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Can whispers *not* increase thread comment count?

edited June 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I've noticed that whispers count towards the thread total count. My users have a friendly competition on one of our most popular threads to see who posts first on any given page. Because of this, it's pretty important that the thread count remains the same across the board. Is there any way to not have the whispers count towards the total comment count in the thread?

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    lechlech Chicagoland
    Disable viewing of whispers for your role, you should see that number drop. By default the number of whispers shouldn't affect the total display count at all unless you can actually see those whispers.
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    Yeah, that doesn't really solve my problem. I don't want to disable whispers, I just don't want them to add to the total post count. If I disable for my role, that still leaves users who whisper to each other, which means their post count will be different from others.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    I'm not saying disable whispers all together... Simply saying that if you log out or disable viewing of whispers for your role you'll see the count should change. The only reason you're seeing the extra count is because you're an admin with access to everything...
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    edited June 2007
    I don't have that option enabled. I think we're thinking differently on this one... What I'm saying is, say a thread has 5 posts. User_A whispers something to User_B. Now User_A and User_B show a comment count of 6, because they've whispered to one another. But User_C still shows a comment count of 5, because he wasn't whispered to. I want to know if there's a way to disallow that from happening, so *everyone* sees 5, regardless of whispers.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    Ahh, well as far as I know, there's no way to achieve this. By pulling the whisper count you're breaking the whisper feature to some extent.
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