Most fora I'm on have some sort of "Lounge" section. In these sections, posts do not count toward your total.
Presumably, this is to prevent members from wracking up their post counts without contributing to the primarily scientific parts of the site. But, whatever the rationale, it's set that way deliberately.
If I understand your concern correctly, then that is certainly the reason for it.
Oddly, one subforum missing here is a Feedback forum, where members can put suggestions, kudos, problems and complaints like this one. Normally, that's where this thread should be posted, and would usually get seen right away by moderators, instead of having to post it in the Comp-Tech forum and wait three weeks for some member to come along and notice it.
Edited by DaveC426913, 28 May 2018 - 06:24 PM.