCurdy

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13. Apr 12, 2005

### mattmns

You searched all 365 pages of that?

14. Apr 12, 2005

### dextercioby

A genuine nerd should always care about statistics,numerology and forum post counts.:tongue2: And he should do anything (literally) to satisfy his enoumous need of (useless) knowledge...

Daniel.

15. Apr 12, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
:rofl: You can sort by post count.

Hey, wait! I'm in the top 30, and with two more posts, I'll tie with Les Sleeth and move into the top 29. Nevermind what I said, post counts are an incredibly important indicator of status at PF. :rofl: :tongue2:

16. Apr 12, 2005

### mattmns

Ahh woops, I thought there would be an option for it. I see it now

17. Apr 12, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

And you probably have a good quarter million posts in GD...

18. Apr 13, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
:rofl: I do sometimes wish I could get a count of posts there, just to be able to quantify how much time I'm really wasting. I'd say I might even surpass your post count if those counted, but with the politics subforum, you'd still give us all a run for our money. :tongue:

19. Apr 13, 2005

### Joel

Yuupp, you've heard of those quantity vs. quality posters, right? Post count sure is an important indicator... For instance, somewhere a wee bit over 60 posts must be sign of utter quality.
:tongue2:

20. Apr 13, 2005

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
Moonbear,

The database has 6,446 posts from you, including those in GD and any posts which have subsequently been deleted.

- Warren