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    So how does the post count thing work anyway?

    Hmmm? I'm a bit confused, for instance, as to why a post to P&R II would count, but one to Foo doesn't. Hope I'm not being impertinent, but I'm kind of curious.

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    thanks GBCB. ditto.

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    You must have missed the big hullabaloo a few months back, when all the game threads were locked. A lot of discussion at the time centered around post counts, and how they became inflated when one took part in those threads. Since the game threads were brought back, posts there no longer count toward post counts.

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    Okay, but why does P&R count, then? I'd say that it should be either all posts count, or *only* bike-related posts count. This half-and-half is a bit confusing.

    Edit: I think the regional forums should be downgraded too, just to spite that SoCal "Whatcha doin'" rip-off thread

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    Why do post counts matter? What do they signify other than you make a lot of posts? Do they imply credibility? Do they imply sagacity? Do they mean you're better than someone with a lower post count?

    I'm really curious about the whole fixation on post counts because they mean nothing to me once you've got more than about 10 (and they're not all spam posts); and that's only to weed out those who register to spam the site.
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    I suppose they don't matter, and I didn't intend this thread to be a "make Foo posts count so I look cooler" sort of thing. I was just curious because there doesn't really seem to be a logical system. But you are free to speculate on the psychology behind the post count fixation

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    I don't get it either. Every other forum I use is dead on accurate with post counting, but bikeforums is anything but. Not that it matters.
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    Let's not all get up in arms about post counts again folks. We've been down this road before and frankly, no one wins. Posts don't count in Foo. Let the SoCal crew be the SoCal crew in their corner of BF's. Let the sleeping dogs lie.

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    ass bandits I WOULD HAVE LIKE 10000000 POSTS if foo counted
    Nowi have like 0 posts.
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    Is there any way to actually determine a foorat's real post count?
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    Good news! By using the "spy" feature some loyal BF's member could manually count the post and keep a running record.

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    Would you like a dream with that?

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    what Id like to know is... is there a prize for the most posts count? cause everyone seems really uptight about adding them up...

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    Post counts? You mean they count those things?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    what Id like to know is... is there a prize for the most posts count? cause everyone seems really uptight about adding them up...
    Yeah, you get a nice wheel of cheddar and a henway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    <hands on hips>

    I was talking to BDG Grrrrr!





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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy
    Good news! By using the "spy" feature some loyal BF's member could manually count the post and keep a running record.

    Have Fun!
    Great! I'll get right on that!

    Stacey, if you don't want this thing to get out of control (I didn't quite realise how sensitive the issue is), feel free to lock the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
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    I was talking to BDG Grrrrr!




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