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stuntmannick
12-12-2005, 07:39 PM
How about not letting posts in the lounge go in the post count. I think it would cut back on a lot of post whoring. Thoughts?

Nick

Snubz-N-Ttown
12-12-2005, 07:42 PM
Personally I dont see why it even matters. I could care less if my post count even showed up next to my screen name in any of my posts...

Thunder Chicken
12-12-2005, 08:23 PM
I don't think we have much of a whoring problem here - some people (myself included) use the forum as kind of a blog, but I don't see people posting just to get their post counts up...

tbirdscott
12-12-2005, 09:15 PM
How about not letting posts in the lounge go in the post count. I think it would cut back on a lot of post whoring. Thoughts?

Nick
heh heh 69th post

Ding!

stuntmannick
12-12-2005, 09:39 PM
I just get annoyed when week after week the majority off the topics are things like "post pictures of your tree" or "I'm not at work today!" or "it snowed a little here today". IMHO this stuff is not the least bit interesting and makes me wonder if people don't post this stuff just to up thier post count.

Nick

Oh yea, and just searching through someone's (not going to name them) profile, In the last 110+ posts, only 3-4 have been outside the lounge.

Snubz-N-Ttown
12-12-2005, 09:55 PM
So we arent allowed to create a thread to strike up any kind of conversation when some of us get bored out of our mind unless it has a valid point? Personally, I think its the BS threads that bring us closer together. It helps get to know one another and when we are actually talking about something a little more serious we have a better feel and understanding of what others are trying to say.

But, dont mind me. Im just leveling-up! :D

stuntmannick
12-12-2005, 10:24 PM
That's not what I'm trying to say. I don't find everything in the lounge interesting, that's fine. I'd just expect some of these threads to be posted in a nursing home forum, not here. Seems like some people seriously need to GO OUTSIDE more often ;)

Nick

CougarSE
12-13-2005, 12:07 AM
hey buddy I started that tree thread. I have met alot of the people on this forum and consider them all friends. This forum is the only one that I post anything un car related. Its nice to know someones opinion on things other than what color you should paint your car. Personally I hate post counts. I like forums without them. I dont see this as even being an issue, only reason I'm voicing my opinion......you cut me down.

Ifixyawata
12-13-2005, 12:43 AM
No! This is a technical forum. No bullshitting and no socialization. Close all non-car forums now! You have plenty of time to be social when you're dead. Don't waste precious time now. End all fun!











Free Post.

Ifixyawata
12-13-2005, 12:51 AM
I just looked at my own posts and most of them are in the non-technical area. Am I a culprit here?



PS - My rep power ownz joo all!

cougarman
12-13-2005, 06:21 AM
If ya don't like the posts, don't read them...simple.:nutkick: :moon:

V8Demon
12-13-2005, 06:34 AM
If ya don't like the posts, don't read them

I kinda have to agree with the Cougarman on this one. Post count doesn't matter. I think post whoring was when you posted just for the sake of it in every thread you could. Would you rather half the posts in the technical threads be nothing but someone saying hello?

jkirchman
12-13-2005, 08:57 AM
Ding!

CougarSE
12-13-2005, 08:57 AM
I think you all will agree with me here, This is by far one of the tightest groups of people that congregate on the internet! And only some of us know each other.

stuntmannick
12-13-2005, 09:03 AM
Ok, well it seems the general concensus is leave it the way it is. That workes for me.

Nick

Haystack
12-16-2005, 07:55 AM
I dont see any post whoring going on here, except maybe the "if you are listening to music" one. I just hate that thread and want it to die. I never read it.

If you want to see post whoreing, go to mp3car.com. People make there own threads and just post 1,000's of times.

baxo
12-16-2005, 09:59 AM
w00 l00k at my p0st count!

I'm teh ultimate p0st wh0re!

CougarSE
12-16-2005, 10:58 AM
Actually I think Carmen had you beat a while back. His were in the millions.

baxo
12-16-2005, 11:38 AM
I tried a trillion and this is the number I got.. I guess i just discovered what carm might have, a maximum limit.. ahh crap.

thundergrowl
12-16-2005, 12:50 PM
I tried a trillion and this is the number I got.. I guess i just discovered what carm might have, a maximum limit.. ahh crap.

2 exp 31 = 2,147,483,648

32 bit word with the msb for sign +/-

Bird351
12-16-2005, 02:08 PM
Oh yea, and just searching through someone's (not going to name them) profile, In the last 110+ posts, only 3-4 have been outside the lounge.

Probably talking about someone like me, which just makes me laugh that you take it seriously enough to complain about it.

Honestly, what does post count matter, aside from skewing this idiotic reputation system?

