But KellyK is a girl. Woman. Female. At least the last time I checked. Since the policy changed after I made my 50 posts and had the helpful votes covered, me thinks I need to check everything. Twice.
Originally Posted by riverstyx
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At least yours is almost up - I only joined somewhere around the 12th/13th of August...so it's questionable if, at my advanced age (and thoroughly advanced state of dementia) I'll still be alive (or coherent enough to even care) when my month is up.
Originally Posted by Rec8898
Ok...it's like beating a dead horse. Which is really gross if you think about it. I'll shut up with the comments. However, before I do I would like to make one point. (And I think it's a very good point, so pretend you agree and no one will get hurt.)
I'm all for the restricted area - I haven't complained about it and in fact, understand why there is such a place. I think it's a great idea. But here's my question/good point...I was perfectly willing to abide by the forum rules that were in place upon my registration. I was perfectly willing to abide by the rules that were in place yesterday. I'm still willing to abide by the rules...but I also think what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
Regarding the post count: I've been willing to make my 50 posts - I figured just being a part of the forum would lead me to make many, many more than 50 posts. As I'm typing along this morning - on a mammoth post/reply here - something dawned on me. Although I actually sent 4 replies the system only counted it as one. Each of the posts I wrote were long enough to count as individual posts - but due to the system, everything was rolled into a single post. It didn't bother me - just something I noticed. I continued blabbing (because that just can't be stopped - trust me. Many have tried) and went on about my day. When I checked in on PR tonight I saw the note about the change to the rules to enter the restricted area - which caught me off guard.
I'm cool with the idea of having to do the same work as everyone else in order to gain entry into the restricted area. No problem with the rules - they were made clear as soon as I joined. I never posted anything that was of questionable length - I didn't say things to just try to do my 50 posts. I only chimed in when I had something semi useful to say. So I now have to make my opinion known...I understand and abide by the rules. Even when things seem "off" (the rolling of several posts into one honkin' post), I didn't say anything. (In the effort of full honesty I should note that it really didn't bother me...before now.), I still "play nicely". Knowing that I kept my end of the bargain - even when things seemed totally wrong in the post counting arena - it is irritating to meet the requirements...and then have them changed a few hours later. Had my individual posts been counted as actual single posts, my post count would have increased faster - and I likely could have met the former rules a few hours earlier...which, when factored in with time zones, may have been enough to squeak by.
Just call me Murphy...from Murphy's Law. The up side? I won't say another word now. I've made my point and gotten it off my chest and will now let it go. Thanks for listening to me vent. Nothing like spouting off to a captive audience. haha