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#179744 03/01/2007 5:29 AM
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This would work for me, before Gizmo jumps on me lol...

Disabling Post counts for individual Forums?

When i'm on forums, you like to think (Not always true)
that a decent post count, is retrespective to there contributions.
That works great in the ideal world.

On my forums we have a "In Forum Entertainment" section
where members can chill, and play the word games etc.

So its not uncommon to see a user do +50 posts in there a day,
on a NEXT WORD GAME. But over time that person has a huge
post count, as appose to someone who posts content and not crap.

Yes its often abused, How would you like a blonde bimo to be
your top poster for the week lol...

So I would like to rally the option within the forum set up
options to disable post counting.

Then this would tie in with "Postcount Group Access" or simular Post count related options.

Just My thoughts smile

Dont visit this forums general "Temptaion" Thread
i will loose at least 100 post lol or more.
But i guess you can see what im getting at.

(I'm going to commision the Discovery Channel Mythbusters
to see if it makes any diffrence to how people are effected
emotionally.
And that's a joke)


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Posts Don't Count unlimited and No PostCount Forums I believe they where referanced to as mod's at UBBDev and ThreadsDev; both of which I quite enjoyed actually; great sugguestion.

I see it as a very good use for forums that play games, or are quite general in nature, such as our "Open Chat" forum here.


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I come from the school that says all posts should count - if you have the forums for people to post, then why should their post count be affected by some forums?

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I think that if the group by post count was ever implimented,
then Disable Post counts per forum would be hot on its heels
as a request, as it would make any post by group a bit pointless.

What's Posts Count unlimited?


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Originally Posted by Ian
I come from the school that says all posts should count - if you have the forums for people to post, then why should their post count be affected by some forums?


I used to be that way too Ian until somone created a
topic called person above.

Just nice to have the option, as in Language files,
i doubt i would use them, but a great option within the product.


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LOL - I have a post counting to a million - I really am not worried if they are posting on that thread or any other thread in the Jukebox' as it means that they are using the site - and they will also be posting on other forums smile

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Posts Don't Count Unlimited and PostCount Disabled Forums both just simply didn't increase the users postcount, they where seperate modifications from UBBDev and ThreadsDev.

Also, i should mention that there is a Posts Don't Count hack on UBBDev right now for 7.1.


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Agreed.. this would be another great feature to have. I had that hack installed on my UBB.c forum.


Stress the system until it breaks. Hey.. it works for Spacecraft.. why not here?

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I wish i had a million posts frown
and i'm sure i wouldnt give a hoot to post counts in the bigger picture.

I'm just stuck dreaming and wishing smile

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Originally Posted by Gizmo
There is a Posts Don't Count hack on UBBDev right now for 7.1.


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hip hip, cherios and all that good stuff...


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Is it correct there is no default way to exclude any forum counting for the postcount? I was looking for that option since I have a general chatter forum, which I would like to exclude.

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I am not aware of one in 7.5.2


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Edit the forum details; deselect the "Posts Count" option; now posts in the forum do not count towards a users postcount.

I'm not sure when this was added, but it is present in 7.5.1


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There you go. Learn something new every day.
Never noticed that option and it is on by default.
But I think it still counts posts just does not add to user post count.

I would never use it though.


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