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Vito

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PostSubject: Post counts   Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:37 pm

Kyle's current signature wrote:
҇‾᷈ ᷉ ҃᷈͠ ‾᷈ ҃͠ ؎☺ Post-count quality: move decimal one to the left to be fair, two to be honest.
In many cases, that's true. I have long suspected that displaying post counts encourages some people who have nothing to say to take every possible opportunity to say it. I have often thought it would be an interesting experiment to disable post counts, just to see what effect it has on the number of posts.

Anyhow...it's a moot point. The Forumotion software on which BoB is based does not currently allow the forum admin to disable post counts. So, even if BoB's team wanted to disable post counts, they couldn't do it.

Actually, the Forumotion software is based on the phpBB code base, and phpBB (which is now at version 3.0.11) has had the ability to disable post counts since v3.0. In fact, there has been a Forumotion feature request that is now going on six years old, begging the Forumotion team to enable admins to selectively disable post counts. The overwhelming majority of Forumotion users (that is, the admins who run forums like BoB) are in favor of the proposal, but Forumotion refuses to implement the feature, which is already built into the phpBB software. They will not explain why...and I have asked.

Ah, well...we live in a world where quality usually gets stomped in favor of quantity. No surprise there. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:03 pm

It's actually possible to move the forum OFF of forumotion. Took me awhile to figure out how. It does require administrative access and would require someone an evening of headaches. I'm not willing to do it for free... And I do alot of stuff for free....lol
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:28 pm

I know eff-all about phpBB/Forumotion, but the post-count doodah is something that, by all counts *snerk* should go--I'd do it if I knew enough not to break BoB. I know Kirk was able to spike it when he was using whatever forum software on The Cubby, but now he's running myBB, which is more similar to what Bob is running. *shrug* From what I know, it's almost permanently embedded.

That's part of why I put that sig line in there. I figure kowtowing from newbies could be abated, at least. Laughing It was better than "My post count is a glitch." (...mental or software... Razz )

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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:06 pm

It's history on The Fellowship Kyle. Wink
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 pm

Kyle - having over 10,000 posts they should start charging your ass.


lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:06 am

Yeah!

But you have to give a nod to the guy who did in a year:).
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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:11 am

alfredo_buscatti wrote:
But you have to give a nod to the guy who did in a year:).

No question there, it took one heck of an effort! Very Happy
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:16 pm

That's like giving politicians trophies for talking. I just do it with my pal QWERTY, and I don't hug babies, lie and diddle underage hookers. T'wain't no thang.

Kirk, last time I checked I saw post counts on the Fellowship, but since you took it away from us to move Sad I can't check. How'd you do it?

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George Kaplan

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
I just do it with my pal QWERTY, and I don't hug babies, lie and diddle underage hookers.
I'm thinking two of those things might be true...
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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:28 pm

X2 lol!

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:32 pm

But she said she was 18? Sad (...and her baby was addicted to crack...) I'm a humanitarian!
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:09 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Kirk, last time I checked I saw post counts on the Fellowship, but since you took it away from us to move Sad I can't check. How'd you do it?

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Open your eyes ya big girly and stop blubbing............ Twisted Evil Laughing I love you
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:22 pm

Well quit chattin' o'er here and finish the transfer the Fellowship...whip the chimp or whatever you gotta do...(that sounded naughty)
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PostSubject: Re: Post counts   Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:49 pm

It'll all done Bruv'. Wink
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