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Old January 5, 2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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post padding

i was just wondering if you can be banned for "post padding" on TFL??? see i joined another fourm yesterday called kentuckyhuntin.net and i only have 9 posts. i got a message from one of the moderators warning me that post padding would get me banned.
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Old January 5, 2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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Define "post padding". If you mean posting trivial posts such as "+1", or nonsense posts, then a member's posting privileges here at TFL may come under scrutiny more than a member who contributes to the knowledge base.
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Old January 5, 2010, 02:49 PM   #3
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i assume thats what he was refering to but i mean come on ive only got nine posts and most of them are on one thread that i started to ask a question
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Old January 5, 2010, 03:00 PM   #4
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We can't speak to the moderation policies of another board. That's their business, not ours.
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Old January 5, 2010, 03:05 PM   #5
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EstillEngineer#59 how quickly did you make your nine posts?
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Old January 5, 2010, 03:08 PM   #6
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between yesterday morning and this morning. but like i said most were in one thread that i started at ask a question
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Old January 5, 2010, 04:00 PM   #7
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If your posts have been legitimate questions and responses to the answers, which judging from your posts on TFL I would assume that they are, then it sounds to me like the Mods on that particular forum may just have their undies in a knot.

9 posts in one day gets you in trouble? Geez.... I've been AVERAGING that many on TFL for almost a year and a half!
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Old January 5, 2010, 04:08 PM   #8
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lol im to worried about it im just on there because its focused on huntin in my state. if they ban me they ban me i guess
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Old January 5, 2010, 09:49 PM   #9
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+1, Mal.
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Old January 6, 2010, 12:09 AM   #10
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Here's one way...
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Old January 6, 2010, 12:09 AM   #11
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...that you could make yourself obnoxious...
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Old January 6, 2010, 12:10 AM   #12
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...and obvious enough to get called for "post-padding".
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Old January 6, 2010, 12:10 AM   #13
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Another way would be to post the same thing over and over an over, especially in several different TFL subforums. Carrying on a conversation that requires several posts is not going to garner negative attention.
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Old January 6, 2010, 09:19 AM   #14
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Are you talking about trying to increase your post count so you look more legitimate when selling something?

Most people check the join date and feedback and hold both in higher regard than if you are a "senior member." I don't see any reason you would want to do this except if you are selling something and then I don't think it would work that well.
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Old January 6, 2010, 10:54 AM   #15
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no its nothing like that. this happend on another forum where they put some value on ur status.(i.e. junior member, member, senior member) but on there it goes fawn, spike, 6 pointer, 8 pointer and on. but its no big deal i got it figured out now
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Old January 6, 2010, 10:59 AM   #16
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LOL- I'd be gone pretty quick there myself.
If a another member has posted what I was about too - Quote them and +1
No need to restate it IMHO!
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Old January 6, 2010, 11:10 AM   #17
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exactly but like i said its no big deal i got it straitend out.
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Old January 6, 2010, 05:11 PM   #18
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Looks like we're done here. Question asked and answered ... thread closed.
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