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originally posted by: anton74
That pretty much sums up what happened when ATS had negative votes.
originally posted by: eisegesis
With an up and down vote, you can have manipulation. Stars are a positive reinforcement, for better or worse with less manipulation. I agree with everybody else. You should come here to speak your opinion, not click it.
originally posted by: ausername
ATS only counts approval.
Can you imagine how that would work in the real world?
You only count those who approve of threads or posts. You really can't "fail" here, not really. Think about it.
If my suggestion had been implemented how many stars and flags would I have?
Don't know, probably less, or a lot less, but with the negative feedback the experience here would be more meaningful.
I know they won't do it, and there are good reasons they have for that. So I just wasted these posts here...
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: catt3
I don't like your thread, so I won't give you a flag.
I don't agree with your post, so I won't give you a star.
How hard was that?
originally posted by: HarryJoy
Well I don't think that will happen any time soon. I see this site as being an effective tool to manipulate perceptions of opinion. By "whoever" wants to utilize it for that purpose. If a post is starred a lot by "whoever" it can give the impression that whatever idea or opinion was starred is a widely held belief.
I have seen plenty of instances on here where a post received a lot of stars for no apparent reason. We have to look at this site as a "tool" that is most likely being used for both good and bad purposes. The ability to "unstar" a post would take the ability t for "whoever" to manipulate...this of course is based on the assumption that everyone is able to only star a post one time.