Okay, I admit it. I have some posters on Ignore. It has come to my attention that the current software disappears not only every post that an ignored poster has submitted, it also recalculates how many posts exist in the thread. You can find a thread in the TOC for a forum, and learn the true post count, but click on that thread, and if any of your ignored posters have posted in it, Discourse has decided to tell you that the only ones that exist are the ones you haven’t instructed it to not display.
I contend that this feature is counterproductive and stupid. If I wish to direct the group’s attention to a post by post number, I should be able to. But if I’ve ignored anyone, the number I reference will not lead to the post I intend to allude to.
F’rinstance, I was following a thread where someone referenced post 328. The scrollbar, meanwhile, was telling me that the thread has 314 posts. And the forum TOC tells me that there are 351. And that doesn’t even get into the question of whether it’s really post 328, because the person who referenced it might themselves have someone on Ignore.
Please fix this.