When I am on sites that do that, I sometimes avoid starring things I otherwise would, if my comments don't align with a previous poster. It keeps you
honest, but I still feel like I shouldn't have to give starring that much head space.
For the record, I actually rarely look at who stars my comments in other forums.
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a way to avoid that is maybe allowing the mods to give a simple reason?
Applause and stars and flags are mine to give freely to whom every I wish and for whatever reason I wish. I don't have to explain myself. And you
don't have to explain yourself when you star or flag a thread either. If reasons had to be given, then it would turn into a free for all discussion
and mob rule over who should and shouldn't get applause/stars/flags. I'll give 'em as I see fit and no one has a say in it whatsoever, just as you
give your stars and flags as you see fit and no one has a right to dissect your reasoning.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
Members do not have to give a reason as to why they star and/or flag posts/threads so staff shouldn't have to either. Staff are members first and it
is our discretion as to whom we star, flag, and applaud just like it is for everyone here.
edit on 3/3/2015 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no
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