this would encourage post-whoring till you get to 500 posts, then starting countless new threads.
What she said.
A poor suggestion. The original one. As if number of posts is in anyway a reflection of tennis knowledge or sense.
Look at me, I have 585,584 posts, therefore I'm worthy of speaking here (or in this case, starting a topic of conversation) as opposed to some person with a mere 18 posts. That's just complete bollox.
It's quite simple, there are alot of people who just like to be the one to start countless threads that have either been done before, or just for the sake of some controversy with little or no originality. Get rid of them.
Someone started a thread recently, or not, I can't even remember about which threads they try to avoid or some other such bullshit. I was half tempted to go into the thread and make it explicitly clear what a complete waste of fucking time and space the thread was. However, I knew that would only continue the trend of bumping up a worthless thread, so I managed to bite my internet tongue. Just.