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Post counts going down
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:51:29 AM »
Earlier today my post count was over 5700, but just a moment ago I noticed that it had decreased by at least 200 posts, and now it's 5359. It looks like the same has happened to some other users. Is this some kind of bug? Having a huge post count isn't a big deal to me, but I'd be interested to know why this has happened.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 08:53:08 AM »
It's not a bug, it's due to old threads being pruned to make it easier on the server or some internetty thing like that.
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Yep. I think the only party in the MP/DT situation that hasn't moved on is DTF.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 08:55:07 AM »
I was thinking it may be something like that... But why hasn't this happened before, although older threads have been deleted? Or maybe it has, but I haven't noticed :lol

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 08:58:04 AM »
I don't think it happens constantly, I think it's only done periodically. Depending on which threads are being deleted, it might not have affected you so much.

I think my post count was over 24k? So I think I lost about 2000 posts. My guess would be chat threads. :lol
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Yep. I think the only party in the MP/DT situation that hasn't moved on is DTF.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 09:00:27 AM »
When "DT in the studio again!" goes away, my post count will probably go down to less than 100.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 09:05:28 AM »
My guess would be chat threads. :lol
The previous chat threads are gone in both the DT and the GD side, so it seems that your guess is correct.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 09:13:44 AM »
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I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 09:22:24 AM »


Lost about 1000.  Was just coming up on 9k.  Now I gotta :ruben: all over again
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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 07:14:31 PM »
Wow - I lost almost 2000 posts. :o

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 07:23:27 PM »
Wow - I lost almost 2000 posts. :o

Wahoo... I could catch you if I REALLY start post-whore'g.
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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 07:24:19 PM »
Anything's possible, bruh. :laugh:

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 07:25:40 PM »
Anything's possible, bruh. :laugh:

I'm still not on page 1 of the leaderboard though.  I think maybe Hef pruned a few hundred threads so that he could finally over-take Blob.
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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 07:29:38 PM »
Like I said... :lol

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2013, 08:13:01 PM »
Anything's possible, bruh. :laugh:

I'm still not on page 1 of the leaderboard though.  I think maybe Hef pruned a few hundred threads so that he could finally over-take Blob.

:lol I didn't even notice. A decent percentage of my posts are in the chat thread, so it's no surprise that it took a hit.
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Yep. I think the only party in the MP/DT situation that hasn't moved on is DTF.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2013, 08:39:21 PM »
I intentionally avoid chat threads to preserve my post count and I still lost 1900 posts since I was at 12777 the last time I remembered looking at it last night and I was at 10866 when I came back today  :(
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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2013, 08:51:47 PM »
I know the feeling, mang. :(
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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2013, 10:19:32 PM »
Anything's possible, bruh. :laugh:

I'm still not on page 1 of the leaderboard though.  I think maybe Hef pruned a few hundred threads so that he could finally over-take Blob.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2013, 10:38:00 PM »
DAMMIT! :censored :D

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 10:46:45 AM »
Shouldn't there be some way to preserve post counts even if threads are removed?

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2013, 11:14:56 AM »
Shouldn't there be some way to preserve post counts even if threads are removed?

There likely is, but with as busy as XJ and Bosk are, and with the number of other improvements still waiting to be done the time it would take to find, test, and properly implement such things is assuredly very low on any priority list, especially given how the exact number really doesn't mean anything.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2013, 09:30:12 PM »
Huh

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 09:51:38 PM »
You're going to have to be a bit more specific. :p

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2013, 09:27:16 AM »
Oops, I forgot I was typing something lol.

My post count is still going strong. I guess I only post in threads of enduring value :P

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2013, 12:32:01 PM »
I think my rate of posting is roughly equal to the rate of post removal.  I'm pretty sure I've been floating around between 3000 and 4000 for several years now.

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2013, 07:11:33 PM »
In  a future update, postcounts will more accurate;y reflect the true number by all members defaulting on first posting to "at least 1".

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2013, 11:48:22 AM »
Chat threads are the ones that get pruned the most often, so people who post in those more tend to lose more posts, but this is far from the first time they've done this.
     

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2013, 02:56:35 PM »
In  a future update, postcounts will more accurate;y reflect the true number by all members defaulting on first posting to "at least 1".

I'd kind of like it if my post count was permanently set to one. 

I mean, assuming I was able to have more than one post in actuality, of course. 
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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2013, 06:39:03 PM »
In  a future update, postcounts will more accurate;y reflect the true number by all members defaulting on first posting to "at least 1".

I'd kind of like it if my post count was permanently set to one. 

I mean, assuming I was able to have more than one post in actuality, of course. 


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I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Post counts going down
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2013, 09:24:52 PM »
Isn't it brilliant?
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