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    Lower post count

    Noticed that my post count is now 90 when I could have sworn my post count a few days ago was 166. Is there a bug or was something done to the forums?

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    It honestly shouldn't matter? Post count really doesn't have any major relevance.

    Anyway. Some threads you posted in could have been deleted, and that would lower your count. At least it does on some forum providers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq View Post
    It honestly shouldn't matter? Post count really doesn't have any major relevance.

    Anyway. Some threads you posted in could have been deleted, and that would lower your count. At least it does on some forum providers.
    This is true, post count would go down. Or if threads got moved to Fun Stuff. But if you count up their posts in the "post areas" tab in their profile, it doesn't add up. But it's happened to other people before. I lost about a hundred on my post count a few days ago as well, and I know others who have had the problem.

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    Does your title get better with higher post counts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buxton McGraff View Post
    Does your title get better with higher post counts?
    Yes. You get a new title ever few 1000 posts or so I think, Maybe every 500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buxton McGraff View Post
    Does your title get better with higher post counts?
    Yes. There are some who think their credibility also gets better but thankfully such a belief resides in the realms of myth. I've about 4k-5k posts when I consider this current MMO-Champion account and an older one, but it's no big deal at the end of the day.
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    Do you ever wonder how some of the people have so high post counts around here, Dontrike?

    You might think, "Well, they simply post a lot, don't they?". Well, no. No they do not. They hunt down the less prominent posters and steal their posts in the night, adding it to their own for everyone to see. There are two kinds of people in this world, Dontrike. There are those who post to earn their numbers, and there are those who take it from those too weak to hold it. You've simply fallen prey to Darsithis insatiable lust for posts. It is as it has always been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everything Nice View Post
    Do you ever wonder how some of the people have so high post counts around here, Dontrike?

    You might think, "Well, they simply post a lot, don't they?". Well, no. No they do not. They hunt down the less prominent posters and steal their posts in the night, adding it to their own for everyone to see. There are two kinds of people in this world, Dontrike. There are those who post to earn their numbers, and there are those who take it from those too weak to hold it. You've simply fallen prey to Darsithis insatiable lust for posts. It is as it has always been.

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    Dontrike: I didn't look at your post history, but sometimes what happens is a thread from WoW Gen or OT Gen or whatever gets moved to Fun Stuff, and all the posts in that thread for each poster no longer get counted and you can lose a lot of post count with that.

    Other than that I'm guessing a few threads got deleted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    This is true, post count would go down. Or if threads got moved to Fun Stuff. But if you count up their posts in the "post areas" tab in their profile, it doesn't add up. But it's happened to other people before. I lost about a hundred on my post count a few days ago as well, and I know others who have had the problem.
    It looks like this thread was moved to fun stuff:

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ing-the-Thread

    The "post areas" tab doesn't take into account deleted posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    It looks like this thread was moved to fun stuff:

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ing-the-Thread

    The "post areas" tab doesn't take into account deleted posts.
    But I created that thread in fun stuff, plus with 81 posts in that thread my post count would have been higher than the 166 that I had before, so I don't think that is the problem.

    It isn't like it's a huge deal that it is lower, I was was just curious as to why this might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    The "post areas" tab doesn't take into account deleted posts.
    Good to know.

    But that thread was originally in Fun Stuff. I merged it and it moved to GenOT because I wasn't paying attention, so I moved it back. Don's post area shows only 9 posts in General Off-topic, where the thread was temporarily, while he has 81 posts in that thread. I don't think it's being caused by that.

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    It's possible that it subtracts when something is moved to fun stuff but doesn't properly add when it gets merged into a forum that does count postcount; hmm.

    I'll run some tests, but that would probably be a vb issue

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    Thanks Sunshine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amaroq View Post
    It honestly shouldn't matter? Post count really doesn't have any major relevance.
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