All joking aside, post count is utterly without relevance.
Terminus is right. After about 25,000 posts, the quality:quantity ratio slips irretrievably. The most relevant and helpful posts are always made by those with >10,000 but <25,000 posts, I've found. Trust me.
Not sure you are right about this. Ambrose wrote about this phenomena in his epic tome: Matrix Post Levels and the Law Of Diminishing Returns (1963) Nice Beaver Publishing co.
Ambrose noted that those who posted at the Matrix forum came from all countries around the globe and even beyond, but typically tended to be from the US, UK, Sweden and (unfortunately) Gorn.
By taking the post count data from each country, Ambrose then used a defined set of variables (e.g. age, quality of avatar/signature, what games a poster was interested in etc etc) and cross referenced these with a posters' individual personality (e.g. argumentative, witty, snotty, illiterate....ahem nate25...., eloquent, mad as a box of frogs etc etc) and then put this data set through the Braxton-Hicks contraction model.
The outputs were then analysed over a period of at least five minutes before Ambrose came to his conclusions (which, as we all know, have proven remarkably accurate:
UK posters are the cleverest, wittiest, most well informed, handsome, articulate and athletic. Those posters with over 6,000 posts are at the top of the tree and, interestingly, the Law of Diminishing Returns does not apply - these posters tend to become cleverer, wittier, more well informed etc etc from here on in. In a remarkably prescient piece of deduction, Ambrose stated that such posters would be babe magnets too.
US posters were a real mixed bag, reflecting the size and diversity of that great nation. But Ambrose concluded that the Law of Diminishing Returns was definitely relevant here and that as a poster increased his/her count, so the content of each post became less and less relevant. From Chapter 90 - "As a poster nears the 10,780 mark, his/her posts are effectively gibberish and are read by forumites as fghfhghfgarf dfgfg fgtrsrt". However on a state by state basis, there were some variances; e.g. for posters from states with just four letters, the law does not apply. Instead, their posts are generally rubbish from day one and these posters should be encouraged to leave. Controverisally, but quite rightly, Ambrose suggested that anyone from Wyoming should not be allowed on the forum in the first place.
Swedish (and indeed Scandanavian posters generally (Denmark excluded)) it was concluded, are thoroughly nice people
and should be encouraged to participate more, especially as they have such beautiful women (Bjork excluded).
As for people from Gorn, Ambrose simply asked, Why?
Interestingly, Ambrose used the services of a research assistant called Wodin Snr. This may explain why Chapter 6 of the book is entitled "Why Matrix needs to enrol more Glacial faced, high cheek-boned, Aryan, kick-arse-Steampunk- stormtroopers in drag that can use a bow" ....indeed.
Anyways, if you want to know more, you'll have to buy the book.
22nd November 1944 - The British Pacific Fleet is born (temporary avatar changes to commemorate the ships and aircraft). HM Ships Formidable, Illustrious, Victorious