How is it I can be looking at a post from someone that has zero posts?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by WBahn, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. WBahn

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    While it might change at any time, the OP of this thread is presently showing that they have made zero posts. If I look at their public provide, it says they have made zero posts. If I then choose to find all their posts, it comes up with this post.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showpost.php?p=506155&postcount=1

    I've seen a number of wonky things going on with my post count lately (or perhaps only noticed it lately) where I will notice my current post total and then, a few posts later, see that it hasn't changes (and, I'm pretty sure, has gone down a couple of times). I figured this might be do to threads getting deleted or something. But that doesn't explain the case noted above.

    What's the story? Is it just a database indexing problem and the database is overdetermined?
     
  2. BSomer

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    It has been my understanding that posts in the "off topic" area are not counted toward your post count.
     
  3. Wendy

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    Which is correct.
     
  4. Georacer

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    It prevents people trying to raise their post count through effortless posts in an offtopic chat.
     
  5. shortbus

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    Isn't that also known as, "Loosie's law" ?


    :D:eek:;)
     
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  6. Georacer

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    Loosie is a highly intelligent, highly aware (and possibly incognito alien) being. No rules apply to him.
     
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