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Posted: 9/26/2005 8:11:02 PM EDT
I've just now discovered the genre of post-enhancing, IBTL replies.

I also see tons of folks that have post counts well into the 10,000s. In my years here, i've lurked and read lots of useful info and replies from many of these folks. Some of them don't ring a bell at all, however.

So.

What percentage of the average 10,000-post-plus member's post count would you estimate is composed of IBTL and similar post-whore-esque fun?

What sort of half-life do you give this thread?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:14:28 PM EDT
I very, very rarely do that kind of thing.

Most of my post count comes from answering the same questions dozens of times.

This is a new question, however.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:15:12 PM EDT
Search my board name. I have plenty of posts in other forums here.

So bite me.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:15:26 PM EDT
+1

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:16:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Search my board name. I have plenty of posts in other forums here.

So bite me.



I read plenty of forums here, big boy. I've seen you around.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:19:57 PM EDT
Most of my posts are high quality responses in the technical forums.

See here: Gotta have Dimples

Panting for RPK-74 Mags

and the like.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:24:36 PM EDT
i've been here a long time, mostly i only post when i actually have something to say. unlike this one.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:24:48 PM EDT
hrmmm..

just like what's going on in this thread?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:26:09 PM EDT
ibtl!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:26:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackjack333:
hrmmm..

just like what's going on in this thread?



Yes. And that's what made me think of it. I see a hell of a lot of '+1,' 'IBTL,' and 'Tagged.'

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:26:46 PM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:27:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CSM:
IBTL



+1
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:28:49 PM EDT
I contribute absolutely nothing of substance to this board. 99% of my posts are junk.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:28:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CSM:
IBTL



Thanks.

But it was a semi-serious question. Apparently post count is a big to-do here. And while some folks may have 10,000 useful posts that they've contributed...

Perhaps you see where i'm going?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:29:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:

Originally Posted By blackjack333:
hrmmm..

just like what's going on in this thread?



Yes. And that's what made me think of it. I see a hell of a lot of '+1,' 'IBTL,' and 'Tagged.'



Tag actually serves a very usefull purpose for team members, a good thread shows up in "my active topics" then.

as for the +1's and IBTL, well sometimes, you just got to do it....
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:31:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
Tag actually serves a very usefull purpose for team members, a good thread shows up in "my active topics" then.

as for the +1's and IBTL, well sometimes, you just got to do it....




Ah. So you actually have to post in it to tag it, then?

My Team-Member-fu is weak, as I am too poor until next paycheck to finally upgrade.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:31:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 8:32:47 PM EDT by blackjack333]

Tag actually serves a very usefull purpose for team members, a good thread shows up in "my active topics" then.



tagging yes..but the other is nonsense.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:33:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:

Originally Posted By CSM:
IBTL



Thanks.

But it was a semi-serious question. Apparently post count is a big to-do here. And while some folks may have 10,000 useful posts that they've contributed...

Perhaps you see where i'm going?



That maybe, just maybe a high post count doesn't confer "credibility"?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:33:58 PM EDT
I never understand why people feel like they have to write IBTL , IBTP
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:35:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigB1129:
I never understand why people feel like they have to write IBTL , IBTP



When you have 10,000 posts you will know, my son.

Go, and be at peace with thy post count. All shall be revealed in time.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:36:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigB1129:
I never understand why people feel like they have to write IBTL , IBTP




If you look, most of the time it is the same ones that type "Dupe" all of the time

I can count on one hand how many IBTL's I have
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:38:08 PM EDT
Most of the time its the member responding in a way that depicts an average responce because they know if they type in IBTL it is only an IBTL and not just a typical responce leading to the other board members just skimming over and not noticing that its just another IBTL in disguise

Kinda like this one...except this one is a +1 in disguise to the original post
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:39:14 PM EDT
+1
IBTL


Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:40:22 PM EDT
I just spend alot of time on here.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:43:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
I've just now discovered the genre of post-enhancing, IBTL replies.

I also see tons of folks that have post counts well into the 10,000s. In my years here, i've lurked and read lots of useful info and replies from many of these folks. Some of them don't ring a bell at all, however.

So.

What percentage of the average 10,000-post-plus member's post count would you estimate is composed of IBTL and similar post-whore-esque fun?

What sort of half-life do you give this thread?



+1
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:46:33 PM EDT
+1
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:58:42 PM EDT
I know what +1 is but what does IBTL stand for?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:00:39 PM EDT
in before the lock
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