On some forums people with a high post count think they know more than those with very low counts. Bill set it up that way so that those who post one meaningless sentence just to boost thier count can be shown as such.
It is a historical wargame site, with at least a dozen Authers on it. By Auther, I mean actual historical books, not some basement memiographed handout. There are also many publishers of wargamers makers of miniatures and other hobby things on there. Many of these do posts in the thousands of words, back and forth. Complete with details of where the refernce came from and so forth.
It is like if Odin had a PHD, and there where more of him. It gets very intense sometimes, but you can learn a lot if you pay attenti9on. You can also learn that some famous Authers are total assholes, and others are pretty cool.