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Windows 7: What annoys you?

13 Feb 2012   #1361
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When I see a member who earned a medal with 699 posts I think it is an indication of quality. There are at least two others with 2 medals who are not Gold members.
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13 Feb 2012   #1362
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
As I sit here preparing to deflect the brickbats headed my way, I feel that this is a sore point with me.

The post count is not necessarily a good indication of the quality of users posts. Some people just post to be posting and jack up their post count. I normally don't post to just say, I agree. Some topics have too many "I agree" posts which I believe it just a post count post..

I don't believe that posts should be counted in the chillout or most of the non-technical topics.

Now I have said it. I have a thick skin.


Rich
I agree that post count is not indicative, but I for one, do not post to jack up my post count. As Hoppy said, after 2000, it garners you nothing. I'd have no problem with Chillout posts not counting. My job makes me a Chillout resident during the week. Not making excuses, but after an 11 or 12 hour day, I just need to relax, and the word threads are simple fun.

I'm sure I have 10,000 posts in chillout. I got my Gold Member badge at 90 days, and had rarely posted in chillout at that time, so I consider it earned. But things change, and I'm not going to worry that I don't help as much as I used to, or would like. My only concern would be a new member assuming I was more knowledgeable because I have a big post count and medals. But then, I don't think I offer bad advice. If I don't know an answer, I don't post.

I know you weren't specifically talking about me Rich, but I fit the profile I like to welcome new members, and encourage all members when they accomplish something, or have an event in their lives. We're not automatons, and there is more to life, and 7F, in my opinion, then just post an answer, and work as usual.

As you can see, I've thought about this. Not meaning to make excuses. But I don't think many post just to run up their count. People just have different personalities. A Guy
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14 Feb 2012   #1363
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Tripping over untied laces.
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14 Feb 2012   #1364
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum I never really thought about "garnering" my post count I just post cos I like to reply or say hello or just have a bit of fun.

I didn't know that anything was counted as quality and how do you define that anyway? I was surprised at my guru status to be honest as I don't consider myself anything but a very new starter in computing in depth and why that was granted I have no idea. If it were taken away tomorrow it would be of no consequence to me personally as I just like to be part of this community, which I personally think is the best forum I have ever been on - and that is NO BS either!


It does however seem odd to me that some get superstar status after only a couple of hundred posts and I suppose that is due to quality and not quantity. Now for my money I don't like status chasing for example to pick out a man of the match in a say a cricket match just because he scored the most runs when perhaps there was a fellow or girl who took a great number of catches or bowled very well. Another example would be making the fellow who scored most goals in soccer or touch downs in grid iron - the man of the match when it really is a team effort and they would be no-one without the effort of the rest of the team.

I also intensely dislike those comps where someone is made employee of the month or year - it breeds elitism and in my mind makes the rest who work just as hard but perhaps in a more less visible way like they are not of any worth.

Rant over!
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14 Feb 2012   #1365
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I was surprised at my guru status to be honest as I don't consider myself anything but a very new starter in computing in depth and why that was granted I have no idea.
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Post counts have always been meaningless, they certainly don't reflect the quality of input. You can still have a very high post count which is 99% drivel based

To a certain degree, the rep medals/pips are the same. Often they are given for quality input but just as common has been the culture here to simply rep those you like.

Those in the know, or have been here long enough know who deserve what they sport and those that don't. Unfortunately new members, or new to forums in general; mistake badges, high counts and medals as a sign of knowledge.

The downside is that these new members tend to eschew the correct input of 'less impressive looking members' in favour of the 'high count/repped members' who at times, have no idea what they are talking about.
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14 Feb 2012   #1366
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

US Congress and how they abuse authority!
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14 Feb 2012   #1367
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Valentines Day. If i love her, i need not wait for this day to express my love. I'd love her all 365 days.
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14 Feb 2012   #1368
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

[RANT]

The majority of my posts are most likely from the word games in the Chillout Room. Like Bill, I also like to congratulate users on their achievements, welcome new users etc. That being said, I still like to contribute to threads made by people asking for help.

Post counts IMHO are pretty much meaningless. They don't affect the quality of a users post so much as the users epeen. As Patrick said, the same principle applies to rep and badges. Sure, they indicate hard work and good, helpful posts but not all good posts are repped and not all repped posts are good.

The system to me though works fine. People are more inclined to help if they are rewarded, even if it is virtually. It's just a funner way of helping others; it doesn't do much if any harm. A low post count and high rep usually indicates a more helpful user but as I said above, it doesn't always work that way.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The downside is that these new members tend to eschew the correct input of 'less impressive looking members' in favour of the 'high count/repped members' who at times, have no idea what they are talking about.
That definitely is a downside. A new user might not be as noticed as a user with a high post and rep count even if they new user has more useful info. Apart from that though, I can't think of anything else that might affect forum users negatively.

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14 Feb 2012   #1369
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Post counts have always been meaningless, they certainly don't reflect the quality of input. You can still have a very high post count which is 99% drivel based

To a certain degree, the rep medals/pips are the same. Often they are given for quality input but just as common has been the culture here to simply rep those you like.

Those in the know, or have been here long enough know who deserve what they sport and those that don't. Unfortunately new members, or new to forums in general; mistake badges, high counts and medals as a sign of knowledge.

The downside is that these new members tend to eschew the correct input of 'less impressive looking members' in favour of the 'high count/repped members' who at times, have no idea what they are talking about.
Well that certainly puts us all in our place.
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14 Feb 2012   #1370
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Post counts have always been meaningless, they certainly don't reflect the quality of input. You can still have a very high post count which is 99% drivel based

To a certain degree, the rep medals/pips are the same. Often they are given for quality input but just as common has been the culture here to simply rep those you like.

Those in the know, or have been here long enough know who deserve what they sport and those that don't. Unfortunately new members, or new to forums in general; mistake badges, high counts and medals as a sign of knowledge.

The downside is that these new members tend to eschew the correct input of 'less impressive looking members' in favour of the 'high count/repped members' who at times, have no idea what they are talking about.
Well that certainly puts us all in our place.
I would rep both of you but the button appears to be missing.

How about a hug instead?

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