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Post by hamin_aus »

As some of you may have already noticed we have made a change to your post counts.

No, your new post count is not thumb-sucked...

We have changed the forums so that only posts in the "PCFORMAT", "G3AR," "WIRED" and "PLAY" sections go towards your post count.

Since this is after all a gaming, hardware and tech focussed forum it's only right that posts in those sections be rewarded.
Chillout posts are still as encouraged as they ever were and we are in no way taking any action to curb those.
We will however come down hard on spam and off topic posts on the sections that count.
Please post there responsibly.

As soon as Stu gathers his wits I'm sure he and Ron will update the rules etc :D
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wow... ok...

I know Tribble is going to luv this new rule... :D
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Well... this certainly changes things, but I can see the reasoning behind it.
It will be interesting to note post counts minus spam- I think some people are going to be mildly surprised.
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Tribs has surprisingly more non spam posts than I would've thought.
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I like this new post count system already... ;)
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Do I get microsoft points or appstore credit when contributing to post count?

When are we getting achievements? I wanna unlock more titles :P
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SykomantiS wrote:this certainly changes things
do elaborate...
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:lol: rather funny that about more than half the people on the first page of highest post count are inactive or banned
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jamin_za wrote:
SykomantiS wrote:this certainly changes things
do elaborate...
No, I meant in a way that differentiates the spammers from the rest. Chances are (for those aware of it) that a technical post from say, Anakha, would carry more weight than one from CapNemo, for instance - no offence Cap. I'm not saying more correct or more relevant, but there's a fair chance, when the opinions differ, that Anakha's would be chosen in this example. Or I might be completely off my rocker here :?
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SykomantiS wrote:a technical post from say, Anakha, would carry more weight than one from CapNemo
Anakha56 has roughly 1k posts in the AMD vs Intel thread discussing the finer points of animal husbandry as it applies to AMD fans... :P

i don't think post count means anything... we're all spammers, (some certainly more prolific than others)
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rustypup wrote:
SykomantiS wrote:a technical post from say, Anakha, would carry more weight than one from CapNemo
Anakha56 has roughly 1k posts in the AMD vs Intel thread discussing the finer points of animal husbandry as it applies to AMD fans... :P

i don't think post count means anything... we're all spammers, (some certainly more prolific than others)
And you were my first test subject oh puppy dear ... :twisted:

Hopefully this move will help in generating more traffic to the relevant areas. :)
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Anakha56 wrote:Hopefully this move will help in generating more traffic to the relevant areas. :)
Chances of success? 0%
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Are there actually people that take the whole post count thing seriously? Excepting for Tribble and KK of course.

And the For Sale section.

And there's something wrong with the new system. There's NO way I've spammed the tech threads that much. :?
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I am over the moon. I cannot express how happy you have made me. Something I have been begging for since I joined. For me - this is the best news you could give me today!!!!! Now I can relax and not worry about stupid spam queen titles :D (There is no smilie with a big enough smile)

^^ To Doo's last comment - agreed. I am now more likely to avoid the tech threads to keep my post count where it is.
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SykomantiS wrote:I think some people are going to be mildly surprised.
you bet. at first I though it was Ron playing around again
Hman wrote:
Anakha56 wrote:Hopefully this move will help in generating more traffic to the relevant areas. :)
Chances of success? 0%
mmm, well if wont make for relevant traffic that's for sure
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So - does this mean that you have to have 50 posts in the "PCFORMAT", "G3AR," "WIRED" and "PLAY" sections in order to advertise on the forums? :whistling:
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No they let someone with 23 posts post a sale
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doo_much wrote:So - does this mean that you have to have 50 posts in the "PCFORMAT", "G3AR," "WIRED" and "PLAY" sections in order to advertise on the forums? :whistling:
Your displayed post count determines your eligibility to post in the For Sale section; therefore, posts in the Chill section do not count towards the Classified minimum post count requirement.
Tribble wrote:No they let someone with 23 posts post a sale
Please use the "Report this post" button; the moderators will then investigate. (They can't be everywhere at once and are thus reliant on reported posts to pick up what they might have missed.)
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Oh damn. NOT nice. :cry:
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Ron2K wrote:
Tribble wrote:No they let someone with 23 posts post a sale
Please use the "Report this post" button; the moderators will then investigate. (They can't be everywhere at once and are thus reliant on reported posts to pick up what they might have missed.)
I assumed you controlled that through the board permissions and that too had changed. Reported.
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^^ Actually, controlling permissions via post counts is rather clunky. There is a system where newly registered users are placed in a certain user group and removed from said group when they hit an admin-defined post count threshold; the problem is that, at present, only ONE threshold can be configured. Currently, this system is being used to hold the first post of newly-registered users in a moderation queue to catch spammers (i.e. the post has to be approved by a moderator before becoming visible) -- this means that the Classified moderation is, sadly, a manual process.

EDIT: If the Classified sections become problematic, what would likely happen is that we extend the moderation queue so that the initial post of new threads also has to get moderated, regardless of post count. It would likely have to be really problematic before something like this were to happen, though -- at present, the volume of dodgy Classified posts is low enough to not make it worth doing.
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That is not sadly - at least there is something for the moderators to do. :D
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Err, question, Ron. If I understand correctly, you only catch the 1st post of a new member? So what happens if said new member posts somewhere else before their 1st post is processed? Or am I understanding you incorrectly? Does it hold all new posts from the 1st, or only the 1st?

Just out of curiosity.
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SykomantiS wrote:Err, question, Ron. If I understand correctly, you only catch the 1st post of a new member? So what happens if said new member posts somewhere else before their 1st post is processed? Or am I understanding you incorrectly? Does it hold all new posts from the 1st, or only the 1st?

Just out of curiosity.
Sorry, should have made it a little more clear -- it catches all posts until one gets approved. (Though, new users typically make only one initial post.)

We are deviating from the thread topic though.
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Cool, thanks for the info.
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