Time spent here is never wasted. It's valuable learning time.
That's a fair assessment of this forum, I suppose. But I haven't been here long enough to erase my experiences in other forums, where most of my time really was
Perhaps I should rephrase.
Post-count here seems to be, in my opinion, more of a factor of length of time one has been a member. There are few ways to significantly spam your pc higher, since there are no real 'forum games' (like the 3-word-game, or anything like that.) Since most people's posts are either informative, inquisitive, or complimentary/constructively critical of tanks, a very high post count indicates that one has either, a) asked a lot of questions, b) given a lot of answers, or c) commented and discussed a lot of tanks.
Since I feel like c is probably the bulk of the posts on the forum, I feel they are something of a time-sucker. One does not NEED to comment/compliment/criticize/suggest anything about another's tank in order to get any information they need on CO2/ferts/lighting/etc on here. THerefore, in my experience, a high post count indicates time "wasted." That is not to say that it does not provide enjoyment or enrichment of experience, just that it's not necessary time spent.
...Okay, I'm done.