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aysiu
July 18th, 2006, 09:09 PM
I'm just curious--now that the option is available (and for those of you who don't know it is--User CP > Options > Hide Post Count), do you hide your post count or show it?

Why or why not?

I hide mine because I don't like people thinking I know more than I really do. I'm a beginner of sorts (been on Ubuntu one year and two months), and I don't like being taken for an expert just because I post a lot.

Lord Illidan
July 18th, 2006, 09:12 PM
If you are not an expert in Linux or Ubuntu per se, you are certainly an expert in the art of how to help people, aysiu.

I don't hide it... why? Because I've become used to it. I know I am not an expert, though.

John.Michael.Kane
July 18th, 2006, 09:17 PM
I hide mine because I don't like people thinking I know more than I really do. I'm a beginner of sorts (been on Ubuntu one year and two months), and I don't like being taken for an expert just because I post a lot.


Same reason...

Brunellus
July 18th, 2006, 09:17 PM
I show mine (obviously). I'm not sure why. But I do like it.

BWF89
July 18th, 2006, 09:22 PM
I hide my post count because posts in community chat used to count towards your count, than they made them not count for awhile, and now they count again. So the number of posts my profile says I've made really has nothing to do with how many times I've posted. I've posted WELL over the number of posts my profiles says I've has so it doens't mean anything.

Lord Illidan
July 18th, 2006, 09:23 PM
I think it is also a badge of pride, perhaps... I am going to remove it, to see how I look without it!

T700
July 18th, 2006, 09:26 PM
I show mine because:

1. I'm lazy and didn't bother to change the default.

2. It amuses me. Not sure why, but it does.

Paul

cstudent
July 18th, 2006, 09:27 PM
I'm saving up my beans to brew a nice pot of coffee. It's taking me awile.


.

Biltong (Dee)
July 18th, 2006, 09:28 PM
Why bother hiding the beans gentlemen?
It takes about a day (perhaps two) before someone new to Ubuntu knows just who/m to ask for help.
To make it worse, like stray cats, you don't seem to be able to turf them out into the night...

xtacocorex
July 18th, 2006, 09:29 PM
I show mine because I'm doing a test to see when the titles change over, even though there are a couple of related threads. I noticed some differences when the forums changed over the last couple of weeks.

aysiu, I was dissapointed when you took your count down because I wanted to see it roll over 10k. I do agree with your hiding the count since I can envision new users thinking that you are the expert among experts. You do know your stuff and I would say that you have definitely moved away from being a beginner.

RAV TUX
July 18th, 2006, 09:33 PM
I'm just curious--now that the option is available (and for those of you who don't know it is--User CP > Options > Hide Post Count), do you hide your post count or show it?

Why or why not?

I hide mine because I don't like people thinking I know more than I really do. I'm a beginner of sorts (been on Ubuntu one year and two months), and I don't like being taken for an expert just because I post a lot.

I hide mine also, I like to post a lot in the ubuntuforums but primarily in the cafe. I would like to help more but I have a lot to learn.

I do feel btw that the ubuntuforums are a big reason I stay with ubuntu, the moderators do an excellent job to keep controversy out of the Ubuntu forums, even in the backyard and this makes me very happy. I just last night considered switching my new computer to Gentoo, but after reviewing the "open" forum in Gentoo I felt they let certain controversy get out of hand. Similar reason why I have started to steer clear of dyne:bolic.

Keeping the forum, and the presentation clean in Ubuntuforums is very important, after all "we are as we all are" and linux distro forums are representative of the self actualization and overall realization of the distro. Here the community and overall well being of Ubuntu, (philosophically, socially, and practically) are kept in check by the hard effort of the moderators and administrators.

I applaud all those involved here in the ubuntuforums administraion, moderators and everyday users like aysiu.

my apologies for rambling,...yep!...hiding my beans by design.

jordilin
July 18th, 2006, 09:35 PM
I really like to show my post count at the very beginning because I have a control. I suppose that as time goes by and I get a lot of posts perhaps I'll hide them.

jordilin
July 18th, 2006, 09:38 PM
In any case, the little beans and coffe cups are a hint of how many posts have you. No matter if you hide your posts because anyone can see them if he/she sees your public profile.

aysiu
July 18th, 2006, 09:41 PM
Sorry to disappoint you, xtacocorex. When I get close to 20,000, I'll turn it back on again if you're still watching.

Tamihania
July 18th, 2006, 09:42 PM
I am showing the number of the posts as you can see mostly to "warn" other persons that I am a newbie here.

I usually try to deeply think over my posts and I am sharing either my own experiences with Ubuntu (if they can be of use) or the results of my net-researches on a subject - research is a big part of my professional life and I hope that sharing this ability can help others...

Anyway - if I will ever reach the 1/100 of the number of your posts, aysiu, I start to hide it, too ;)

Wishing everybody nice rest of the day (or night!),

tami

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 09:49 PM
I have chose to display my post count because that sometimes can be useful. Normally, trolls and problem seekers have few posts. If a discussion gets out of control when I'm participating in it, at least one can tell that I'm not here for the trouble. Although I know that often this can be misleading.

matthew
July 18th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Sorry to disappoint you, xtacocorex. When I get close to 20,000, I'll turn it back on again if you're still watching.Promise? :) I know about how many you have to go. :) I want to be there.

I haven't paid much attention to my post count. I know it's there because about once a week I happen to actually notice it.

taurus
July 18th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Well, I am not too worry about the counts so it is whatever it is then... :-|

aysiu
July 18th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Promise? :) I know about how many you have to go. :) Just remind me when you see me hit 19,800.

Skia_42
July 18th, 2006, 10:30 PM
I show my post count because...I have not idea why.

matthew
July 18th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Just remind me when you see me hit 19,800.I'll try to remember.;)

tseliot
July 18th, 2006, 10:40 PM
I show my post count because I want to see how much I have posted since when I joined the forum (the same month and year as the starter of this thread :) ). Now my next goal is hitting 4000 ;)

I don't hide the number of my post since it only makes other users see how much time I have spent on the forums ( my experience has nothing to do with that number).

Bezmotivnik
July 18th, 2006, 10:42 PM
I hide mine because it simply doesn't mean anything.

I'm on fora all the time where people have 4,922 posts and they're still totally ignorant jugheads. All the huge count means is that they are persistent nuisances who don't have real lives to go to offline.

If what you post has value and your data works, it doesn't matter what your name is or where you live or how many posts you've made.

The only thing that makes even less sense to me is the "friend list" thing on some sites, which as far as I can tell has no actual function whatever. :-k

matthew
July 18th, 2006, 10:56 PM
I'm on fora all the time where people have 4,922 posts and they're still totally ignorant jugheads. All the huge count means is that they are persistent nuisances who don't have real lives to go to offline. That is true, at least potentially. What a higher post count does tell us on these forums is that a person posting in a grumpy manner is less likely to be a troll...those are usually discovered in the first 10-20 posts and often less. I'm more likely to give someone with a high post count the benefit of the doubt as to their motives...bad day, hungry/tired, etc. Either way I try to treat infractions in a fair manner, but my perspective can't help but be affected a little. Oh, and we can see the number of posts a person has made whether the count is turned on or off anyway, so potential trolls didn't just learn a little secret of how to get away with two or three extra posts from my statements here. :)

I just noticed henriquemaia stated something similar a few posts above...

Stealth
July 18th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Lemme check...:P
Ok, apparently I don't hide them. Why/why not? I don't know, apparently I just left a setting like that? :-D

angkor
July 18th, 2006, 11:11 PM
Mine is shown.

I haven't bothered turning it off. I wouldn't bother to turn it on if the default was set to hide for that matter. I don't care how many I have or what people think about it.

