Hmmm…interesting. Maybe a limit of 60 per calendar month, with weekly raffles to award bonus posts? Dopers could donate posts to desperate Dopers in need. The SDMB could sell additional posts to help raise funds for the cause.
Maybe the limit could work like carbon points or whatever it is that the pseudoenvironmentalists want polluters to use. If I’m feeling a little quiet one week and want to hear more prison stories, I could trade points to Qadgop.
They are called ‘posting parties’ porcupine… I really don’t think much of them. I don’t think
I gave myself one, but other people did give me some.
BNB, I always felt that brevity is the soul of a fast message board. But not everyone talks the same.
As I said before, I’m Deaf, I get a whole lot less information, therefore, I post less sometimes. I don’t
think most people understand that. But if they were deaf, I think they would notice a sharp decline
in their information collection.
I went to look at Servers. When I looked at them, I noticed that they usually are rated by
‘requests per second’ e.g. 300rps, right? So, just clicking a page to read it would
be a request, just as much as posting would be, right?
I know they’re called ‘post parties.’ I can see the point for significant milestones, but if someone is an extremely prolific poster, they kind of lose their impact if the same person is getting one each week, don’t they?
The reads hurt more than the posts. The posts make INSERT statements into the database, which slows things, but considering the fact that the read/post ratio is likely 100/1 or greater, it’s the reads that take the bandwidth and the CPU power.
Say, Arnold et al? If you ever want a quick way to see all the “views” on the SDMB, have jdavis do this:
SELECT SUM(views) AS totalviews FROM thread
(don’t anyone else bother trying it; it will only work for jdavis)
Then you will know all the total views, and you can divide by the posts on the main page, and then see an idea of the view/post ratio. It might be useful info.
Hey! There is no way I do that! Even if the board let you post once every 30 seconds, instead of every 60, there is still no way I’d do that! I admit that some of my posts could be construed as being of the “drive-by” variety, but I’d think that there would be more really wordy ones in the bunch, all told. (of course, I’m not going to calculate the ratio of long ones to short ones)
I’m not sure it was my stated purpose to have a really high post count, but if people interpreted my posts this way, then I’m sorry. It’s not like I’m going to post a “Let’s see if I can get a higher post count than handy or someone else with a high post count” thread. First, that would be impossible, since everyone with high post counts will always have more posts than me. Second, it’s not a good idea. Third, I wouldn’t really want to arouse the ire of the mods and admins here. (they do this job for free, as I am reminded every so often by posts on this board)
Besides, even in the “push” for 1800, then 1900, I tried to actually make my posts pertain to the topic at hand. If I truly didn’t care about the relative quality of my posts, I would have just posted random letters, numbers, words, etc. to threads, no matter what.
The thread last week about 1800 posts… well. I thought it was a good idea at the time. Later on, though, even before I saw Coldfire’s post in that thread, I began to feel it was not such a good idea. I could have emailed him or another mod to close or delete the thread, but I decided to just let it drift down to obscurity, where it perhaps rightfully belonged.
Yesterday’s thread that ResIpsaLoquitor started… well. That was definitely not my idea. It’s true that he had the idea for the thread out of something I said to him, as a joke. But that is not the same thing as my having the idea, then telling him to post the thread, IMHO. I didn’t know what the thread was going to be about until he told me to check MPSIMS for his newest thread. True, I sort of went along with it, but I didn’t really think it would be a great idea. I didn’t tell him that until later, though. If that makes me a member who’s thisclose to getting banned, then so be it. I’ll understand.
However, when it was locked by Coldfire, it was turning into something other than a posting party. This is not to say that it absolutely should have remained open. But the focus was definitely away from the post party by that point, and more onto teasing me for my posting prolificacy. (this niggling sentiment doesn’t deserve its own Pit thread, and since I’m talking about it anyways… it goes here, and I’m sorry) (this is all in my very humble opinion)
I am sorry for the first thread that I started last week; in retrospect, it was a bad idea. You live and learn, I guess. And I’m sure I would have warned Res about my opinion that the thread wasn’t a good one, IF I had known what it was going to be about. For the record, I have told him that it’s not a good idea to mark any more of my milestones on the board, or even to breathe a hint about them. Again, ('m sorry. There’s nothing more I can say, or do.
As many as a third?!? Yipes! :eek: Sorry guys! I didn’t realize that at all!
But thanks, Exgineer. Actually, what you said sounds true to a certain extent. You can ask the people at the Vancouver Dopefest how much I talked to them. Not much at all. But yeah, I do know what I did wasn’t the best thing to do.