Please note, this Thread is meant as a review only of the Top Poster option. Suggestions and questions included. If you merely want to focus on who has the most Posts today / overall or someone's Posting activity then please use: Post Count Rants Thread so that we can focus on the feature and not the Posters.
Does the Top 20 Posters page or column influence if you will Post or not on any given day? Do you feel bad if you are at the very bottom of the list, what about if you are on the top?
Win 125 FP Daily!
You can win 125 FP if you have 20 or more Posts and you are the Top Poster in the last 24 hours.
If you have more than 30 Posts, and you are within the Top 4 but you were not the Top Poster (1st place) then you still get 50 FP for your attempt.
This contest is done automatically everyday so you can enter any time.
Keep in mind the check is made at 12am GMT which is 8pm Atlantic and 1pm in Japan.
Time is the same around the globe when it comes to tracking something on a 24 hour basis. For instance, if I coughed a minute ago then that "Minute ago" is the same no matter if you are in the USA or Australia. It is on this basis the 24 Hour check is done at 12am GMT.
To help you know when the next check is made to see who is the Top Poster for the last 24 hours a count down timer has been installed. It shows both on the column and the Top Poster page.
I have to say that as far as right now I really don't let it affect me one way or the other. I may feel some days that I have really posted well, but others I don't really feel that I was able to contribute as much as I would have liked to. I guess for the most part I understand that depending on the topics and my mood, some days I may have more to contribute than others. I also understand that everyone else posting has topics as well as days that they are going to have a larger number of posts as well as more constructive and interesting posts. After I have been around a little longer I may become more aware of where I stand on daily posts, but for right now I am more interested in just posting and enjoying reading all of the other posts.
I check it just for the sake of checking it. It doesn't really affect how much I post, especially since a bot is usually in the lead. ;) It does make me feel warm and fuzzy inside when I see that I have made a substantial amount of input on the boards in one day.
I have to say that as far as right now I really don't let it affect me one way or the other.
Is that why the other day you were trying to beat my post for day count? ;) On another note, I have wondered if Members are sometimes intimidated by the huge number of posts Bots or Konquererz can do in a small amount of time?
intimidated by the huge number of posts Bots or Konquererz can do in a small amount of time?
I really do not think there is a lot of intimidation factor there at all. I know for me the number of posts that I can constructively write at any point in time depends a lot on my state of mind. When I have had a longer day than normal I will most likely not post as much just because my mind is already tired. On the other hand, if I am awake for some unknown reason and my mind is racing I can then post more. I would like to think that this is about the same for everyone.
Is it just me or is it that people only post more when I have posted significantly? I have been monitoring this secretly for the past week and have noticed that on days where I post a lot (not the Bots, but me in person) people tend to post a lot more, and on days where I do not say much, neither does anyone else?
That is just my point FarSeer, there are other Members that post, and even if they do so significantly, no one really takes them on. It seems as though the Community does not seem very active unless I am here making it so for my post count as well.