Serious business now guys, serious faces on.
Does a high post count mean that you are respected in the forums? I was wondering, if post counts were taken away from viewing, will it all be better? Is it quality or quantity that matter?
In my opinion, a high post count has some part to play on how other people see you as a user at a first galnce. However, when they see you just posting utter garbage, that high post count may count against you.
What did you think?
Great questions. I think yes and no. I mean sometimes…if I answer something and someone is snarky to me, I'm all like—who is that??? They have six posts, oh…hells noooo. Which is silly, but alas…true nonetheless. I much prefer the quality over quantity, which seems to exist for the most part in these here forums…Overall, people are pretty good about reading ahead and makin' sure their topics are unique…At least I think so.
A bit off topic, but relevant.
These are some things I have found to be true:
1. If I don't contribute to discussions and posts that I start—they last longer.
2. I get annoyed by frivolous posters and usually won't visit their comic.
3. If someone is rude for the sake of just startin' trouble instead of allowing someone to have a different opinion…If they have a lot of posts, I'll check out their profile; if they only have a few, I dismiss them as jerks.
On the spelling…If you have a ton of miscellaneous misspellings; I'm not gonna' read ‘yo comic. That’s just the way it is. I can forgive easily misspelled, or when it's obvious the person was typing fast; but, blatant laziness or ignorance is unacceptable to what I deem worthy of my time. (Just my opinion: Smiles and joyjoy hugs.)
As for people not respondin' to certain threads…I think it's just luck of the draw. Sometimes, I'll start a topic and before you know it–4 pages and 50ish responses. Then I'll spend 15 minutes composin' a post and nothin'. You can hear the crickets chirpin'. I don't take it personally and I don't think anyone else should either.
(Now, Fern has me wonderin'. I've been really busy the last few weeks and really have only had time to welcome newbies…Has there been a lot of spam lately?)