Postings to New Members pushes down everything from "Active Topics"

Postings to New Members pushes down everything from "Active Topics"

This is a discussion on Postings to New Members pushes down everything from "Active Topics" within the Forum News, Feedback, Problems & Comments forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; This has been brought up before. We all want to say hi to the new members. Is there anyway that when someone posts continuously for ...

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    Postings to New Members pushes down everything from "Active Topics"

    This has been brought up before. We all want to say hi to the new members. Is there anyway that when someone posts continuously for an half an hour or more welcoming people it does not push everything out of view when you click "Active Topics"?
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    Just click on What's New? and then start from the last page and go forward.

    Unfortunately that is what happens when folks decide to welcome 100 new members all at once.

    It's because they do not want to be perceived as having a low post count number.

    On DC though if you have a Post Count of only "5" - your personal opinion counts just the same as mine.

    Well, almost as much as mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades View Post
    How else do you get a lot of post?
    I did it by commenting often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter;

    It's because they do not want to be perceived as having a low post count number.

    On DC though if you have a Post Count of only "5" - your personal opinion counts just the same as mine.

    Well, [I
    almost[/I] as much as mine.
    That's all good but we live in a world where people use twitter and facebook and the goal is to have the most friends. People play video games and have to have the most points. It's the competitiveness of people but also the quirkiness of I win! So when we come here we need the most post.

    And honestly QK your doing pretty darn well. Bet you have 100,000+ friends on twitter. Ha ha. 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades View Post
    How else do you get a lot of post?
    Not nearly as significant as the Post:Like ratio lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Unfortunately that is what happens when folks decide to welcome 100 new members all at once.
    It's because they do not want to be perceived as having a low post count number.
    I for one welcome new members to actually welcome then and have no inkling to have a high post count. Yes at times there are quite a few new member posts that I usually respond to. Also there is the "New Members Introduce Yourself" posting option in the Forum tab which will generate such posts. Guess we just have to go with the flow.
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    That is fine. No problem. I want new members to feel welcome.


    Quote Originally Posted by Crowman View Post
    I for one welcome new members to actually welcome then and have no inkling to have a high post count. Yes at times there are quite a few new member posts that I usually respond to. Also there is the "New Members Introduce Yourself" posting option in the Forum tab which will generate such posts. Guess we just have to go with the flow.
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    We were all new members at one point! That's one thing I liked about this forum, when I joined, there were a lot of members who said Hi & Welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdog44 View Post
    That's all good but we live in a world where people use twitter and facebook and the goal is to have the most friends. People play video games and have to have the most points. It's the competitiveness of people but also the quirkiness of I win! So when we come here we need the most post. ....
    I guess it is a game for some people. We are taught to be the best, a high post count can seem like a victory.
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    Creating a welcoming environment is a good thing. For me post count is like a body count back in the day: doesn't really mean much - to me. If it motivates others, have at it. Let's see that's 180...

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    Post count is meaningless to me. It may mean something to the site owner in terms of revenue, but other than that is Juvenal and results in poorly thought out posts. It's the interaction and content that counts, not just posting for its own sake. Then again, I don't care how many "friends" I have. It's the quality of friendship that matters.
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    Is there any way to exclude the new members section from new posts?

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    I think its nice to welcome new members, sometimes I will welcome 4 or 5 at a time but not any more then that, this is a great forum and want to make new people feel at home right from the start.
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