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    Default Why has my post count gone down?

    I seem to have lost around 4,000 posts in the space of a day! Why has this happened, please?

    Has anyone else had this happen to them?
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    Default Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    I seem to have lost around 4,000 posts in the space of a day! Why has this happened, please?

    Has anyone else had this happen to them?
    Yes

    I hadn't noticed until you mentioned it. Not really sure how many (roughly around 6K ).

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    Ha! I just noticed mine dropped about by 40 posts. Interesting...
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    I wouldn't have the foggiest idea if this happened to me.

    Maybe it's part of Grant's new work on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    I seem to have lost around 4,000 posts in the space of a day! Why has this happened, please?

    I stole them.

    You'll be getting a ransom note shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I stole them.

    You'll be getting a ransom note shortly.
    I thought it was due to all the down votes on our posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I stole them.

    You'll be getting a ransom note shortly.
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    Quick! To the freepostmobile!


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    Hmmm. I've lost over 2700 posts and three stars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    I seem to have lost around 4,000 posts in the space of a day! Why has this happened, please?

    Has anyone else had this happen to them?
    If it happened to me, I would not have noticed. I never look at these things. Is this somehow significant?? What does it matter how many posts one has??
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    Hmmm. I've lost over 2700 posts and three stars...

    Whoa! Now STARS are disappearing?? That's a whole different kettle of fish!

    MOMMMMM! Grant's taking our stars away!

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    We're all just a little less special now. I lost about 1000 myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    We're all just a little less special now. I lost about 1000 myself.
    Maybe there's been a Socialist coup and this is part of their "redistribution" program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Maybe there's been a Socialist coup and this is part of their "redistribution" program.
    If only implied internet clout actually had capital value.
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    I've lost close to three thousands. Stars are intact (but not sure if still suspiciously aligned).

    I hope it's not a police affair (for e.g. working from home, posting on Twitter or p*eing in public); in any case I'm thinking of what to wear tomorrow morning when I creep in at the church to plead for a character certificate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Maybe there's been a Socialist coup and this is part of their "redistribution" program.
    Hednic’s post count appears to be intact, so no.

    I’m down approximately 2,000. Not happy.
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    I must be totally missing something here....what is the "agony" all about? Why should anyone care one way or the other what is his/her "post count???"
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    Because it is fun. As someone once said “People will die for a ribbon”. I was a couple of posts away from 4,000 and now below 3200. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oriane View Post
    I must be totally missing something here....what is the "agony" all about? Why should anyone care one way or the other what is his/her "post count???"
    Post count (and likes, faves, upvotes, and their ilk) are all metrics affect the pecking order of internet communities.

    It can seem arbitrary but get 70M views on YouTube and then we'll talk about it. It's intoxicating power when you have it (I suspect. I'm too old for most social media, but grew up with internet, more or less).

    ZC's choice of the word "clout" was on the money, and post sums and other countable things are elements of the Total Clout Amount (Mind you, I just made that up; it's not in Wikipedia).

    /Acey

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceyMan View Post
    Post count (and likes, faves, upvotes, and their ilk) are all metrics affect the pecking order of internet communities.

    It can seem arbitrary but get 70M views on YouTube and then we'll talk about it. It's intoxicating power when you have it (I suspect. I'm too old for most social media, but grew up with internet, more or less).

    ZC's choice of the word "clout" was on the money, and post sums and other countable things are elements of the Total Clout Amount (Mind you, I just made that up; it's not in Wikipedia).

    /Acey
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    No "agony", & nothing to do with "clout". l just don't like things being taken from me, at least not without knowing why. lf some people are fine with it, good for you.

