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NonMax Jake
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NonMax Jake

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I've seen some users spam agreed, true, have to agree, etc. on as many posts as possible. Why do they do this? It's obviously to inflate their post count, but is there actually any benefit to having a high post count? Please remember that the forum is not for debating. It is for echoing views only. If you see someone opposing someone else's views, please report this so it can be dealt with.

09-Jul-2018 04:07:02

FiFi LaFeles
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FiFi LaFeles

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Firstly, why would you think it's spam?
I don't class indicating agreement with another person as 'spam'.

Secondly, why ask why they do it, then tell us it's 'obviously' to inflate post count?
It's not obvious to me actually. I'd guess they post 'Agreed' etc. to indicate agreement with someone else's statement without having to post why they agree all over again - since the previous poster already said it all.

Lastly, so far as I am aware there are no benefits associated with post count.
If there is, I've no idea what they are.
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09-Jul-2018 08:12:21

NonMax Jake
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FiFi LaFeles said:
Firstly, why would you think it's spam?
I don't class indicating agreement with another person as 'spam'.

Secondly, why ask why they do it, then tell us it's 'obviously' to inflate post count?
It's not obvious to me actually. I'd guess they post 'Agreed' etc. to indicate agreement with someone else's statement without having to post why they agree all over again - since the previous poster already said it all.

Lastly, so far as I am aware there are no benefits associated with post count.
If there is, I've no idea what they are.
1) I'm talking about people that don't even contribute to a subforum yet spam agreed on as many posts as possible. When someone never contributes to a subforum but continues to post agreed etc. is, in my opinion, not constructive at all.

2) Apologies for it not being obvious to you. If I started just quoting random posts in rs3 subforums and saying "agreed" as frequently as possible, would you feel the same?

3) Thanks.
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09-Jul-2018 09:02:18 - Last edited on 09-Jul-2018 09:03:01 by NonMax Jake

FiFi LaFeles
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FiFi LaFeles

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1) Technically, just posting that they agree with something is a contribution of sorts particularly if the thread is , say, some form of suggestion and the OP might be actually seeking to have their idea approved or agreed with.

True, it's not actually adding anything extra to the thread by advancing the debate but it's not destructive either since merely indicating agreement (albeit with extreme brevity) isn't a provocative statement.

2) If you came into threads and quoted something completely unrelated that had been originally posted in another thread, with your own comment of "Agreed" attached, and did this often, then I'd certainly think you were being deliberately disruptive and annoying.

If, however, you were quoting a post that was already contained in the thread and indicating your agreement to it's contents then I wouldn't really have any grounds on which to object. In an uncharitable frame of mind I might think such a person was perhaps a bit lazy but, really, it would only take a second to see it and skip past it to the next (hopefully longer) post.

Personally, I find it vaguely annoying when someone posts "Disagree" to what is being discussed and then departs without giving any sort of reason as to why they disagree.
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09-Jul-2018 09:21:07

CuddleBucket
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Gozzzz is right, there is one person who makes as many one word posts as they can each day.
Not a thought goes through their head, they just quote what other people say so it looks like they've provided content.
Actually when they see a chance to be nasty to someone it's sometimes 3 words.

But tbh I think that's literally the only person that cares about post count, & if it means something to them, if they need that in their life, it's more sad than anything else, it doesn't effect me so who really cares, it's been made clear that nothing will be done, so we have to accept it.

I wish they'd go away too but they seem determined to drive everyone else away with their nastiness, & I think they will be the last person left on forums.
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09-Jul-2018 09:36:45

NonMax Jake
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FiFi LaFeles said:
1) Technically, just posting that they agree with something is a contribution of sorts particularly if the thread is , say, some form of suggestion and the OP might be actually seeking to have their idea approved or agreed with.

True, it's not actually adding anything extra to the thread by advancing the debate but it's not destructive either since merely indicating agreement (albeit with extreme brevity) isn't a provocative statement.

2) If you came into threads and quoted something completely unrelated that had been originally posted in another thread, with your own comment of "Agreed" attached, and did this often, then I'd certainly think you were being deliberately disruptive and annoying.

If, however, you were quoting a post that was already contained in the thread and indicating your agreement to it's contents then I wouldn't really have any grounds on which to object. In an uncharitable frame of mind I might think such a person was perhaps a bit lazy but, really, it would only take a second to see it and skip past it to the next (hopefully longer) post.

Personally, I find it vaguely annoying when someone posts "Disagree" to what is being discussed and then departs without giving any sort of reason as to why they disagree.
Disagreed.
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09-Jul-2018 09:45:30

NonMax Jake
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CuddleBucket said:
Gozzzz is right, there is one person who makes as many one word posts as they can each day.
Not a thought goes through their head, they just quote what other people say so it looks like they've provided content.
Actually when they see a chance to be nasty to someone it's sometimes 3 words.

But tbh I think that's literally the only person that cares about post count, & if it means something to them, if they need that in their life, it's more sad than anything else, it doesn't effect me so who really cares, it's been made clear that nothing will be done, so we have to accept it.

I wish they'd go away too but they seem determined to drive everyone else away with their nastiness, & I think they will be the last person left on forums.
Agreed.
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09-Jul-2018 09:45:42

FiFi LaFeles
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Anyway, I thought this was going to be a serious discussion about the use of one word posts and their place or otherwise in the forums (or something similar). But I suspect now it's more of a witch hunt aimed at a particular individual soooo - no thanks !
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09-Jul-2018 09:53:00

Tuffty
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Nothing wrong with having a high post count I should know....

Just don't try and catch me up. :P

As for posts with 1 word if they are on topic I see no issues. But if it does get out of hand then Forum Help can be used to alert the F-Mods to take a peek at whats going on. Also they can alert Jagex if they feel some abuse is taking place. Mostly though 1 word posts can usually be ignored as they are trivial and not really helping in the discussion of the topic. ;)
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