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what about fixing the star system on ATS

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posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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Just a question some members have 40mijlon stars how come ?
Is this a bug or so ? Or is it possible to buy stars ?
If it's a bug can it be fixed ? This would add great value to the board (stars would become more meaningfull)
thanks




posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries

Do you really pay any attention to star count?
Or are you just jealous?


Live in the now, dude.

edit on 9/13/2017 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:14 AM
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yes I pay attention
no I'm not jealous.
yes I want to be the stars more meaningfull.
yes there is a bug it has been there for years, what if some members are hacking the stars on ATS (ask the question make a post)

with all the social/media manipulation on the internet I'm question whether the broke stars count on ATS is on purpose. Members with an excessive amount of stars are usually skeptics. go figure.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:18 AM
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what if some members are hacking the stars on ATS

OMG.
That would like...invalidate everything!



Members with an excessive amount of stars are usually skeptics.
Actually, they are exclusively members who joined prior to a certain date. This, of course, would depend upon your opinion of what "excessive" means.

edit on 9/13/2017 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:21 AM
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Just get rid of the star system entirely.

It would eliminate the incentive to post garbage just to harvest stars.

I am sure it would slightly improve content around here and any improvement in content would be welcome.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:22 AM
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a reply to: SolAquarius




I am sure it would slightly improve content around here

Heh.
Hope springs...



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:28 AM
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OMG. That would like...invalidate everything!


Well we have computers haven't we ?

Ha... thanks for clearing that up. Now I understand. So if one joined before a certain date one has 10mijon stars or so. Well that's a distorted view (of stars) isn't it.

So the star system is faulty and meaningless... and OMG can't be fixed ?
Just giving the wrong impression that certain members are populair on ATS.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:31 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries
The problem arose with some iteration of the coding for the website.

How's this, whenever you see a gajillion stars, don't listen to anything that person says. I never do.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:32 AM
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originally posted by: frenchfries
Just a question some members have 40mijlon stars how come ?
Is this a bug or so ? Or is it possible to buy stars ?


You can't buy stars, but you can name them.
www.star-registration.com...



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Well I was talking about the stars next to your avatar
The star system in ATS as you know ?
Point is that it gives a distorted 'view'
And that it leads to star collection.
Without this star system ATS would do better.
is it stealth social/media manipulation ?



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:40 AM
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is it stealth social/media manipulation ?

Yes. Inducing star envy is the first step to global domination!



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:44 AM
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originally posted by: frenchfries
a reply to: carewemust

Well I was talking about the stars next to your avatar
The star system in ATS as you know ?
Point is that it gives a distorted 'view'
And that it leads to star collection.
Without this star system ATS would do better.
is it stealth social/media manipulation ?



One day in 2015, I woke up and had a gajillion ATS stars. It was like hitting the jackpot. I'd trade them all in for a jackpot on the casino slot machine, however.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:46 AM
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The problem arose with some iteration of the coding for the website.


So why not fix it ? isn't that difficult. SQL is no magick.



How's this, whenever you see a gajillion stars, don't listen to anything that person says. I never do.


Ha yeah and 'Obama's Charlottesville tweet is most liked in Twitter history' .
It is still a benign form of manipulation going on for years.

twitter YT Google ... et tu ATS ?

Everyone awake ? Well I am....



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:46 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

You're one of them closet skeptics, aren't you.
Admit it.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:48 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: frenchfries
Just a question some members have 40mijlon stars how come ?
Is this a bug or so ? Or is it possible to buy stars ?


You can't buy stars, but you can name them.
www.star-registration.com...


What??!!
I Just spent my entire life savings on a deed promising me full ownership of Sirius A and B.

edit on 13-9-2017 by SolAquarius because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:49 AM
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So why not fix it ? isn't that difficult. SQL is no magick.

I know. It's wonderfully easy (depending on how deep you get with nested tables and stuff).
As I understand it, there is no way to reconstruct the star history of the golden ones. So, just take their stars away?

No! Not my stars! My precioussss sssstarssss!



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:52 AM
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well ok ... jackpot... money ... big house .. fotomodel . I had it all. Didn't make me happy.

But don't you think that ATS is doing a poor job in making a credible star system.
I mean look , they give you some numbers under your avatar. Which are pretty much meaningless.
But is has a psychological impact on new members.
ATS isn't about stars I know so why not simply get rid of them. Get rid of that buggy distorted number.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:52 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: carewemust

You're one of them closet skeptics, aren't you.
Admit it.


Tell me more Dr. Phage. Perhaps I should change my name from CareWeMust to CareWeMustNot.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:54 AM
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originally posted by: SolAquarius

originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: frenchfries
Just a question some members have 40mijlon stars how come ?
Is this a bug or so ? Or is it possible to buy stars ?


You can't buy stars, but you can name them.
www.star-registration.com...


What??!!
I Just spent my entire life savings on a deed promising me full ownership of Sirius A and B.


If the company is in America, there are consumer protections which guarantee a refund. But you must act quickly!



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 01:57 AM
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originally posted by: frenchfries

ATS isn't about stars I know so why not simply get rid of them. Get rid of that buggy distorted number.


I would fully endorse this move by the staff and owners.

I mean stars are something you get in Kindergarten. Why not grow up and ditch the star system entirely.

Then all post would be equal and would have to stand only on their words alone as having any value.



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