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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!)
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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.

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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.



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Hey, where's my free chocolate and vodka?

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Ummmm.... I don't know.....

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The Holiday Helper thread is coming. It could be related to that.
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Because we are Obsessive-Compulsive Freaks.
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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.
Speak for yourself, I'm perfectly normal. :

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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.


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.
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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!
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mmmmmmmmmpopcorn.

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ok, so now I'm three posts closer to a thousand!! WOOHOO.

: .....OK OK!!! I'm STOPPING!!! Sheesh!

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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.

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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 )
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Just posting here to see how many posts I have.

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1408...must...keep...posting...need...chocolate

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Really it's all in good fun and nothing serious is meant by it.
Oh really, Ruthla? Now you've insulted me. I am offended. Very offended. I think I will dramatically unsubscribe from this thread, but not before provoking a long and drawn-out fight that will IMMENSELY raise my post count.

Perhaps we can debate via smilies. Post count heightener DEEE-LUXE.

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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.


Hey now - I missed my chocolate !! Where do I sign up for that ?

Personally - I prefer something dark, rich, and very very smooth . . .

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Listen people, just because I'm on the committee to hand out the chocolate doesn't mean I have anything to do with why it's missing if you didn't get yours!! Now... go away and leave me alone....

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Listen people, just because I'm on the committee to hand out the chocolate doesn't mean I have anything to do with why it's missing if you didn't get yours!! Now... go away and leave me alone....
Lick your fingers darling - it's not so smart to leave the evidence out in the open

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good advice... good advice....

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In my case, you need more than 1000 posts to be called a senior member. Maybe when i get to 2000. Maybe my posts don't count because they are 75% fluff.

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And why would anyone worry about attaining the neccessary number of posts to obtain free vodka and chocolate, when Hello Kitty always has such a marvelous stash? Just go visit here in her new pseudo love thread.
(It's the thread that is pseudo not the love, never the love.)

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Dude... that is weird!!

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chocolate?! No one told me about that...... must start spamming posts!

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The chocolate is sooooo good too

Would everyone like the idea of making Q&S posts not count in their total?










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