You might find that you've been making a number of posts, but your post count doesn't seem to have caught up. That's because if you are posting in The Lounge, these posts will not contribute to your post count. The reason behind this decision is that The Lounge is somewhere for our members to kick back and chat. It's the place for conversations that have nothing to do with IM and SEO. If the posts have got nothing to do with the subject matter of the forum, they can't really add to your digital marketing kudos and by extension, your post count.