Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

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Poll: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts? (30 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

  1. Yes, posts made in the caffeine lounge should add to a users post count (16 votes [61.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.54%

  2. No, posts made in the caffeine lounge should NOT add to a users post count (10 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

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#1 skyhawk133   User is offline

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Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 03:55 PM

We have the ability to do this... what does everyone think? If it wins... we WILL institute this change... posts already made in the caffeine lounge will stay in your post count, if we make this change however, new posts will not add to your post count.
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#2 Dr. Tim   User is offline

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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 03:56 PM

I think they should... That is where most people post at anyway... Other forums arent as active...
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 03:58 PM

The point of this change would be to encourage people to post in the other forums as this is a RESOURCE site not a discussion site
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 03:59 PM

i dont think it will make people post more in other parts just because it means that they wont get their precious post count increased....i mean...do people really care about it that much?
I think people post in other parts enough, they post when there when they feel it necessary. Just because they arent getting as many post counts doenst mean that suddenly they are gonna have a load of things that need to be reviewed, problems that need to be solved or other reasons to post in the other areas of this forum.
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#5 Lee Allers   User is offline

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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:04 PM

I have to agree with Digitpulse
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:04 PM

I don't know on one hand It might encourge people to post crap in other forums to increase their post count. On the other It might disrupt people from posting crap in the CL.

I like to watch my post count increase and 50% of my posts are in the CL, also a lot of the junk comes from people that sgnup apost crap and then vanish into the night. Save the post counts...

Cheers Sam

P.S. Chris has given me permission to live on these forums.
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Post icon  Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:07 PM

on another note: people use the new Private Messaging system to spam crap to each other... That is what it is there for.

Cheers Sam
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:13 PM

i say they should not count. most of my posts are in the CL, but because i'm not the most programming savvy person (yeah, i've pretty muched dropped the ball on that one) i cant really give much more than opinion and a bit of advice in most other other forums. i can hold my own in the case mod forum, hardware lounge, OS lounge etc. if theres more discussion in other forums i'd gladly (actually i'd rather) post there more than i do in the CL. like chris said, this is a resource site, it shouldnt be a primary source of sh*ts and giggles for you and your 20 buddies who dont know the difference between runnining BeOs and windows 98. you dont have to be the C++ master of the world, but basic computer knowledge should be needed when you post at a site like this.
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:16 PM

Considering I got a PM today that ended with "Now off to the forums to increase my post count" I think we should. It will also help to cut back off the crap that RedCobra and others are posting in here. How many threads have we closed in here today alone cause they were pure shite?
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:19 PM

well, i was gonna vote, but it said i already have but i havent so... ill just say... i say they should not count in the caffeine lounge...
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Post icon  Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:23 PM

That happened to me too, i think you just have to refresh
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:26 PM

Lee Allers, on Jun 6 2002, 01:23 AM, said:

That happened to me too, i think you just have to refresh

tried that... its just cause i viewed the results w/ a null vote. i didnt actually know it was a null vote, i thought i could go back. :)
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 04:50 PM

capty99, on Jun 5 2002, 08:26 PM, said:

Lee Allers, on Jun 6 2002, 01:23 AM, said:

That happened to me too, i think you just have to refresh

tried that... its just cause i viewed the results w/ a null vote. i didnt actually know it was a null vote, i thought i could go back. :)

It won't let you cheat and know what everyone is voting before you vote.
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 05:24 PM

I personally don't care about post counts...I mean, it's not like I'm gonna get a prize or anything out of it, other than maybe an avatar or something way down the road...maybe. But for everyone else, I don't think it's necessary to count CL towards the 'score'. CL is just off to the side for fun. The other forums are what really count.
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Re: Should Posts In The Lounge Add To Post Counts?

Posted 05 June 2002 - 06:27 PM

take a look at the Top 10 Posters page and see where everyone is coming from:

supersloth:Most active in: caffeine lounge
neoracle: Most active in: caffeine lounge
skyhawk133: Most active in: caffeine lounge
capty99: Most active in: caffeine lounge
jaredigital: Most active in: caffeine lounge
slashraid: Most active in: caffeine lounge
vetritus03: Most active in: caffeine lounge
jaindough: Most active in: caffeine lounge
nighthawk: Most active in: caffeine lounge
josh: Most active in: caffeine lounge

is that what you want your top posters to be known as?

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My thoughts, Jain's words:
the important threads are in the other forums so members should focus in on those threads, and participate in those forums. they should be recieve recognition for smart, well-though out comments that are relevent to the purpose of dream.in.code, not for posting nonsense in the caffiene lounge, where most of the threads arent even related to what dream.in.code is all about.


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Jain's thoughts and words:
the caffiene lounge is an added bonus that shouldnt be detracting from the main goal of the site. its important to have members feel comfortable enough to come into the CL and just shoot the breeze, but hanging out shouldnt be the main objective of people when they visit the site. if it is, that's a problem that needs to be addressed by giving more attention to the serious forums, and spending less time playing in CL threads

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