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Old 11-29-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Post Ratio: What about your posts that have been moved to General by the Mods?


Do they count?
 
Old 11-29-2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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Post counts do not include any messages in General. It would be a bug if posts moved their remained in the post count.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
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Me and Kenny would have like 3000 posts each if our general posts counted, lol.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 07:21 PM   #4
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I'm not talking about the post count. I'm talking about the post ratio (just ask unSpawn to see what this is).
 
Old 12-06-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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Post ratio is a metric I use in the context of this moderator post concerning the General forum wrt posting behaviour. Threads that get moved to the General forum, at least when they have a move notice tacked on, should not count.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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What is "Post ratio"? -- Is it Threads (started) / Posts?

What is its intended use?


Re: www.linuxquestions.org/questions/general-10/*siren*-read-this-before-posting-in-general-*siren*-807852/
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Since General will now be, effectively, a dictatorship, we need you to take extra care when crafting your thread or post. Try to avoid falling foul of Rule #0.
W/ 4 mods that's technically an oligarchy. :-J

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:19 PM   #7
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Post ratio was used when helping members think about using Linuxquestions.org as it is intended. Do note the starting thread was silently destickified.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 05:46 AM   #8
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That makes sense.

Is my guess about the mathematical definition correct?

I have done LQ searches on both 'post ratio' & '"post ratio"', but found nothing I would guess is the the starting thread which was silently destickified. If it's handy & not too much trouble, would you mind providing a link? Thanks.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 07:21 AM   #9
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As LQ aims to be transparent I'll try to explain in short the background of this aspect of moderation. First of all you should realize that the mathematical part isn't the most important thing to focus on, you could easily call it something friendlier like "posting health" or something similar, but the effect it should have on the member and being a signal to others.
LQ's reason for being first and foremost is in being one of the largest, friendliest go-to places for the technical side of all things Linux. So both answering and asking questions of a technical nature help LQ grow. This growth however can only be sustained if individual members are willing to volunteer some of their time to the LQ community (similarly to how OPs reciprocate by answering other members questions).
Being entitled to R&R the /General forum was bolted on for the benefit of the LQ community to engage in discussions that do not relate to Linux, generally speaking the equivalent of a companies water cooler. Unfortunately this has lead to topics surfacing considered volatile not because of the LQR or common sense but because of how members express themselves (similarly to wielders kill and guns don't) but more importantly a small group of, especially new, members never leaving the area mistaking /General for all that LQ amounts to.
Now we all like to move around as unencumbered as possible but the latter not being able to reach their full potential and having a detrimental effect on the friendly atmosphere here and by luring others in, a basic explanation, help with readjusting manners and sometimes (re-)education are necessary. Linking that to the water cooler concept: like in RL you're not supposed to hang around it all day long either.
Practical enforcement of all of this for ninety percent remains invisible to the LQ Community as moderators approach members individually and Out of Band. Reading any meaning in the starting post (which was linked to in post #5) being destickified may or may not be justified: how threads progress and the way members behave in the General forum provides evidence of moderation.
 
  


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