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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby Krulle » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:44 pm

In this forum (phpBB), any edited post becomes the first "unread" one. So if you use the "unread" link into a thread, you get the first edited one.... Or, if no edited one available, the first new post.
At least I get sent to edited posts, so I suspect, the software will do that for all others too.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby WearsHats » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:05 pm

I really think people get too worked up over double posting. 12 hours seems really high to me. I'd set the limit at one hour, probably. Depends on the thread, I guess. And the size and significance of the new content. And whether it relates to the original post or is more about a different topic.

Funny thing is I was actually wondering if anyone around here really cared about double posts or if we were all just apologizing because everyone else did.

I agree that it's wrong to clutter up the boards just to increase your post count, but that's actually a separate issue from double posting.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby gamecreator » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:02 pm

Krulle wrote:In this forum (phpBB), any edited post becomes the first "unread" one. So if you use the "unread" link into a thread, you get the first edited one.... Or, if no edited one available, the first new post.
Maybe. I would trust it when I see it.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby thinkslogically » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:04 am

WearsHats wrote:Funny thing is I was actually wondering if anyone around here really cared about double posts or if we were all just apologizing because everyone else did.


It's context specific, as with most things, but generally speaking I couldn't care less. Triple-posting though? That's a hanging offence :P
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby Krulle » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:27 am

My problem is it triggers a reaction inside me. One I dislike and try to ignore.
And I need to remember myself than I am the worst offender of "no double-posting" on this forum myself. Although I consider that me doing so is a necessity based on the context.
I can live well with people doing it based on context (a few hours later things may have changed, and a new post can reflect that better than editing the old post), and a bunch of other reasons.
It just triggers something.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby Synch » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:57 am

I've done it once or twice. I mostly view the forums from my phone, and sometimes if I'm replying and I need to quote and reply to different people it gets very tricky and hard to do from the phone. So I just make two separate quote posts using the quote button.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby gamecreator » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:21 pm

Now ban him.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby Synch » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:40 pm

gamecreator wrote:Now ban him.


Easy does it. Its a sneaky tactic but its not harming anyone and its in a thread that people can just choose to ignore.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby Krulle » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:26 am

I see the hurdle as a means to make sure that someone is really intersted in the community, and being allowed in as a bonus for being an active part.
Blatant post count spamming is not being active.
Yet, doing so openly tells us they want to be involved, which is good.

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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby fancyhatman » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:26 pm

Synch wrote:
gamecreator wrote:Now ban him.


Easy does it. Its a sneaky tactic but its not harming anyone and its in a thread that people can just choose to ignore.


I mean I'm not trying to be sneaky. I've been reading this comic for literally years. I just want to be able to see what is going on. I've had 2 accounts deleted by forum transfers, and I feel like I'm just trying to get what I should already have access to. (also 14 posts to go :( )
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby Synch » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:09 pm

fancyhatman wrote:
Synch wrote:
gamecreator wrote:Now ban him.


Easy does it. Its a sneaky tactic but its not harming anyone and its in a thread that people can just choose to ignore.


I mean I'm not trying to be sneaky. I've been reading this comic for literally years. I just want to be able to see what is going on. I've had 2 accounts deleted by forum transfers, and I feel like I'm just trying to get what I should already have access to. (also 14 posts to go :( )


Which should ideally be done by engaging with the community, not spamming :P 1-2 posts a day on random chatter, a discussion or a forum game isn't hard.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby fancyhatman » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:59 am

Which I've done before. I have an account on a forum where I think I topped 20k post range. Also, I'd rather not wait 12 days to read a forum that is hidden just to keep dicks out.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby gamecreator » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:00 pm

fancyhatman wrote:I have an account on a forum where I think I topped 20k post range.
Well, now we know how you did that.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby Krulle » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:02 pm

fancyhatman wrote:P.S. done
Congrats!

Now go and read all of the posts! :p

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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby fancyhatman » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:37 pm

gamecreator wrote:
fancyhatman wrote:I have an account on a forum where I think I topped 20k post range.
Well, now we know how you did that.


Not exactly. It was a forum with a 30 second timer between posts, and I spent most of my time writing rather long posts. I ended up being a mod and it was a rather heavy traffic site.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby gamecreator » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:40 am

...that sounds oddly familiar.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby fancyhatman » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:47 pm

gamecreator wrote:...that sounds oddly familiar.


The site had a lot more people than this one. It also had rather large influxes of people from other sites when they heard about us. The site had a pretty big ability to draw small (and sometimes large) raids from other communities.
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Re: blatant postcount spamming

Postby SeeAMoose » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:52 pm

Locking this thread, any further spamming will lead to... less than positive outcomes.
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