A post whore thread is pretty much a meaningless thread that is created to allow a small clique of users a vehicle to inflate their post counts. It runs page after page of irrelevant banter that serves the broader community no purpose, but it does serve to bolster this small group's post counts, which I assume is suppose to bolster ones perceived authority on a message board.
1st world problem, I know.
Not a big deal, right? When a forum provides the option for users to rate these threads, they usually fall in the 1 to 2 star category, and I think most people see it for what it is.
My only gripe comes in when said post whores main contribution to the forum is whore posting negative comments about the forum, demonizing this forum's members with a broad brush on other forums, and encouraging members to jump this ship to join said other forum (where they are post whores as well).
My point is this, I'm all for shutting down post whore threads, epessally when they become hostile to the fourm that supports them.
Feel free to kudo if you agree, and share your take on the matter.