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what about fixing the star system on ATS

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posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 04:15 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries

A lot of people on here complain about Social media, mainly Facebook. The "star" system is the same as getting a "like" on Facebook except they get their "likes" here, so now it's magically different and somehow better.




posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 05:09 AM
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Here is a compromise solution - And a way to generate more interest in ATS.

First, it does look wierd and unbelievable when some people have millions of stars - Is it even possible?

But like has been said the problem can not be easily fixed - And if you're like me you like getting paid - even if the payout
is a non-negotiable symbol like a star - Monopoly money you might call it, but it makes the game more fun.

So why not try this - leave the stars that are already there where they are - But start a round two star system next to it
with a date of when it begins.

Further, since people are not only egotistical but greedy [they love money] - With the new star system have an end
of the month reward - Whoever gets the most stars total, and also possibly in individual categories, wins an economic reward say one million dollars
-'But seriously how about 1000 dollars' - And who is going to pay for this?

Only those people who make a donation, even a small donation, to ATS will qualify.

So let's say one thousand people donate 10 dollars apiece - that's $10,000 - This would allow for a nice rewards pool
- Plus ATS could make some money as well.

Of course to avoid chicanery - Anyone caught in a scheme to generate stars would be barred from the forum.

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posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 05:26 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 ?


You're right., The 'glitch' only affects those members been around before a certain join date.

Its not a 'bug' , but bugs a lot of new people. "They must be gods..."

Personally I wish I could wipe mine to zero.

I hate the intimidation it presents to people that would otherwise engage in conversation.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 06:17 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

mystars=0 well I like that

Well yeah you nailed it is a form of intimidation. a lot (not all) of those people come over as (uber
skeptics knowing it all killing the thread.

Everyone equal and a fresh start would benefit ATS.

The reason that this isn't fixed in years tells me there is something else going on on this site (tin-foil needed but hey this once in a galaxy far away was a conspiracy site).



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posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 06:21 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
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Anyway, I rarely, rarely ever get replies but seem to have a few stars for some reason. I would always rather have a dialogue going.


I starred your post.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: AlienView

Well nice game good system and I think it could work but...

Monopoly money is good reference , and a policeman to ban people that are naughty.
Any form of a rewardsystem compromises people and benefits site owners.

But eventually it's about conspiracies (or at least it was in the past).



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: mymymy

I think it's human ego. Take away the blankie, no more social status of I'm better than you because I have more stars. It only bothers people who have an ego thirst. A bit childish isn't t.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 06:48 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: frenchfries

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


Live in the now, dude.


You mean all the stars I've given you over the years have count for nought?

*heartbroken... cries into darkness*



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 06:50 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
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.



Is 155,448 stars ok though??




posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 06:51 AM
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a reply to: badw0lf

I think a refund is in order.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:05 AM
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I wish the only problem we had to worry about in this world was how many stars someone has on ATS.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:12 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries

Get rid of it all together. If you're here for S's n F's? You're here for the wrong reason.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:27 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: frenchfries




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.


If I could have starred that, I would have...a bazillion times



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger




posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries




what if some members are hacking the stars on ATS


What if they are? There's no market for stars on a forum or likes on a Facebook page.
Why does this matter. The stars mean nothing.



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: SolAquarius

Do people really look at that? I couldn't care less about stars others or my own. Someone want my stars? You're more than welcome to them.

This is so funny.
Stars. OMG



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries

It was a stupid programming glitch that occurred a couple of years ago. It can't be fixed. That's why the star count doesn't matter. If you were a member then it may have effected you. It didn't effect everyone at the time.
Let it go. It's nothing. Smoke...



posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Every post of yours I look for the star to click on it.
This forum doesn't have stars as you know so I'm giving you one that won't show up on your count.

🌟

Because your posts crack me up.
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posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries

The problem I guess is that they don't know how many stars to remove and leave the legitimate ones.
Like this matters.
Did you count the marshmallows in your hot chocolate when you were a kid too? Mom Billy has more marshmallows than me. Not fair!
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posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 08:08 AM
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