Joe - here's the thing about post counts. There's only two that matter. The FIRST FEW (1 or 2 or 3 or even 4) post counts that let people know that someone is new to the forum and should be welcomed as such. And any numbers that are rediculously and embarrassingly high like mine (and a few others) that show people are spending way too much time here.
Honest to goodness I do not take my post count with any amount of pride. If there as a way I could hide it or lock it in at 501 I would.
My only point in bringing up post counts here was that it is obvious that a lot of TTers are coming over, posting once (or joining, voting and not posting), saying they "hate the forum" and not giving it a fair shake. Its not really about post counts per se. My emphasis is simply on people not really giving the forum a genuine try. The fact that I bring up "post count" is only a necessary evil. I will also point out that I often scan the users lurking on the forum and I recognize a lot of them from day to day or week to week. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with lurking! And perhaps it was unfair of me to criticize someone initially with a total of four posts. The "winky" emoticon was there to make whomever it was know that I was teasing and not being entirely serious. But I am being serious when I say that many people are not really giving the forum a genuine try.
I will restate, just to be clear, that it is not the post count I am concerned about at all. I just think that - to be fair - people should actually give the forum a genuine try before they come over here and make the pronouncement that they "hate it" for what ever reason, or make criticisms that, in all honesty, don't seem to hold a lot of water. That is really my point - not post count.
I appreciate you giving it a try and I hope to see you around participating in the future. A sincere welcome
to everyone who is coming over and trying