Originally Posted by b3machi7ke
Originally Posted by SJHuddler
Correction on my part, I believe that since they were made, they count, as opposed to "are there" currently. It's a matter of preference, and as this is a platform-wide function changing the way it works would necessitate we change it for everyone. It's not something we can just change for OCN
. Sorry if it's confusing or not preferable in some cases, but it's not a matter of something being broken that I can ticket for a fix. The admins can bring this up with their MSP (Nick) or you can ask for clarification on the next call, of course.
Originally Posted by zodac
Addressing the bold part.
But if someone came along after
the joke was made, and the joke was no longer there, should the person judge the joke without it being available to them?
The system was always like that in vB; it was never complained about. No-one ever said deleted posts should count towards a user's post count. And the reasons given aren't really good enough (in my eyes) to justify the switch
Really? Seems like a pretty straightforward reason to me. They don't want to have to change all their platforms because a few people aren't happy that deleted posts count toward the post count. And really, post count is irrelevant anyway, why are you throwing such a big stink about it? "oh noez, they have 543 posts but 4 of their posts were deleted so they should only have 539 posts zomg what are we going to do!?"
This is how the new platform is, whether deleted posts count or don't count toward the post count is really quite irrelevant, because post count itself is meaningless
The fact is, it's a change in policy that was not brought up beforehand, and is based on the platform, rather than the OCN management (from what we've seen so far; management may have had a say/requested it, but from the comments, it looked like it was the platform that decided things).
If Chipp comes in here and say that's the new OCN policy, then fair enough, close the thread. But until then, it's not doing what it should, even if it's doing what the devs planned for it to do, which is a bug in my definition.
Originally Posted by Lifeshield
Originally Posted by zodac
But it does mean it's of no value to the site. Since post count does seem to be proprtional to experience on this site (whether it's meant to or not), why should posts that were deleted (presumably because they were worthless) add to your total?
What about posts that are gone because a thread was deleted? Just because the thread was deleted that doesn't mean the posters input wasn't worth posting.
There's too many variables to worry about something so minor. It's just post count.
One variable; the post isn't visible to people, and as such, shouldn't count. Simple as that.