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What, if anything, should be brought back to the FTL Boards?

Post Counts Only
- 3 (9.7%)
Karma Only
- 2 (6.5%)
Post Counts and Karma
- 10 (32.3%)
None. It is best without either
- 16 (51.6%)

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Coconut

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Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« on: March 25, 2008, 08:19:51 PM »

Sure, people intentionally pad their post counts with spam, but I feel like those people should be dealt with individually rather than hurting everyone. And Karma (being able to rate people up or down) is nothing but a market reputation solution. You can tell at a glance whether a poster is likely to be well versed in what he's saying, or talking out his ass. Bring back both I say.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 08:25:40 PM »

POST COUNTS.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 08:47:14 PM »

Post count info. is available in the profile.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 08:50:09 PM »

Post count info. is available in the profile.

Which is why is makes zero sense to not have it on individual posts, as well.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 08:52:21 PM »

Post counts would make it easier to keep track of Brasky.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 09:49:50 PM »

How about an option for "I just don't care?"
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 09:55:35 PM »

If the powers that be decide to pay any attention to this poll, they should check ISPs for sock puppet votes first.

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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 09:56:26 PM »

karma is good clean fun
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 09:59:21 PM »

karma is good clean fun

it was the topic of a lot of childish fighting, not that the childish fighting is gone but it is not a common.

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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 10:01:01 PM »

The internet is the source of a lot of childish fighting. That doesn't mean we should get rid of it entirely.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 10:06:26 PM »

How about an option for "I just don't care?"

Then don't vote silly.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 10:36:21 PM »

You know, it doesn't much bother me.  It may have in the past, but I don't think it has made a positive or a negative impact on my BBS experience here.  I still like the place. 
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2008, 01:03:15 AM »

Post counts are a quantity indicator.  Quality matters more.

Karma is a popularity contest.  Haven't cared about that since high school, and if I'd cared less about it then, I'd probably be more successful now.  It encourages groupthink over individual expression.
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2008, 01:22:01 AM »

Post counts are a quantity indicator.  Quality matters more.

Karma is a popularity contest.  Haven't cared about that since high school, and if I'd cared less about it then, I'd probably be more successful now.  It encourages groupthink over individual expression.
+1 :lol:  I agree completely
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Re: Bring Back Post Counts and Karma
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2008, 01:33:07 AM »

I got a call tonight from my class reunion organizers wanting to know if I was going to attend the fortieth (!) high school class reunion. "I hated high school," I said.  "Why on earth would I want to go back to that hell?"
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