Bezmotivnik
July 18th, 2006, 11:15 PM
What a higher post count does tell us on these forums is that a person posting in a grumpy manner is less likely to be a troll...those are usually discovered in the first 10-20 posts and often less.
A lot of new Linux users (and old ones) are experiencing high levels of frustration, which shows in their exasperated tone.

That doesn't make them trolls.

I've never really understood this troll phobia. If you think something's a troll, ignore it. If you're a moderator, delete it.

I've seen lots of posts on Linux fora that were shouted down as trolling when they were obviously not -- just someone who's not a member of the club having a real tough time and daring to point out that Distro XYZ isn't all wonderfulness after all.

Derek Djons
July 18th, 2006, 11:30 PM
I show mine for only one reason: "To know how many posts I've made since I joined."

I don't find the postcount an indicator for:

- How guru somebody is.
- How hardcore somebody is with the community (because there are a lot of useless posts here).
- How n00b someone is.
- Etc.

I've posted WAY more posts than being displayed. Most of them have been posted in 'Ubuntu Cafe'. I find it a good thing that those beans don't count. Most thread over there are just for fun. So seen the circumstances I don't find the postcount weird, false or an indicator for whatever.

aysiu
July 18th, 2006, 11:32 PM
I actually take the opposite view from matthew on this one. If someone has a high post count and is acting extremely obnoxious, I tend to be less (not more) forgiving, as I tend to think... well, you should know better by then.

Someone who has few posts and stirs up trouble--I figure that person just doesn't know any better and will shape up if she sticks around in the community long enough. The truth is that if you're a real troll (not just someone a lot of people disagree with), you won't last long here. Eventually, you will get banned or just go away yourself.

matthew
July 18th, 2006, 11:35 PM
A lot of new Linux users (and old ones) are experiencing high levels of frustration, which shows in their exasperated tone.

That doesn't make them trolls.

I've never really understood this troll phobia. If you think something's a troll, ignore it. If you're a moderator, delete it.

I've seen lots of posts on Linux fora that were shouted down as trolling when they were obviously not -- just someone who's not a member of the club having a real tough time and daring to point out that Distro XYZ isn't all wonderfulness after all.It's a pretty big jump from "more/less likely to be a troll" to automatically thinking someone is a troll based on frustration and post count. Honestly all of the staff try to give people the benefit of the doubt and defuse frustrations, etc., long before playing the troll card, even in our minds. For what it's worth, I wholeheartedly agree with your first and last paragraphs.

As to what you say in the middle, we would be in the middle of a huge firestorm of fury if we started deleting posts. Believe me, that's not going to happen unless it's porn, really disgusting spam or so hateful and vile that we don't want anyone to see it ever (and then we save it in a special place in case evidence is required). Threads or posts may be moved to the Backyard or the Jail, but they are almost never deleted, and when they are the staff can still access them if necessary.

matthew
July 18th, 2006, 11:36 PM
I actually take the opposite view from matthew on this one. If someone has a high post count and is acting extremely obnoxious, I tend to be less (not more) forgiving, as I tend to think... well, you should know better by then.

Someone who has few posts and stirs up trouble--I figure that person just doesn't know any better and will shape up if she sticks around in the community long enough. The truth is that if you're a real troll (not just someone a lot of people disagree with), you won't last long here. Eventually, you will get banned or just go away yourself.All good points. Thank you for giving me a bit of balance.

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 11:40 PM
I show mine for only one reason: "To know how many posts I've made since I joined."

I don't find the postcount an indicator for:

- How guru somebody is.
- How hardcore somebody is with the community (because there are a lot of useless posts here).
- How n00b someone is.
- Etc.

I've posted WAY more posts than being displayed. Most of them have been posted in 'Ubuntu Cafe'. I find it a good thing that those beans don't count. Most thread over there are just for fun. So seen the circumstances I don't find the postcount weird, false or an indicator for whatever.

You're right. But one cannot forget something - it's just a way to know something more about an otherwise totally obscure character - the forum member. If you a regular (more that the average post number), at least you know something about that person - he/she is a regular. If his tone matches his post number, you know a bit more from that person - his opinion matters, he/she has some experience.

Take an example on aysiu. He has a huge post number. Huge is huge. 9000+. He and azz. If their tone was crap, you simple would ignore this number, thinking that this guy was simply a jerk with nothing to do than to hang around on these forums. But as far as I'm concerned, almost everything I have read from these two (aysiu and azz) match perfectly with their post number - they are senior members.

That's what post count is all about. Just a way of figuring who's the person behind the post. It sheds a very dim light on the character of the poster, but it sheds some light, nonetheless.

Derek Djons
July 18th, 2006, 11:50 PM
You're right. But one cannot forget something - it's just a way to know something more about an otherwise totally obscure character - the forum member. If you a regular (more that the average post number), at least you know something about that person - he/she is a regular. If his tone matches his post number, you know a bit more from that person - his opinion matters, he/she has some experience.

Take an example on aysiu. He has a huge post number. Huge is huge. 9000+. He and azz. If their tone was crap, you simple would ignore this number, thinking that this guy was simply a jerk with nothing to do than to hang around on these forums. But as far as I'm concerned, almost everything I have read from these two (aysiu and azz) match perfectly with their post number - they are senior members.

That's what post count is all about. Just a way of figuring who's the person behind the post. It sheds a very dim light on the character of the poster, but it sheds some light, nonetheless.

You are totally right about that! I've been posting and moderating on some forums in the past. It's true that by default high-number poster earn respect and there opinion and interfiering is being appreciated.

aysiu
July 18th, 2006, 11:57 PM
I agree with you in theory, henriquemaia, but from practical experience, I've found that people tend to treat me differently (in a bad way) because of a high post count. Since I've turned my post count off, I've been treated just like everyone else (which is a good thing).

There were some expressed sentiments of the "Oh, well, aren't you mister high-and-mighty, then?" variety. Now... there aren't.

henriquemaia
July 19th, 2006, 12:07 AM
I agree with you in theory, henriquemaia, but from practical experience, I've found that people tend to treat me differently (in a bad way) because of a high post count. Since I've turned my post count off, I've been treated just like everyone else (which is a good thing).

There were some expressed sentiments of the "Oh, well, aren't you mister high-and-mighty, then?" variety. Now... there aren't.

That will happen also, but I think you're wise enough to deal with that. And yes, your post count is a status. But not by itself. By what people read from you. You bet that makes a whole lot of a difference. Much more that to have Ubuntu Forum Staff or whatever. I think that's a big advantage you have there. And that also brings quality to this community.

Just remember that the average age spectrum around here must be somewhat low (my guess). And it is very important to have some role models around to make the difference. If you were a jerk you could bet I wouldn't be writing this.

John.Michael.Kane
July 19th, 2006, 12:12 AM
aysiu you know your dr of ubuntunomics.. lol ;)

Derek Djons
July 19th, 2006, 12:26 AM
To be honest of course I've saw the postcount from a lot of users including aysiu. But as henriquemaia states, it's the quality of replies and threads of high-number posters which let's them earn the status.

RAV TUX
July 19th, 2006, 12:55 AM
Just remember that the average age spectrum around here must be somewhat low (my guess). And it is very important to have some role models around to make the difference.

you are right, atleast according to the research done:

Age

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5207/age0fv2.jpg

Descriptive Statistics
........N ....Minimum..Maximum ..Mean .....Std. Deviation
Age...290.....14..........81..........29,32.....11 ,051

http://www.eskar.dk/andreas/output/PersonalProfile.HTM

http://www.eskar.dk/andreas/output/Survey-intro.html


after reading this I feel old.



.

henriquemaia
July 19th, 2006, 01:04 AM
Funny enough, when I posted I was to write that the age spectrum was between 15-25, but I prefered not to since It was just a guess based on what I read here - and a kind of a pedantic view that I don't really like.

