Originally Posted by jAkUp
Well, even a newcomer will be able to quickly identify who is contributors and who is spammer, maybe not right away, but definetely within a few days time.
Also, your join date shows up right next to your user name, and unlike postcount, cannot be "spammed"
Yes but still, you could have joined five years ago and only have a post count of 50 and then build it up to 3000 in three weeks and then enjoy having an authoritative status. Though I wouldn't go so far as to bitch about it and sy that it's not fair (actually this is what I'm doing now) but it does leave a sour taste in the mouth (for those who take this forum seriously