Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Post Count

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Keeper Of Cichlids, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Keeper Of Cichlids

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    I was just wondering about our post count, we all have it but do any of us pay attention to it or others?
    I mean like do you tend to take advice from people who have a high post count of like '3000' than someone who would have a post count of 3?

    Just wondering..
     
  2. Cazgar

    Cazgar Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2,212
    Likes Received:
    0
    If they give good advice it doesn't matter if they have a post count of 10 or 10,000
     
  3. fluttermoth

    fluttermoth The current Mrs Treguard ;)
    Staff Member Moderator Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    14,849
    Likes Received:
    230
    Location:
    GB
    I don't; some people can make an awful lot of posts talking utter rubbish.

    I can normally tell who seems to know what they're talking about, even if they don't have a high post count or are new members.
     
  4. nurglespuss

    nurglespuss Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,322
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Wales
    Yes, quality over quantity.
     
  5. soybean

    soybean Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GB
    I tend to look at how long they've been a member. It's just a general guide but I would probably take a bit more notice of someone who has 2000 posts spread over two years rather than two months.
     
  6. simonas

    simonas stuck between a rock and a fish tank

    Joined:
    May 4, 2004
    Messages:
    6,402
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    wirral
    yes some people seem to accrue thousands in very little time and they just seem to post on any subjext it makes sense that they cant be an expert on everything and are posting for postings sake
     
  7. Man of fish

    Man of fish I'm Interested in.... ----|> that

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    3,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GB
    My post count is about 1,650 since the end of November so who knows if people find my info helpful but I try my best :good:
     
  8. Fishy friend2

    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Behind You....... Ninja Style
    I really only tend to look at the quality of the post and how long they have been a member to be honest post count doesn't matter to me
     
  9. Rummynose

    Rummynose Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    577
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    If I read a comment that strikes me as odd I've been guilty to look at the date this person joined and their post count.

    I haven't been on this forum very long myself, and started my first tank exactly one year ago, but I've been learning about this hobby every day since (which my husband can vouch for lol) and hope that what I've learned is the right stuff to pass along!
     
  10. onidrase

    onidrase Let's Be Friends

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    Messages:
    2,046
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    I used to, but after being on here a while, I kind of know the basics, and what is good advice and bad advice, and who tends to know what they're talking about and who doesn't. I've got those people who I know I should listen to, and those people who I know I shouldn't.

    Not saying any names :shifty:
     
  11. Fishy friend2

    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Behind You....... Ninja Style
    There are some people I listen to for different topics, like I trust lilfishie, fuzzynickie, and sausage winkle, for bettas or Ludwig, and fluttermoth for ponds and such :good:
     
  12. moochy13

    moochy13 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,365
    Likes Received:
    0
    there are a couple of users on here in particular that i always notice manage to have something to say on nearly every topic, but either spout total drivel or just blatantly repeat what somebody else has said - and it really looks like its all just to raise the post count. one of said users has got more posts than me, but been here less than half as long - now i come on here everyday, and post maybe 3 or 4 times a day, so to achieve this persons post count they have to either be extra knowledgable about almost every aspect of fishkeeping, or posting whatever they like however useless it is to rack up some post count.

    unfortunately, its not the former............
     
  13. soybean

    soybean Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,556
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    GB
    I don't think the title 'leader of the fishes' helps sometimes...
     
  14. the_lock_man

    the_lock_man Smart Homes System Specialist
    Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    7,542
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    GB
    Nearly 2000 posts worth of drivel from me, that's for sure.

    I think for a new member, seeing someone with a high postcount gives them a credibility which may or may not be deserved - I certainly respected those with a high postcount more when I was new to the forum. Once you have a bit more experience yourself, you can tell who is talking tosh and who isn't.
     
  15. ZoddyZod

    ZoddyZod Constantly learning
    Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    5,703
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    A fair discussion topic, but please refrain from naming any members that you DON'T trust :)
     

Share This Page