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(Originally posted on: 09-12-02 02:38:29 PM)
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I will never understand why people focus so much attention on post counts. To me, it's pathetic to actually give a shit about post counts, but that's just me. Granted, on this forum, you need 50 posts in order to upload avatars and upload files to the server, but aside from the first 50 posts on this forum, what is so great about having a high post count?

I'd really like to get some serious feedback on this, so if you have nothing to offer, don't reply, fags.
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Reply 1 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 02:47:15 PM)
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I think it's like a power or superiority thing. Having a higher post count is believed to make you a more superior being then people with lower post counts.
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Reply 2 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 02:51:38 PM)
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Quoted from Tartarus:
I think it's like a power or superiority thing. Having a higher post count is believed to make you a more superior being then people with lower post counts.


i get that feeling too. it's not as strong here as it is/was at SA, but there's still that... feeling.

but as for me, i post like mad cuz i'm a flaming idiot. or something.
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Reply 3 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 02:53:54 PM)
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Pretty much what Tartarus said. New people, the ignorant and such seem to automatically assume that a post count means you are more popular, intelligent, and important than another person with a lower count.

That means that all the pathetic morons try to spam their way to a high post count so they can exploit this.


btw: I never did mention how much I like the RS modification which doesn't count posts.
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Reply 4 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 03:09:35 PM)
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it's a gathering instinct I think, people like things that add up, become more by some action they perform.

and ofcourse the false idea of status as mentioned above.

personally I couldn't care less but I do admit it was amusing to see my post count reach the first hundred. mainly because it was my first time ever I found a place on the internet where I could be interested for more then a few minutes, and actually enjoy seeing a reaction to my posts

but there must be some scientific theory for the desire to get a higher post count. maybe it's the feeling that you're personality actually has some kind of depth. 'look mama I have 400 posts, I have an OPINION' ... or something
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Reply 5 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 03:20:22 PM)
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its like buying an expensive car, or having a big house or some ice to floss. bragging rights over trivial and superficial things, i guess.
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Reply 6 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 03:24:01 PM)
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I dunno..

I've never really cared about mine.
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Reply 7 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 03:24:40 PM)
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w00t! postcount ++!!

Seriously, though, I think people imagine that the postcounts establish the pecking order in the forums, ie. I have a higher postcount than you so therefore my posts are more relevant and more amusing.
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Reply 8 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 03:33:05 PM)
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I know my postcount will never be as high as many of the forumers here, without RS posts counting for anything. I used to care, because everyone made such a big deal about Danielle's postcount when she first arived. It was like a competitive thing for me. Now it just doesn't matter, I'm here to have fun.
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Reply 9 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 03:49:29 PM)
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Its an attention thing. And a bragging thing. I never have as high a postcount as most people. My postcount here is much lower than other people who came around the same time I did, and it is lower than some people's who came way after me. It doesnt really matter to me though. I dont think it has been as much of a problem here as it has been at other forums though.
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Reply 10 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 03:58:14 PM)
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I think what HoA said was right on target.

Personally, I pay much more attention to karma.
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Reply 11 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 05:38:18 PM)
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I agree with MC, postcount pales to karma.
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Reply 12 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 05:43:38 PM)
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Sandamnit, how come my posts were lowered to so low? I don't care about having a high one, but I don't even have one above 50...
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Reply 13 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 05:45:28 PM)
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RETARDATION STATION MODERATION CONTEST!!!
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Reply 14 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 05:47:19 PM)
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Sandamnit, how come my posts were lowered to so low? I don't care about having a high one, but I don't even have one above 50...
Actually, I don't even know why FA even reset yours. I'll go ahead and give you the floor post count value, since I really have no clue.
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Reply 15 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 05:48:42 PM)
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Hmmm... I thought it was because he lost FA's moderation contest...
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Reply 16 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 05:51:28 PM)
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Hmmm... I thought it was because he lost FA's moderation contest...
No, because my winner was his loser; the winner of my contest was Socrateius, thus Socrateius should've lost his post count: a whole 3 posts.
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Reply 17 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 06:01:45 PM)
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That was me. I honestly don't give a damnabout my post count, I was just glad to get my upload capabilities back.
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Reply 18 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 06:07:23 PM)
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This will be the same as Sandamnit's contest, except his winning number is my LOSING number! And vice versa! HAR HAR!



How is that so hard to understand?! Christ, people.
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Reply 19 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 06:26:07 PM)
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Quoted from Sandamnit:
Quoted from antpocas:
Hmmm... I thought it was because he lost FA's moderation contest...
No, because my winner was his loser; the winner of my contest was Socrateius, thus Socrateius should've lost his post count: a whole 3 posts.


Wooohah, that's partially because I lost the previous contest...and that most of the posts I make/have made are retarded.
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Reply 20 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 06:30:47 PM)
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Postcounts are partially the way people say "OMG IR ONT A N00B FGT!!!!11 OGM LLO!!1~"

I think some people simply use that to say "Look how much I have, I must've been here a long time, and therefore, accepted."
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Reply 21 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 07:25:13 PM)
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Thanks Sandy.
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Reply 22 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 07:27:37 PM)
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FA care to explain, because if it's the opposites of sandy, and Soccy and GlobeThrasher were the winners and losers, why the hell did I lose posts?
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Reply 23 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 07:38:42 PM)
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On the flip side, mirthlac has like 100 posts, but I give him as much respect as I do [insert respected guy here].
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Reply 24 of 56 (Originally posted on: 09-12-02 07:38:56 PM)
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Come on. You aren't this stupid, Alyantis.

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This will be the same as Sandamnit's contest, except his winning number is my LOSING number! And vice versa! HAR HAR!


READ>COMPREHEND>POST

If my contest was just his winner is my loser and vice versa, why did I have people pick numbers? Huh? Well it wasn't. If you had READ MY FUCKING THREAD AT ALL you would know that his WINNING NUMBER was my LOSING NUMBER. His winning number was 100. You were closest to 100. Therefore, since your post count was under 200, you post count gets taken down to 0. Those were the rules. Jesus Christ!
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