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    Why hide beans?

    Okay, quick question not related to Ubuntu so not too sure where to put it: In my experience with forums/boards, the counter that Ubuntu Forums uses for 'Beans' is used for a post count. Why, in the wide wide world of sports would a member find it preferable to 'hide' his/her feats? I have noted more than a couple with such a setting while browsing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raubhautz View Post
    Okay, quick question not related to Ubuntu so not too sure where to put it: In my experience with forums/boards, the counter that Ubuntu Forums uses for 'Beans' is used for a post count. Why, in the wide wide world of sports would a member find it preferable to 'hide' his/her feats? I have noted more than a couple with such a setting while browsing...
    Having a high bean count might suggest expertise. Part of my administrative duties add beans to my count - doesn't mean I know how to compile a driver...
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    Re: Why hide beans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowan View Post
    Having a high bean count might suggest expertise. Part of my administrative duties add beans to my count - doesn't mean I know how to compile a driver...
    Nicely said: it is for just this kind of reason that I normally hide my bean count.
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    Re: Why hide beans?

    And on the other side, showing a low bean count could be seen as a 'newbie' with no experience, and their suggestions ignored when in fact they could actually know what they're talking about.
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