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maybe ats should give prizes for lots of stars and flags

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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 02:25 AM
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does ats award prizes just thinking this might be a good insentive to get original contributions to ats

i post alot and i think my stars and flags are a healthy amount for my short time here but i see others with zillions of stars and flags
maybe they should be rewarded somehow




posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 02:26 AM
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originally posted by: lortl
does ats award prizes just thinking this might be a good insentive to get original contributions to ats

i post alot and i think my stars and flags are a healthy amount for my short time here but i see others with zillions of stars and flags
maybe they should be rewarded somehow


The zillions of stars you mention was the result of an error few years back.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 04:07 AM
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Sure why not? They already give cookies for complaints



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

you love those cookies!!

Chocolate chip, last I saw...



a reply to: lortl

Unfortunately, the star thingee is kinda broken for many of us. As an example, I don't actually have over 10 million stars, a few thousand, at most.

Flag count is, so far as I'm aware, perfectly functional.

The rest of it is beyond my paygrade...and since I'm not paid anything...



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: lortl

If you happen to use the random ATS "secret word of the day" in one of your posts, you're granted 1,000 stars, or virgins. (I picked stars) The more you post, the more likely you are to use that secret word, and reap your reward! Post frequently and use lots of words, lortl. Good luck!


edit on 8/22/2016 by carewemust because: ?



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: lortl
Look on your mini-profile at the side of your post.
The "cup" and "lightning flash" symbols indicate your "WATS score" and "karma score" respectively. Those are based on stars and flags and number of posts, so they are a kind of reward.
The chief difference is that the first always goes up, while the karma score has a "divide by the number of posts" written into the formula. So your 62 karma is quite high, indicating that you have received a large number of stars and flags in proportion to the number of posts made.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:38 AM
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originally posted by: seagull
you love those cookies!!


If you gave out bourbon I would probably alert everything.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:44 AM
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Considering people just star their friends for any old post, I don't think it's a good idea, it'd be a popularity contest more than anything.
Have you seen the amount of awesome well thought out posts that barely get stars, yet one liners, mean comments and people who are well known can literally type anything and get showered with stars.

A reward system for awesome content creation though, I think i'd support, but definitely not based on stars.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: lortl

The "zillions" of stars is a mistake, some even appearing on a newer members postings. It was an error a few years back...and when the new format and look of ATS changed, it wasnt/couldnt have been corrected.

Those with millions and billions of stars and flags..is 99% in error.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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Pay no mind to the stars and flags.
They mean nothing.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: subject x
They're not worth the pixels that comprise them?



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: lortl

MAYBE ATS SHOULD GIVE PRIZES TO PEOPLE WHO POST NEW THREADS THAT AREN'T ABOUT THIS CRAPPY ELECTION!

Honestly, this has gotten entirely out of control and the worst part of it is that its almost always the intellectual bottom feeders that drone on about this election!

There should be a new tab for the election seperate and away from "new topics" so the rest of us can get on with our lives and enjoy lively discourse about interesting stuff!



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: subject x
Pay no mind to the stars and flags.
They mean nothing.


But they take away points as a reprimand, when you are deemed in violation of the T&C. I should know...

I was once fined 500 points for using the word "mook" Those were the good old days....
edit on 22-8-2016 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: lortl
does ats award prizes just thinking this might be a good insentive to get original contributions to ats

i post alot and i think my stars and flags are a healthy amount for my short time here but i see others with zillions of stars and flags
maybe they should be rewarded somehow


Most of the time it seems like the stars I give people don't stick. But also, I don't think giving out prizes for stars and flags is a good idea anyway. I feel like then there would be even more unnecessary and desperate threads created. Like how for a while there, it seemed like a thread was created every time someone picked up a gun. "Active shooter in blah blah blah"



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
Sure why not? They already give cookies for complaints


That was a good one,these are for you...



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: valiant

I know that I am not very popular,but some of my posts
have had several stars in the past.I didn't get those stars
from friends' only.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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a reply to: olaru12

I once got fined a 1000 points for a post on a thread.
Protesting doesn't do any good either.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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Well there is always silver and gold status which are kind of linked to stars and flags received.



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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I don't really pay any attention to stars or flags anymore to be honest. I did on my other profile before I was removed for giving my opinion on a MODS thread he didn't like that turned out to be what people were thinking but not saying.
After getting the boot out of here and starting a new member profile when that MOD left. I tend to stay in the background more often and only comment when I feel the need to do so.


Edit: took out the date of the thread (added this)

edit on 22-8-2016 by PaperMetel because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

There is such a thing as too much...so, no bourbon for you.



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