Here's a suggestion: (Carmen or Eric?) For anyone bugged by the majority of the content in the Lounge, why don't we make the Lounge its own section of the board in the same way the Racing section and Computer Stuff sections are? That way, if the Lounge bugs you, you can just minimize it and only see the on-topic car stuff.. same as how I keep the Racing section minimized most of the time. It sure beats bitching and whining about stuff in that section. (not like I would in the first place.. easy enough to just not read it unless someone ICQs me telling me something stupid is going on in there and I'll get a laugh out of it)

That's all for now.. this has been given more attention than it deserves as it is.

t-bird85
12-16-2005, 02:40 PM
If there was more participation on the technical lounges people would prolbably post more there. I know I have started several threads to get people to start posting tech stuff but people read and never reply. Seems most people just want to hang in the lounge, due to there is nothing going on in any of the other threads. just my .02

Bird351
12-16-2005, 03:13 PM
How much more participation do you want in the on-topic forums? A lot of stuff is reposts, of which nearly all of us are guilty of at some point or another. The rest, well, it usually gets answered sooner or later.

I'm on three vehicle forums. I'll talk about two of them for comparison. This board has nearly 6,000 users.. the Dodge truck forum I'm on has nearly 19,000 users and covers a far larger range of vehicles than just two models (T-bird/Cougar) and a few years. (83-88, not counting the boxcars) This place ALWAYS *seems* busier to me than that place, with less than 1/3rd the registered users. I'd say we're not doing too badly here. (note I said *seems*.. it's possible the other board does more overall volume.. but then, it SHOULD)

Given the choice between the current on-topic post numbers and the alternative of having more posts per day and those posts including more crap from people like the old user "i'm gay as hell" or that guy that got banned, I'll take the status quo "for teh win".

How about we just eliminate visible post counts and rep altogether? I think most people here are smart enough to judge the value of the other users by what they post, not by post counts or passive-aggressive anonymous rep comments. You know the post count/rep system as a measure of individual contribution is flawed when someone like me has more rep than someone like Tom or Chuck, for example.

jkirchman
12-16-2005, 03:54 PM
But Bird351, you'll become FAMOUS soon enough!! Doesn't that excite you??

Bird351
12-16-2005, 03:56 PM
Famous? You mean I have a clock tower and a rifle in my future? :wtf: Oh, wait, that's INfamous. :p

Cougars 2 go
12-16-2005, 04:19 PM
...the "if you are listening to music" one. I just hate that thread and want it to die. I never read it.


:stupid:


I don't mind the post count thingy but the rep power is kinda weak.

EricCoolCats
12-16-2005, 04:41 PM
Admins need the post count visible so that we can prune the inactive users a few times a year, or to recognize a noob that needs, um, "realigned". ;)

Bird351
12-16-2005, 04:46 PM
What about visible only to moderators/admins?

EDIT: BTW, how do you like my new rep? :p :p :p

Ifixyawata
12-17-2005, 12:56 AM
You wanna see a board with no participation? Go over to Cougarnuts. That place is DEAD. I can not visit it for a week or as much as 10 days and there's only 2 pages of new replies.

Cougars 2 go
12-17-2005, 01:19 AM
You wanna see a board with no participation? Go over to Cougarnuts. That place is DEAD. I can not visit it for a week or as much as 10 days and there's only 2 pages of new replies.

Yeah, I think I saw that one coming (http://www.cougarnuts.com/board/showthread.php?t=13267) when this board moved.

I don't know, but something tells me this could cause the death of the Cougarnuts board, at least for the fox part.

Thunder Chicken
12-17-2005, 07:50 AM
Admins need the post count visible so that we can prune the inactive users a few times a year, or to recognize a noob that needs, um, "realigned". ;)

Realigned. I like that :evilgrin:

As for the tech sections: You mean you don't like the constant "5 lug swap", "HO swap question", "how can I make my V6 Bird/Cat faster", "what wheels will fit on my car", and so on, threads?:rollin:

BTW, if the "rep" system is so unpopular let's put it to a vote. I don't see any use for it personally, but some people live or die on their "rep" points. I'll start a poll in the lounge

t-bird85
12-17-2005, 09:21 AM
Realigned. As for the tech sections: You mean you don't like the constant "5 lug swap", "HO swap question", "how can I make my V6 Bird/Cat faster", "what wheels will fit on my car", and so on, threads?:rollin:


Why keep the tech section then, obviously everyone is annoyed with it and noone reads it, Therefore it's useless. I get most of my tech from Corral anyway. the posts I have placed in the tech here were mainly to get more people talking in tech to find out everyones knowledge/skillset. Its always nice to know who to ask a question about a certain topic. And yes i realize im going to get flamed for this.

cougarman
12-17-2005, 10:22 AM
personnally I like the board just the way it is!! Some people just worry to much about things that are't important.

cougrrr302
12-17-2005, 08:45 PM
I like it the way it is. Plus I dont know alot about rims fitting these and 5 lug swap. Im trying to learn what I can to work on my cars.

EricCoolCats
12-17-2005, 09:07 PM
Why keep the tech section then, obviously everyone is annoyed with it and noone reads it, Therefore it's useless. I get most of my tech from Corral anyway. the posts I have placed in the tech here were mainly to get more people talking in tech to find out everyones knowledge/skillset. Its always nice to know who to ask a question about a certain topic. And yes i realize im going to get flamed for this.

