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POLL: Move post count to profiles only?

Removing post count from posts  

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Steven P.    14,245

This subject was brought up in the staff forums, along with warning status bar view.

On the update, members can only see their own warning status bar on their profile. In posts they have been removed, the thinking behind this was to relieve possible stress certain members might have while posting, because their warn status is right there after each post they make. Staff will still be able to see every members warning status on every forum post that's made.

The other idea was also to remove "post count" from the post view, but keep it in the profiles. This would go a long way to making posts more equal, an opinion by a member can't then be based off the post count and time span of contribution.

I was against this idea, but I think its fair to at least poll it!

So, what do you guys think?

PS: Unless there's an overwhelming vote to remove post counts from posts, we'll keep it.

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ATGC    40

Yes, post counts are useless.

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+Frank B.    7,151

Yes.

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Fubar    114

I'll go for yes or remove the entirely.

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furby    0

Would you keep the Stars? And the Group associated with it?

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James7    659

The stars already give an idea of generally how many posts someone has. But I do like seeing mine in each post.

The other thing is, many people might miss celebrating their milestones if they couldn't see post count in posts.

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ChrizzMan    0

I wouldn't mind either way, however I do not feel that displaying post counts within each postbit is crucial, nor significant, at all. Quality over quantity. :)

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Steven P.    14,245
Would you keep the Stars? And the Group associated with it?

Nope, they would be visible only in the profile.

I wouldn't mind either way, however I do not feel that displaying post counts within each postbit is crucial, nor significant, at all. Quality over quantity. :)

Wow a Tier 2 subscriber after only 1 week? Do we know you from the past or something? :shifty:

The stars already give an idea of generally how many posts someone has. But I do like seeing mine in each post.

The other thing is, many people might miss celebrating their milestones if they couldn't see post count in posts.

Yeah, but polling this is a good thing anyway, just to get a general idea before we launch.

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ChrizzMan    0
Wow a Tier 2 subscriber after only 1 week? Do we know you from the past or something? :shifty:

Long-time lurker... and spy. :laugh:

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johnporter29    95

I don't think we need to see our post count on every post we make here. Or could be an option that we could set?

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Calum    820

I'm very for this idea and I think people would actually prefer it once they get used to it. After all, who wants to feel the need to compete in regard to post count? Doing this will remove from peoples' minds the idea that they must compete and increase their post count. Only great quality posts can come from this if it happens; I reckon there will be less of the bad quality posts if this is implemented.

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tensegrity    5

How about an option to turn the feature off/on along with signatures and avatars and member.no,join data, to provide an absolute minimum of information for mobile users/minimalists?

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Minifig    40

How about an user enabled option for disabling them?

Jynx btw..tensegrity

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Rob    20

This won't be a per-user option if we do implement it - it's either a good idea (in which case we want it community-wide) or it's not. It's not a preference thing, it's whether it's good for the health of the community.

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brentaal    404

Yes! Finally! (well, assuming it gets a majority of votes)

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Maple Arrow    0

I agree, take the post count off. :)

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SakuraKira    12

I don't care either way. Every one of Neowin's members once had a post count of 1, and that didn't make what they had to say any more or less valid.

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brentaal    404

What would happen with the stars? Would they also be hidden/removed? (I sure hope that's the case :p)

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iamwhoiam    69
On the update, members can only see their own warning status bar on their profile. In posts they have been removed, the thinking behind this was to relieve possible stress certain members might have while posting, because their warn status is right there after each post they make. Staff will still be able to see every members warning status on every forum post that's made.

I say keep the warn indicator there. If some get stressed over their warning level showing (only to them) then they should put more thought into what they're posting before they post it.

The other idea was also to remove "post count" from the post view, but keep it in the profiles. This would go a long way to making posts more equal, an opinion by a member can't then be based off the post count and time span of contribution.

I was against this idea, but I think its fair to at least poll it!

So, what do you guys think?

PS: Unless there's an overwhelming vote to remove post counts from posts, we'll keep it.

IMO, I think removal of the post counts would be a good idea. Far too many times people have been ridiculed and their contribution discounted simply because they have a low post count.In that regard, the join date should also be removed.

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Farstrider    298
What would happen with the stars? Would they also be hidden/removed? (I sure hope that's the case :p)

You won't see them except in the profile!

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Snowl    41

What about rappy?

With the warning, if your at around 80% then you should show it as a last warning to make sure you don't break the rules as people who already have 100% cannot make a mistake and they might forget that.

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Maple Arrow    0
In that regard, the join date should also be removed.

I agree, those who joined later have less of a chance of people actually taking their advice. An example: I'm going to guess that not many people will listen to me and take this post seriously as I joined on the 30th of December.

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Snowl    41
I agree, those who joined later have less of a chance of people actually taking their advice. An example: I'm going to guess that not many people will listen to me and take this post seriously as I joined on the 30th of December.

Did the wind say something?/jokes

You have more than 50 days and "apparently" thats "enough" to be heard. :o

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tiagosilva29    952

Yes, I have nothing against it.

What about the From field?

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Farstrider    298
Yes, I have nothing against it.

What about the From field?

What about the "from" field? :huh: Why not remove everything and then all you will see are the posts?! :rolleyes:

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