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    Default Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    For example, the forum counts that I have 60 posts but a search I did on myself shows I really have 98. What's going on, are there certain forums that are excluded from being counted as posts or do you have different criteria for what counts as a post or not?

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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    The off-topic forums don't count.
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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    Quote Originally Posted by maneth View Post
    The off-topic forums don't count.
    that gets me a lot

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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    As has been said by maneth.

    Posting in the off topic forums doesn't count towards your total.
    It got me at first.
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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    Quote Originally Posted by maneth View Post
    The off-topic forums don't count.
    Out of curiosity which forums are counted as off topic? Obviously Off-Topic Chatter but are others like General Television "off topic" as well?

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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    Because, since people get rewards like larger PM boxes, access to more avatars, etc, it was felt that those 'perks' should be earned by 'real' discussion, not just folks 'spamming' their post count by playing games.

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    Thirty-eight out of ninety-eight isn't the majority...
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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    i wondered about this too. does ot boards mean just the games and such, or does sanctuary count as ot?

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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mighty 6 platoon View Post
    Out of curiosity which forums are counted as off topic? Obviously Off-Topic Chatter but are others like General Television "off topic" as well?
    I believe it's just OT.

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    Default Re: Why isn't the majority of my posts counted?

    Only the OT section doesn't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver View Post
    Because, since people get rewards like larger PM boxes, access to more avatars, etc, it was felt that those 'perks' should be earned by 'real' discussion, not just folks 'spamming' their post count by playing games.
    To be fair, the off topic section does contain some real discussion. In my opinion, I feel like the way to solve the problem may be to move the gamey threads to a seperate off-topic forum games forum. (Oddly enough, "Forum Games" does count for posts, and that mainly consists of the games you were talking about.)

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    "Why aren't"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombies Rise from the Sea View Post
    To be fair, the off topic section does contain some real discussion. In my opinion, I feel like the way to solve the problem may be to move the gamey threads to a seperate off-topic forum games forum. (Oddly enough, "Forum Games" does count for posts, and that mainly consists of the games you were talking about.)
    That was a compromise. Because, if Darren had his way, the games wouldn't count either....but in facing tens of thousands of posts going 'away' they were left as is.

    I doubt things are going to change. Honestly our database is too large and spread out that any sort of movement like this would likely freak it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver View Post
    That was a compromise. Because, if Darren had his way, the games wouldn't count either....but in facing tens of thousands of posts going 'away' they were left as is.

    I doubt things are going to change. Honestly our database is too large and spread out that any sort of movement like this would likely freak it out.
    From an IT standpoint I completely understand. Although having posts in threads that discuss world affairs not be counted does bother me...

    Seems to me it ought to be a matter of being able to flag specific threads, sort of a toggle-switch option on the database side. But there I go trying to think like a programmer...

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    Yeah, we're at the mercy of what VB does/doesn't allow. And since the 'go to last post read' has been broken for months I'm not holding out much hope

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