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Change user post count

Post by motionsicknessedmuse on October 23rd 2008, 2:19 am

Hi, I'm new, and some of the templates here are really great, its what sold me on this place, but I have a suggestion.

Can you find a way to edit a user's post count?

I know some people like to spam to raise their post count, and as a joke, once in a while I'd make some random inactive person's count like...25859 posts, some large, random number, just for fun to see member's reaction. Shocked

It's fun, and I know it can be done elsewhere, can it be done here?

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Re: Change user post count

Post by tommylsvs11 on October 23rd 2008, 10:05 pm

Unfortunately it can't be done on forummotion's forum software, it can however be done on many of forum softwares such as

vBulletin
SMF

Those are all that I can think of, SMF is by far the best, it's free, and it's the exact same thing as vBulletin.

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Re: Change user post count

Post by Tilum on October 23rd 2008, 10:29 pm

...You shouldn't be advertising other forum providers with a hyperlink...

I like the idea, for example, it there woere 5 spam posts, but you wanted to keep them as an example to other member, you could just reduce the post count.

Voted yes.

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Re: Change user post count

Post by Tizo The Hedgehog on October 23rd 2008, 11:05 pm

Hasn't this already been suggested more then once?

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Re: Change user post count

Post by Lord IceMan on October 25th 2008, 2:22 am

@Tizo The Hedgehog wrote:Hasn't this already been suggested more then once?

Yes, and I keep voting against it. Post counts might as well be eliminated if they don't represent anything, and the instant the post counts can be edited they immediately become meaningless, representing nothing and being no more than a random, arbitrary number.

If I look at a user's post count and it reads "213", does that indicate 213 posts this user has made, how many posts are currently floating around the board (as it currently stands, deleting a post drops the post count), has this user posted ten times and someone raised the number by an additional 203, does this user have more than a thousand posts but someone dropped it to 213, or what? As soon as this number can be artificially altered, it becomes meaningless and a representation of nothing.

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Re: Change user post count

Post by Ixaz on October 25th 2008, 7:40 pm

@Lord IceMan wrote:
@Tizo The Hedgehog wrote:Hasn't this already been suggested more then once?

Yes, and I keep voting against it. Post counts might as well be eliminated if they don't represent anything, and the instant the post counts can be edited they immediately become meaningless, representing nothing and being no more than a random, arbitrary number.

If I look at a user's post count and it reads "213", does that indicate 213 posts this user has made, how many posts are currently floating around the board (as it currently stands, deleting a post drops the post count), has this user posted ten times and someone raised the number by an additional 203, does this user have more than a thousand posts but someone dropped it to 213, or what? As soon as this number can be artificially altered, it becomes meaningless and a representation of nothing.
Agreed.

I mean, why even bother? If you want to make a user's post count any random number, just delete their posts (lower) or change their password, go into it, and spam the posts (raise it). Right?

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Re: Change user post count

Post by donovansrb2 on October 26th 2008, 2:22 am

@Ixaz wrote:
@Lord IceMan wrote:
@Tizo The Hedgehog wrote:Hasn't this already been suggested more then once?

Yes, and I keep voting against it. Post counts might as well be eliminated if they don't represent anything, and the instant the post counts can be edited they immediately become meaningless, representing nothing and being no more than a random, arbitrary number.

If I look at a user's post count and it reads "213", does that indicate 213 posts this user has made, how many posts are currently floating around the board (as it currently stands, deleting a post drops the post count), has this user posted ten times and someone raised the number by an additional 203, does this user have more than a thousand posts but someone dropped it to 213, or what? As soon as this number can be artificially altered, it becomes meaningless and a representation of nothing.
Agreed.

I mean, why even bother? If you want to make a user's post count any random number, just delete their posts (lower) or change their password, go into it, and spam the posts (raise it). Right?

Agreeded, If it was an option, Admins or Moderators would probally put everybodys number to zero for just the fun of it. (VOTED N-O!)

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Re: Change user post count

Post by Jophy on April 1st 2013, 6:03 am

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