I've started this thread just to stop other topics getting derailed. You may recall there was a thread a while ago about how we can improve things on the forum, and one of the things that came up a few times was removing post counts. It was felt that it served no real purpose, and that members with low post counts were often treated with suspicion and accused of being wums. As such I removed post counts yesterday whilst doing some routine maintenance on the site. It seems some people have strong opinions on this, so thought it'd be useful to start a new topic. I've no real preference on this either way (although the rag/wum accusations to new posters is starting to grate and needs to be addressed), so am happy to see what the consensus is. I should point out that you can still see a user's post count by clicking on their username. It's just not displayed by default next to their posts.