hey, kermi3, i would have to agree with what you are saying about the spam and postcounts, because the main purpose i use the board for is to test my knowledge of programming by helping other people with problems and questions, and also for posting questions and problems i'm having in order to get some quality advice.
Now when i look at a person that replies and they have a high posting count then they would normally (without giving it much though) seem to be the most advanced programmers on here, with the most knowledge for solving problems (at least hopefully) but since they can have the posts to the general board and all the spam-type of postings count to raise their title, then in reality they aren't always the most knowledgable and half the time they could be less knowledgable than the person that needs help, so using the information someone supplies in a reply half the time proves a waste of time.
Not to mention, i would like a flashy title in this thing, but not all of us have the time to post 50 googleplexes of spam posts just to get a new flashy title, so i feel deprived (LOL) anyway, yeah just wanted to start a discussion post (since no one else did) and let you know i definately hear your point and feel the same way.
-catch ya later (and if anyone else cares to reply, at least this to me is a somewhat important or valid point to address on the board- so feel free to reply)
-later ---- zeeee fish