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A small psychological experiment

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posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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DON'T FLAG AFTER 7 OR YOUR HEAD WILL EXPLODE

A small psychological experiment if you're willing. It requires me to ask for flags. If that causes you to feel uncomfortable or reel with disgust, I am begging you to please pass this thread as if you never clicked on it. Obviously, the freedom our members have here takes presidency over any request I make and at the end of it all, I'm asking everybody to just take it serious with a polite approach or don't participate at all.

I cannot guarantee that my flag count will remain this way forever, but there is a reason I came up with this idea. Could a small group of members coordinate an approach to achieve 7 flags and then stop? Could EVERYBODY then show restraint and NOT flag it out of spite? Can you be an adult about it? Could members exhibit self control and respect? Do you really have to be "that guy" who flags it after 7?

PLEASE! I BEG YOU!

As of me hitting the post button, my count is 1104. The goal is 1111. The only point of this thread is to achieve that number. If it increases due to another thread, I could care less. Communication is key and the quicker the better as to not have them be confused with another thread getting flagged. I only need 7 flags so if everybody starts jumping all over this, it's not going to work. IT MUST REMAIN AT 7.

The experiment here is, as vast a community that ATS is and the amount of different personalities that frequent this place, could we all agree at the same time to achieve something and stop completely after it's been achieved? Can we all be happy about achieving that goal together whether we participated or not?

Can you NOT be a jerk at flag this thread after it reaches 7 PLEASE. That way, I know if the number increases, it was due to my other threads. Thanks in advance and I'm cool if you think me or my ideas are stupid. If this thread gets flagged more than 7 times, it proves we have failed as a species, lol. I wonder how quick that will be? DON'T DO IT!!!




posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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Now. I want to wait till 7 and then flag, to see if my head explodes!
Seriously, I'm not going to flag at all. Good luck!
edit on 3/7/2015 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

Interesting experiment



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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5 now only two more...



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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I think that some "funny guy/gal" will flag beyond it.

I would flag but am scared that with only 2 to go I will inadvertantly be the bad guy.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
I think that some "funny guy/gal" will flag beyond it.

I would flag but am scared that with only 2 to go I will inadvertantly be the bad guy.

Think the other way. Contribute to an optimistic collective consciousness.

Concentrate hard and whisper "we can do this" in your mind.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

One more now.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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It was 5 when I pushed became 8. Sorry. I destroyed the experiment.
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posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: LittleByLittle

You can unflag a thread.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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Failure...



Without communication, it could have never been achieved. I even gave you guys that hint. A few members might have flagged simultaneously which could have been avoided if while at 6, a person posted their intention before adding a flag.


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posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: eisegesis

originally posted by: nonspecific
I think that some "funny guy/gal" will flag beyond it.

I would flag but am scared that with only 2 to go I will inadvertantly be the bad guy.

Think the other way. Contribute to an optimistic collective consciousness.

Concentrate hard and whisper "we can do this" in your mind.


I did not wish to be negative, I would love it if you succeed and my faith in humanity would be raised a little.

I was just thinking about the one bad apple principle.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: LittleByLittle

You can unflag a thread.


Did it.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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Hooray its seven...now what?.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: LittleByLittle

You can unflag a thread.


I bet you any money it goes down to 3 flags in less than five minutes.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: boymonkey74

See if some troll screws it up?



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:44 PM
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Nobody flag this for 5 minutes, if it's still at 6 I will flag it.

If you flag it without reading this you are missing the point.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

oops I unflagged and now flagged before I read your post.
Scotch!!!



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

45 seconds later...



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

Good job we are not all driving a submarine or something lol.



posted on Mar, 7 2015 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
Nobody flag this for 5 minutes, if it's still at 6 I will flag it.

If you flag it without reading this you are missing the point.

Too late!




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