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Should manav be made into a moderator?

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    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
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    What's this fixation with post count anyways? You folks really believe it gives some sort of status? Not even the slightest.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    You know it does. 2/3k+ post, it's usually a sign of being an "old-timer"... if you get me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    You know it does. 2/3k+ post, it's usually a sign of being an "old-timer"... if you get me.
    Look at Elysia's post count, then look at her join date.

    ...then edit you last post.
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    Or even more interesting Look at Neo's and mine post counts and our join dates. If anything it proves he has better things to do than I spending time on the boards.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I remember the rating system. I think Axon and I (plus some others IIRC) proved how pointless it was pretty quickly. Post count and join date mean nothing. Govtcheez has more posts then me but I wouldn't trust him on any programming issue.

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    in the spirit of positive reinforcement:

    - every time a post of yours gets deleted, you don't get your pink toy pony for that month
    - if you're really bad, you get a pony with its leg broken

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    > Look at Elysia's post count, then look at her join date.
    I think she's a he.

    Oh noes, I just gave Elysia an excuse for one more post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    I remember the rating system. I think Axon and I (plus some others IIRC) proved how pointless it was pretty quickly. Post count and join date mean nothing. Govtcheez has more posts then me but I wouldn't trust him on any programming issue.
    Hmm... I always imagined Govt was actually a pretty good programmer with just a complete lack of interest in the programming boards on here. I guess not.
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    I always imagined Govt was actually a pretty good programmer with just a complete lack of interest in the programming boards on here. I guess not
    No no...that's me I visit the programming boards every once in awhile, but not too often, except for the Game Programming Board. I visit that a little more often.

    Post count definitely does not determine status. There are some people that have 7000+ posts on here that just joined recently and I am amazed that they racked up such a high post count so fast, haha.

    In terms of deleting accounts: I think deleting accounts should be done in a very conservative manner. I have accounts at several online forums (phpfreaks, silverlight.net, and others), but I do not post on them as often. I go to those forums when I have questions (which is sometimes 5 times a week, and other times less than once a month), but I would be annoyed if my account got deleted at any of them, because then I would have to re-register. I am sure that it is the same way for many people on these boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    Post count definitely does not determine status. There are some people that have 7000+ posts on here that just joined recently and I am amazed that they racked up such a high post count so fast, haha.
    I look at post count in the opposite way. The higher the post count, the more time you've spent posting drivel, and the less time you've spent doing anything "real." Of course, this doesn't make me look too good myself, then again, I don't really care.

    My post count on Slashdot is barely breaking 4000 and I've been a member there for almost ten years. Still, I sometimes feel like I post excessively there. No, I won't tell you what my username is there (it's not brewbuck)

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    Resonable suggestions, but there two I don't agree with:

    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    - there should be a flame board with NO rules, but each post there incs your "bad post" count
    - the flame board would only be visible to members
    A flame board is ALWAYS bad. So you can go around and insult other members? I don't think so.

    - an account is deleted it it's inactive for over 2 years
    What is you just happen to disappear for two years and then come back? No, it's better not to prune accounts at all.

    Oh and about the post count... one thing we can agree on is that it can a member's activity, especially if taking into account the join date!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    Govtcheez
    Where is he anyway? I miss him and his avatar
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I think he hangs out at that kitchen sink place.

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    No!
    The one with the waste disposal?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Yep, that's the one.

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