If you've noticed that your post count has dropped, it's likely because posts in the Lounge category (and it's subforums) are no longer counted towards your total. Threads in the lounge categories still add to your thread count.
The reason for the change is that myself and the other staff believe that quality is better than quantity, and I think one of the major causes of the shitposting that's been going on is due to the post count directly influencing the levels, which in return grants people access to creating custom groups.
Probably not a nice change for some, but it's a change that's made to be better in the long run.
On to some good news, I've finally processed the backlog of banners and added a bunch of great new banners into the mix.