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Dr of BBQ
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2008/12/19 19:07:53 (permalink)

Post Count

First I assume you want us to think it's not a big deal to lose 40 some post/count, but if that's the case why not leave the extra post numbers in place?
If the number is unimportant stop keeping count. Just give everyone 40 gold stars or give no one 40 gold stars and be done with it.

With all due respect you sound like the democrates in the ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Al Franken, Norm Coleman long-running U.S. Senate recount.

Jack
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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/19 19:19:53 (permalink)
    None of us have any control over the post count.
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    Davydd
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/19 19:43:40 (permalink)
    Should we all demand a hand recount of all our postings like Franken and Coleman are doing? 
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    Greyghost
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/19 19:46:54 (permalink)
    Personally, I don't give a hang about stars or number of recorded posts. All I care about is the quality of the post. I have never been a fan of quantity over quality The stars and amount of posts listed are fun devices to encourage you to post more, but that is all they are.
     
    For me it is not a matter of respect...I respect the posters who are literate and have something to say and I hold them in the highest regard even if it is their first post.
     
    I am sure during this time of transition there are some growing pains, but I have faith it will all come out right in the end.
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    Twinwillow
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/19 19:53:03 (permalink)
    I'm going to take a long nap. Someone please wake me when everything is working as good as it used to.
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    David_NYC
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 00:57:06 (permalink)
    Start a thread in the miscellaneous forum and flood the thread with gibberish just to get back your old post count. This is on the honor system. No cheating, please.
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    PopsDogHouse
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 08:26:31 (permalink)
    Why should you get "credit" for deleted posts?
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 09:03:20 (permalink)

    I am concerned about the Icon Legends on the bottom.
    There is a check mark in front of 'Delete my Own Posts, and a X mark in front of Delete my Own Threads.  Neither sound good.

    I hate myself for using them, but we need emoticons, they are necessary. They do help in conveying a tone to what is being written.  A spellcheck would be nice.

    I like how it is much easier to get to certain pages in a thread. That is convenient.

    mark
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    Tony Bad
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 09:18:49 (permalink)
    doggydaddy

    I am concerned about the Icon Legends on the bottom.
    There is a check mark in front of 'Delete my Own Posts, and a X mark in front of Delete my Own Threads.  Neither sound good.

    I hate myself for using them, but we need emoticons, they are necessary. They do help in conveying a tone to what is being written.  A spellcheck would be nice.

    I like how it is much easier to get to certain pages in a thread. That is convenient.

    mark



    The There is a check mark in front of 'Delete my Own Posts" means you have ability or permission to delete a post you made... and a X mark in front of Delete my Own Threads means you cannot delete an entire thread just because you started it. Nothing to worry about, this is exactly how it always has been.

    As for emoticons, run your mouse over the vertical bar that says smilies and click on it...they are all right there. 

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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 09:46:55 (permalink)
    Mark, there is also a spell checker you can access when you click "reply to message."  Look for the standard spell checker button on the left side of the toolbar.
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 09:58:35 (permalink)


    Ohhhh. You mean I should have opened up the Full Version to reply. Everything is much better now. Well, it seems that we also lost some emoticons. I liked 'Winkie'

    mark
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    Dr of BBQ
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 12:32:02 (permalink)
    PopsDogHouse

    Why should you get "credit" for deleted posts?



    Well first that was my point! I don't think the count is very important but evidently someone does. Otherwise why did it get changed? It's very simple, if it's unimportant why change it, up or down, and why even keep it at all?
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 12:50:24 (permalink)
    Dr of BBQ

    PopsDogHouse

    Why should you get "credit" for deleted posts?



    Well first that was my point! I don't think the count is very important but evidently someone does. Otherwise why did it get changed? It's very simple, if it's unimportant why change it, up or down, and why even keep it at all?


    They use post count to track contribution.   Tracking this info may or may not be important to the forum owners, moderators etc.  That's for them to decide.  But, if you're gonna track it, it might as well be accurate.  Deleted posts are not permanent contributions and therefore should not be included in the count.  Just my .02
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    Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 12:57:54 (permalink)
    Dr of BBQ

    PopsDogHouse

    Why should you get "credit" for deleted posts?



    Well first that was my point! I don't think the count is very important but evidently someone does. Otherwise why did it get changed? It's very simple, if it's unimportant why change it, up or down, and why even keep it at all?



    Nobody "changed" it.  The software tallies it up and the results are what you see.  There's new software, and it does a better job of counting the posts than the old software did. 
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 13:18:00 (permalink)
    I can't help wondering what it is that is so important about the number of times someone has posted here. Who give's a rat's patoot?
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 13:42:32 (permalink)

    Michael Hoffman

    I can't help wondering what it is that is so important about the number of times someone has posted here. Who give's a rat's patoot?




