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Steven P.    8,787

I think so, but if it gets abused, this will change.

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Crisp    3,271

It's the start button all over again :no:

 

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Brian M.    773

(Y) Good riddance as far as I'm concerned (Sorry Damien!!)

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+fusi0n    1,568

Post counts are in multiple places, there's even pages for most posts ever, today etc and as I pointed out, it's easy to find if people really need to know.

I understand that, but a lot of members, myself included, don't really come here just to help people. I help people when I can, but most of the time I am reading about news, entertainment, ect.. Just seems that Neowin is putting a lot of focus in one bucket and leaving others kinda hanging.. Just my two cents.. I spoke my opinion and I'll let it go. 

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Damo R.    29,656

(Y) Good riddance as far as I'm concerned (Sorry Damien!!)

 

haha I am not really that upset....but...my badge is gone so I now I Hulk out! :p

 

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+LimeMaster    14,891

Can the thread starter still select their own posts as Best Answer in a thread?

Shh stop telling everyone my secret methods to get best answer. :p

 

In all seriousness I've seen people mark their own post as best answer. :laugh:

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Draconian Guppy    12,627

How is joined date more important than post counts or location for that matter?

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The Dark Knight    197

Nice one!  :yes:

 

Mine is 0....no one likes what I write!  :cry:

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KingCracker    1,495

Lame,don't like.

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Grinch    166

I'm for the change. I see no issue with it personally.

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+LimeMaster    14,891

Nice one!  :yes:

 

Mine is 0....no one likes what I write!  :cry:

You have a lot of likes, so people do like what you write. :D

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Tha Bloo Monkee    591

Why not have Best Answers & Post Count?  Post Count actually means something for many people. :pinch:

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+fusi0n    1,568

You have a lot of likes, so people do like what you write. :D

Maybe we should replace best answers with Likes then. 

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+fusi0n    1,568

Why not have Best Answers & Post Count?  Post Count actually means something for many people. :pinch:

Exactly. 

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The Dark Knight    197

So how do you vote for a Best Answer? Or does it happen automatically based on the number of likes a post receives?

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+Frank B.    7,104

The post count doesn't matter at all as far as I'm concerned. You can have someone with 500 posts giving better technical answers than someone else with 110,000 posts.

 

So yes, good move.

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+LimeMaster    14,891

Maybe we should replace best answers with Likes then. 

Or maybe put it under Best Answer.

 

So how do you vote for a Best Answer? Or does it happen automatically based on the number of likes a post receives?

The OP is the one who decides the best answer for the thread. :)

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Nick H.    7,987

Why not have Best Answers & Post Count?  Post Count actually means something for many people. :pinch:

I'm intrigued to know what it means to people? I've seen people with a high post count that just post gibberish, and others with an incredibly low post count, but a majority of their replies have been well thought out posts. Do you treat someone with a high post count differently than someone with a low post count? I'm genuinely asking, as I really can't see any benefit to post counts.
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Knife Party    630

Can't say i've been keeping track of my post count or really care. 

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+fusi0n    1,568

The post count doesn't matter at all as far as I'm concerned. You can have someone with 500 posts giving better technical answers than someone else with 110,000 posts.

 

So yes, good move.

Right. But this isn't just a forum for tech help.. It's much bigger than that.. This isn't TechNet. They should simply show both. 

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The Dark Knight    197

The OP is the one who decides the best answer for the thread. :)

 

Oh ok.  (Y)

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KingCracker    1,495

I'm intrigued to know what it means to people? I've seen people with a high post count that just post gibberish, and others with an incredibly low post count, but a majority of their replies have been well thought out posts. Do you treat someone with a high post count differently than someone with a low post count? I'm genuinely asking, as I really can't see any benefit to post counts.

To me post count means you actually put in time on the forum. I couldn't care less if you think my posts are gibberish that's all a matter of opinion but when I see high post counts that means to me that they're active and contribute to the forum.

And like fusion said this isn't just a tech forum.

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Crisp    3,271

I'm intrigued to know what it means to people? I've seen people with a high post count that just post gibberish, and others with an incredibly low post count, but a majority of their replies have been well thought out posts. Do you treat someone with a high post count differently than someone with a low post count? I'm genuinely asking, as I really can't see any benefit to post counts.

 

Because we're always told Neowin has become more than a tech site, and post count shows you're more involved in the community of Neowin.

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Nick H.    7,987

Because we're always told Neowin has become more than a tech site, and post count shows you're more involved in the community of Neowin.

But don't the stars on their own do that? And again, it's not like you can't hover over the user for a split second to see their actual post count...

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+LogicalApex    1,746

I like this change. Less motivation to spam and more motivation to contribute positively to the community :)

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