Post Count Padding - Not Cool - I'm Guilty

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by PurpleChicken, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    The other evening Perfectly_Polish and I were posting smiley faces
    in order to maintain our # of posts positions versus each other.
    It was meant to be harmless fun between two friends.

    This was not cool and I apologise.

    I'm posting this so no one else sees this as fun and continues it. The
    top posters on this board have contributed a LOT to this forum and
    their post counts reflect that. None of them have written that many posts
    in order to race anyone else.

    "Post Count Padding" on many forums is considered poor etiquette, spamming,
    and can result in bannings.

    As a guilty party I just wanted to say this.
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * You're a bad, bad boy, PC!! I can't count at least a fifth of mine due to accidental or otherwise mysterious and scandulous double-posts, and I'm not even really "racing" anybody, either. Point is, if we took of all the blunders and blunderers, we'd probably have to wipe out quite a chunk of members and postings, ya think??
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    d.k :

    * You're a bad, bad boy, PC!! I can't count at least a fifth of mine due to accidental or otherwise mysterious and scandulous double-posts, and I'm not even really "racing" anybody, either. Point is, if we took of all the blunders and blunderers, we'd probably have to wipe out quite a chunk of members and postings, ya think??

    Well, there is a difference and a question of intent too.

    If you look at Wildsky, who has a ton of posts, a lot are fun but none are meant
    to pad her post count. Many of my posts are nothing short of stupid but again,
    aren't meant to jack up my post count. How about SpeckledHen? Most of hers
    actually have a point. Then we have moderators with lower counts because they
    spend most of their time on BYC patrolling for stupid stuff and keeping the peace.

    I just wanna make sure that none of the younger members look at what me and
    PP were doing the other night and think it's ok. That's all. It's a slippery slope when
    people put too much emphasis on post counts.​
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Feeling guilty, old friend? No need.

    Most of us wont hold it against you. Chances are good the majority wont even notice among the many,

    "I'm disgusted!"
    "Aggggh, dogs!"
    "organic feed or not?
    "What age/sex are these chicks?"
    "Whats the deal?"
    and "Wheeee, chickens!" posts. [​IMG]

    Besides, not every post you make must be sage advice, timely commentary or dripping with earnest intent. Those things are well and good, but you are allowed a little frivolity among this group.

    Amend your ways from here out and it's all good. You are forgiven [​IMG]
     
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  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Thanks man for alleviating my guilty conscience. Very well said. Bravo!!
     
  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

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    Is posting smilies to pad your post totals kind of like BYC's version of the steroid scandal?

    PC, I really feel like us non-juicing posters are hurt by you "cheaters" [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    I just want to make it clear that this does not in any way include active
    participation in threads like Davaroos "The Horrors of Off Topic Posts".
    Those are meant to be fun and the more posts the better thay usually are,
    just like the games threads.
     
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Silkies will Steal your Soul! Ha - I love it [​IMG]
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Maybe I'm missing the point about the post counts, but why is it a good thing to have an enormous number of posts? I am all for fun & frivolity as well as the next guy or gal, and see nothing wrong with posting snappy witty comebacks (though I may have trouble actually coming UP with any!). What I don't understand is why it is such a badge of honor to have beaucoup posts following your name if you have nothing to say. (and no, that is NOT directed at PC or anyone else in particular!!!) I know there are different ones such as SpeckledHen, MissPrissy, Terrielacy, and many others who post frequently and DO have valuable advice for those who come on with ?? about anything and everything, and their post counts are in the stratosphere. As for posting something for the SOLE purpose of adding to the "count", why bother? [​IMG]

    P.S. LOLOL @ bluey!
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Nope. You are not missing the point at all. It's exactly that.

    Just to be clear what we were doing was posting smiley faces in order to
    race each other. It was between the two of us and harmless fun. The trouble
    is that others soon followed and eventually a mod had to step in.
     

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