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    Both I, and others, noticed that our post count has declined. Is there a reason for this? I know one of the member's count dropped 30k.
    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau


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    Re: Disappearing post count number?

    Monorail Man recently did some "housekeeping" by getting rid of some of the "abandoned" clubs. If there had been no posts at all in them in the last 3 months I think it was, they disappeared, cleaning up the database a bit.


    *edit*
    Info for Gold members:

    http://micechat.com/forums/espresso-...anup-week.html

    If there had been no posts since 2009 they went away.




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      Re: Disappearing post count number?

      Got it. Thanks, Pengy!
      "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." -Henry David Thoreau

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        Re: Disappearing post count number?

        I think if we did away with all of the post counts we'd have better discussion.
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          Re: Disappearing post count number?

          Suppose the only thing to the left of our post was our username? Wouldn't that take away our individuality, our personality and our credibilty here at MiceChat?

          I haven't lost any posts. At least I haven't noticed any missing.
          Last edited by Barbaraann; 09-08-2010, 04:47 PM.
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            Re: Disappearing post count number?

            I did notice that when my posts were at 299, it stayed that way for about 10 posts. Maybe there was a glitch. IDK do posts matter that much? I just wish more people would join already!!!
            I suffer from infantile thoughts of grandiosity


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              Re: Disappearing post count number?

              Originally posted by Barbaraann View Post
              Suppose the only thing to the left of our post was our username? Wouldn't that take away our individuality, our personality and our creditabilty here at MiceChat?
              Not really. Our usernames make us individual and give us personality, as do our signatures. And I know I listen more to usernames than post count in terms of credibility.

              Quality over quantity.
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                Re: Disappearing post count number?

                Quality over quantity has been a phrase used here at MiceChat for a very long time. I remember hearing it the first time when the "Raise Your Post Count Threads" first appeared.

                I have been here a long time, and I admit that some of my posting is indeed frivolous. However, I have a great time here. I admire the fact that Dusty, and the other people that run MiceChat allow us to be ourselves. If that means posts with one word, or long thoughtful meaningful ones, we are still welcome here. Sometimes a one word post, in the right place can be of more quality than a lengthy one.
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                  Re: Disappearing post count number?

                  Originally posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
                  Not really. Our usernames make us individual and give us personality, as do our signatures. And I know I listen more to usernames than post count in terms of credibility.

                  Quality over quantity.
                  Thats my school of thought.

                  There are some very insightful members here, and its usually always a pleasure reading their posts. You being one of them.

                  /kissup

                  Seriously though, very valid point.

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                    Re: Disappearing post count number?

                    Originally posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
                    Not really. Our usernames make us individual and give us personality, as do our signatures. And I know I listen more to usernames than post count in terms of credibility.

                    Quality over quantity.
                    To some extent thats true. But I also agree with Barbara, that a good part of my personal "connection" to people and the friendships I've formed here, have mostly been with "fluff" posting in the fun and games lounge and clubs. Has all that insignificant fluff added to my post count? Oh heck yeah. But its also allowed me to really get to know a lot of people, on a personal level, to have fun and share some laughs, and to make friends along the way! And that to me is worth even more than the quality of my postings!




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                    Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
                    all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Disappearing post count number?

                      There is a simple solution that meets both desires...

                      Let people post as they want in the lounges/clubs
                      Let people ignore forums from their new post searches
                      And simply don't count those forums in the post count

                      The site already does all of that except the last point. It's a simple configuration change.

                      That way the chatty clubs can be on their merry selves... and the park focused people can have ignorant bliss of what goes on over there.

                      We did that in the past on other sites when people just started posting to boost post counts in our offtopic lounge. Just take away the reward and the bad behavior stopped. Not that it's bad behavior here on MC - but the same tweak can be used to isolate the different styles.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Disappearing post count number?

                        This is another one of those topics that seems to be rehashed from time to time here at MiceChat. I do sometimes wonder what my Post count would be if it was monitored by some system that only counted "quality posts".

                        I joined MiceChat back in 2005 because I was gathering information for my very first Disneyland trip. I have stayed around, because MiceChat has given me valuable Disney infornmation over the years, but mostly because of the friendships that I have made.
                        BarbaraAnn

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