John.Michael.Kane
July 19th, 2006, 01:07 AM
So what are you trying to say the validity or non-validity of anyone who post here is based on how old they are, and how large or small their post count is.

henriquemaia
July 19th, 2006, 01:17 AM
So what are you trying to say the validity or non-validity of anyone who post here is based on how old they are, and how large or small their post count is.

Like I said before, every bit of the puzzle shed a dim light on the character of the forum member. Ultimately, what determinnes the validity of what he/she says is what he/she writes. But there are some things you can determine by joining the pieces together. Just that.

And about my previous post I don't intend to be offensive in any way - if I was, my appologies.

BuffaloX
July 19th, 2006, 01:19 AM
I hide mine because I don't like people thinking I know more than I really do. I'm a beginner of sorts (been on Ubuntu one year and two months), and I don't like being taken for an expert just because I post a lot.

I'd say advanced beginner then. :p Your posts has helped me very neicely a couple of times thanx.

To answer the question, I hide mine so I'm sure I know at least one thing you don't. Namely my post count. ](*,)
Nah... I guess I like it. I'm a sucker for statistics. :rolleyes:

Kilz
July 19th, 2006, 03:17 AM
If hiding the post count was avaiable when I started maybe I would have hidden it for the first 100 posts. But I like seeing it climb now :-D .
I also have an idea of the count someone has just by the discription. If its one I havent had, I know they have a higher post count.

Anduu
July 19th, 2006, 04:02 AM
Mine shows because i am too lazy to turn it off 8-[

briancurtin
July 19th, 2006, 04:08 AM
i hide it because it means nothing on a site like this. thats not a knock on "sites like this," its just that i could have 1 post and know more than anyone on here, or have 128,942 posts and not know anything at all.

fuscia
July 19th, 2006, 04:09 AM
what's it for?

sagarhshah
July 19th, 2006, 04:56 AM
No.

xtacocorex
July 19th, 2006, 05:00 AM
aysiu, I'll be waiting patiently.

After thinking for a while, I might try hiding my count just to test something another idea of mine.

EDIT:
When did they allow posts in the Cafe to count towards your post count?

Derek Djons
July 19th, 2006, 09:12 AM
aysiu, I'll be waiting patiently.

After thinking for a while, I might try hiding my count just to test something another idea of mine.

EDIT:
When did they allow posts in the Cafe to count towards your post count?

Yeah indeed? I noticed it while replying to some last threads before going to sleep. Weird.

fluffington
July 19th, 2006, 09:50 AM
I hide mine (obviously), 'cause I don't want people judging my experience/knowledge based on a silly number.

matthew
July 19th, 2006, 10:52 AM
EDIT:
When did they allow posts in the Cafe to count towards your post count?Post count is now active in all areas of the forums. Since it is pretty much a meaningless number and everyone likes seeing the number get bigger (video game high scores anyone?) ubuntu-geek decided to let everyone have fun with it and not take it so "tech-support should be the only thing that counts" seriously. It was changed 5 or 6 days ago with a short announcement in Forums Discussion.

GarethMB
July 19th, 2006, 02:21 PM
I just leave it there.
It makes no difference, to what I know or what I can contribute.

richbarna
July 19th, 2006, 02:32 PM
I show my bean count. I don't really know why. It sometimes surprises me how many posts i've done.

I think aysiu hides his post count because the moderators complained that it wouldn't fit when they upgraded the forum :)

djsroknrol
July 19th, 2006, 02:50 PM
I'm currently showing my bean count to track my monikers that are suppost to change every so often (the one under the avitar).
It has nothing to do with how much or what I post. I suppose I'll turn it off sooner or later..

xtacocorex
July 19th, 2006, 08:59 PM
Matthew, thanks for the clarification. I need to check the Forum Discussion threads a little more closely then.

matthew
July 19th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Matthew, thanks for the clarification. I need to check the Forum Discussion threads a little more closely then.No stress, and you're welcome. :)

jordilin
July 19th, 2006, 09:45 PM
Post count is now active in all areas of the forums. Since it is pretty much a meaningless number and everyone likes seeing the number get bigger (video game high scores anyone?) ubuntu-geek decided to let everyone have fun with it and not take it so "tech-support should be the only thing that counts" seriously. It was changed 5 or 6 days ago with a short announcement in Forums Discussion.
I have just written a post in the Forums Discussion area and my post count has not been incremented.

jordilin
July 19th, 2006, 09:46 PM
I have just written a post in the Forums Discussion area and my post count has not been incremented.

ups, I am afraid I was wrong.

richbarna
July 19th, 2006, 10:40 PM
ups, I am afraid I was wrong.

Barša !!!!! ┐Te gusta mi avatar?

adam.tropics
July 20th, 2006, 06:55 AM
I think I should replace my count with 'L' plates!!

RAV TUX
July 20th, 2006, 07:08 AM
I hide mine also, I like to post a lot in the ubuntuforums but primarily in the cafe. I would like to help more but I have a lot to learn.

I do feel btw that the ubuntuforums are a big reason I stay with ubuntu, the moderators do an excellent job to keep controversy out of the Ubuntu forums, even in the backyard and this makes me very happy. I just last night considered switching my new computer to Gentoo, but after reviewing the "open" forum in Gentoo I felt they let certain controversy get out of hand. Similar reason why I have started to steer clear of dyne:bolic.

Keeping the forum, and the presentation clean in Ubuntuforums is very important, after all "we are as we all are" and linux distro forums are representative of the self actualization and overall realization of the distro. Here the community and overall well being of Ubuntu, (philosophically, socially, and practically) are kept in check by the hard effort of the moderators and administrators.

I applaud all those involved here in the ubuntuforums administraion, moderators and everyday users like aysiu.

my apologies for rambling,...yep!...hiding my beans by design.

EDIT: I just changed mine to bean exhibition.;)

slider
July 20th, 2006, 07:23 AM
Mine is showing because I never really thought about it. I suppose it might serve as a warning as my post count and ubuntu experience are pretty low.

Reminds me of a funny story, though. I used to hang out over at http://advrider.com . It's an adventure motorcycle forum. We were organizing a ride and one of the guys we hadn't met wanted to come along. He had been on the forum for quite some time, was a prolific poster and had become a moderator of one of the forums. Turns out he had less than 600 miles total on a motorcycle, was afraid to lane split (legal in CA) and had never been off-road before. He kept dropping his bike and was unable to pick it up.

It was really strange going back and re-reading his posts giving advice and such and realizing they were complete BS.

This is not to say anything about anyone besides the guy in the story, just that I've never assumed a high post count meant anything other than somebody liked to hang out in that forum.

Stew2
July 20th, 2006, 01:10 PM
I like the post count. I think it's cool to see how many posts people have made. I know some people who have 1 or 2 posts are very knowledgeable (more so than me :D ) but I am more apt to accept suggestions from people with more "experience", such as aysiu. I kind of miss the post counts since so many people are hiding them now.

Regards,
Stew2

Derek Djons
July 20th, 2006, 01:28 PM
Since I'm hanging around a lot in the Ubuntu Cafe I was VERY happy those posts there didn't counted. But suddenly they do. I feel a bit disappointed.

I'm thinking about hiding my count. Why? I don't want to be seen as a person I'm not. And when the bean hype goes into the 1000+ I don't want to be seen as a 'chat addict' who doesn't has anything useful to say.

bruce89
July 20th, 2006, 01:32 PM
I hid mine for a few minutes, but then got bored, it said (at the time) "Post Count Hidden". It seemed as if I had something to hide.

Kernel Sanders
July 20th, 2006, 01:56 PM
To all those who said their hiding their bean count:

I can see everyone's? Looks like its not working? :confused:

aysiu
July 20th, 2006, 04:12 PM
To all those who said their hiding their bean count:

I can see everyone's? Looks like its not working? :confused:
Can you post a screenshot of my bean count?

