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How do some members have very few posts, but millions of stars?

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posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 07:15 AM
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I been here so long I don't bother looking at members stats anymore. It is a glitch as has been explained above,
Now if they really represented say bit coins, well, different story there




posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: Ghost147

originally posted by: rickymouse
But he deserves the 42 million. This used to be a country of opportunity that disappeared about the time Obama took over.


Really? Not Bush?


I LOVE BUSH bring back the 70's eeeeeeeeer 90's and 2ooo's



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 08:15 AM
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Oh Wow!

Can I keep my stars?!

I was wondering why I had so many considering I hardly ever post.

I was hoping I got them for being ATS's biggest lurker as I used to pretty much live on this site





posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 08:23 AM
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originally posted by: Ghost147
I enjoy the star and flag system a lot, and although it really doesn't mean much, some members seem to have varying degrees of stars and flags in accordance to their post count.

I often find myself noticing how a particular member that I don't often agree with, tends to have more posts than stars (coincidentally, not because I'm actually judging the stars), and some other members have a very respectable number of stars that doubles, triples (or even more) the number of posts they have.

In many cases it is just a matter of quality of content a member is posting.

However, ever so often I'll come across a member with the most insane number of stars to posts ratio. Sometimes we can attribute this to a very popular member (usually a moderator) that posts extremely interesting, up to date, and new information in an intriguing way.

But, I've just noticed a particular member (not naming any names, because it doesn't really matter), that has only 650 posts, and over 6 million stars. That's nearly 10,000 stars per post.

The highest number of stars I've seen in a single post was something like mid 100's or 200's, but certainly not 1000, and certainly not 10,000 (let alone 650 times).

Out of curiosity I snooped around and found that most of their posts didn't gather all that many stars.

So I'm just curious as to how such a thing can occur? Is it a glitch in the system? Could you once purchase stars when the forum had that currency thing a while back? (they are an older member, too)

Or did I just miss the posts where thousands and thousands of ATS's agreed/liked what the person said?

Just found it odd.


Mine is because I talk about a lot of hot button current and or social events.

I tend to say what a lot of people think but never give voice to.

It was almost 5 stars for every post at one point, but I have been lazy lately.



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: haven123
its a glitch like the one where some members have been registered since 1969
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I don't see any member as registered in 1969, but some members' last visit appear as "Dec 31, 1969" because that's the "zero time" for Unix systems, a date of zero is represented as Dec 31, 1969.

The stars glitch is really a glitch, and although I don't know why it happens I know when it happens and am able to reproduce it for any old (one that joined in 2007 or before) member.



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: Ghost147

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: projectvxn

It's a bug with older members actually. Members that joined prior to 2006, on one of the previous updates found a glitch that gave them a ton of stars under specific conditions.


Well speak of the devil, mr 42 million!


It's only fair that these more established and successful, long-term members who benefited so unfairly and unequally from star-earning largess...have their stars confiscated and redistributed equally among the ATS great unwashed masses.

Certainly, 42 Million stars is more than anyone really needs.
edit on 16-1-2016 by IAMTAT because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: Ghost147

Maybe it is a conspiracy to drive you nuts over something incredibly trivial in nature, basically, who cares.



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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I kind of figured it was a glitch, why does it only affect older members though?



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: twitchy
I kind of figured it was a glitch, why does it only affect older members though?


and mods


edit on 16-1-2016 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

Mods are members too. Why wouldn't it affect them too?
edit on 1/16/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: twitchy

Because it was a previous upgrade that had the glitch. You had to be around for that one to have it happen.



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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It's a conspiracy I tell ya, a conspiracy.

I shall investigate this further.


edit on 16-1-2016 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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Strange how the star haves and have nots coincided with the economic collapse during 07-08?

I am not saying insider trading.... or am I?




posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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40,609,905 twitchy

42,673,098 Zaphod58

Damnit Zap... I've to got to get some more stars now lol



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Stormdancer777

Mods are members too. Why wouldn't it affect them too?


Your numbers delineate to 76

7 plus 6 equal 13

1 plus 3 equals 4

4!, do you know what that means?
edit on 16-1-2016 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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I ask you, is there a mod with out millions of stars, well, is there hmmmmm?




posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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45,835,720 nevermind I just picked up 5 million more ?? lol



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: JacKatMtn
Strange how the star haves and have nots coincided with the economic collapse during 07-08?

I am not saying insider trading.... or am I?



Aha, so Jack drops a hint.



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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originally posted by: twitchy
45,835,720 nevermind I just picked up 5 million more ?? lol


what?



posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: Razmijix
Your deviousness is appreciated, but you were not supposed to tell anyone about that.

Remember the blood oaths you swore that night when you took that secret trip to Orion?

Actually, it doesn't really matter, because only the Very Adept can read your posts anyway.


edit on 16/1/16 by JustMike because: (no reason given)




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