Posted on: 2012-12-03 13:28:52.000
Is now to post more!
Now comments on blog posts, forum posts, or replies to forum posts will count towards your post count total. This feature wasn't implemented before, so I've gone ahead and retroactively counted everyone's posts (thanks to the COUNT(*) features of SQLite) to ensure not a single post of yours goes uncounted!
Post counts are a fun way to keep track of contributions to an online community. Implementing the +1 bump every time a user posts was quite easy:
; now update the user's postcount! postcount++!!
(set 'UserId Rockets:UserId)
(set 'UserPosts (++ Rockets:UserPosts))
(update-record "Users" UserId UserPosts)
I was pretty happy to be able to use the ++ function given that on many online forums, people post things like "Postcount++" when they post. Of course, this is LISP, so the ++ comes first.
You can view your post count by going to Edit Profile (click your name on the upper right to pull down the user menu) or simply by viewing a forum thread to see everyone's post counts! I didn't put post counts in the Blog view because blog posts are supposed to be, well, more about the post itself than about everyone increasing post counts. But if you view a blog thread in Forum view you will see that the appropriate counts have been updated.
At some point I will implement ranks based on postcount, which will also appear in the forum view and in your profile. So get out there and start posting!