John.Michael.Kane
July 20th, 2006, 04:28 PM
aysiu your Total Posts: 13,266 (31.45 posts per day)



EDIT:The hide bean count is working again.

Kernel Sanders
July 20th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Can you post a screenshot of my bean count?

I would, but the "hide bean count" seems to be working again, so your safe Aysiu ;)

P.S = Mine was supposed to be hidden too, could you see mine earlier?

*Note* I also see that the users details are back to the top of the posts rather than to the left of them :( Dang, I dont like it this way :(

John.Michael.Kane
July 20th, 2006, 05:05 PM
*John* Show user info on the top or left.. (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1279513#post1279513)

reacocard
July 20th, 2006, 05:39 PM
I show mine, just because i like to see how many posts i've made.

BTW, hiding it doesn't keep people from seeing your post count if they really want to. if they open your profile by clicking your avatar your count is right there, under 'Forum Info'.

Kernel Sanders
July 20th, 2006, 10:43 PM
*John* Show user info on the top or left.. (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1279513#post1279513)

Yay \o/

Thanks for the link! :D

YourSurrogateGod
July 20th, 2006, 11:42 PM
I haven't read the entire thread all that much, but how would one hide your bean-count?

John.Michael.Kane
July 20th, 2006, 11:49 PM
YourSurrogateGod
Click User CP then click Edit Options Post Count Display show hide

YourSurrogateGod
July 21st, 2006, 01:55 AM
Thanks.

slimdog360
July 22nd, 2006, 07:51 AM
lol, I hide it because I don't want people to think that I have nothing better to do than post in this forum.
Though with the post count bug at the moment I suppose people will soon find that I don't have much of a life outside of Uni.

GuitarHero
July 22nd, 2006, 08:01 AM
I have a good number of posts for how long ive been here but most have been in the cafe or trying to solve my own problems, i guess it could be misleading....

Vlammetje
July 22nd, 2006, 11:40 AM
I don't really pay attention to anybody's postcount, certainly not my own, so there sems to be little point in hiding it. At least from my point of view.

Surely the contents of any post should be much more important the the number of previous posts by the author? :rolleyes:

I just don;t really get the whole 'postcount equals knowledge equals status' thing really....

aysiu
August 11th, 2006, 12:00 AM
Just as a social experiment, I'm going to start showing my bean count again... see if I get treated differently or if people have actually grown up and realize post count is just for fun.

I'll try it for a week or two...

ComplexNumber
August 11th, 2006, 12:26 AM
Just as a social experiment, I'm going to start showing my bean count again
Beans: 14,345 :shock: :shock: :shock:


:razz:

aysiu
seriously, it doesn't matter what other people think about a persons bean count :). everyone knows that bean count counts for nothing. there may well be linux/unix system administrators with about 20 years experience who may have about 5 posts, but who know linux inside out.

i show my bean count because it was enabled when i first joined and i see no reason to change.

aysiu
August 11th, 2006, 12:30 AM
:shock: :shock: :shock:


:razz:

aysiu
seriously, it doesn't matter what other people think about a persons bean count :). everyone knows that bean count counts for nothing. there may well be linux/unix system administrators with about 20 years experience who may have about 5 posts, but who know linux inside out.

i show my bean count because it was enabled when i first joined and i see no reason to change.
The social experiment is really to see if people can be mature about (not be rude about it or assume I'm some arrogant expert) and realize post count means nothing.

loell
August 11th, 2006, 12:30 AM
when i give opinion or just try to help, i size up users or estimate their level of knowledge in ubuntu linux, by their bean count and join date, that way i'll decide if i go for the gory details in helping them or just straight to the point. same way in giving opinion or criticism if i see the user has one of the earliest join date and their bean count is far more greater than the average user, i might just be careful on what i say, because the probability that they know more than i do is maybe higher. that's just me though ;)

ComplexNumber
August 11th, 2006, 12:39 AM
The social experiment is really to see if people can be mature about (not be rude about it or assume I'm some arrogant expert) and realize post count means nothing.
there will always the odd smart alec who sees a persons high post count and decides to have a go.

aysiu
August 11th, 2006, 01:59 AM
there will always the odd smart alec who sees a persons high post count and decides to have a go. Yeah, I'm just hoping it isn't 20 smart alecs. I'm optimistic... I'll see what happens.

jeffc313
August 11th, 2006, 02:58 AM
i show it, because it is the default, and i dont usually change the defautls on forums.

rattlerviper
August 14th, 2006, 03:00 AM
I hide mine because I post too bloody much!

ice60
August 14th, 2006, 03:58 AM
i wouldn't hide my bean count, even on forums where i'm one of the top posters. this is the first time i've ever thought about it though. but, i suppose it's nice for someone new to a forum to be helped/accepted by an 'old hand'

i don't even know how to install Ubuntu on my computer so it's got nothing to do with being an expert lol

atoponce
December 4th, 2006, 07:20 AM
I show mine, because like rounding my gas tank to the nearest dollar, I want to end the day/week/month/whatever on a number that is divisible by 5 or 11, but not divisible by 100 unless it is divisible by 400.

Just kidding. Really, I think it's just amusing.

towsonu2003
December 4th, 2006, 08:17 AM
I hide mine because I don't like people thinking I know more than I really do. I'm a beginner of sorts (been on Ubuntu one year and two months), and I don't like being taken for an expert just because I post a lot.

I like to show it. More responsibility = more care giving help (so it's a tool for me to police myself). But I had the same problem as you (ppl assume I'm good at this), so I added that to my signature :)

Oh, while I mentioned my signature,
check out your local animal shelter (if you'd like to adopt a pet or volunteer)
and vote for winmodems
and check out the wiki if you need help with winmodems

:mrgreen: :KS

^^^^ see now? that's what happens when I ignore my post count... :twisted:

MaximB
December 4th, 2006, 02:07 PM
I hide mine because I don't like people thinking I know more than I really do. I'm a beginner of sorts (been on Ubuntu one year and two months), and I don't like being taken for an expert just because I post a lot.

this doesn't help much , your coffee cups reveals your post count ;)

Dual Cortex
December 4th, 2006, 02:20 PM
I proudly show it although it's kind of sad that over 50% of my beans come from the word association thread.

PriceChild
December 4th, 2006, 02:31 PM
this doesn't help much , your coffee cups reveals your post count ;)Not sure if you guys can see aysiu's real post count but dearie me...... *jaw drops*

I show mine... obviously. Its a feature... why not :)

angkor
December 4th, 2006, 02:46 PM
Not sure if you guys can see aysiu's real post count but dearie me...... *jaw drops*

I show mine... obviously. Its a feature... why not :)

Yup we can :)

We can start a poll if you like...Do you think Aysiu is a bot? Yes or No. :)

But seriously, in his case the post count does say something. He's extremely willing to help other members.

deanlinkous
December 4th, 2006, 03:23 PM
nope no rankings for me...

Mr Wrath
December 4th, 2006, 07:59 PM
My beans are out in the open because hey... how often can you do that without being arrested.:lol:

Mr Wrath
December 4th, 2006, 07:59 PM
I apologize...didn't think before typing.

:oops:

PapaWiskas
December 4th, 2006, 09:20 PM
I'm too lazy to go to the control panel to do anything, so it stays how it is since the day I signed up. Which is almost a year now that we are in December of 2006.

skinny
December 5th, 2006, 12:42 AM
I don't hide my bean count, I suppose because its the default and I don't have a good enough reason to bother hiding it. Although I've got a pretty pathetic post rate, I do lurk in the forums a fair bit and almost always find answers ready and waiting for me, after just a little hunting. I would thank the people who wrote the various howto's etc that I've used but it seems like it would just be a bit of a pointless bump.
I've been using Ubuntu now for just under a year, but only recently have I completely left M$ win behind. I still consider myself very much a beginner, but if I spot something I can help someone with I try.

