I have avoided all of the "Spam - Get My Post Count Higher" threads as well. In my own opinion, I don't think a post count really matters. I've been a member for a loong time and have less than 600 posts. I see no problem with carrying on a conversation through a thread at all. It's excellent to see people chatting that way and to see our members getting to know eachother better. Although, I do think that random posts that literally say nothing but "Spam!" or "
" or "spamspamspamspamspam" is rather annoying and pretty pointless.
Not only is it annoying, and pointless, but it can also be inconsiderate. Posting random threads like that - that carrying no specific meaning or thought utilizes bandwidth and diskspace for the forum infrastructure and if an upward trend of 'spam' continues over time it can also dominate resources that are specifically for a site dedicated to Cats ( not spam ). This would be costly for the users and for Anne who is generous enough to provide these resources to all of us ( hardware/bandwidth/upkeep costs increasing ).
So, while I, in no way, dislike any of the people who contribute to the spam threads. I, myself, make a point not to be a apart of it out of consideration for Anne, the site and the users.
The bottom line is that eventually all that spam costs MONEY.
** Please don't take offense to any of this, as this was not written to be offensive in any manner