Originally posted by triGEAR
[rant]Everything that triGEAR holds dear in life[/rant]
(oh and i'll be here for the counter-point too, don't you worry.)
I'll try not to worry - but thanks for asking.
I don't care how many posts you make either, so we agree on something. I myself have made over 5000, sawg over 10,000, and most of the moderators somewhere in between. What I will concern myself with is the contents of those posts. I think that most people will agree that very rarely are "ok" and "yeah whatever" posts funny or informative. "Yeah whatever" actually implies disagreement with a previous statement, in which case anybody who was concerned enough to reply would back up that statement with a reason why they disagree. I'm using a specific example here, but you did bring it up. I'm sure there are many other situations where this applies.
As for having a lower limit on the amount of words required for it to be an acceptable post - I never said that. I was dealing with a specific example, the poster of which subsequently apologised for. I never spoke in the general sense - had I meant that, it would be pretty easy to code a lower limit on the number of posts per count.
You might not care about post pumping, but I do. Anyone who posts for the sole reason of increasing their post count rather than adding anything constructive, humerous or relevant to the post in question is post pumping. I am fully aware that the previous "requirements" are solely down to interpretation, which is why only obvious cases of pumping are acted upon. In case of error on the part of the moderator, the person in question is usually brought to the attention of other moderators to get an overall opinion. A warning letter is then sent out - often a member might not be aware that they are post pumping, as many here will testify. Only in extreme cases are bannings (temporary and permanent) implemented.
You may have been a member of many other forums, and they may have tolerated post pumping and flame wars there, but this is a different forum, with its own set of rules, which will be implemented.
On a final note, I don't remember using your posts as an example of post pumping, which makes pretty much the first two paragraphs of what you wrote irrelevant to the topic in question. You really should take more care in reading a thread before replying...