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Why Do People Care about their Post Count?

post #1 of 146
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I see people wondering about their post count increasing and I was curious why this would be important. Is there some kind of "bonus" when you reach a certain number of posts? I am aware of the 50/60 rule for TAO and Trading post but otherwise... what's the big deal?

(No offense to those who care- I'm just curious! Maybe I should care, too!)
post #2 of 146
There's the switch from "new member" to "member" at 50 posts (or is it at 51?) and then there's the switch from "member" to "senior member" at 1000 posts. Once you hit "senior member" status, you can get a free "senior member title" under your name that you get to pick out. For example, I selected "Crunchy Kosher Mommy". If you want to change it there's a small fee, but the first change (from "senior member" to whatever you choose) is free.

Beyond that, it's just a bunch of longtime MDC members being silly- we tease each other about "having no life" if the postcount is high, or "being a newbie" if the post count is lower. I've seen 2 members "race" to get to a certain post count first. There have been lots of playful threads about post counts. Really it's all in good fun and nothing serious is meant by it.
post #3 of 146
Tell the truth Ruthla, you get access to an elite post count club when you get over 1,000 posts. At 5,000 you also get free chocolate, at 10,000 there is vodka. I'm not sure what happens after that, it's all very hush hush.


post #4 of 146
Hey, where's my free chocolate and vodka?
post #5 of 146
Ummmm.... I don't know.....
post #6 of 146
The Holiday Helper thread is coming. It could be related to that.
post #7 of 146
Because we are Obsessive-Compulsive Freaks.
post #8 of 146
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Tell the truth Ruthla, you get access to an elite post count club when you get over 1,000 posts. At 5,000 you also get free chocolate, at 10,000 there is vodka. I'm not sure what happens after that, it's all very hush hush.


LOL I need to post more
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Because we are Obsessive-Compulsive Freaks.
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post #10 of 146
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Originally Posted by TigerTail View Post
Because we are Obsessive-Compulsive Freaks.
Speak for yourself, I'm perfectly normal. :
post #11 of 146
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Originally Posted by HelloKitty View Post
Tell the truth Ruthla, you get access to an elite post count club when you get over 1,000 posts. At 5,000 you also get free chocolate, at 10,000 there is vodka. I'm not sure what happens after that, it's all very hush hush.


Well I'm a mere lowly "member" but someone told me something about a biodiesel fueled jet and hangar once you hit 20,000 posts. So I'm banking on that because I need to get to Bermuda ASAP...

In fact, that's the only reason I'm responding to this thread.
post #12 of 146
laughup

Seriously, though - you are TOTALLY normal! As are all of us who were or are at one point in time concerned about our post count and the quickest way to increase said item!
post #13 of 146
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post #14 of 146
mmmmmmmmmpopcorn.
post #15 of 146
ok, so now I'm three posts closer to a thousand!! WOOHOO.

: .....OK OK!!! I'm STOPPING!!! Sheesh!
post #16 of 146
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post #17 of 146
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Why Do People Care about their Post Count?
Because we have no life

... seriously, I know it's dumb, but I still like setting little goals for myself (I'm trying to reach 3,000 before the baby gets here). I don't go around posting stuff for no reason though. I almost always have something useful to say.
post #18 of 146
well I am new on THIS board but I can say that Message Boards are my hobby, so post-counts show me how much I participate in said hobby. (And how sorry my life must really be )
post #19 of 146
Just posting here to see how many posts I have.
post #20 of 146
1408...must...keep...posting...need...chocolate
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