We set it up that way. The intro, OT and gallery sections are important, they definately add to the feeling of community. That said, the rest of the forum is where the real 'work' is done.
We decided to make post counts reflect forum participation in the more 'serious' parts of the forum.
If you have any questions/concerns/opinions about that policy please post them! We are always looking for input!
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