New Members Popular at the Gun Range?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Guilty, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Guilty

    Guilty
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    Why is it that some new members fell the need to pad their post counts by countless replies to other new members? Do they want to look like the popular guy at the gun range? Participating on the forum isn't a popularity contest is it? Please share your opinion, I don't get it...
     
  2. Hrethgir

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    Some people think higher post count = more respect or power or something, I don't know. I'm on another forum where there are several people with 6-digit post counts, just crazy.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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    Hey, it's not against the law to say "howdy" and or tip your hat. Come on.. what are you yammering on about, O post count beggar?
     
  4. deadeye

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    Maybe it is because the new member took the time to introduce themselves to the community and others are simply making sure they feel welcome. Not sure what a post count has to do with anything other than how much that member contributes to discussions and such. I know it must be a novel idea, I did notice your first post was to create an ad in the classifieds the day you joined so I guess I see where your interests lie.
     
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  5. mvtriton

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    Good Morning Guilty, I'm a newbie myself and have gotten a few replies but am not seeing this occur. Most of the replies are from senior members. I'm sure there are some who are looking to build their "I Love Me" wall of posts but I haven't seen that. Of course maybe I'm looking in the wrong place!

    Best

    Bob in Gig Harbor
     
  6. drew

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    I think a higher post count means you're more active and thus usually contributing as well. There are exceptions based on what people post.
     
  7. Rotty

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    If you're not going to participate then why did you join in the first place. Otherwise why do you care how much others participate anyways.
     
  8. Jerry

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    Man...there seems to be some cranky folks lately.....Yaaawwnnn

    Does this post add to my total??
     
  9. DeanfromOregon

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    Someone should confront these spineless cowards for posting on the internet too much so that people like them bestest.
     
  10. DeanfromOregon

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    Does this post make me look fat?
     
  11. Dapapadon

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    Why have a place for new members to introduce themselves if no one is going to reply? Think I need to reply to a few, my count is low.
     
  12. jluck

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    If you have more than one perspective in a room (forum) you may get more than one reply. Without the reply button I don't think online forums would do real well.


    Oh yea! +1 post for my count.:woot:
     
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  13. davef

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    Forget the post count and work on gettin them likes.:thumbup:
     
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  14. Jerry

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    Yes

    Does this add to my count?
     
  15. Certaindeaf

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    Indeed. Hold yo mammy's hand tighter..
     
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  16. Mikej

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    I really like getting "LIKES" Isn't that why we're here?

    One more to the ol' "Post Count" for me!!
     
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  17. Panther

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  18. Stomper

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    All of you just sit down, shut up and watch how the big boys do it. ;)
     
  19. deen_ad

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    Right!!



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    "Having a gun is like a parachute, if you need one and don't have it you may never need it again"
     
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  20. OLDNEWBIE

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    I'm ahead of you in posts! Can't wait to get to the range and brag about it!
     
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