posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 01:20 AM
I think everyone gives stars and flags for varying reasons, no doubt the reason is almost always subjective. However, I think we reward each other
stars and flags in similar manners.
For instance, I award stars for a post I agree with, has mad a excellent point, gives an 'aha!' type of moment, or adds value to the discussion
within the thread. I award flags that discuss important topics, are balanced and fair, deserve more attention, have a sense of urgency, or all around
discuss topics that increase knowledge and information.
But what do you to with those threads and posts that do none of these things, deserving neither start nor flag? Well, we don't give them right? Fair
enough. Yet, sometimes, we come by a thread or post that is so absurd, so full of it, so biased, or something that it actually should deserve
something that reflects the opposite of a star or flag.
My question, have mods or staff considered a system such as this? Has this been discussed here before and what are peoples opinions? Even better what
would they be? A pile of b.s.? Thumbs down? Maybe the ability for a member to take a star or flag away that note? I am curious what everyone
I personally would think the ability for each member to take away 1 flag per thread and 1 star per post as they do in awarding them to be a preferred
method, if at all. We could note the most flags a thread has held and the most stars a post has had so we know how many have been taken away. For
instance it might look like this: Flag 23/29 or Star 6/8 where the first number is current count/second number most count.
What say you?