posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 08:39 PM
a reply to: Night Star
For me, it entirely depends on a number of factors. First of all, there is the amount of time that has passed between a thread being posted by the
OP, and my reading it. If I have come in late, and there is a tonne of good information in the thread already, then it will get starred right off the
bat, and the same will happen if the OP is just that damned good. It happens a lot.
But you are far from the only person who forgets to do these things from time to time. There are some threads which I have really enjoyed my
participation in, only to realise six pages in, that I have not flagged them. I correct this wherever I notice it!
Furthermore, there are some threads which are based on a premise so broken that to flag the OP would be like giving Obama a Nobel prize....too soon?
In any case, that does not stop those threads becoming a place where topics are discussed and debated broadly, and well, and in those situations I
will not endorse the OP, but I will star posts which resonate with truth and merit.
There is a lot which goes into my decision to star and flag, because I use the stars and flags I receive and indeed any applause I receive from
moderators, to gauge my contribution quality, monitor it, and keep it at a high level, or at least try to! By making sure I am sensible with my stars
and flags, only handing them out when absolutely warranted, I like to think I am helping other members do the same thing.