Goodbye, postcounts!

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  1. Asuka

    Asuka Companion Cube

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    I agree with you. But It doesnt matter because all they did was make it like the steam forums where your post count is still on the member list. http://www.halflife2.net/forums/memberlist.php?&order=DESC&sort=posts&pp=30&ltr=

    I like it better this way.
     
  2. outpost

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    Well since they're gone how about moving the rank over to where the post counts were. The space feels empty with out something there.
     
  3. nw909

    nw909 Guest

    I'm glad they're gone again.
     
  4. Dougy

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    Call me elite ist or whatever but post counts where good.

    If i read something like "half life 2 news" and it was posted by a guy with less than 10 posts i knew to just close that window.

    and ive been here for over a year and i still havent got a clue about the rank levels.
     
  5. DuB

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    Well, I had a fairly low post count compared to the time I joined. I had about 70 odd posts last time I looked.
    I do hope it will prevent at least a bit of spammery. (mind the people who post - for postings sake... will still post no doubt)
    i guess it's a good thing that it's gone.
     
  6. Alec_85

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    Has it to do with server issues? Removing features like this releases valuable processing powers. Forums I've been on before which have deleted the post-count system usually go down-hill from there for some reason ;(

    Edit: Strangely enough I still know who I like here & who I don't. Incidentally (sp?) the people I respect are the ones with higher post-counts than myself. Weird huh? :D Post-count are teh status :thumbs:

    Maybe it's people like me that spammers try to gain respect from? How silly.
     
  7. Phisionary

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    boo. I liked postcounts. I didn't like it when they got rid of them last time and I liked it when they brought them back and I didn't like it when they got rid of them now and I'll like it when they bring them back again? huh? please?

    ah whatever. I'll deal. :rolleyes:

    Oh and for those who are curious about ranks official word here.
     
  8. Adrien C

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    Quoted for obivous truth, I only cared for that, now you have no idea who is new or who isen't , I'll just have ro remember the old guy around now.
     
  9. zer0kewl

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    strider rofl :D
    did't see anyone yet with that rank
     
  10. Adrien C

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    Instead of doing this, you should have banned for people first, I agree there were a lot of spammers, specially from older members, but banning was better than this.


    /me pissed
     
  11. Alec_85

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    I think it was Shuzer himself who was closest with over 9000 posts :) Damn spammer ;)

    Edit: Umm no. Shuzer only has 8,686 posts atm. I figured out how to see it. Go me.
     
  12. Prince of China

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    No post counts=Easier job for moderators.
    Post counts are the reason why people spam sometimes.
     
  13. 63

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    We had postcounts?
     
  14. Phisionary

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    I think The Dark Elf has the most posts at 9200-something. He won't be a strider cause he's staff though....
     
  15. qckbeam

    qckbeam Guest

    So you think.....


    Muhahahaha!

    Post counts aren't really the reason some people spam ;)
     
  16. Some_God

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    Yeah and we know where that has went. (see sig) :E
     
  17. The Mullinator

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    Post counts are just a convenient way for spammers to see how their "progress" is going.

    I don't really like this but then again its happened before and I got used to it so meh.
     
  18. Homie

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    Yes, Thanks to whoever did this? I think this will help stop spam?
     
  19. Mujuro

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    Wrong move in my book. You gain respect, most of the time, the higher the post count you know that they are known here, and aren't a newbie.
     
  20. Mr-Fusion

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    This won't stop spamming at all.
     
  21. ailevation

    ailevation Don't toke Sour Diesel

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    :thumbs: Since we all use the post counter as one of the indications to find out if someone is a spammer. I.E. 10,000 within a month per say. Without this, everyone can put up some spam ass shit without anybody knowing. But then again the counter is still in your profile. As long as ranks isn't stopped, then okay.
     
  22. Some_God

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    50/50 chance it might... you guys @ hl2.net will have to do a survey of the daily # of posts made before and after you guys took away post counts but it would be a little flawed. (like if there was big news a lot of people would post)
     
  23. Adrien C

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    Spam won't stop, I can bett you !
     
  24. Some_God

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    Of course it wont.. but HL2.net admins are hoping they can stem some...
     
  25. Trinityxero

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    screw this bring back the post counts!!!!
     
  26. Yuri

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    So hilarious that you said that, goes so well with your personality.

    OMG WUT A GR8 IDEA DOCTERGORDEN LOLZ!1!

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    Fine by me, but I will miss them sorta ;(
     
  27. blahblahblah

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    We need something to take the space of the post count. It looks bare without something there.
     
  28. Dr. Freeman

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    lets put nekkid pics of u there :E
    that should attract more new members.. :naughty: :LOL:
     
  29. qckbeam

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    Best. Idea. Ever
     
  30. johnnypoopoopant

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    awww man i liked the post count...it looks so plain without it
     
  31. ktimekiller

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    omg i hate this! i demand my post count
     
  32. Homer

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    They should replace it with "good post count". I bet I'm around 340.
     
  33. Spugmaster

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    Bit hard for new members to know if there is no reference point. They will know only once they advance a level. There is no reference point to differentiate a hydra from a combine soldier.

    I don't care about the post counts - they always seemed to encourage elitism. Posts should be judged by their content, not by how many you have made. Even a hydra can make a shit post every now and then, but doesn't cop the flak because of their rank.
     
  34. CyberSh33p

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    meh. now I won't know how much of my life I wasted here exactly :(

    doesn't matter anyway, though.
     
  35. Gossoon

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    lol. exactly.
     
  36. Adrien C

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    GRG, I see noObs everywhere !
     
  37. Shuzer

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    Oh well. Not a big deal in the end.. "Members > (Sort by) Posts" still works :p
     
  38. crabcakes66

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    Good call admins/mods.
     
  39. Synthaxx R-or

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    Man, now i have to remember the ranks, great...
    Maybe someone can put up a cribsheet of those somewhere, i hate remembering them for every forum i go to.

    I also miss the warm and fuzzy feeling i had when i looked at my post count, and remembered this is the most posts i've made anywhere. I think i'll miss that the most.
     
  40. Gunner

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    I'm leaving! :O
     

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