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Old 08-29-2003, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Avatars, and The Case Against Post-Count Rewards.

I'm new.


Avatars are used to identify people. It's like a face behind your name. Don't you think that avatars will help newbies become regulars faster?
You're practically giving the poor people higher taxes. How do you expect them to go to work?


Second. Many abilties (such as custom avatars, custom titles, forum access) become available after you post a certain number of posts. Don't you think that would encourage newbies to post many useless posts? Like in "quantity over quality"?
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Old 08-29-2003, 01:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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for arguements for, against and parallel to your points, please refer to the several other posts regarding post count and access.. they are conviently located at the top of this very forum.
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Old 08-29-2003, 02:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How kind. I suppose this can be deleted now, lest more people waste their time reading this thread.

I just feel faceless.
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Old 08-29-2003, 06:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Since some folk change their avatars on a regular basis I don't really use them as an identifier.
I look for names I recognize and whose posts I enjoy reading.
Members who are active and post quality content always stand out.
Having an avatar is just icing on the cake for being an member of the community.
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How kind. I suppose this can be deleted now, lest more people waste their time reading this thread.

I just feel faceless.
Now you're just being selfish - do the research, this point has been argued before, don't expect a conversation that's been had a few times all ready to be had again just because you wanted it to, and make a face for yourself.

Everyone here is pretty helpful, but we are people (human) just like you - we get tired of repeating the same thing over and over.
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Old 08-29-2003, 08:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I apologize again. I don't think I can do more to fix the situation than suggest anew you delete this thread.
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Old 08-30-2003, 02:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Avatars, and The Case Against Post-Count Rewards.

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You're practically giving the poor people higher taxes.
This is a bad analogy. We're not taking anything from you. It's not a tax.

Just relax and get involved. Find some threads that intrest you and post. Perhaps you could even start a few threads of your own. Just ignore post count.

Get involved in the community.
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Old 08-30-2003, 11:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I agree that was a bad analogy.
And I wish I could ignore post counts, but post counts do mean a lot here. The fact that you can't get an avatar till your post count reaches 250 kinda proves it.

Thanks for the happy wishes and all. I'm already getting involved in the community. And I really like it here.
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Old 08-30-2003, 05:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't think they mean a lot. I got somewhere near 250 posts, actually, my last check was about 280. It's kind of nice for the other forums, but more often then not, you'll see me in forums that ANYONE can get into. Like redravin said, the avatar is just icing on the cake. For some people, such as myself, I had to have avatars turned off because for some odd reason, Jad's boobs might offend someone at work...
Just enjoy the community that has been created here, and you'll be surprised about some things.
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Old 09-04-2003, 04:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I remember TFP before the "Great Purge" It was 20 people posting and 20,000 lurking, never contributing anything.

Sure it sucks to have to claw your way back up to your former status but the rewards are well worth it when you finally achieve them.

Plus It filters out the trolls and flamers.
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Old 09-04-2003, 06:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Blistex hit the nail right on the head there. although I think it may have been more like 25/25000 ratio

and remember, there is no magic number
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Old 09-05-2003, 06:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have well I guess this will be 4 total posts.... How many posts do I need to be able to post an avatar next to my name. Thanks guys. - Jake
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Old 09-07-2003, 11:20 AM   #13 (permalink)
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