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    edwmax
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 13:48:57 (permalink)
    Boyle...Nobody "changed" it.  The software tallies it up and the results are what you see.  There's new software, and it does a better job of counting the posts than the old software did.



    I suspect this is not entirely correct.  The reason is that most Forum software will archive and remove from the database old post which have exceeded the database storage capacity and/or certain age limit to keep the database file size manageable and this is an Admin function or setting. 
     
    The old forum software had a running total of these counts. The new software could only count the post in the current database and these old counts were not transferred with the user files.  Thus the old forum software was not incorrect.
     
    The question here is: Does the current database include all post-legitimate post from the first day the forum went online?  If so the count is correct; if not, these are the missing post counts.

    post edited by edwmax - 2008/12/20 13:51:05
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    Sundancer7
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:02:53 (permalink)
    I suspect you may be correct and I hope Stephan reads your post.  I lost 1100 post.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:13:18 (permalink)
    edwmax

    Boyle...Nobody "changed" it.  The software tallies it up and the results are what you see.  There's new software, and it does a better job of counting the posts than the old software did.



    I suspect this is not entirely correct.  The reason is that most Forum software will archive and remove from the database old post which have exceeded the database storage capacity and/or certain age limit to keep the database file size manageable and this is an Admin function or setting. 

    The old forum software had a running total of these counts. The new software could only count the post in the current database and these old counts were not transferred with the user files.  Thus the old forum software was not incorrect.

    The question here is: Does the current database include all post-legitimate post from the first day the forum went online?  If so the count is correct; if not, these are the missing post counts.

    My only point was that the way the posts are tallied doesn't have anything to do with a policy decision.  It's a software issue.  What you say makes sense though, and maybe that happened. 

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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:16:57 (permalink)

    Sundancer7

    I suspect you may be correct and I hope Stephan reads your post.  I lost 1100 post.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    and everyone knows you posted to all the controversial threads, paul
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    edwmax
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:30:16 (permalink)

    Sundancer7

    I suspect you may be correct and I hope Stephan reads your post.  I lost 1100 post.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    The only members that seem to have lost post count are the older ones. My counts, I think are correct (no sure tho), so I don't think members joining in the past couple of years were effected.


    PS: congrats on being a Health Inspector. Did this come with a raise$
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    edwmax
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:39:28 (permalink)
    Boyle......My only point was that the way the posts are tallied doesn't have anything to do with a policy decision.  It's a software issue.  What you say makes sense though, and maybe that happened. 


    Sorry, I wasn't trying to indicate that you had it wrong. It's just the explanation else where in the forums indicate the problem to be due to "DELETED" post.  Since I’m not an Admin I can quite prove or show otherwise that the count problem is most likely due to archived files or post removed from the database.
     

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    Robearjr
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:42:30 (permalink)
    I'm thinking about hiring Price, Waterhouse, Cooper to do an audit of all my previous posts, so that I can find out just how accurate my post count is.  And after that I'm going count the holes in Blackburn, Lancashire.  And though the holes are rather small,
    I have to count them all, so I'll  know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:45:15 (permalink)
    I have to agree with Mr.Hoffman-I rarely look at  the number of posts I have done...I am not going for some kind of record....
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    Davydd
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:46:05 (permalink)
    Minnesota has a lot of experienced counters now. Maybe you can get them to help.
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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:49:58 (permalink)
    Two VERY long threads had to lose about about 20 pages of content for the migration to be successful.  The moderators went through every post in those threads and removed the ones that weren't adding value to the topic.

    Unless you can prove otherwise, no other posts were removed from the database.

    The counts in this forum are 100% accurate.  We did migrate over the post counts, however, the forum software has scheduled maintenance tasks that recalculates the totals and lots of other techy things you probably don't want to know about.
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 14:55:32 (permalink)
    OH Hey! I just made 3 post and then deleted each one. My count still had the tree post and did not go backwards.    So pump you counts if you want the missing post counts back.
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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 15:35:43 (permalink)
    edwmax

    OH Hey! I just made 3 post and then deleted each one. My count still had the tree post and did not go backwards.    So pump you counts if you want the missing post counts back.


    You might want to take another look at your post count.
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    Sundancer7
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 16:21:04 (permalink)
    Stephan, I have full confidence in the new forum but I do not believe the post count.  It is almost impossible for the former forum to be off 10%.  I have to believe it was my early year post.  It is what it is and I will accept that except that I do not think you should.
     
    I watched my post count very carefully.  I do not post short ones just to gain numbers as I only post what I believe is quality and informative to our members.  I watched every post and I saw no acceleration under Snitz.
     
    Respectully and Sincerely
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    joerogo
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    Re:Post Count 2008/12/20 16:21:47 (permalink)
    If I feel the need to boast my post count.  I'll just ask CCinNJ to post under my name for about a week.  That should get me about an extra 500 posts.
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