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what about fixing the star system on ATS

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posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 02:30 AM
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a reply to: ADSE255

No such thing.




posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 02:30 AM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: carewemust

I'm a ghost.


I can see that now, while staring at your Avatar. Good grief. It's mesmerizing.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 02:46 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ADSE255

No such thing.


Then explain Hat Man. I've seen him.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 02:48 AM
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a reply to: ADSE255
Me too.


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posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 02:48 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

It's quite entrancing isn't it.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 02:48 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Double post.
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posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 02:51 AM
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a reply to: Phage

lol, I wish it had been Eastwood!



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 03:02 AM
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You guys are killing me. I haven't laughed so much in days



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 03:15 AM
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a reply to: Phage

ha old soviet flag me guess ? Hope they have Елена Темникова now



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 03:19 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
The problem I guess is that they don't know how many stars to remove and leave the legitimate ones.
Like this matters.

You just jogged my memory, I completely forgot this crucial detail.

They CAN go in and go poster-by-poster, as tedious and time consuming as it is for no gain because it's not an ongoing glitch that's hampering anything. But they have no clue what the accurate count should be. There's no way to weed out the wheat stars from the chaff stars and leave us glitched posters with our actual counts. It would literally be wasting their time, for nothing.

But the OP wants to believe it's some uber-nefarious conspiracy. Whatever, he can think like the poster child dingdong, I guess.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 03:26 AM
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But the OP wants to believe it's some uber-nefarious conspiracy. Whatever, he can think like the poster child dingdong, I guess.



Well if it was we would need uber-nefarious conspiracy theorists don't we. Reward-systems are very important in social networks / sites and not low level priority at all. but hey , I changed my perspective and now I'm a ghost


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posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: frenchfries
a reply to: Sillyolme

Subtype type and class (reward or popularity system)
What's the point ? it's broken , so in fact it's a broken popularity system that's why I posted.




If this was a socialist forum, we could share our stars for the greater good. I'd be glad give some of my stars to needy ATS members. Stronger Together!


Stars for the needy,how about the GREEDY? I want stars,I need stars, gimme stars*!

*only if I deserve them.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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Bah. Focus on making quality posts. The stars will follow.

Don't be cowed by star counts. You don't always get starred for good posts. The membership is quite fickle that way.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: TimHeller

If anyone is here just to collect stars, flags and "likes"...then they are here for the wrong reasons. Ive never personally paid any attention to any of them, on any site.

BUT? Ask a mod please...what do APPLAUSE get you when a mod sends you 500 "points" (?) for "quality" of a reply or thread.*
*(I dont care about them either, but dont know what it means in the end either).

MS
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posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

It's a way of showing approval for a post. The points don't mean anything anymore. Once upon a time they were used to buy backgrounds colors, and other mini profile additions, RATS access, etc.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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I'm grateful that this BBQ thread prohibits me from starring any of you.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: frenchfries

Its easy to see that the star system on ATS is dependent on cliques, members who star each other for political associations.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: SolAquarius

I agree. Dump stars and flags.



posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 08:37 PM
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I don't mind stars and flags, I just wish they were accurate, stars on posts let me know how the membership feels good or indifferent to what I post. Some will trend up there stars by posting whatever gets them the most. That is a waste of time to me, and kind of petty. Good or bad I still like to know, but I would trade all my flags and stars to see what the view count is on my threads I create, ATS used to show that. 1000 views is better than a dozen flags and 50 stars.
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posted on Sep, 14 2017 @ 10:07 PM
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Good input. I also think ATS' structure allows us to take advantage of swarm intelligence in exploration and research among users with sometimes profound discoveries leading to occasionally hilarious comments. Lots of good stuff to sift through. Flags, stars, view counts, etc., are like phermones that ants leave for others to follow. Improving that system when time and resources exist would be good. ATS is a collective intelligence and repository of research as much as it is current discussions.

Feed the swarm.


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