Exclude reactions received from posts in the lounge

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roydan

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I know that the reaction score is not in use today as much as it was a few years ago. That being said, I, and I'm sure that many other users are still using it (and more specifically - the reaction score / post count ratio) as a guide to whether a user is active outside their BST, or if a user is not very helpful.

The problem is that the post count is not affected by posting in the lounge, while the reaction score is. It makes it very easily "farmable". I don't want to get into whether the lounge is better or worse than it was 5-6 years ago because that's not the point - nothing online is the same as it was 6 years ago.
 

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I see the point, but newbies generally aren't very good at farming likes.

Along the lines of that same point, they still need 100 posts in order to get a Jr. VIP membership to even purchase a MP request thread.

Now, they could just buy the marketplace seller account, but if I'm being honest, I haven't seen very many marketplace seller accounts on the wrong side of a shit list.
 

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The problem is that the post count is not affected by posting in the lounge, while the reaction score is.
I, and I'm sure that many other users are still using it (and more specifically - the reaction score / post count ratio) as a guide to whether a user is active outside their BST, or if a user is not very helpful.
Interesting point. We have had some cases where a user has "0 posts" and a reaction score in the hundreds because all they do is post in the lounge.

I'll bring this up to the rest of the team on Monday to see what they think.

Update: It's not something we can do right now.

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