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Suggestion on how to clear up the too many star, flag glitch that was exploited

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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness

Wow! Way to overact dude. Springer only corrected you and the dummy was spat out.

Seriously though, who really gives a monkeys about how many stars or flags someone has?




posted on May, 19 2016 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

I would give you a star for that response, but I can't here



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness

Not everyone intentionally exploited anything to get millions of stars. It happened to me and I didn't do anything at all. It just happened. It was a glitch not an exploit.

There might also be an exploit though too that I'm not aware of of course. But I just wanted to let you know that it isn't that way in every case.

Now that I've read more of this thread I can see you've covered that already. So forget everything I've just said as it is information already in the know.

But I'm writing this anyway because I just like to type as much as possible for no reason at all. Ok. That will be all from me.
edit on 19-5-2016 by mOjOm because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

Finally you admit what I've known all along..



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

What's that??

That I just like to waste everyone's time by typing out long posts for no reason at all????

Is that what you've confirmed now???

Tell me a story.......



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: 1984hasarrived
a reply to: TerryDon79

I would give you a star for that response, but I can't here


I bet you'd find a way to give me a million, just to annoy the op lol



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

You could always just have someone go to your member page and go to the page that lists all your posts then go through them and star each one. Maybe even write a little script that would do it automatically and send that script to a few buddies.

You'll be there in no time.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

I'm not THAT egotistical.

Or am I?



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:21 PM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79

originally posted by: 1984hasarrived
a reply to: TerryDon79

I would give you a star for that response, but I can't here


I bet you'd find a way to give me a million, just to annoy the op lol


I was going to post something along that lines but refrained, with a lot of difficulty. Now that you mention it though ...



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:21 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

I didn't mean to feed your ego. I was just suggesting a quicker way to piss somebody off like you mentioned.

But I guess it might be an ego boost also.

Looks like it's a win with a bonus win too.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness

Springer wasn't going all Gloria Gaynor on your butt. The stars issue is a glitch that's been looked at and can't be fixed. By 'fixed,' I mean there's no way to remove the bonus stars from people's counts. This is because there are too many members, hundreds of thousands of posts and they span years.

It would have been excessive, resource-hungry programming to have the site keep logs of every star that's given.

In the scheme of things, inflated star counts don't amount to much. I guess we could see them as gilding on the profiles of members who've been around for a long times - decorated veterans.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:37 PM
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I'm posting on a phone and have no idea how many stars flags or applause. I have.

I had no idea that there was a glitch



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

You have loads, almost 6 Million stars.



posted on May, 19 2016 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: 1984hasarrived
a reply to: LDragonFire

You have loads, almost 6 Million stars.

Has To be a glitch



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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To be quite honest I came to this site for the content,I never cared about stars and such,perhaps you should play a game on facebook or something if thats your niche



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 02:24 AM
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The only issues I have with it is that it makes the interface less tidy. (The Karma score ends up on its own line, different to the line star score and WATS score are one.)



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 06:14 AM
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I thought it was a bug. I had no clue how I got so many stars.

This is the first I've heard of an exploit.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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originally posted by: Razmijix
I thought it was a bug. I had no clue how I got so many stars.

This is the first I've heard of an exploit.

Read the rest of the thread. There is no exploit.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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Doesn't a star make you invulnerable for a short time?



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:21 AM
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As Springer (one of ATS' owners) explained the true situation in his post on page one, this thread is now closed.



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