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Old August 11, 2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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post count

ok, maybe i missed it but, why did a lot of folks lose a lot of post counts. I could care less what my post count is, but would like to know where a good 400 to 500 posts went to???


your reply is greatly appreciated.

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Old August 11, 2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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You're correct, a lot of people appeared to have lost a lot of posts during a recent maintenance run specifically intended to correct the post count problem. (Most didn't know there was a problem, but there was.) I lost around 900 posts myself. However, everyone can rest assured not one actual post was deleted, it was only the post count that changed.

The reason for the loss was due to the fact that posts in the Gun Show and a few other forums are not added to a member's post count. It has been that way for several years. The post count is intended to reflect only posts in the main forums of TFL. A member can post 1,000 times in the Gun Show without one single contributing post in the other forums. Their post count should be 0. However, some of those posts made it into the post count. The post count correction was made because of that.

All posts counts are correct as they now stand. No posts in any buy/sell/trade forum, in Tech Support, or in the Testing forum are added to a member's post count.
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Old August 11, 2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick follow up.

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Old August 11, 2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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That answers a question that was nagging in the back of my mind. I've seen a number of posts in the for sale forums where the poster had zero post count & wondered how that was so.

Looks like I only lost 80-90 posts on the deal.
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Old December 2, 2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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No posts in any buy/sell/trade forum are added to a member's post count.

Just out of curiosity....why is that?
I just noticed my post count went down to zero and I guess this is the answer why.....but I"m wondering why the buy/sell/trade area doesn't count.
"just curious".
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Old December 2, 2009, 03:20 PM   #6
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It is my understanding that because the Buy/Sell/Trade forums were added as a convenience for otherwise active TFL members. It was never intended that these areas count towards actual participation on TFL.

I could be wrong, and if so, another mod will be along to correct me.
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Old December 2, 2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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What do we win with high post counts? I'd like to have my prize delivered to me by smiling bikini models, if you don't mind.
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Old December 2, 2009, 05:34 PM   #8
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Antipitas is correct - it was decided long ago that only those posts that contributed to the main forums would be counted. Note that posts in this forum (Tech Support) are also not counted.



azredhawk44 - your prize should be delivered within the next few days, and will be delivered in the manner you requested.

[aside] What's that? Oh, that's too bad! I'll let him know. [/aside]

I have just been informed by our board leader that your prize was delivered yesterday by several Victoria's Secret models. Unfortunately, you were either not home or didn't answer the door bell. Your prize was returned to our office as undeliverable. Oh well, maybe when you reach the 10,000 post level ...

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Old December 2, 2009, 09:14 PM   #9
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Oh well....thanks for the explaination.
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Old December 2, 2009, 11:05 PM   #10
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WELL SHUCKS!!! I have tried to be helpful on this section and thought I was still climbing towards that magic 10k for my prize to be delivered in the aforementioned manner
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Old December 3, 2009, 12:06 AM   #11
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Who is the leader in post count?
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Old December 3, 2009, 07:43 AM   #12
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You can check yourself by selecting "Members" under "Community" in the menu bar. Then click on "Posts" which will sort the list by post count.
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Old December 3, 2009, 08:54 AM   #13
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You can check yourself by selecting "Members" under "Community" in the menu bar. Then click on "Posts" which will sort the list by post count.
HOLY BLISTERED FINGER TIPS, BATMAN!!!...
Of over 50,000 registered users... beginning over 11 years ago....
I am on freaking PAGE UNO???
Thanks mal... I never knew those descriptions were action features...
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Old December 3, 2009, 11:43 AM   #14
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HOLY BLISTERED FINGER TIPS, BATMAN!!!...
Of over 50,000 registered users... beginning over 11 years ago....
I am on freaking PAGE UNO???
You sure are! More than that, there's only SIX members above you, the rest are Staff/Mods.... and one of those members hasn't posted in over 4 years.

In other words, you're in the top .009967% percent! Yes sir, 1/100th of 1 percent!
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Old December 3, 2009, 11:44 AM   #15
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"Who is the leader in post count?"

Some snarky dweeb who obviously has too much time on his hands and too little outside life...
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Old December 3, 2009, 02:52 PM   #16
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You Rock Dogs
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Old December 3, 2009, 06:10 PM   #17
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I wasn't going to say anything quite like that, Mike. But it was tempting!

My first thought was along the lines of "Holy cow! Almost 5,000 more than No. 2 in the list!"
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Old December 4, 2009, 02:36 PM   #18
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Everyone's gotta have a hobby of some kind.
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Old December 10, 2009, 12:14 PM   #19
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Geez, I'm still on page 2?

I need to work on my typing speed.
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Old December 28, 2009, 07:31 PM   #20
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Well, I've been a member since 2001 and had over 100 posts. Bought and sold several items and participated in the "Pay it Forward" thread for awhile until it got out of hand. Now since my post count is so low, I'm unable to post in the buy/sell forums. It sucks because I'm not much of the "chit chat" type.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:03 PM   #21
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busted, Just go in to the other forums and help the village idiots such as my self and it will soon be up there again... It is that dern error that your posts in sales were counting and when that was fixed your legs got chopped off at the knees...
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:34 PM   #22
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... and you can post in those forums, you just can't create any new threads until you post 4 more times in the main forums.
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Old February 1, 2010, 01:35 PM   #23
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If there are helpfull post in the gun show shouldn't they count if not directly related to buying or selling? How come I only recieve 1 post count for every 2 posts in the qualifying area's?
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Old February 1, 2010, 01:50 PM   #24
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If there are helpfull post in the gun show shouldn't they count if not directly related to buying or selling?
How is the software to determine whether the post is "helpful" or not? Or are you suggesting that a mod sort through all posts in the Gun Show area to determine whether they should apply to someone's post count? I suspect a distinct lack of enthusiasm among the mods to implement the latter.
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Old February 1, 2010, 02:21 PM   #25
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Right you are Don.

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How come I only recieve 1 post count for every 2 posts in the qualifying area's?
I'm not going to sift through your 377 posts to try to find the 16 that are in the main forum's, but you would have to prove that statement to me before I would believe it. As mentioned in post #8, posts in this forum (Tech Support) are not counted either, could that be the source of your puzzlement?
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