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Post Reply Quality vs Quantity Posting
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Posted 9/22/17 , edited 9/22/17
So over the years I have been on many forums and have found a distinction between individuals that post on said forums. There seems to be a divide between individuals who value a high post count and who post little to nothing of value( usually amounting to a few choice words in their responses.) As opposed to individuals who solemnly post but when they do they manage to get theirs thoughts across in an impactful way that adds substance to the discussion and benefits discourse in general.

I generally tend to find this only an issue on forums where an "individual identity" tends to hold weight in regards to how valid or how accepted their response is taken.

For example on anonymous boards there is little to no merit in the one word filler posts done by individuals as they are taken at face value... worthless and of no substance.

While those who want to have an impact with their words are equally valued and impactful on anonymous boards and forums such as this one.

Why is it then that we are subject to more unimpactful useless banter on these sites even though everyone knows these individual contribute jack all to discussion.

I would think quality Trumps quantity in all scenarios regardless of who the individual posting is.

Any thoughts as to why people continue with pointless unimpactful banter?
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Posted 9/22/17 , edited 9/22/17
I like to think I've been saying some quality stuff, but I don't try anything like changing a critical viewpoint in the middle of some deep discourse
I also think that forum threads are mixed discussion & commentary. These are communities where we should accept random quantitative stuff cause those people may be wanting to feel a community here
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Posted 9/22/17 , edited 9/22/17
I think you take forum posting quite a bit more seriously than most people.

The length of a post doesn't determine the quality of a post, reguardless of how active a user is in the forums. If a person chooses their words carefully, a short post that took less than a minute to write can be a good post. If a person spends lots of time writing paragraphs and paragraphs, but they ramble around in circles and make people lose interest, then a long post with lots of thought put into it can end up being a bad post. Effort is important, but high effort doesn't necessarily equal high quality.

I think having fun is the most important part though.
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Posted 9/22/17 , edited 9/23/17
I actually have pretty high quality posting it's just that most people can't comprehend let alone appreciate my genius
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