Someone once told me if I got over a 1000 posts I'd be respected.
So . . . Did it work?
I'm presuming it didn't and that the person was lieing
They lied to you, & to be honest if this Thread is genuine & you're really asking you were pretty stupid to believe them too. Think about it, what do you think actually changes or happens when you go from 999 posts to 1,000 posts? I'll tell you, nowt, zilch, nada, zero.
Respect has to be earned here, it doesn't come with post counts or likes (Kudos) or anything else like that, it comes with time & with experience.
Also stop trying too hard, for example, this Thread!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and this one too, enough already: http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Off-Topic/W
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In order to earn respect on the PlayStation Forums is to conduct and carry yourself in a positive manner such as posting and engaging in interesting and thought-provoking discussions, helping out other users when they need it, showing respect to yourself and others, and leading by example.
Just like @bob-maul has said to you before, post counts can make you recognizable, but not respected. I also agree with @BRIT-KO that respect doesn't come with likes and post counts, but with a lot of time, effort, and experience being on the PlayStation Community Forums.
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I do not know you well Fletcher. But What @younginflavor18 said is true and I suggest you to think about what he said.
Also, similiarly to what @Talented-Taco said, you do not need to ask if people respect you or not. Every action has a reaction (sorry for the overuse of this phrase). If people respect you, you'll notice it. If people do not, you'll notice it. But respect is defined and established differently, depending on the person.
A high post count can show commitment ( or addiction ), but quality over quantity.
How it should be, everybody should respect one another. Trolls and spammers are not to be respected ( not saying you're one ). Threads like this aren't very good for your reputation.
"How do you prove that you exist...? Maybe we don't exist..."
The best way to be respected is to just post and engage in discussions. If you make ridiculous posts, nobody will respect you. Even if you make ridiculous posts, you can still be respected. You just need to carry yourself properly.
Post count is how you become recognizable. Not respected.
I respectfully disagree Bob. The emphasis here is largely "post count" hence the "Look At Me I Have 10000 Posts" threads. Should it be that way? No, but post count is the "kudos/likes" of Off-Topic, and that's what many hold in high regard here.