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    Question Hidden Beans

    "Forum: The Cafe
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    Okay, so a question, which I'm sure has been asked before, why do Forum Mods hide the beans??

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    Re: Hidden Beans

    It is in memory of the Great Bean Shortage of 2009... may it never be forgotten.
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    Re: Hidden Beans

    There's bean some rumors that it's a conspiracy, with lots of insider trading... can't say more.
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    Re: Hidden Beans

    It isn't just mods, and some mods like me, don't care either way.
    When you hit the ten posts to edit your profile, you too, can hide your beans.
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    Re: Hidden Beans

    LOL. Why has this not been move to Recurring Discussion forum?

    Some Mods do, some don't. It comes down to personal preference. I have always hidden mine when I was a user, then Member, later Mod, now retired Staff. I felt they don't indicate the value of someones opinion or advice. You can always find the number of posts if you want to. It is only hidden in the profile summary displayed along with the post.

    Edit: [I don't now if it still works this way] I want to add that the Mods discuss some of the reported posts and how to respond to trolls, etc. The more they participate in those discussions the more Beans they collect. Some Mods don't want the number of Beans to mislead anyone about their support forums involvement. It is just personal preference.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; April 24th, 2014 at 11:17 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Hidden Beans

    Thanks to everyone who spilled the beans..

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    Re: Hidden Beans

    Quote Originally Posted by K._Besig View Post
    Thanks to everyone who spilled the beans..
    No one spilled the beans. If they had, the beans would have fallen into the 5th. dimension.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; April 25th, 2014 at 03:04 AM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: Hidden Beans

    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
    It is in memory of the Great Bean Shortage of 2009... may it never be forgotten.
    They can take a 1000 of mine if it helps.
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    Re: Hidden Beans

    Quote Originally Posted by not found View Post
    It is in memory of the Great Bean Shortage of 2009... may it never be forgotten.
    Damn... I forgot about that.

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    Re: Hidden Beans

    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Grey_Wolf View Post
    Some Mods don't want the number of Beans to mislead anyone about their support forums involvement. It is just personal preference.
    ^^^This.
    Quote Originally Posted by sammiev View Post
    They can take a 1000 of mine if it helps.
    Have some of mine too if you want.
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