The forums and community really make using Ubuntu a pleasure. Anyone who's written a HowTo, I thank you!

ixus_123
December 5th, 2006, 01:49 AM
I don't hide mine becuase I can't be bothered scrolling all the way up to CP

I can see why some people might. I've been on some boards where people post the most amount drivel just get a high post count like it's a status symbol.

I suppose for so, not shoing the count is their way of kind of opting out of that.

dbbolton
December 5th, 2006, 02:23 AM
i think a "level" should be called "i spilled the beans"

drphilngood
December 5th, 2006, 02:27 AM
i think a "level" should be called "i spilled the beans"

I seem to recall seeing that very thing.:-k

PriceChild
December 5th, 2006, 03:51 AM
i think a "level" should be called "i spilled the beans""spilled the beans" is a level... who knows where it is ;)

aysiu
December 5th, 2006, 03:57 AM
Yup we can :)

We can start a poll if you like...Do you think Aysiu is a bot? Yes or No. :)

But seriously, in his case the post count does say something. He's extremely willing to help other members.
I'm not a bot, but I do have a legion of Ubuntu elves who help me out.

yabbadabbadont
December 5th, 2006, 03:59 AM
I'm not a bot, but I do have a legion of Ubuntu elves who help me out.

That sounds suspiciously like something a bot would say... :lol:

angkor
December 5th, 2006, 08:59 AM
I'm not a bot, but I do have a legion of Ubuntu elves who help me out.

AHA! So you're Santa, right?!? Admit it!

:)

chaosgeisterchen
December 5th, 2006, 09:08 AM
I'm a natural born spammer in some way. I like collecting beans and see no point in hiding it.

I am not an expert and do not think that people will regard me as one just because of several hundred postings I've made here.

steven8
December 5th, 2006, 09:12 AM
I show my bean count because I always show my post count on a forum. I can't think of a reason to hide it.

maniacmusician
December 5th, 2006, 10:00 AM
I love my bean count, just don't feel like hiding it. It's my comfort blanket for those times when I get intimidated by some of you big, bad power users! ;)

Circus-Killer
December 5th, 2006, 10:17 AM
you can tell the size of a persons "manhood" by looking at his bean count.

Linnk
December 5th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Im not an expert far from it, i show mine beacuse i dont see the diffrence with people knowing my post count and not knowing.

steven8
December 5th, 2006, 10:21 AM
But what about a user's womanhood?

Circus-Killer
December 5th, 2006, 10:24 AM
But what about a user's womanhood?

i knew someone was gonna say something like that. okay, a man's manhood and a woman's cups size.

(and on a side note, how do you get a 5m manhood?

fold mine in half!) ;)

bapoumba
December 5th, 2006, 11:40 AM
Well, guess this is all about showing (or not) a bit of who you are. Showing or not showing bean counts, that is the question ;-) It's like picking up a pseudo, an avatar, a location, a signature ... everything that allows you a choice.
And I'll skip on how possibly showing the gender came along in the discussion :-■

So I do not hide my bean counts, just because I do not pay much attention to it. If some of the top ranking posters were to just join, same skills, same kindness, same willingness to help, would it make a difference to you ? Not to me.

My eyes get more curious about avatars though, and I like when members show their location. Gives me a global community feeling, we are all spread around this small world and all meeting in here because we share interests.

Soooooo ... Human ;)

dbbolton
December 5th, 2006, 01:01 PM
"spilled the beans" is a level... who knows where it is ;)
i need to be more observant :)

aysiu
December 6th, 2006, 10:27 PM
aysiu, I was dissapointed when you took your count down because I wanted to see it roll over 10k. I do agree with your hiding the count since I can envision new users thinking that you are the expert among experts. You do know your stuff and I would say that you have definitely moved away from being a beginner.
You still around? I'm getting close to 20k.

Frak
December 9th, 2006, 06:24 AM
You still around? I'm getting close to 20k.
Isn't your average post count per day like around 30 or something?

seijuro
December 9th, 2006, 06:31 AM
I show mine simply so I can see how active I have been while posting.

EdThaSlayer
December 9th, 2006, 09:39 AM
I show mine because
1.I'm too lazy to change it
2.It shows my status compared to everyone else
3.It shows how long I have been here *usually the longer you have been part of the site the higher the post count*

max.diems
December 12th, 2006, 12:10 AM
From aysiu's profile:
Total Posts: 19,609 (34.64 posts per day)

BTW, aysiu, if the person who originally asked isn't around, show the count wrapping anyway, I think we all want to see this.

max.diems
December 12th, 2006, 12:12 AM
"spilled the beans" is a level... who knows where it is ;)
OH! I KNOW! I KNOW!

"Spilled the beans" is given to people with exactly fourteen posts. Then it changes to "Five cups of Ubuntu" at fifteen.

FyreBrand
December 12th, 2006, 12:51 AM
You still around? I'm getting close to 20k.I do recall earlier on you promised to turn it back on. At your current posts / day it should be around 10 days from now. Are you going to turn it back on?

I don't know if it was mentioned earlier in the thread, since I did a gloss through of the middle pages, but you can always check bean count by looking at a persons profile.

I don't hide mine because I'm a newbie. It's not like my opinion matters any more because of how many questions I've asked or how my times I've made an attempt at helping people. I rarely look at the number of posts, but I love the post count titles. They are fun.

housam
December 12th, 2006, 08:41 AM
I show my bean count. coz I want to declare that I'm a beginner and need help .

Gargamella
December 12th, 2006, 03:17 PM
I don't care so much

mand0
December 12th, 2006, 03:21 PM
I show it; it's a fun statistic.

hoagie
December 12th, 2006, 03:27 PM
I show it. No reason not to.

aysiu
December 12th, 2006, 04:46 PM
I do recall earlier on you promised to turn it back on. At your current posts / day it should be around 10 days from now. Are you going to turn it back on? Yeah, I'll probably turn it on next week.

earobinson
December 12th, 2006, 04:49 PM
show ... might as well

aysiu
December 19th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Yeah, I'll probably turn it on next week.
It's on. Once I get past 20,000, I'll turn it back off again.

Lord Illidan
December 19th, 2006, 09:43 PM
wow...

Cyvros
December 20th, 2006, 12:41 AM
Never even knew the option existed. Might-as-well leave it showing, anyway.

raul_
December 20th, 2006, 01:22 AM
I show it. No reason not to.

I hide it...no reason not to :)

aysiu
December 20th, 2006, 04:55 AM
And like that... it's gone again.

spockrock
December 20th, 2006, 07:53 AM
I just noticed when I post my bean count doesn't increment.....does it increment later or am I forever stuck at 333 beans??

yabbadabbadont
December 20th, 2006, 08:00 AM
I just noticed when I post my bean count doesn't increment.....does it increment later or am I forever stuck at 333 beans??

Cafe and Backyard posts don't count. (at least not the last time I checked)

sloggerkhan
December 20th, 2006, 08:01 AM
I leave mine showing. I guess I'm kinda curious about the messages now that someone pointed it out, but I never thought about it, either. Maybe I should hide it...

spockrock
December 20th, 2006, 08:04 AM
Cafe and Backyard posts don't count. (at least not the last time I checked)

thats soo lame.... >_<

po0f
December 20th, 2006, 08:09 AM
I used to show mine, but only because I wanted to know how much I posted here. I figured out a way of getting that number, so now it is hidden.

yabbadabbadont
December 20th, 2006, 08:14 AM
I used to show mine, but only because I wanted to know how much I posted here. I figured out a way of getting that number, so now it is hidden.

