BusterSlash wrote:i dont post cause i dont really have anything to add to the threads
Personally I appreciate that very much. Too many people post just for the sake of posting and clog up the forums with useless junk thats already been asked and answered, or just doesn't need to be there and makes it harder to find the actually useful stuff. If a threads been concluded you let it die, no need to keep bumping it just to get ones post count up. Heck I've seen many forums disable post count just because it causes bad reactions in good people, they become obsessed with upping their post count even if their posts are completely unnecessary. I'm not saying I'm against keeping track of post count though, its always interesting to see, but I don't think people should use it as a motivator to post for no good reason.
I'm always curious on various forums how the mods feel about this, especially polite gesture posts. For example, every time a mod answers one of my questions in my threads I'm always tempted to respond, either in the post or via PM, with a thank you post. Usually however I refrain because the post doesn't really add anything to the thread and I'm sure the mods get enough pointless PMs to deal with as it is.
I do however feel that in off topic forums theres a bit more leeway for meaningless posts since people are not likely going to need to search through here for anything important to the game anyway. I still generally refrain from doing it, but I don't mind seeing others do it as much as I do when I see waste posts in the main forum area.