Re: Post count importance ?
The most important thing IMO is the quality of what they've posted in the past. I look at the length of time someone's been a member more than the post count. Post count is a measure of how much they talk. It's not necessarily a good thing or a bad thing. IMO, if someone's been on the forum for 2 years, there's a good chance that even if they were a total newbie when they started, they've probably learned a lot from being on the forum for 2 years and their advice is probably good.
That being said, there's plenty of members who are brand new, but have been detailing the right way for years and really know what they're talking about. It's just hard to tell until they've built up a decent post history that you can read and confirm that they know what they're talking about.
Several times I've started a thread to ask a question and been really surprised to get an answer from someone who's been a member for 3 years and has a post count of 25. Either they abandoned the forum for a long time and recently came back, or they've spent the past 3 years reading and soaking up knowledge.
Finally, no matter what someone has done online, it doesn't mean anything if they haven't been spending a lot of time in the garage doing the work.
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