I saw another Warrior's signature 10-20 minutes ago, with a link to his blog where he'd written a small rant about "professional forum posters." At first, I took it very negatively.
Then I thought about it.
And I realized that he might be right.
He never mentioned a single name, username, or particular forum in his rant, and it wasn't a new rant; it'd been posted to his site 4-6 months ago.
It got me to really thinking, though. I do enjoy watching my stats go up, and I enjoy interacting with others. I read a ton of information, and after 18 months here, I have a good filter for knowing the good from the not-so-good.
I'm glad I read that Warrior's sig now. He talked about something I used to wonder about. Namely, if a Warrior has a high post count, does it mean that s/he knows anything? Should post count be a deciding factor in who you read and interact with?
I know I used it as a guide when I was new here. That's why I started watching Alexa and Paul Myers and MYOB and a few others, even before I knew who they were. It's also how I picked Warriors to contact and get more information.
Now I've been here for a bit and I can pick out Warriors to follow a long time before their post counts climb into the sky. It took a long time to figure that out, though.
Anyone else have any thoughts?
PS: If the Warrior with that in your sig reads this, thanks for making the link public. I'd give you credit, but I don't remember which post I saw you in.