Zareek Posted July 10, 2014 Share Posted July 10, 2014 I've been on quite a lot of forums over the years... and if there is something I've noticed, it's that having a post count and reputation count, damage the quality of the forum. People spam relentlessly just to get a high post count. Most the time it's harmless, but other times it makes people comment things that shouldn't be commented, like a rude / smartass remark. Another thing is the reputation counter. I think it's absolutely unnecessary. If someone takes their time to make a thread, and the first person to comment, post some smartass remark, chances are that it'll get more upvotes than the actual OP. Just because it's a troll comment. This discourage some people, and also promotes spamming/trolling. Bottom line, I say remove both these forum features. If the post counter is removed, people won't spam irrelevant comments just to get a high post count, and people may actually consider their comments before posting them. Without the reputation feature, people won't post a rude remark and try to be funny, just to get a high reputation count. Feel free to disagree, but this is from my own personal experience on numerous forums, and I personally feel like it would make the forum a better place. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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