this thread is what is wrong with the forum in general, we ask specific questions on how to improve the forum and attract new memberships and what we get is a bunch of selfish replies, "reset my post count and i'll knife you".
we have offered you the chance time and again to have a say and help us by providing input and opinions only to be disappointed by the general lack of interest or the lack of substance.
let me put this as bluntly and as directly as i can so everyone can understand the urgency of this, forums cost money, keeping the lights on cost money, we have one of 2 choices only:
1. make this a pay site, which we pretty much and from the start know it will never work for obvious reasons.
2. attract more members, more participating members so we can attract supporting vendors to foot the bill and keep the doors open.
the post count idea rooz mentioned stems from a simple fact, look at this thread for instance and most others, only one member with sub 1k posts.... you will never see noobs mix it up because its intimidating when the only ones who participate have several K's posts.
this was brought up as an idea to get everybody even and to level the playing field so to speak.
as usual, i see you guys question and criticize but offer very little in substance, it was asked as to the urgency of all this, its very urgent, we can't go on this way for very much longer.