View Full Version : Question: Why does CQ+F count towards one's post count?

November 1st, 2009, 10:36 AM
tl;dr - Countless members count on this forum to count up their post count.

Uh, yeah. After threads are posted and answered more than once, a growing number of people reiterate EXACTLY what has already been said.

I'm sure if you've seen even one thread you've seen some people do this, but it is much more noticeable when one views multiple threads and sees it by the SAME people doing the SAME thing.

That being said, post count certainly doesn't matter enough to warrant this thread. But whatever.

November 1st, 2009, 11:09 AM
Not everyone spams here. Some people do give good advice via CQ&F and taking it away from all people because of a few rotten apples just wouldn't be fair. :> More and more people are starting to delete their posts if they're beaten to the punch and I think if more people keep doing that we'll see a reduction in the spam posts? At least I want to have hope for the community in that sense. ^^

I guess just practice what you preach. If it shouldn't be posted on, don't post on it even to say 'don't post on it'.

^^ tl;dr: set the example and maybe others will follow!

November 1st, 2009, 11:34 AM
It counts because actual logical discussion can be made here, even though most people do just regurgitate the same thing that the above person said.
A simple skim through the pages will show reasoning in progress at one point or another.

November 2nd, 2009, 3:14 AM
If post count really didn't matter at all, a message that says "let's not have this section add to one's post count" wouldn't be understood "don't post here". After reading tons of threads here I do agree that most people just say the same thing people have said before them, and I don't know if that can really be counted as good conversation. Besides, who cares? Post count doesn't matter, so why couldn't we just exclude this section from the post count?

In my opinion, instead of discouraging people from posting, it would take the selfish aspect away from posting here. People could be more earnest, and if their opinion on the matter has already been posted a several times, they wouldn't have to recite the same thing anymore.

I mean, how does not adding to post count discourage people from posting? That would mean post count does matter to those people after all...

That said, I really don't care much either way. I wouldn't mind if posts here didn't add to my post count, but I don't think it would change the situation enough to be necessary. Either way, I think there will always be that kind of spam here.

November 2nd, 2009, 9:04 AM
No one even posts here often so why does it matter? It's not like you can spam this forum for postcount...
a.k.a, why not?

November 2nd, 2009, 10:17 PM
Agreed. That being said, not everyone regurgitates what was being said, and if they did, take a moment and read the entire post and ask yourself, "Did they really add something?". Most of the time it seems like they regurgitated because they were trying to explain it further, or pitch in their own answer, which is equally correct, but somewhat different.

A good example is when the first answerer replies somewhat sarcastically with the answer, making it hard to discern if they're being serious. The second poster, simply re-interprets and re-posts in a neutral tone for easier accessibility. (Seriously, sometimes it's not easy to read sarcasm online!)

It's generally not a spammy regurgitation unless there are 3 other posts saying the same exact thing in a few different words. It's possible to add something to the discussion to help clarify the point, unless the question is something like, "how do put music in signature/posts" which only has one absolute definite answer, and little room for further discussion in how it operates.

I really don't care though if someone regurgitates. It's not like it's a huge crime, and it shows that they're trying to be helpful. We really shouldn't worry about it. People who find them annoying should go dip themselves in hot oil, and remind themselves that they were once n00bs too.