posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 08:16 PM
I'll reply to this before reading the thread so that my answer isn't influenced by the other members that have replied.
My trigger finger is never itchy. I'm not someone that posts a lot of threads, but I do reply to the ones that interest me, or make a reply to
members that post a salient point in a thread.
I have no news alerts, so the world could actually crumble and I might not know about it until it hit my block. Though, I do appreciate those that
keep an eye on current events because I'm entertained with what goes on in the world. Without sites like ATS and the members that post, I'd probably
miss a lot of the information I find valuable.
I put no emphasis on stars and flags when I post a reply because what a new member has to say is just as important or frivolous as what a long term
member has to say. You are judged by the content you provide me TODAY
, nothing else. If you posted up some bit of crap yesterday, that won't
stop me from giving you a star or flag on something you post today that is good.
originally posted by: adomol
(2)Is the rush to post breaking news influenced by the desire for the 'reward' of stars and flags?
I'll consider useless internet scores a reward when I can cash them in for a cool coffee mug or t-shirt. Hang out here long enough and you'll see
that they don't mean very much to most of the members, we just want what's in your brain.
Now you have to answer my questions:
Do the numbers under my avatar make you think any differently about me or my reply to your post?
Why do you think you feel that way?
I think it would be interesting to have an honest answer on these two questions.