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    i dont get it... why do ppl like having a high post count?

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    >> i dont get it... why do ppl like having a high post count?
    I guess it boosts their ego ... makes them feel special and needed. At the end of the day they're all completely insecure and the high post-count makes them feel worthwhile and ultimately necessary in the world. They think they have a place in the world. And it makes them feel good about themselves.

    I dunno. Why not?

    Maybe it's not about the post count but getting credited for what they have done. Meh. Whatever.

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    It makes them feel more senior :;
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    For me, because I was set back to 0, I feel that I'm starting all over again..... probably because that is what is happening.

    Not much of a problem, though. I can always spam my way back up to my previous post count by living in the C forum for another week or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    >> i dont get it... why do ppl like having a high post count?
    I guess it boosts their ego ... makes them feel special and needed.
    No! I used to think, particularly on this board, that post counts will help guests figure out who's smart and who's not. But people will post like 40 times one month and then be inactive for a longer time, so people will absorb the advice of active newbies instead. On other forums concerned with certain, non-academic topics it doesn't mean anything at all. The average intelligent person realizes this, so I scrapped that idea. But you know what, people like post counts the same way they like levelling up in [insert favorite MMORPG here].

    That's all I really have to say on the topic.

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    >> No!
    That sounds like a 'No!' of not getting twomers' sarcasm.

    It's not quite the same as a MMORPG though the analogy is sound enough.

    If post counts rise with age does that mean we went back in time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_howee
    i dont get it... why do ppl like having a high post count?
    When are big numbers ever a bad thing?* Take GIMPS, for example. Big numbers. The Lie group that just got solved - really. big. numbers. Seeing big numbers associated with ones name is usually a desirable thing. I dunno. The whole, "I have a bagamazill-omg-illion bytes on my harddisk" thing.
    Worst case, big numbers provide an excuse to make supercomputers. "If one computer is this fast... then ten thousand computers..."

    *whips out his best best Carl Sagan impression* billions and billions of posts!

    *Said question is rhetorical. Obviously there are bad big numbers.
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    Very weird
    I can't understand what is wrong?
    Was it an attack or something?
    What happened to my little poor posts?

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    I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't say no ...

    >> I can't understand what is wrong?
    I don't know if there are any clear ideas, but it's pretty much accepted around our community that all the moderators are now dead* and there will be none until further notice.

    * I made that up

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    That really sucks . . . all of my codeform threads are gone! maxorator's . . . lengthy . . . thread is gone too.

    I saved the codeform threads and maxorator's a while ago though, so I'll upload them onto my own site if anyone wants to read them.

    I used to have just over 4150 posts, and now I have 3810??? OMG. I'd say this is Februrary's backup as a rough estimate.

    I vote for weekly backups.

    [edit] Wow, my signature has reverted to its original (i.e. old) state too! Must change it . . . [/edit]
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    >> I'd say this is Februrary's backup as a rough estimate.
    nah. The most recent post in the GD was in Feb, so I think that's a good-ish guide.

    >> I vote for weekly backups.
    I was going to suggest that, but realised it was probably too often.

    BTW, you're gonna have to re-send me the codeform include colour 'fix' again ....

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    Check your PMs.

    To find out when the board was restored from we could find an active member with very few posts . . .

    BTW, you're gonna have to re-send me the codeform include colour 'fix' again ....
    Which one? My memory fails me . . .

    [edit] How big would you guess CBoard's database is? Even if it's, say, 500 MB, with the server they must host CBoard on there's probably room for ten backups at least. Well, maybe not. [/edit]

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    >> I'd say this is Februrary's backup as a rough estimate.
    nah. The most recent post in the GD was in Feb, so I think that's a good-ish guide.
    "nah"? It sounds like you're agreeing with me . . .
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    Last edited by dwks; 03-23-2007 at 05:58 PM.
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    >> [edit] How big would you guess CBoard's database is? [/edit]
    That's why they should backup what's new since the last backup. Come on, they're programmers. But I would suggest that it is somewhere in the large region. Alas the figures died with the mods

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    > Alas the figures died with the mods
    It is kind of odd that there are 17 users online but no moderators, given that the board just crashed or whatever.
    Last edited by dwks; 03-23-2007 at 06:23 PM.
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    I have no idea how much posts I lost.
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