“Post-padding” refers to posts made exclusively for the reason of increasing your post count. See some examples in this thread generously provided by some of our more hilarious members.
“Post-count parties” are threads started to celebrate reaching a particular post number, such as “Hooray, this is my 1,000th post!”
Post-padding and post count parties have become much less common since the early days of the board, when everyone had a relatively low post count and post counts were visible for everyone. Now that post counts are hidden for Guests and the most prolific posters have post counts in the high 10,000s, there is less incentive to post just to boost one’s count.
Since this thread will undoubtedly be used by posters to further illustrate how to break the rule, I’m going to close this.