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Old June 3, 2010, 08:55 PM   #1
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Senior Member in Six Days?

I'm not really an active poster, but I visit to read, learn and be entertained almost daily, now, for nearly 4 years. I've recognized a curious thing recently, though, where a new member spends a few days commenting on everything, much like chat room conversations, and their post count goes from 2 to 392 before the week is done. BAM ! - senior member. No big deal, really, but now I look more carefully at the member's identity before I read their post. I've learned quite a lot from some. Thanks to those who continually add value to this forum.
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Old June 3, 2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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All of the terms "New Member", "Member", "Senior Member" mean practically nothing. As you indicate, they are merely indicators of post count. It's the quality of those posts that makes a member a valuable asset to TFL, or the lack of quality and merely quantity of posts that makes a member less so.

Those 3 terms are the default indicators from the vBulletin software.
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Old June 3, 2010, 11:10 PM   #3
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If senior member/post count meant anything I would win some arguments on this forum.
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Old June 4, 2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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Old June 4, 2010, 09:29 PM   #5
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Old June 5, 2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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I tend to get pretty surly when someone, or multiple someones, start questioning the veracity of a member based SOLELY on his low post count and see that as a reason for getting nasty with the new individual.

It's a "measure" that has absolutely no validity, and has come close to getting a few people booted from TFL in the past.
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Old June 5, 2010, 07:44 AM   #7
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I'll go take it off my resume now...
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