    Cook.bot, l await your ransom demands. Just don't take my vintage Samsara!
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    Default Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    No "agony", & nothing to do with "clout".
    Same for me. I occasionally use my previous posts for reference purposes - how am I supposed to do that if the relevant one(s) have been deleted ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Same for me. I occasionally use my previous posts for reference purposes - how am I supposed to do that if the relevant one(s) have been deleted ?.
    Good point, while personally affected not by the actual amount of posts lost, their content- no matter how off topic, frivolous, less documented, subjective etc. some posts may appear at first to be- they still provide value in terms of communication and knowledge for the entire community and beyond, as long as they can be read and accessed easily, swiftly and, why not, entertainingly

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    Yeh, I've lost more than half of my post count overnight. 171 now; almost 1000 yesterday.
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    Post count apparently matters if you wish to participate in splits, sales, etc.
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    But don't you all feel a little bit lighter, a little bit younger?

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    What makes you think the posts are lost as opposed to just the designated number of posts, Ken?

    Of course everyone should decide for himself/herself whether or not this is an important issue (for me it is not), but at the rate the same subjects are discussed again and again, I would not worry about a loss of communication and knowledge. In fact, I recall some months ago another member asked some question about something or other, and some other members were very rude toward him for asking the question, telling him to "search for the answer" before asking about it. Sorry, I do not recall the individuals involved, but I do recall this happening. I also recall wondering to myself at the time if these particular responders would respond this way in person if we were all meeting somewhere and this person asked the same question. I thought it improbable, but I was/am amazed at how someone's true personality will shine through on-line on forums such as these whilst given the same set of circumstances in person at some venue or another, they would likely strive not to reveal their lack of basic good manners and breeding. I find it curious how on-line, many people seem content to use avatars and user names as social masks, whilst in person, whence they would be clearly recognisable and identifiable, they would not dream of behaving in the same fashion and thus becoming social pariahs that no reputable host/hostess would dream of entertaining in his/her lifetime (save perhaps Peggy Guggenheim )

    I shall probably never understand why the number of posts attributed to anyone is important, but if it helps at all, teardrop, my dear, you are welcome to the credit for my own number of posts, as I never notice these things, and I attach no importance to them whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oriane View Post
    What makes you think the posts are lost as opposed to just the designated number of posts, Ken?

    Of course everyone should decide for himself/herself whether or not this is an important issue (for me it is not), but at the rate the same subjects are discussed again and again, I would not worry about a loss of communication and knowledge. In fact, I recall some months ago another member asked some question about something or other, and some other members were very rude toward him for asking the question, telling him to "search for the answer" before asking about it. Sorry, I do not recall the individuals involved, but I do recall this happening. I also recall wondering to myself at the time if these particular responders would respond this way in person if we were all meeting somewhere and this person asked the same question. I thought it improbable, but I was/am amazed at how someone's true personality will shine through on-line on forums such as these whilst given the same set of circumstances in person at some venue or another, they would likely strive not to reveal their lack of basic good manners and breeding. I find it curious how on-line, many people seem content to use avatars and user names as social masks, whilst in person, whence they would be clearly recognisable and identifiable, they would not dream of behaving in the same fashion and thus becoming social pariahs that no reputable host/hostess would dream of entertaining in his/her lifetime (save perhaps Peggy Guggenheim )

    I shall probably never understand why the number of posts attributed to anyone is important, but if it helps at all, teardrop, my dear, you are welcome to the credit for my own number of posts, as I never notice these things, and I attach no importance to them whatsoever.
    Yes, but some people find any form of criticism bad manners, even when it points to them doing something stupid. Instead of learning from it, they'd much rather act lofty and offended.

    I also hate this notion that because people are capable of being rude it's showing "their true colours" or "who they really are". We're all very capable of having bad days. We're all very capable of being annoyed by certain statements. We're all capable of saying things others may be offended by. And actually, how that content is received is entirely subjective. We're all made up of these 'colours'. Otherwise, we'd be robots, and the world would be like The Stepford Wives.

    No-one's wearing a veneer, but sometimes people need to learn there are better ways of doing things. A simple forum search yields more than one result, more information than waiting on a reply you may, or may not, receive. Sometimes the polite thing is not to pass the workload on to others when you could do it yourself.

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    All my posts prior to 23rd March 2018 seem to have disappeared. Not checked whether any posts since that date are missing.
    Anyone else have an easily findable cut-off point of missing posts ?
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