Author Topic: post counts wrong  (Read 256 times)

Offline bynw

  • Semi-Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 19
post counts wrong
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:40:00 PM »


I've noticed a oddity when looking at post counts. it was brought to my attention by one of my users. when viewing any post there is the users profile info to the left with a post count. a user reported that that number hasnt changed in several months and they had made a number of posts. does it not count every post? or does it only count first posts but not replies or how does it actually count.

my own profile on the same forum shows me having 267 posts. but if i goto my profile and profile info and show posts topic i have 309 and show posts messages i have 1051. 

what is it counting or not counting and why

Offline Kindred

  • The Mean One
  • Support Specialist
  • SMF Legend
  • *
  • Posts: 58,333
  • Gender: Male
    • Kindred-999 on GitHub
Re: post counts wrong
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 04:32:40 PM »
It depends on the individual board settings....  boards can be set to NOT include posts in the post-count (like our chit-chat board on this site)
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

Offline a10

  • Charter Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 855
Re: post counts wrong
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 03:46:48 AM »
Post count showing in posts (left under avatar) should always match post count in profile summary \ stats (whatever the count setting of any individual board). If they don't match I'd say there is 'something' going on.

Profile 'Show Posts' will (obviously) show all posts incl. those made in non post counting boards.

Check boards where posts should increase post count (Modifiy Boards > Count Posts checked. Remember to click 'Modify' if changed).

« Last Edit: April 17, 2019, 04:02:15 AM by a10 »
2.0.15, ssl, php 7.1.31, MySQL 10.3.13-MariaDB~bionic
Mods: Contact Page, Like Posts, Responsive Curve, Search Focus Dropdown, Add Join Date to Post.