The manual post count was a carry over from the count to 10000 game. Back when we hit 1000 some of us started it here. I think they are still counting in the game, so its kind of a sometimes we count sometimes we don't in here.
Also when we started counting in here we were still on the old format for the forum. It didn't have an automatic post count.
By the way...I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam.
George Carlin Hahaha