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Here is my opinion on post counts. They don't mean a thing. There are those on here that have been "Posting A Long Time" that appear to know very little. There are some of the "Newbies" that have very solid opinions and I enjoy their posts. If I see a new member on the forum I welcome them. If someone posts a picture or report on their trip or tournament I congratulate them. If someone posts a subject I think I can help on then I will.

My question is how important is your Post Count to you?

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DUDE!!??? The more post you have the cooler you are!!!!! Your post count is like your life. With out it you DIE!!! How could one ask such a question! >:(

I am offended!

(sorry it is 3:18am here I got nothing better to do)

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Don't sweat it dude, that's the whole point of it.

I have a theory about why this seems to happen with people about once a month:

Someone will make a post that is rude or passive aggressive on the forum and then wait for affirmative responses that validate it. That way they can identify more with the person they want everyone to think they are. When the e-friends agree with some sort of controversial statement, that person feels like they have earned the label of the type of guy who - doesn't pull punches, or love em' or hate em' is a straight shooter - and goes to bed at night feeling like people respect him as an alpha male because he wasn't challenged. As a result, those people think they need to supply edgy comments that illicit others to say "Oh look, more edgy commentary from (insert d-bag) again." They can't see that sticking feathers in your butt doesn't make you a chicken.

The point is that it's a safe way to compensate for all of the things they wish they really were. At home, they see the real person they are and are unhappy with the hollowness of their mild, average life. Unfortunatly, for everyone who is secure with who they are it has to be endured in a place where those people don't run the risk of getting taken to the ground and beaten as a result of their sour disposition towards others. Enter the world wide web.

Sadly, We can't slap someone when they cross the line here. Rest assured though that more than a few people on the forum recognize who the d-bags are.

Sorry for the wordiness.

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Don't sweat it dude, that's the whole point of it.

I have a theory about why this seems to happen with people about once a month:

Someone will make a post that is rude or passive aggressive on the forum and then wait for affirmative responses that validate it. That way they can identify more with the person they want everyone to think they are. When the e-friends agree with some sort of controversial statement, that person feels like they have earned the label of the type of guy who - doesn't pull punches, or love em' or hate em' is a straight shooter - and goes to bed at night feeling like people respect him as an alpha male because he wasn't challenged. As a result, those people think they need to supply edgy comments that illicit others to say "Oh look, more edgy commentary from (insert d-bag) again." They can't see that sticking feathers in your butt doesn't make you a chicken.

The point is that it's a safe way to compensate for all of the things they wish they really were. At home, they see the real person they are and are unhappy with the hollowness of their mild, average life. Unfortunatly, for everyone who is secure with who they are it has to be endured in a place where those people don't run the risk of getting taken to the ground and beaten as a result of their sour disposition towards others. Enter the world wide web.

Sadly, We can't slap someone when they cross the line here. Rest assured though that more than a few people on the forum recognize who the d-bags are.

Sorry for the wordiness.

Everyone please welcome Dr. Phil to the forums!  

Just kidding WIII-60, that post is pretty deep though. And for the most part, right on the money.

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WOW WIII-60 that was deep.But I'd agree right on point ;)

Some of these guys with there two-bit remarks would'nt have the nuts to say it in the real world.Dont worry about it post count means nothing.

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Someone will make a post that is rude or passive aggressive on the forum and then wait for affirmative responses that validate it.

Yup, and we've had about enough of that.  This is not a tone we want here.  There is no need to attack or provoke another member.

Don't worry about "post count", we appreciate every member whether they are a daily part of the community or a someone who only pops in when they have a question.  There are all kinds if members, but we're all equal, regardless of something as trivial as post counts.

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I joined about a year ago and I'm online several times a day. As you can see my post count is very important to me.

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I treat posting like I would a conversation.  If I have something to add I speak up.  If not, I keep my mouth shut and listen.  Think most people do that.  It's pretty easy to identify, after a little while, who is "talking" to contribute and collaborate and who's in it to hear themselves talk (ie, post count).

I go through spurts and phases.  Somethimes can't make it over for days/weeks at a time.  Other times, like the last week when I have been sick, I live here.   :)

Just love this site.

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Psychobabble. People are who they are and if someone wants to project an image/persona of themselves that is either accurate or 180 degrees opposite of what/who they are in actuality, then that's what they should be allowed to do. Glenn and the other Mods do a great job of "nipping things in the bud" on posts that veer towards blatant hostility between BR forum members and I've seen VERY, VERY few posts that would qualify for those actions anyway, IMO. I don't think REAL d-bags can co-exist in a forum like BR without being ostracized by the other members in due time. Just my thoughts. Fraiser has left the building:o)

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I really could give a rats hairy rear end about post counts myself.  If someone has something that interesting or something I can offer advice or a opinion on then I  post something.  I rarely if ever pay attention to there status.  

