I've been thinking, I do that sometimes. The topic pretty much says it all. Why? Is an opinion from someone who's expressed his opinion 500 times worth more than someone who's only done it 10 times? What value do you personally place in post counts? What's their actual purpose?
I think it's just to show who has been around Giant Bomb longer... Not really a good scale as I have been here right from the beginning but I have a fairly low post count.
Agreed. Join date is a better representation of that and that's hidden away in the read more about me section. So why do almost all forums more prominently display posts? You have to figure there's a reason.
I remember names over postcounts, but I guess the higher the postcount, the more likely I'm to read what you have to say. Altho that's not always true, some high post peeps here are downright silly.
I tend to do the same thing, though I have no idea why.
also, it's usually safe to trust someone with a high(er) post count. In most cases, your post count reflects how familiar you are with the site and the community, and how willing you are to help out.
I remember a time when a lot of forums would have titles under usernames associated with how many posts a user had. When I used to be younger and more naive, I would end up posting on forums a bunch just so I could have a cool forum title myself. That's all posts used to mean to me.
They don't really mean much to me now, aside from distinguishing who is more active on a community.
Hate to say it, but I tend to regard people with higher postcounts as posters whose opinions should be considered more than ones with lower That's only on first impression though, after that I found out how batshit crazy they are and can view their responses in a appropriate manner.
I just like to know how many posts I've made.
I'm not suggesting they're bad or that the information should not be possible to check on. I just find it strange that they're so prominent on every forum.
@Ahmad_Metallic: You make a good point. However I wouldn't say that a high post counts represent any form of willingness to help out. There are way to many douche bag posts on forums for that
@Cloudenvy: Don't be bringing that Wall Street mumbo jumbo up in here!
A memento of the time spent here; a reflection of our past, present, and maybe even future as a community. A chance for us to see who we are and who we'll be.
Post counts are the cerebral cortex of forums. The lifeblood that flows strong every day.
They are as important to us as we are to the forums themselves. Without them is to be without us. And without us is to be without them.
Thus, the circle of life continues forward.
people with less than 1000 posts are bad people.
anyone with less than 500 posts are not worth my time.
dont trust ppls with less than 1000 post count
DAAAAAAAMMNNNN!!!!! Looks like I'll have to start counting numbers or something in every post I can find -___-
I don't mind there being a post count. I sort of like seeing how active I've been in the community. Which so far apparently is not much =\
I don't view people with a high post count as someone with an expert opinion but it's nice to see some people spend a lot of time and contribute to GB be it editing wikis, blog posts or random posts. Also when I see someone with a green name and it's their first post it helps me see that it is spam.