Originally posted by whackaxe
the other thing is imagine a really talented web designer just joins and only has a few posts, does that mean that his post count refelcts his level? no!
A high post count doesn't reflect the level of talent but it does indicate a likelihood that the responder will be around for followup questions. The converse isn't true though, a low post count doesn't mean the responder won't be around for long as everyone with a high post count had to start with a low count.