01-25-2012, 09:18 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Re: Any chance of getting lounge post counts enabled again?
I'd pay extra for that dual post count feature! 'Premium +' member status, 5 bucks more each year...
Most of my car knowledge has already been poured into this site multiple times over the 600+ tech posts I've made here, and I'm nearly tapped out. Now I'm starting to forget stuff, and use my old posts as a car diary of sorts to remind me of the details, which is nice. But with my slowly fading memories of what I've done, restating it would just tend to degrade the quality on information presented. Honestly, sometimes I do still go into the tech forums to see what I can help with, and the post count is a SMALL part of the reason I do so. Thus, I do recognize the value in having a tech-only post count. It works.
I absolutely do not want the total post count to include Lounge posts! But having a separate Lounge count seems like it could add value for paying members, increase revenue, and keep members more active, thus strengthening the board. Mods could use resetting the Lounge count to zero in case of infractions (worthless posts) as incentive for more quality content.
Any way to recognize members who start threads with high readership and reply rates would be incentive for a stronger board, too. Good threads keep the place alive, and should be rewarded. Sure, the glory of being at the top of the page all day is nice, but a 'Multipage thread counter', a 'Best thread of the week author' or something like that might spark more authorship.
I'm just trying to think of counter related features which would be good for the board, and fun.
95 Z28 M6, 417RWHP on Mustang, LE2/LE3, VRE Compstar/Mahle 383 shortblock, Pacesetter LTs, 58mm TB, Promag 1.6, LT4 ED timing set, 37# inj., TRE 255 lph pump, Street Twin. Home intake porting, Vector Motorsports tune. Best 12.006 @ 117 on F1 GS/D3s.
(Also Z71 Tahoe, Saab 9-2X Aero, XCSP 600, KTM 300EXC, Street-legal R1 go kart