Post Counts

Discussion in 'Bugs, Glitches and Miscellaneous Forum Problems' started by tulsajeff, Sep 5, 2007.

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  1. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    I feel like there are some folks that are way too concerned about post counts. Post counts are not in indication of "expertness".

    I don't put much stock in "experts" anyway.

    I would personally rather see a non expert be extremely helpful and share what he knows rather than someone who has been cooking for 25 years be critical of those who are trying to be helpful.

    These statements are not aimed at anyone in particular.. just an attitude that I see coming in the forum here and there and it needs to be addressed.

    I have removed the post count from the main post view for now, however you can still see it if you go to a persons profile.

    I am not going to spend a lot of time elaborating on this.. if you are concerned about your post count then don't be.

    Let's get back to being concerned about being the most helpful, friendly, informative site online.

    We still are these things but I feel that there is an attitude brewing that has the potential of knocking us off our "high horse" if we don't deal with it now.

    We are all adults and if you are guilty of allowing this "I'm an expert and you're not" mentality to creep into your brain then take care of it now.

    Not to step on anyone's toes.. but a true expert will never say he is such IMHO.

    Most true experts I have met didn't even know they were an expert.. they were just darn good at what they did but extremely humble about it.

    Once again, I am not getting on to anyone.. I just want to steer the forum back to the right path as it seems to be veering a little in some areas.

    Have a great day everyone![​IMG]
  2. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Jeff,in a word......AMEN ,[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  3. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Agreed, keep on smoking.
  4. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good move[​IMG]
  5. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bravo! I have seen that become a factor in other forums. Its not the number of posts but the quality of them that counts. I will say this much. This forum is great and I am honored to be talking smoke with all of you!
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Absolutely! [​IMG]
  7. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well said! [​IMG]
  8. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Agreed... You da Man
  9. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]BRAVO! [​IMG]
  10. chadpole

    chadpole Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That's exactly right. Being helpful and having fun doing it is the way to go. Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
  11. [​IMG] Thanks!
  12. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm a STRONG believer in quality over quantity. A bazillion posts of drivel just take up space. No one knows something about everything. They are trumped by one post containing solid information that helps someone produce better offerings from their smoker. That gets my respect.
    I am also a STRONG believer in having an OPEN MIND and "thinking outside the box", not afraid to try new things. I'm here to learn anything I can to make me a better smoker. I am willing to share anything I can to help anyone else become the same. Be advised, my likes may not match yours. [​IMG]
    I have met some really fine people through this site and had some really fine times with them, hope to meet more.
    I'm not here to watch a few posters monopolize the forums or to read old tired jokes. (Not to say I don't enjoy a GOOD joke.) The forum moderators need to monitor those things.
    Bottom line - it's all about SMOKING folks!
    I'm no expert, but I'll put my Q next to yours. [​IMG]
  13. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Ditto to what Vlap said - I've been really pushed away from some brewing forums that I used to frequent... still got a few precious pals that I met on them, and we still email a lot, but the whole 'expert' thing was blown out of proportion - and the post count thing got really silly.

    Thanks Jeff, I think it was a wise decision.
  14. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Post count schmost count, who gives a hoot?

    Seriously though, I've yet to be on a forum where this hasn't happened. Thanks for the reality check there Jeff.[​IMG]

    Where's the grub? I'm hungry!
  15. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Good choice Jeff!

    Although I have been very entertained at times, I am really here to learn and occasionally to help others do the same.
  16. kew_el_steve

    kew_el_steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Shouldn't we also remove "Rep Power" too?
  17. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah, what he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I never paid much attention to 'em, but I have to the rep points, and now that I read the system on those, I like 'em more. I have not felt qualified to give 'em, but actually, I'm the one who should be...for all the help I get. Think I'm goin' back and giving all those nice folk who commented on my ongoing salmon a point right now!
  19. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No, I LIKE's an honor system..or as close as likely to happen in a public forum. Please use it!
  20. Richtee could you or someone else point me to the explanation of rep points? I'm fairly new here still and would like to know what that is all about. Thanks!!
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