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Old 05-28-2002, 07:46 PM   #1
KevStA
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Suggestion about Post count's


Hello all,

This is just a small suggestion, i'm not to sure if this has been posted before. If so, I'm sorry for the repetition.

Anway, I think it would be good to stop the post count when posting in 'General' & 'Website Questions & Suggestions', i thought of this after just reading the thread about 1000+posts etc. I think it'd be a good idea to stop adding to the post count's in those/these two forums because sometimes they can turn into a 'chit chat', thus stopping people from reaching the 'guru status' so easily then at least when you see somebody with a guru status or high post, then you know that they must know quite alot because the posts only count in the linux/programming forums.



It was just a suggestion
 
Old 05-28-2002, 07:57 PM   #2
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I think my repeated posts that tell members how to run Xconfigurator to change their resolution for redhat shouldn't be counted no longer either. I would probably have 1,000 fewer than I have.

But not sure how that would be implemented but usually I don't go or wouldn't go by posts, its really a good way to keep track of all your posts I am sure.
 
Old 05-28-2002, 08:09 PM   #3
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Hehehe, I bet you much get annoyed posting some many posts repeating yourself, you should save a file with the most frequently asked questions, then when someone asks a questions you've already answered, just copy & paste

I'm not too sure,i may be wrong, but i think there is some configuration for what i suggested in the vbulletin administator control pannel.

Oh well, see what other people think of the idea


Greets.
 
Old 05-29-2002, 02:06 PM   #4
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rather than that, you should count questions and answers seperately, and have a condition for guru like 1000 more answers than questions.
Since you hardly consider your self a guru or LQ addict if you asked 1000+ questions (you should be called morron)
 
Old 05-29-2002, 03:04 PM   #5
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or erm.... just leave it as it is....
 
Old 05-29-2002, 06:01 PM   #6
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It's rather hard to do. On General there are some threads that are "less profesiona", let's say and some about licensing etc. the same with all other forums. So machine/script couldn't decide which post should be counted and which not. So people should choose. But then it's just a matter of personal opinion... No it's better as it is
 
Old 05-29-2002, 10:15 PM   #7
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Posts are just that - the number of times someone has posted. You should read a few posts before deciding if you trust that persons advice or not.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-30-2002, 01:40 AM   #8
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U R right with changing policy it would me just more complaints. Besides If one gives a wrong answer other will correct it very soon, so I'm not worried about one got a wrong answer and did something bad to his system
 
Old 05-30-2002, 06:29 PM   #9
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Mmmmmkay... How are we gonna implement that? AI engine that checks the meaning of each post and decides whether or not to increment your counter?
 
Old 05-30-2002, 11:11 PM   #10
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You shouldn't judge on how many posts someone has. Posts are posts, its just the number count of how many you have.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 09:21 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Noerr
rather than that, you should count questions and answers seperately, and have a condition for guru like 1000 more answers than questions.
Since you hardly consider your self a guru or LQ addict if you asked 1000+ questions (you should be called morron)
Mine would read:

MasterC
moron

Definitely And Acid's would read

Acid_Kewpie
The one who answered all the questions for the morons
 
Old 05-31-2002, 10:03 AM   #12
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erm well no, i just make it seem like they are in a worse position than they are.... my bad. other people let simple things slide...
 
Old 05-31-2002, 06:07 PM   #13
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but splitting tread starters and answers would give a easy way of quickly see ratio for all users and determine if they are askers or answerers.
Anything other than that would invovle some kind of artifical intelegence, which if far from easy to do, and far from being exact.

We have done a simple progie to be able to look through dealers pricelists and find products which are suppose to be the same and update our own pricelist. It's a 15k line code, and takes almost an hour to update prices from one dealer (it's interactive- so that's why takes longer) now when it learned quite a bit already (it logs answers from user, to be able to assume better next time, btw database got big)
and there isn't much of a dilema ie
our pricelist
RAM DDR 2100 256Mb
dealer pricelist
DDR266 RAM 256MB or simillar

---
Now imagine logic to find out which answer is good and smart and which isn't. (if you ask all 12.8k users which is usefull, you won't get exact/stable answers from more than 10, and we are all humans with real intelegence)
 
  


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