For you it would be
Total Posts: 905 (8.59 posts per day)

LookTJ
December 20th, 2006, 09:05 AM
I show my beans because post count don't matter to me.

iPirates
December 20th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Yea I show my beans. I can't be hiding the fact that I'm a noob. ;)

FyreBrand
December 21st, 2006, 08:46 PM
And like that... it's gone again.Hehehehe. You're witty.

earobinson
December 21st, 2006, 09:11 PM
And like that... it's gone again.
Congrats

Littleweseth
December 22nd, 2006, 05:38 AM
Aysiu for president.

RAV TUX
December 22nd, 2006, 05:42 AM
for those who have their post hidden....anybody can simply view your public profile to view your post...

raul_
December 22nd, 2006, 03:14 PM
for those who have their post hidden....anybody can simply view your public profile to view your post...

Yeah but why bother? :-k

Sunnz
December 22nd, 2006, 03:18 PM
I didn't care enough to do hide them. I don't post often anyway.

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 09:00 PM
I was just wondering for ubuntuforums.org user who hide their bean count, why do you hide them?

When anybody can just click on your public profile to see them?

FuturePilot
September 13th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Interesting I never knew you could do that. Can I have one of your coffee cups? Mine all ran away:lolflag:

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Interesting I never knew you could do that. Can I have one of your coffee cups? Mine all ran away:lolflag:

Sure if you could figure a way to do it, I have always wanted a 'French Press' actually.

aysiu
September 13th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Interesting I never knew you could do that. This is why people can get away with hiding their bean count. Most people don't know that clicking on the public profile allows you to see the bean count.

I hide mine, because I don't want new users thinking I know more than I really do (which they sometimes assume just because I post a lot).

orange2k
September 13th, 2007, 09:10 PM
This is why people can get away with hiding their bean count. Most people don't know that clicking on the public profile allows you to see the bean count.

I hide mine, because I don't want new users thinking I know more than I really do (which they sometimes assume just because I post a lot).

Oh, how humble...

Artificial Intelligence
September 13th, 2007, 09:11 PM
alot of spammers and trolls also try to hide them, I have noticed. They try to "camoflage" themself LOL

FuturePilot
September 13th, 2007, 09:13 PM
alot of spammers and trolls also try to hide them, I have noticed. They try to "camoflage" themself LOL

But they fail since they still have green beans. lol

aysiu
September 13th, 2007, 09:19 PM
Oh, how humble...
I don't see what humility has to do with it.

It's pure pragmatism.

I've tried showing my bean count, and, as I said before, people assume I know more than I really do. Now that I hide my bean count, people realize I'm just a person like any other person.

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 09:29 PM
I don't see what humility has to do with it.

It's pure pragmatism.

I've tried showing my bean count, and, as I said before, people assume I know more than I really do. Now that I hide my bean count, people realize I'm just a person like any other person.

aysiu with all due respect you know more then most people, your bean count simply tells the truth.


Heres an cropped screenshot of aysiu's pragmatic humble beans: all 26, 475 pragmatic humble beans!, enough to make a seven nation Army insomniacs!


http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=43405&d=1189715287

orange2k
September 13th, 2007, 09:30 PM
I don't see what humility has to do with it.

It's pure pragmatism.

I've tried showing my bean count, and, as I said before, people assume I know more than I really do. Now that I hide my bean count, people realize I'm just a person like any other person.

Yoda once said: Size matters not, ... Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?

tszanon
September 13th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Now that I hide my bean count, people realize I'm just a person like any other person.
No, you're not like any other person. You're a MOD! :mrgreen:

forrestcupp
September 13th, 2007, 10:00 PM
I hide mine because bean counts are misleading. I hang out in the Cafe most of the time. I have been around since May of '05, but I have a pretty low count. When I do venture to the support sections, I don't really want someone judging me by my low count if I am able to give them good help.

I know people can just click on my avatar and see it, but it probably doesn't happen that much.

Freddy
September 13th, 2007, 10:03 PM
I have no clue why I hide my beans :), I just saw the option inside my "User CP" and checked it. Never got around to changing it back again.

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 10:06 PM
I hide mine because bean counts are misleading. I hang out in the Cafe most of the time. I have been around since May of '05, but I have a pretty low count. When I do venture to the support sections, I don't really want someone judging me by my low count if I am able to give them good help.

I know people can just click on my avatar and see it, but it probably doesn't happen that much.
forrestcupp at 303 beans that is quite a bit, I do have to say when someone is helping me I never look at their beans, just the advice they are giving.

I do clue into avatars for quick recognition but I find the beans are more of a novelty then anything else.

Your beans are worthy, all 303 of them. ;)


http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=43409&d=1189717429

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 10:10 PM
I have no clue why I hide my beans :), I just saw the option inside my "User CP" and checked it. Never got around to changing it back again.
Now Freddy here is an avatar that I always remember, if I ever by chance forgot your user name, I could never NOT recognize your avatar.

Your beans are quite worthy also. ;)

all 468 of them:


http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=43411&d=1189717751

Epilonsama
September 13th, 2007, 10:15 PM
This is why people can get away with hiding their bean count. Most people don't know that clicking on the public profile allows you to see the bean count.

I hide mine, because I don't want new users thinking I know more than I really do (which they sometimes assume just because I post a lot).

oh **** you have over 26000 post, I think you suppress your bean counts because if you don't do that you could create a disturbance in the forums. :lolflag:. btw is there a way to keep my bean counts in # 69 forever cuz i like it that way :lolflag:

fuscia
September 13th, 2007, 10:20 PM
one thing i'll say about bots is that they have the integrity to show their bean counts.

kelvin spratt
September 13th, 2007, 10:22 PM
i hid mine after somebody wrote in a thread that the bean count was being misused by people just to look good so i decided that i would hide it for that reason.

rolando2424
September 13th, 2007, 10:23 PM
Because I'm mysteriousz0r!!!!!!!111!11!!11!!11oneone!

orange2k
September 13th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Chuck Norris doesnt hide his coffee beans, he grinds them with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 10:30 PM
i hid mine after somebody wrote in a thread that the bean count was being misused by people just to look good so i decided that i would hide it for that reason.

Well I for one, am glad to see that you are not mis-treating your beans.

bean abuse should be a felony. :)

Your non-abused beans look lovely btw

all 404 of them.

Again, Thanks for taking such great care of your beans, we should all learn from your example of fine outstanding bean care. Yours is a illustrious illustration of amazing bean care that will be remembered for aeons.


http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=43412&d=1189718815

jingo811
September 13th, 2007, 10:35 PM
I've tried showing my bean count, and, as I said before, people assume I know more than I really do. Now that I hide my bean count, people realize I'm just a person like any other person.
Nah it's your tutorials they want to go directly to the source. You're such a pedagogic Obi-Wan-Kenobi.




oh **** you have over 26000 post, I think you suppress your bean counts because if you don't do that you could create a disturbance in the forums. :lolflag:. btw is there a way to keep my bean counts in # 69 forever cuz i like it that way :lolflag:
And I want to keep my bean counts at 666 :evil:

sstusick
September 13th, 2007, 10:49 PM
Bean counts are very misleading... I have 34 beans.. but somewhere near 60 posts.

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 11:06 PM
Bean counts are very misleading... I have 34 beans.. but somewhere near 60 posts.

Your profile only says 34 post,...keep in mind they do not include social forum post.

~~Tito~~
September 13th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Why does my post shearch stop at 250 posts for me? When I am trying to find a thread I posted in and Its a while back so I can recount my steps I cant. . . .

I posted a lot like a month ago.

sstusick
September 13th, 2007, 11:25 PM
Your profile only says 34 post,...keep in mind they do not include social forum post. Yes, I am aware. But credited or not, I still have about 60 posts altogether.

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Why does my post shearch stop at 250 posts for me? When I am trying to find a thread I posted in and Its a while back so I can recount my steps I cant. . . .

