In accordance with your wishes I have disabled the counting of posts on the thread display pages (still available on profile and memberlist) just like we had on the old forums. This did markedly improve the quality of the forums last time we did it.
For reference, I waited so long this time in an effort to rebuild the forums after the crash. Spam or not, lots of posting generates a posting momentum. Post Counts are like stabilisers on a bicycle - there for reassurance and encouragement. Now that things are getting back in order I think it's time to remove them and let it soar on it's own! (ever the optomist)
Thanks for reminding me.