British Columbia, Canada
I have to agree with both Maureen and Larry. If I see a ton of responses, and at least 1/2 are by the author I don't bother reading the responses, let alone leave another one! Collective responses are easier, and much more practical as far as to how the numbers count up in here. When poets respond individually to each and every post, it doesn't mean those people with the most # of posts actually read much, instead it means they replied to their own comments a ton though This of course enhances their number of posts calculated.
Some poets answer every single comment separately, and I have no idea where they get all that time! I wish we could see how many actually do read the poem even more than the responses, no matter how nice they often are. I don't know about you, but I would rather someone read what was written, more than respond, unless in a constructive manner that is.
Those are just my thoughts on the subject, but what do I know? I think I will suggest the "# read" being added to our dear host now.