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    Post counts in the General Chat area

    Somethings I have been seeing lately is the amount of threads started with no real purpose to me anyways. Thread has no more then 10 words and doesn't add anything to a webmaster forum.

    Not an actual post but an idea of what I mean.
    First post: What's your favorite gum flavor?
    Second post: Ok, I'll start I like grape.

    Two posts that don't add any value to the site and since the feature was added that the more post you have the more your link is shown on site I personally think that the general chat should not count towards post counts.

    I under stand some people are social and like to chat but with incentives in place for post counts then a way to keep the quality of these posts up is important.

    It would also be nice if some of the responses to quality posts were worth the read and not a way to drive up a post count to pass the forum leader. I know I am not the owner of the forum but hate to see what I was trying to escape making its way over here.

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    Would any be interested in a private proxy area? A place that actual ideas can be shared so a smaller group of people could benefit from it? I have been kicking around the idea for a couple weeks either that or I may use the blog feature to do this would be less informative though.

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    I concur.

    It would be unfair to make this change during the current contest, but on 1 June we will implement this change.

    On 1 June, posts in the General Chat and Entertainment forums will no longer count towards post counts, and the change will be retroactive.

    P.S. Let's talk about a private proxy forum in a different thread.
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    I fully agree, I'm getting really sick of those kind of threads.

    I don't delete them only because I don't pay much attention to the GC area, but I'll wipe any useless posts/threads that appear under the Webmaster area.

    More private forums? No please, make them "all" public...

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    This will be a good change, these threads are the reason why I avoid the general chat section in forums.

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    Technically you are very right, this forum is for the Webmasters.

    IMO there must be more views on it.

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    I don't care much about post count, I find it cool though that I'm second top poster (I guess it didn't change since last time I looked). But it's not like I'm posting to post ofcourse. So I don't care if the post count won't be counted anymore on 1st June.

    And private proxy forum would be cool if no stupid owners would run away with some ideas and I guess this will be the case, it happened a lot to me already.

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    Every netbuilder has his own opinion and in my opinion GC is not a useless section. I agree this is a webmasters forum and must contain all the useful information about that. However IMHO every webmaster is a human being and has emotions. We are not like machines, we like to express our feelings, share our experience and learn new lessons. I am a member of many other webmaster forums and every forum contains a GC section. I will disagree with my reputed fellow netbuilders that all GC threads are useless. Though some really make no sense yet I am determined that GC is a good place for us to relax and share our thoughts beside Google, adsense, domains, proxy and SEO stuff. These are my views you can correct me if am wrong.

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    Life has to be a balance between fun () and work ().

    We're just a bit imbalanced right now.

    I'll feel a lot better when a lot more NetBuilders are making a lot more money online.

    When I saw the revenue numbers people posted recently, I said to myself "We have a lot of work to do!"
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    Will that is true, but some of them may not be interested in only making money.



    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Life has to be a balance between fun () and work ().

    We're just a bit imbalanced right now.

    I'll feel a lot better when a lot more NetBuilders are making a lot more money online.

    When I saw the revenue numbers people posted recently, I said to myself "We have a lot of work to do!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeeOne View Post
    some of them may not be interested in only making money.
    This is what Net Builders is for though so everyone can learn off everyone and increase there income. I'm sure more than 98% of people here come here to earn money and then socialize a little bit.
    Just my 2 cents

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