A suggestion for the UBB script

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Warrior
Member # 2947
Profile #0
Since I have minimul knowledge of UBB scripting, I can't press the details, but I believe that showing the amount of times a topic has been viewed (that is, clicked on) would be a constructive addition to webboard quality.

Do I hear a seconde?
Posts: 149 | Registered: Saturday, May 3 2003 07:00
BANNED
Member # 2064
Profile #1
Yea that would be a good idea. Did you get that idea from any other boards?

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Warrior
Member # 2947
Profile #2
Indeed, I did.
Posts: 149 | Registered: Saturday, May 3 2003 07:00
Post Navel Trauma ^_^
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I'd much rather have a thing saying who made the last post.

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Posts: 1798 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 3026
Profile #4
I seconde Khoth's motion.
(muffled cheers)

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It was the middle of the night
- Lewis Carrol

well well well aren't we resilient

Oh the fun

Most generalizations are, unfortunately, true.
Posts: 212 | Registered: Sunday, May 25 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 2947
Profile #5
Or perhaps, even, if I dare to dream, both?
Posts: 149 | Registered: Saturday, May 3 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 760
Profile #6
both? on ubb board? that's impossible! :P

Anyway I second both of the suggestions!

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Posts: 642 | Registered: Saturday, March 16 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
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Features? From the UBB? You're kidding, right?

—Alorael, who would rather see a way to turn post counts off, or at least edit post counts. Maybe spammers would be less enthusiastic if they didn't get any obvious mark of "respect" for their behavior.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Infiltrator
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quote:
Originally posted by Alorael:
—Alorael, who would rather see a way to turn post counts off, or at least edit post counts. Maybe spammers would be less enthusiastic if they didn't get any obvious mark of "respect" for their behavior.
...says the guy with the most posts. Irony central!

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Posts: 647 | Registered: Wednesday, February 19 2003 08:00
Shake Before Using
Member # 75
Profile #9
The setting of one's post count to 0 was a punishment for spammers on iB. It is impossible in UBB.
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 3026
Profile #10
You could always give spammers the custom title 'apprentice'.

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And this was very odd because
It was the middle of the night
- Lewis Carrol

well well well aren't we resilient

Oh the fun

Most generalizations are, unfortunately, true.
Posts: 212 | Registered: Sunday, May 25 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 760
Profile #11
spammers already have a custom title, "canned"

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Erudite*
Member # 3042
Profile #12
quote:
Originally posted by Alorael:
—Alorael, who would rather see a way to turn post counts off, or at least edit post counts.
That would be great if it worked (which I guess it won't). Then I could get my post count back up to 406!

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The Club of All
Chance Forums
I was once member #2475, but then my account was deleted because of a bug.
Post count=406+whatever it says below.
Posts: 402 | Registered: Thursday, May 29 2003 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #13
quote:
Originally posted by xxo:
That would be great if it worked (which I guess it won't). Then I could get my post count back up to 406!
How come you need to get it back up? Your account deleted or something?

Anyway, those ideas sound pretty cool, but they'll never happen.

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Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Erudite*
Member # 3042
Profile #14
Yeah, the same happened to wizardr6 as well.

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The Club of All
Chance Forums
I was once member #2475, but then my account was deleted because of a bug.
Post count=406+whatever it says below.
Posts: 402 | Registered: Thursday, May 29 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2669
Profile Homepage #15
Where did the idea originate that a high post count is something to aspire to? It's quality, not quantity, people!

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Erudite*
Member # 3042
Profile #16
Well, people might value the opinions of people with high post counts more that they would of people who had low post counts.

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The Club of All
Chance Forums
I was once member #2475, but then my account was deleted because of a bug.
Post count=406+whatever it says below.
Posts: 402 | Registered: Thursday, May 29 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
Member # 2669
Profile Homepage #17
Do you? I sure as heck don't. I don't even look at post numbers. I'll value your opinion if you make sense.
I'm more impressed by lower member numbers, since then at least you know they've been around longer and know more about what has transpired. That doesn't make them any smarter or insightful, though.

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This Side Towards Enemy
Member # 147
Profile #18
High post count may identify you as a spammer, not an experienced member. A newbie is best defined as someone who places much importance in post count.
Posts: 1000 | Registered: Thursday, October 11 2001 07:00
Erudite*
Member # 3042
Profile #19
I didn't really mean that I look at someone's post count and say "My, my, that person has a high post count. They must be important!". It's just that the members with high post counts are around more often and are probably more experienced.

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The Club of All
Chance Forums
I was once member #2475, but then my account was deleted because of a bug.
Post count=406+whatever it says below.
Posts: 402 | Registered: Thursday, May 29 2003 07:00
Agent
Member # 1558
Profile #20
It means that if they're still around they're not bad spammers, but acceptable spammers (we call them spammers but do little to stop them).

I forgot: I say "yes" to both.

[ Saturday, May 31, 2003 21:52: Message edited by: stranger ]

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Posts: 1112 | Registered: Friday, July 19 2002 07:00
Warrior
Member # 2947
Profile #21
quote:
Originally posted by Ramon Benitez:

I'm more impressed by lower member numbers

I can assure you that low member numbers mean nothing.
Posts: 149 | Registered: Saturday, May 3 2003 07:00
Dance the Banned Dance
Member # 3052
Profile #22
There could be a top 100 member # that knows hardly anything about that stuff, and a newbie that knows a lot. Just cause their member # is high doesn't mean they don't know anything about these boards.

[ Thursday, June 05, 2003 08:00: Message edited by: Tome of Skulls ]
Posts: 543 | Registered: Sunday, June 1 2003 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 2984
Profile Homepage #23
Basically, those numbers are just there for showing off to other people. High post counts, low member numbers, nice custom title, funny signature = cool. It doesn't make you smarter. Look at me, I got over 100 posts in slightly over a week. On another board at which I'm registered more than a month, I've got 50 posts. So there. Does it mean I'm smarter over here? No, it just means that over there I'm less incited to spam because post count doesn't matter as much. :P :P :P

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Triad Mage Banned Veteran
Member # 165
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quote:
Originally posted by Old Chaz:
quote:
Originally posted by Ramon Benitez:

I'm more impressed by lower member numbers

I can assure you that low member numbers mean nothing.

Said member #2947 to member #2669 as members #147 and #165 laughed pityingly.

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