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How Many Posts.....?

Postby Dr Helix » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:14 pm

I am approaching the 500 post mark on this forum and I started thinking; At what point do you have enough posts to be considered a veteran of eplaya? 50? 100? 1000? I look at some of the larger post numbers (Cryptofish, Ygmir, AntiM, Gyre, Ugly Dougly, Jkisha, Simon) and they are definitely held in high esteem by this board. And well they should be. So I ask you all; What's the number? When do you crack the newbie ranks and become a grizzled vet?
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby lemur » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:18 pm

high esteem on eplaya is directly proportional to how many people have met you in real life at the burn (or elsewhere) and found out that the shit you say is just shit and you are actually a "nice person" in real life.

post count doesnt come into it.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:21 pm

If you look at the spread, 500 is up there. Many people post once, if at all. I recognize your name and avatar and I don't shrink when I see them. I'm not sure what more is possible.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby lemur » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:25 pm

dont forget the realm where in some heated arguments people start pulling out the 'YOU POST TOO MUCH' thing!

so clearly, for some people ... esteem based on post count becomes tempered by 'too much'

its the goldiloxcks paradox..


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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Eric » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:17 pm

I don't think it's a quantity of posts that make you a "veteran" here, it's quality. Are you adding knowledge, humor, dead-on snark... something...? I think meeting people on-playa helps us connect further, but I don't think that makes you a veteran either (I started posting on here in '03, I finally made the Meet & Greet in 2010. I think I only met a dozen or so posters in those 7 years)

There are members with under 100 posts who I look forward to read, others... not so much.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:22 pm

yup, I agree:
Quality, not quantity.
There are high count posters here (and to some, I may well be one), who make me cringe when I see them post.
Sure, it takes at least dozens, to get a "feel" for a persona, but, by low hundreds, it's usually pretty dang clear.
And, to be fair, some folks do change and stuff.......some I have completely changed my opinion of, over time.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Sham » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:28 pm

Yag, you are BOTH quality AND quantity. You got it all my friend! :D
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby ygmir » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:31 pm

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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby TomServo » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:46 pm

Are the Post count and Joined date proportional?
Is the content relative to their "Burnier-than-thou-ness?"
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby lemur » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 pm

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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby TomServo » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:09 pm

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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby gyre » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:16 pm

Post count really has nothing to do with anything.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:29 pm

What matters is that you participate, and in the process hopefully contribute something worthwhile - be it help or humor, I find everything other than whineyness and blame placing has some value. Just my opinion on this.

Looking back as I approach the 1k post mark, I find that many of my posts could probably have been better. Hopefully my posts that add useful things to these boards outweigh those that don't.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby lemur » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:34 pm

all of my posts have been the "BEST OF EPLAYA"

if there was a list of 2000 best of eplaya posts... mine would be the first 1803 on the list
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:36 pm

lemur wrote:all of my posts have been the "BEST OF EPLAYA"

if there was a list of 2000 best of eplaya posts... mine would be the first 1803 on the list

Actually, this one is 1812.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:43 pm

lemur wrote:all of my posts have been the "BEST OF EPLAYA"

if there was a list of 2000 best of eplaya posts... mine would be the first 1803 on the list


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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Dr Helix » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:47 pm

gyre wrote:Post count really has nothing to do with anything.


And yet.........you have weighed in here over 13,000 TIMES. It matters to you. That's all I'm trying to say.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby lemur » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:54 pm

some forums dont show post count cuz it really doesnt mean much.. and join date..
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby gyre » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:59 pm

I asked admin to remove or reset my post count a couple of times, but turns out that isn't easy on this forum.


I was on here many years before I posted more than once a year or so.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby gyre » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:11 pm

My favorite comment on post count.
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My post count there is forty.

A little hint, I did not reach a post count over 40k+ by posting useful tips on which tyre is best for your car or how you can jack it up.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Dr Helix » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:21 pm

No, I agree that quality should matter more than quantity. I was not trying to say that the most prolific posters have the best insights. But I think they definitely care very much about what is said on these boards, and try very hard to help folks if they can. I appreciate that very much.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:15 pm

There is a shortcut for immediate veteran-ship here on Eplaya.

First you must tell Gyre to shut the fuck up and then you must call Iso a cunt.

it really is that easy.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Elderberry » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:43 pm

lemur wrote:some forums dont show post count cuz it really doesnt mean much.. and join date..

Ya, that's what everyone with less than 2,000 posts say. :roll:
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby gaminwench » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:05 am

oneeyeddick wrote:There is a shortcut for immediate veteran-ship here on Eplaya.

First you must tell Gyre to shut the fuck up and then you must call Iso a cunt.

it really is that easy.


or...
you get in a flame war with one of Simon's socks...

this overrides all other requirements
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby AntiM » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:52 am

gaminwench wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:There is a shortcut for immediate veteran-ship here on Eplaya.

First you must tell Gyre to shut the fuck up and then you must call Iso a cunt.

it really is that easy.


or...
you get in a flame war with one of Simon's socks...

this overrides all other requirements


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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:23 am

Pay attention and participate, that's all. Post counts are bullshit, sorry (((JK))).

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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby tamarakay » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:01 am

Oh well crap, i'm so out then. I think Iso is the bomb and Simon's socks are some of my favorite people. Ok, maybe i've hit one of the qualifiers.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby Sham » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:29 am

I was previously registered on eplaya under my real name and changed to this one a while back. I think that every one of my posts has substance and a bit of twisted humor. I hope that each of them is worthwhile reading.

You will never get only a smiley face :D , lol or hahaha as one of my posts.

Post count really means nothing, it's the substance that matters. SUBSTANCE BABY!
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby The CO » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:21 am

Solve for E:

(n/e)(B/y)=E

Start with number of posts. (n)
Divide by years you have been on eplaya. (e)
Multiply by the number of times you have been to BRC. (B)
Divide that by the last two digits of the first year you went (y)

The result gives you E, your Eplaya rank. Wear this number proudly, and if you find any way in which it means something, let me know.

As of this post, my eplaya rank is 20.58901515151 repeating.
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Re: How Many Posts.....?

Postby OregonRed » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:31 am

Well, CO. According to your ranking system, I am ranked at 1032.77777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777

I thought I might've ranked higher than that, but math says no. :(
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