No, that's a good point and very valid. I think those of us that have been on this board for many years have just grown a little jaded when we see someone ask a question that we've answered literally dozens of times before. Me personally, I don't mind that. There will always be noobs to our cars and if we have to stoop down a little bit to help them out, so be it. However...one of the biggest gripes about the old board setup was that it had no usable search function. Well we have that now...but nobody seems to be using it, especially those that need to (aka noobs). Therein lies the Catch 22. Now I'm even-tempered and will always side with extending a hand, but that doesn't mean others will be the same way. It's like, we put all the good, useful threads into stickies, then we move them to their own section, then we have a search function and TWO reference sites in our logo at the top. And yet we still get a new thread about a very old subject, which most likely is already answered somewhere, perhaps even that special best-of section that's right at the top where everyone can see it--gasp!!! As the saying goes...you can lead a horse to water...but you can't make it drink.

Sometimes I think the NATO way is the right way. When a noob posts there and it's a subject that's been covered multiple times, they get a response of "USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION". And guess what? THEY DO. I don't think we should be board Nazis or anything, but hell, I'd be all for enforcing the search function like that.

And nothing against the Corral...but we will never devolve into that. ;)

CougarSE
12-18-2005, 11:11 PM
You ever been to TurboFord? Its a sin to repost a question!

As for the board, I think we are all thinking a little to hard about this.

Haystack
12-19-2005, 01:13 AM
Wow, reading this was a waste of my time. Who gives a flying F***? its a number by your name

baxo
12-19-2005, 07:31 AM
Wow, reading this was a waste of my time. Who gives a flying F***? its a number by your name

Hmm then you should have been the first to reply to save everyone some reading / writing time, no? ;) :flip:

Bird351
12-19-2005, 11:24 AM
Everything's a waste of time to you lately, Hayseed. Rare is the thread lately I haven't seen you take a crap all over. Why bother posting if we're all just such an inconvenience to you lately?

jkirchman
12-19-2005, 12:05 PM
I'm going to go ahead and say that four pages of discussion about a green dot is a bit much, IMO.

baxo
12-19-2005, 12:27 PM
Lesson for today: Every comment made on how long this thread is just makes it even longer.

Thunder Chicken
12-19-2005, 01:50 PM
Does it really? Does that mean it adds to my post count, too? :D

baxo
12-19-2005, 02:10 PM
OH Gee whizz Carm, I guess it does *gasp*

Do you think we should also disable post count when someone talks about a thread rather then about what the thread contains? ;)

Nate
12-19-2005, 02:13 PM
w00 l00k at my p0st count!

I'm teh ultimate p0st wh0re!

yes,... but only 10 rep points biotch:D ,

im gonna expect some extra rep points for that comment :p

baxo
12-19-2005, 02:19 PM
yes,... but only 10 rep points biotch:D ,

im gonna expect some extra rep points for that comment :p

Well I'm sorry man but to forge my reputation, that's just plain wrong.. Shame on you for even considering it. :nono:

I'm tempted to take your reputation points away for that mister..

Bird351
12-19-2005, 02:51 PM
Free rep for everybody! Free post count for everybody!

baxo
12-19-2005, 02:53 PM
Well it's not like you ever had to pay for it :flip:

Bird351
12-19-2005, 02:55 PM
Check your user cp.. :p

Haystack
12-19-2005, 04:30 PM
I do appoligize to all of you. I have been working graveyards lately, and I just buried my grandpa and my whole family is in a mess. Sorry.

jkirchman
12-20-2005, 11:06 AM
I just think that five pages of discussion about a green dot is a bit much.

Thunder Chicken
12-20-2005, 11:46 AM
How 'bout if it were a blue dot? :deal:

baxo
12-20-2005, 11:48 AM
Yes blue would match the page better.. I like it!

Bird351
12-20-2005, 12:18 PM
Only two pages to me.. :p

t-bird85
12-20-2005, 03:30 PM
Is it fair to call it a dot its more like a square. Just wrong to call a dot a square and a square a dot.

Bird351
12-20-2005, 03:36 PM
Now now, don't you be square-whorin'.. :p

baxo
12-20-2005, 03:41 PM
You are way off.. it is crealy a rectangle.

EricCoolCats
12-20-2005, 04:04 PM
The image is 8 pixels wide by 10 pixels high...Alex is right. :tg:

Bird351
12-20-2005, 04:05 PM
What, do you think you're suddenly an expert just because you have two of them and the rest of us only have one?!

Well I guess that kinda does.. damnit.

:p

t-bird85
12-20-2005, 04:35 PM
WOO HOO mine is finally green again with a rep power of four...........

Who's your daddy

baxo
12-20-2005, 04:36 PM
The funny thing is, I didn't even do that.. I have no idea why I have 2.. Such mystery lies in that green recangle. or I should say those green rectangles

Bird351
12-20-2005, 04:45 PM
I don't know if I did that or not, when I was handing out those random "Free rep!" things earlier. You can vote for someone again after so many other votes, and I've probably hit ya 3 or 4 times by now on top of what anyone else may have given ya recently.

MasterBlaster
12-21-2005, 08:21 AM
I have no idea why I have 2..Some calculation to do with actual Rep votes and post count, I believe. A few trillion posts, you get a bonus squardotectangle.

baxo
12-21-2005, 09:03 AM
hmm.. how about them apples?