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Amen Popeye

I don't think post counts are 100% indicative of how knowledgeable a person is, but post counts aren't irrelevant.  Generally, the higher the count, the more time someone has spent on the site.  And generally the more time someone has spent on the site, the more knowledgeable he'll be.  I think there's probably at least a recognizable correlation between post count and knowledge of bass fishing.  On the other hand, I don't think there is any correlation between low post count and lack of fishing knowledge.  And just to clarify, I'm speaking in very general terms.

I could be wrong though...

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It goes both ways.  I'm proof positive that having a high post count doesn't make you a pro and to contradict Tony's point that if they have a high count, that they are on the forum a lot and must be knowledgeable.   Think about it, I'd rather get advice from someone who spends the majority of their time on the water, not the computer.

I'm no pro.  I have 13k posts (mostly social and/or mod related but still)  I'm a solid medium level recreational angler.

Lets say KVD signed up a yr ago and has been lurking as "fishguy1"

You post a thread about jerkbaits.

I answer,....then fishguy1 answers it (it's his 1st post)

I feel sorry for you if you took my reply as being more pertinent than his on the basis of post count.  See what I mean?  

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Hey Tony; a couple of things. This winter between school, work and most of my friends being very far away I spent a lot of time here. I also deal with a lot of depression in the winter, this site was priceless for me. I have a lot of posts because I can be here a lot.

 There are very many guys who know so much more about fishing than I ever even want to, who post a whole lot less. A lot of my posts have to do with just having some fun.

 There have been a few well read, great authors here and the are very great writers, but it is easy to tell who is writing from experience and who is writing from first hand knowledge. I am not impressed by guys who are frustrated authors but really not great fisermen, kind of like arm chair generals ;D

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Lets say I start a post about how to fish the Jitterbug. Should I listen to you LBH or fishguy1 ; :-/. ;D

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LBH and muddy, thanks for the replies.  I know what I said wasn't right-on, but I was speaking in very general terms.  

I'm not saying you should pay attention to post counts when deciding what posts really to take to heart.  The way the reply is written and how legitimate the information seems are the best indicators of how knowledgeable the poster is.

For example, there were a couple posts in the smallmouth forum on the float 'n fly technique.  I forget the person's name, but he's a pretty well-known fisherman, and those were his first two posts, and unfortunately, his only two posts.  He wrote in detail and referenced some of his experience with the technique.

I learned a lot from his posts, and I'm much more inclined to pay attention to those types of posts than posts made by members with x thousand posts who say "Float 'n fly method sucks - don't try it," or something like that (not that anyone said that).

All I was trying to say is that although post counts aren't necessarily important, they aren't irrelevant either.  The do mean something.  Of course, if someone only pays attention to long-established members' posts, that's his problem  8-)

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Lets say I start a post about how to fish the Jitterbug.  Should I listen to you LBH or fishguy1 ; :-/. ;D

That's what makes me a solid recreational fisherman,....I use baits like the J-bug and senkos,...fool proof :)  If you can cast and reel, that's all you need to know with those,lol.

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LBH and muddy, thanks for the replies.  I know what I said wasn't right-on, but I was speaking in very general terms.  

I'm not saying you should pay attention to post counts when deciding what posts really to take to heart.  The way the reply is written and how legitimate the information seems are the best indicators of how knowledgeable the poster is.

For example, there were a couple posts in the smallmouth forum on the float 'n fly technique.  I forget the person's name, but he's a pretty well-known fisherman, and those were his first two posts, and unfortunately, his only two posts.  He wrote in detail and referenced some of his experience with the technique.

I learned a lot from his posts, and I'm much more inclined to pay attention to those types of posts than posts made by members with x thousand posts who say "Float 'n fly method sucks - don't try it," or something like that (not that anyone said that).

All I was trying to say is that although post counts aren't necessarily important, they aren't irrelevant either.  The do mean something.  Of course, if someone only pays attention to long-established members' posts, that's his problem  8-)

Listen,....I'm really sorry,....but,.....you only have 900+ posts,...I'll listen when you hit 1000 ;) ;D

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Listen,....I'm really sorry,....but,.....you only have 900+ posts,...I'll listen when you hit 1000 ;) ;D

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Cabin fever is responsible for my post counts.I like posting in OT forum with a bunch of great people here.All the while i can learn new things in fishing.It's great! Plus they don't allow OT posts at some fishing boards.

I could care less about post counts.Why people complain is beyond me.I probably have over 20,000 posts if you add all the message boards(non fishing related as well) i've been to in over 8 years i've been online.

I'm a very friendly guy and try to get along with everybody.Unless you rub me the wrong way i don't have problems with anybody.

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Cabin fever is responsible for my post counts.I like posting in OT forum with a bunch of great people here.All the while i can learn new things in fishing.It's great! Plus they don't allow OT posts at some fishing boards.

I could care less about post counts.Why people complain is beyond me.I probably have over 20,000 posts if you add all the message boards(non fishing related as well) i've been to in over 8 years i've been online.

I'm a very friendly guy and try to get along with everybody.Unless you rub me the wrong way i don't have problems with anybody.

I KNOW A MASSUSE WHO WILL RUB YOU THE WRONG WAY

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@ muddy. That's just wrong in so many ways!

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