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posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Thanks. I'll go tell my friend now.....





posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

This is an anonymous website so I would imagine all would stay anonymous including stars/flags. It just seems too busy bodyish and in today's social culture would cause more misinterpretations and pseudo accusations of tribalism. Plus, I have at times accidentally starred a post just by scrolling my screen. Ugh. Thankfully, no one knew it was me since I could not take it back!



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Why is there no downvote?



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: OneArmedBandit
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Why is there no downvote?


Good question.



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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The current system has worked fine for me for the last 7-1/2 years.

One develops a mindset appropriate for their chosen environment. I think anonymity is a staple of Above Top Secret.

I don't believe there is any overwhelming reason to alter our way of interacting on this website.

-dex



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
How about just get rid of stars and flags altogether



Great Idea . Ego's are Stroked Enough Already on this Site ............



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Holy hell, Cornish. Why do you care? Why are your feelings so affected by the number of stars someone gets, that you are compelled to initiate a thread on it?????????

What does it matter? I'm sure you must have some rational reason, but in the absence of an explanation, it really just seems like you're a whiny person with tissue-paper strength feelings.
edit on 8-9-2018 by KansasGirl because: Sore/sure



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: fiverx313

Star and flag for that post.
Btw, it must be recorded, or else you could star someones post several times.

So who knows if mods see it or not. I don´t care.
However for the same reasons you wrote, I want to give my stars anonymous, if I do star someone.

I guess for the creepy types, they would love it to run some kind of tool on that information to get deep# creepy and compile some statistic about who likes who and such nonsense.

That would be a deep cut into privacy.



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I was honestly wondering why you even brought the idea up.

I flag an OP if I think the author took the time to give me an idea that I want to think about or discuss.

I crop-dust stars on people with good ideas, people that debate well and people that show they have a spine, even though I do not agree with them at all.

The interesting people.

The stars thing is just a way to feel that the community here is responding to you, for better or worse.

Then I had to click on your name and notice that your star average is 1.69.

SoOo... if you don't care at all about stars (obviously) then why bring it up?

Star envy?


edit on 8-9-2018 by Lumenari because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 8 2018 @ 11:19 PM
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Lmao I made a post to someone that was on the slick telling them to stick to the topic and you deleted it to prevent thread drift. That is too funny
edit on 8-9-2018 by Guiltyguitarist because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 12:07 AM
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Just stopped by to give everyone who posted here an honorary star.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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So whats your old banned username?



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 01:03 AM
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More stars for everyone!!!




posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 01:28 AM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
More stars for everyone!!!




Noooo... I’m really starting to like the no star theme... matches my posts in the Shed 😏

It’s a very freeing feeling... like the weight of the sky and its stars are off your back. Like you can speak your mind, have your fun, and truly not care if anyone “likes” you or agrees with you.

It speaks more to the integrity of a post than the ego. I realize we need validation , but we can become stronger in who we really are without it.

Just my midnight oil two cents worth 😜.



edit on 9-9-2018 by Sheye because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 02:10 AM
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originally posted by: Sheye
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy




It would paint a much better view of someone if their stars were public, and you seem afraid of that.


You sound like someone waiting to judge another’s character based on what ?
Do you also demand that everyone in your town reveal who they voted for ,so you can better judge their character ?

Many good members don’t speak up often in threads. The stars and flags are their voices, I guess.




I really wanted to star your post!! .... to voice my approval.


Mentally add it to your star count.



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 02:12 AM
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a reply to: OneArmedBandit

Because forum gangs would swarm together and down vote people they don’t like.


(post by Guiltyguitarist removed for a manners violation)

posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 02:36 AM
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Is it time already to add a little fuel to this fire?

Did you know.......(*whispering voice) Moderators are not restricted by one star per post. They can give more stars for one post!!

Now us oldtimers know this and by bringing offerings of dough..



you could win their favor and maybe enter the ATS hall of fame...

Peace



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 02:40 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
See how great this thread has been without secret stars lol, people have to reply.
It encourages conversation and debate...I love it.
Thanks to everyone who has replied so far.



There's an old saying which goes ... *self praise is no recommendation*



posted on Sep, 9 2018 @ 03:04 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

I'm happy for people to know which posts I star.



Do you honestly think any one cares ......

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