I posted a lot like a month ago.user cp>edit options>Default Thread Age Cut Off>show all threads

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 11:31 PM
Yes, I am aware. But credited or not, I still have about 60 posts altogether.OK.

bashologist
September 13th, 2007, 11:34 PM
Because I wanna be like Aysiu. n_n

That and because it looks better than some random number. It'll always look the same.

aysiu
September 13th, 2007, 11:37 PM
I've merged this with the other, similar thread.

RAV TUX
September 13th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Edit...It's all good!

Frak
September 13th, 2007, 11:38 PM
@aysiu

26,475

Good point. But some people's post counts, such as mine, aren't that intimidating.

Yet, it would also take me YEARS to accumulate that many beans.

forrestcupp
September 14th, 2007, 12:37 AM
user cp>edit options>Default Thread Age Cut Off>show all threads
Thanks. I've been wondering about that, too.


forrestcupp at 303 beans that is quite a bit, I do have to say when someone is helping me I never look at their beans, just the advice they are giving.

I do clue into avatars for quick recognition but I find the beans are more of a novelty then anything else.

Your beans are worthy, all 303 of them. ;)

Thanks for the encouragement.

BOBSONATOR
September 14th, 2007, 12:39 AM
I show mine, (default)

starcraft.man
September 14th, 2007, 12:55 AM
Never had a reason to hide my beans. Beans are good, even if I'm not a coffee person. I'm still waiting for a day when it's tea leaves, much better :).

aysiu
September 14th, 2007, 02:54 AM
I don't drink coffee. What am I going to do with all these?

John.Michael.Kane
September 14th, 2007, 02:57 AM
I don't drink coffee. What am I going to do with all these?

You could ask a Admin to reset your bean count to 0.. ;)

FuturePilot
September 14th, 2007, 02:58 AM
I don't drink coffee. What am I going to do with all these?

Give one to me? I keep loosing mine.:lolflag:

steveneddy
September 14th, 2007, 03:05 AM
I don't drink coffee. What am I going to do with all these?

Don't drink coffee?

How do you survive?

:popcorn:

Frak
September 14th, 2007, 04:33 AM
I don't drink coffee. What am I going to do with all these?
If you did, you'd probably OD on Caffeine :lolflag:

Fixman
October 21st, 2007, 09:09 PM
I recently saw many people hiding their bean count. Whats up with that?

Mazza558
October 21st, 2007, 09:13 PM
Personal preference. Maybe some people like the smallest user space possible?

steveneddy
October 21st, 2007, 09:15 PM
Large or small bean count should mean that the user giving or taking advice is more or less knowledgeable than one without a large or small bean count.

It's only a personal preference.

:popcorn:

x0as
October 21st, 2007, 09:19 PM
I hide it because post count means nothing.

popch
October 21st, 2007, 09:19 PM
The bean count does not communicate something I find useful. Some of our member friends somehow tend to derive things from the bean count which are not there.

Just a few weeks ago, one complained about the bean count being misleading; he even accused others of driving their bean count up by senseless posting, thus giving themselves the appearance of being knowledgeable.

:lolflag:

rookie_paul
October 21st, 2007, 09:20 PM
Probably they have a very strict privacy policy... :D

hanzomon4
October 21st, 2007, 09:23 PM
They don't want to look like bums?

Lozz
October 21st, 2007, 09:26 PM
Maybe they just don't like coffee?

rfruth
October 21st, 2007, 09:26 PM
Lots of beans doesn't mean lots of knowledge ...

Henaro
October 21st, 2007, 09:31 PM
I hide it because post count means nothing.
Give this man a medal.

bashveank
October 21st, 2007, 09:45 PM
Quality over quantity.

misfitpierce
October 21st, 2007, 09:48 PM
I hide it because I think the bean junk is annoying. Ppl start trying to make dumb posts to gain beans. I feel it is dumb. :)

You dont need to see ones beans in order to know how helpful one is.

Sunnz
October 21st, 2007, 11:08 PM
You get a rough idea of how much some one has posted by looking at the "stuff" under their username anyway... but larger the coffee cup, and bigger forum *****.

x0as
October 21st, 2007, 11:12 PM
You get a rough idea of how much some one has posted by looking at the "stuff" under their username anyway... but larger the coffee cup, and bigger forum *****.

I didn't think that counted posts in Community Cafe? Anyway you just need to look at somebody's profile to see their post count.

n3tfury
October 21st, 2007, 11:44 PM
I hide it because post count means nothing.

i don't hide it because post count means nothing.

BWF89
October 21st, 2007, 11:50 PM
Lots of beans doesn't mean lots of knowledge ...
Yep. I've been here since 2004 and probably have thousands of posts by now (although my post count only says 187). But I'm a Linux newb because I just happened to register here when I was first learning about Linux and haven't really gotten a chance to sit down with it until recently.

Sef
October 21st, 2007, 11:51 PM
I didn't think that counted posts in Community Cafe?I didn't think that counted posts in Community Cafe?

Community Cafe and a few other forums don't increase your bean count.

Wiebelhaus
October 22nd, 2007, 12:16 AM
I feel it does count but should not hinder someone taking another seriously , I donate about 5 hours a week to helping people and have been for awhile , this is my way of giving back on top of donations , My post count is still very low , so imagine how much time someone with 2,500 has donated to helping others and the progression of this thing some of us hold so dear.

I think someone with that much deserves respect not for their internet skills but for their dedication to Ubuntu and the idea which was the catalyst that propelled this thing into the realm of Linux distrobution domination.

jgrabham
October 22nd, 2007, 12:18 AM
I hide it because I think the bean junk is annoying. Ppl start trying to make dumb posts to gain beans. I feel it is dumb. :)


And people who use "text speak" and incorrect grammar aren't?

Toadmund
October 22nd, 2007, 12:22 AM
I just earned me a bean. :)

n3tfury
October 22nd, 2007, 12:28 AM
And people who use "text speak" and incorrect grammar aren't?

but he feels it's dumb. that's an accomplishment.

southernman
October 22nd, 2007, 01:31 AM
If you hide your bean count, one which is high enough, and the martians find out.... Your in a heap of trouble! They'll come after you! Seriously... they will!

LaRoza
October 22nd, 2007, 01:38 AM
I don't pay attention to my bean count, and I think I once made it hidden, but I was curious to see how many times I post in the support forums, once I started posting in the Cafe.

JBAlaska
October 22nd, 2007, 01:46 AM
I feel it does count but should not hinder someone taking another seriously , I donate about 5 hours a week to helping people and have been for awhile , this is my way of giving back on top of donations , My post count is still very low , so imagine how much time someone with 2,500 has donated to helping others and the progression of this thing some of us hold so dear.

I think someone with that much deserves respect not for their internet skills but for their dedication to Ubuntu and the idea which was the catalyst that propelled this thing into the realm of Linux distrobution domination.

Well said, people "giving back" is one of the things that makes this community great imho.

multifaceted
October 22nd, 2007, 02:12 AM
Personal preference... what else?

Spr0k3t
October 22nd, 2007, 02:52 AM
I see no reason to hide it or show it. If you need to see a persons bean count where they have it hidden, just click on the username to see it.

LanDan
October 22nd, 2007, 05:25 AM
well...
they say the size of the bean doesn't matter....right?

RAV TUX
October 22nd, 2007, 05:28 AM
Ubuntu: Linux for Human Beans

aysiu
October 22nd, 2007, 05:37 AM
I see no reason to hide it or show it. If you need to see a persons bean count where they have it hidden, just click on the username to see it.
Not everybody knows that.

Nunu
October 22nd, 2007, 05:46 AM
I feel it does count but should not hinder someone taking another seriously , I donate about 5 hours a week to helping people and have been for awhile , this is my way of giving back on top of donations , My post count is still very low , so imagine how much time someone with 2,500 has donated to helping others and the progression of this thing some of us hold so dear.

