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Poll Question: Should the post count be removed from the user profile?
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Brass View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 15 at 3:04pm
In the forums I mostly post in, Racing Rules and Race Management, it's useful, in framing replies, to know whether a poster is likely to be experienced or a novice, and posting history often correlates to sailing experience, at least in those forums.

As for 'newbie', I think it's precious to suggest that the term is offensive, but if you want a bit of pomposity, go for 'newcomer'.
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Rupert View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 15 at 3:46pm
Or Start Line, 1st Beat, Windward Mark, 1st Reach, Gybe Mark, 2nd Reach, Leeward Mark. Not sure whether finish line is when we die?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Woodburner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 15 at 4:24pm
So if the day ever dawned when 'Sir' Ben wanted some rule advice by posting here as unlikely event as ever, but he's a newbie then? Yeah, really.

Forums should not define anybody's opinion by a history of bolloxspeak.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 15 at 5:05pm
Originally posted by Matt Jackson

I think you need a 'Don't care' vote option. I suspect most people don't and to save admins having to do any work this should be counted in the 'No' category.

I did think about it but figured clearer polarity might be more useful in this instance.  As you say, 'No' suffices for those interested enough to bother participating but wanting no real change.  
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