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

  1. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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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

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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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

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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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

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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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

    mvtriton Gig Harbor New Member

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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

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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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

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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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

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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

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

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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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

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    Does this post make me look fat?
     
  11. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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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

    davef S.E. pdx Active Member

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

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes

    Does this add to my count?
     
  15. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    Panther Keizer Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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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

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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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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