I think someone with that much deserves respect not for their internet skills but for their dedication to Ubuntu and the idea which was the catalyst that propelled this thing into the realm of Linux distrobution domination.

I agree someone with 2500 post under his belt must have helped a lot of people, as well as given up a hell of a lot of his personal time to open source. Skip the beans... Give the guy an Ubuntu mug, it's the least one could do.

LanDan
October 22nd, 2007, 05:52 AM
I agree someone with 2500 post under his belt must have helped a lot of people, as well as given up a hell of a lot of his personal time to open source. Skip the beans... Give the guy an Ubuntu mug, it's the least one could do.

well.... someone posted a lot thats for sure, but maybe it were questions on how to burn a .iso , you never know, on the other hand someone with 1 bean over here might also have posted a lot on for example linuxquestions.org, just a forum where i think the average poster is just a tad more technical skilled then here.

all it says is how many posts you made here and thats all it means.

Nunu
October 22nd, 2007, 05:55 AM
Thats true to. it could have been one of those people that expected the green start button to be there. :P

Sunnz
October 22nd, 2007, 05:59 AM
well.... someone posted a lot thats for sure, but maybe it were questions on how to burn a .iso , you never know, on the other hand someone with 1 bean over here might also have posted a lot on for example linuxquestions.org, just a forum where i think the average poster is just a tad more technical skilled then here.

all it says is how many posts you made here and thats all it means.
And don't forget IRC channels and mailing list, somebody could be contributing even more there.

LanDan
October 22nd, 2007, 06:00 AM
how many beans does mr shuttleworth have by the way?

RAV TUX
October 22nd, 2007, 06:06 AM
how many beans does mr shuttleworth have by the way?

3

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=47258&d=1193029538

Frak
October 22nd, 2007, 06:09 AM
Some people don't like to be judged by their post count.

Nunu
October 22nd, 2007, 06:21 AM
Some people don't like to be judged by their post count.

I still don't think its judgment... more like an achievement. Even if it was 2000 post just to get a printer to work, or being the person posting 2000 times helping to get the printer to work, some ware out there someone gained knowledge and understanding of ubuntu.

2000 post to me is a massive effort in supporting other people. even if you asked the questions.

LanDan
October 22nd, 2007, 06:24 AM
for the love of Tutu

in that case we can start counting kuddo's as well as an achivement

Frak
October 22nd, 2007, 06:28 AM
3

http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=47258&d=1193029538
He has 11 posts total, yes I did just go count. ;)

LanDan
October 22nd, 2007, 06:31 AM
He has 11 posts total, yes I did just go count. ;)

in that case he must be either unexperienced or never helped anybody with the spirit of Ubuntu..

now we know the truth about mr shuttleworth

southernman
October 22nd, 2007, 06:32 AM
how many beans does mr shuttleworth have by the way?

He's so good, he *started out* with 20 million beans! ats a wholotta coffee!

Frak
October 22nd, 2007, 06:35 AM
in that case he must be either unexperienced or never helped anybody with the spirit of Ubuntu..

now we know the truth about mr shuttleworth
Yep, lying cheater. He's contributed nothing, except Ubuntu. Can we trust a man like that?

Nunu
October 22nd, 2007, 06:49 AM
Oi vay

Well lets put this into contrast lets see how many support calls gates has logged under microsoft support data base. You can be sure its not quite 11. besides Mark did give us ubuntu. :)

RAV TUX
February 8th, 2008, 11:38 PM
He has 11 posts total, yes I did just go count. ;)
;)

Frak
February 9th, 2008, 06:50 AM
;)
Mwuahaha!

misfitpierce
February 9th, 2008, 06:56 AM
I hide it because post count means nothing.

Exactly

nikoPSK
February 9th, 2008, 06:57 AM
hehe, frak, rav, nice to see you. :) Anyways, it's so us users with smaller counts don't feel bad ;)

forrestcupp
February 9th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I was just thinking about it. People seem to trust people who have high post counts. But having a high bean count doesn't necessarily mean that someone is smarter or more helpful. It could mean they have asked a whole lotta stupid questions.

nikoPSK
February 9th, 2008, 06:24 PM
I was just thinking about it. People seem to trust people who have high post counts. But having a high bean count doesn't necessarily mean that someone is smarter or more helpful. It could mean they have asked a whole lotta stupid questions.

I'm still a noob with lots of stupid questions. :lol:

kevdog
February 9th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I like stupid people that make a lot of posts with a high bean count -- You get to know the people and b/c they have a high bean count, you are much less likely to say RTFM. I think bean count is indicative of how active you are in the community, not necessarily knowledge -- so hence frequent contributors likely receive "preferential" treatment. You would hope someone with a higher bean count would pick up some things on the forums from time to time -- and would hopefully be a tad more knowledgeable than the 1-2 beaners. I know its a stretch, but I hope that assumption is true!

nikoPSK
February 9th, 2008, 07:04 PM
<snip>
rtfm?

kevdog
February 9th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Lets see if I can respond without getting an infraction

rtfm

Read The Freakin' Manual

FYI: Freakin' isnt really the actual word here. :wink:

nikoPSK
February 9th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Lets see if I can respond without getting an infraction

rtfm

Read The Freakin' Manual

FYI: Freakin' isnt really the actual word here. :wink:

Ooh, I'm bad with acronyms:
http://nikopsk.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/my-take-on-internet-slang/

nikoPSK

kevdog
February 9th, 2008, 08:31 PM
well for one you can see why rtfm is an acronym -- unlike the opinions suggested on the blog -- I dont think this should be written out!

nikoPSK
February 11th, 2008, 02:11 AM
well for one you can see why rtfm is an acronym -- unlike the opinions suggested on the blog -- I dont think this should be written out!

(offtopic) I think thats a good point, but keeping swearing out of acronyms is even better. :KS

linfidel
February 11th, 2008, 05:17 AM
(offtopic) I think thats a good point, but keeping swearing out of acronyms is even better. :KSYeah, but what do you know - you've only got a couple thousand beans! :wink:

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

nikoPSK
February 11th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Yeah, but what do you know - you've only got a couple thousand beans! :wink:

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

beans don't matter ;), I just have a lot of questions. :p

popch
February 11th, 2008, 08:27 PM
It's not the quantity. It's what you do with them

anon (?)

nikoPSK
February 11th, 2008, 09:42 PM
It's not the quantity. It's what you do with them

anon (?)

they are just fun. :D

oldb0y
February 11th, 2008, 09:56 PM
So... What's the conclusion about these beans?

nikoPSK
February 12th, 2008, 12:32 AM
So... What's the conclusion about these beans?

that you can hide them, or not. They do not matter, they are just posts. And posts don't mean helping people, they could mean questions too.

ubuntu-freak
February 12th, 2008, 03:47 AM
I was just thinking about it. People seem to trust people who have high post counts. But having a high bean count doesn't necessarily mean that someone is smarter or more helpful. It could mean they have asked a whole lotta stupid questions.


You consider inexperienced people stupid?

Nathan

ubuntu-freak
February 12th, 2008, 03:51 AM
that you can hide them, or not. They do not matter, they are just posts. And posts don't mean helping people, they could mean questions too.


Questions help other users, so a high bean count is commendable. I've got a way to go yet.

Nathan

handy
February 12th, 2008, 04:36 AM
The more questions you ask, the more answers you get, with which you can answer the same questions you asked that were posted by another... & on it goes at varying rates according to the individual.

Beans are generally just an indication of community participation, not of Linux expertise; I have seen super high level expertise exhibited in posts by people with the tiniest bean count.

I don't know why some make any fuss at all about beans, they are just window dressing?

Anyway now the thanks & thanked counts have been added for those that need to get a value reading exhibited on themselves & others.

I haven't looked to see if they can be turned off too! :lolflag: