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Offline hmx9123

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Forum editing
« on: April 24, 2004, 03:16:44 AM »
I just changed the counter on the humor, the SPAM and the citizen chemist forums.  Now posts there don't count toward your total.  This keeps down the number of conversation posts, and posts for useless crap like spam.

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Re:Forum editing
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2004, 07:26:47 AM »
What us meant by changing count towards total for Citizen Scientist (chemist)? It sounds like your are treating Citizen Scientist as second class participants.
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Re:Forum editing
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2004, 04:56:04 PM »
Nothing wrong with that, it's just that we get some conversation that is more of a ramble than anything and doesn't really reflect the number of posts.  We could create a separate forum for these and leave the Citizen Chemist untouched.  We're just working with that for the moment, and will mostl likely be changing things soon.  Might be moving a lot of threads soon anyhow.  We're not trying to slight the Citizen Chemists at all.  Thanks for your response.

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Re:Forum editing
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2004, 07:05:31 AM »
All forums now contribute 0 to the post counts. This hopefully will stop the incentive to have useless babble. We'll be phasing out post counts in the next couple of days, as I figure out how to do it, and phase in Karma. Karma is given by fellow members when he or she answers a question well or helps out or for whatever reason a fellow member on the board decides. Hopefully this will encourage "good" posts in order to receive Karma from fellow members who also have the power to take Karma points away for bad posts. The abillity to assign Karma starts when a user gets a minimum of at least 10 posts.

Hope this method works out better.

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« Last Edit: April 25, 2004, 07:06:34 AM by Mitch »
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Re:Forum editing
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2004, 08:36:37 AM »
Don't you think people just won’t bother to applaud/smite half the time?
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Re:Forum editing
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2004, 02:40:42 PM »
Probably.  I'm not even sure that we need a counter at all, but I'm willing to try anything.

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Re:Forum editing
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004, 03:22:45 AM »
Okay reinstated posts being counted on all the forums. This way users can actually reach the 10 post minimum to assign Karma. I'm still working on taking them off the forum template so you can't see them within the forums, except when you click a user's profile.
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