Rosalind - 11:51 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)
A very small post count coupled with a promotional post sometimes helps to flag up a forum spammer, or someone who is not who they say they are. But once your new member has served a probationary period then the post count becomes less useful to users. You might care if a member has 200 posts or 2000, but do visitors? Perhaps the whole post count thing is a little like the page counter, best not to display openly.