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_Ray    16

At the left bar when people post there is a section that tells you how many posts they have. Possibly this could be changed to show how many posts total they have, and than also what # post that particular post is.

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And I also think that Fun and Off-Topic should count as posts, or at least count as half posts.

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Gerard    64

Posts in fun-and-offtopic do not count towards your total to prevent people just spamming in there to increase their postcount. This happened a lot in the past, and the people who spammed all day in fun-and-games were getting hundreds of posts a day, and others were spamming there just to get high postcounts just to look cool. Both of these completely undermines the legitimate, helpful posts of this GTA forum. Fun-and-offtopic is moderated only for explicit/harmful content, unlike the rest of the forum, where posts have to also be useful/relevant.

We will not be reversing this just so you can have a high postcount - which is exactly what you are asking for in this topic. We will not be revealing the "real" postcount that includes these non-counting posts, as that would only achieve the same thing.

Show me how doing this would benefit anyone?

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_Ray    16

Posts in fun-and-offtopic do not count towards your total to prevent people just spamming in there to increase their postcount. This happened a lot in the past, and the people who spammed all day in fun-and-games were getting hundreds of posts a day, and others were spamming there just to get high postcounts just to look cool. Both of these completely undermines the legitimate, helpful posts of this GTA forum. Fun-and-offtopic is moderated only for explicit/harmful content, unlike the rest of the forum, where posts have to also be useful/relevant.

We will not be reversing this just so you can have a high postcount - which is exactly what you are asking for in this topic. We will not be revealing the "real" postcount that includes these non-counting posts, as that would only achieve the same thing.

Show me how doing this would benefit anyone?

I understand why you would say all that, but you forgot my first suggestions.

Example, at the left it would say:

RAYBOB

Posts: 895

Post #: 847 (hypothetically of course)

So it would say what post # this is of that person's.

Edited by Raybob

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Gerard    64

I didn't forget, still working on the technical challenge of that. It would require additional (low-level) code to increment a new field every time you made a (non-fun-and-offtopic) post, which is possible. But if a post got deleted (or moved to offtopic), then your count would continue to include that (without doing a rebuild of the post database). Also, doing this to start with means going through the post database 30,000 times; which is hugely resource intensive. Probably not going to happen.

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