posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 07:11 AM
The star system is well and truly busted. I suspect it’s well past it’s’ use by date and needs an upgrade.
What about Flag & Tag.
The Flag system stays the same, although the introduction of a “thread views” would be interesting.
The Tag system replaces the Star system.
By Tagging a thread, members are able to see the names of other members who have tagged individual posts. This doesn't necessarily mean the
elimination of the star graphic if you like, or even the number if you like that. I believe, however, it will provide for a more open and transparent
As far as I can see there would be more pro’s than con’s with the introduction of a system like this and maybe it would open up a bit more honest
and transparent discussion. As opposed to ridiculous posts being starred to the sh!thouse without explanation.
Anyway, I know this is not a democracy, but a thought worth considering nonetheless.
And by the way, if this has been proposed before, consider this as a refresher.