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Why can't we have a thumbs down!

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posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 01:29 PM
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PS, you might want to tell us about your RC Flying and the hobby surrounding it. Might make a Good OP.....




posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: MrRCflying

We are about positivity and encouraging others. If you have a disagreement you should be able to articulate why. A thumbs down button equates to a blind outburst of emotion.

You have the emotional capacity to know you have been angered. Congratulations, you are at reptilian level brain functioning.

In order to awaken your mammalian brain, you will need the intelligence (which also includes the patience necessary) to express your displeasure in a way that articulates Why you are not pleased and if you are a real go-getter, Why the person who displeased you ought to change their thoughts or behaviors.

Lashing out at those who displeased you is nice and all. But it's a little more satisfying to be able to actually communicate our pleasures and displeasures. You can learn a lot from each other that way. You're not allergic to learning, are you?

I don't know how else to explain it. *shrug*

Edit- I'm sorry, I know I sound like a rude jerk but I am really just a tough love type. I can't help it that I love everyone so much that I want to see you all do better than me, just like a proud parent.
edit on 10/22/2018 by 3n19m470 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: MrRCflying

ATS is not like Burger King, you get it ATS way or don't get the SOB at all....



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 01:44 PM
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Changing it to an upvote/downvote system would let forum gangs brigade topics and comments on ATS like they do everywhere else.

Anyone else find it strange that it’s just new members of a certain political persuasion that want this so bad?




posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: 3n19m470
a reply to: MrRCflying

We are about positivity and encouraging others. If you have a disagreement you should be able to articulate why. A thumbs down button equates to a blind outburst of emotion.

You have the emotional capacity to know you have been angered. Congratulations, you are at reptilian level brain functioning.

In order to awaken your mammalian brain, you will need the intelligence (which also includes the patience necessary) to express your displeasure in a way that articulates Why you are not pleased and if you are a real go-getter, Why the person who displeased you ought to change their thoughts or behaviors.

Lashing out at those who displeased you is nice and all. But it's a little more satisfying to be able to actually communicate our pleasures and displeasures. You can learn a lot from each other that way. You're not allergic to learning, are you?

I don't know how else to explain it. *shrug*

Edit- I'm sorry, I know I sound like a rude jerk but I am really just a tough love type. I can't help it that I love everyone so much that I want to see you all do better than me, just like a proud parent.


Not sounding like a jerk at all.


Giving a post a "star" could also be an outburst of emotion. Yet you can hand out stars without explanation. If there is a need to explain your position against something, then maybe it should be required to post your thoughts on why you think a particular thought is correct, before being allowed to give it a star.

Not trying to be a jerk either, just a thought, and well after all it is the rant forum.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
Changing it to an upvote/downvote system would let forum gangs brigade topics and comments on ATS like they do everywhere else.

Anyone else find it strange that it’s just new members of a certain political persuasion that want this so bad?



To be fair, I have been here a long time. Mostly reading, rarely posting. I found the site probably back in 2008 give or take. I had another account with the username of KnowMore, but lost the password, and email account associated with it. Still kept reading, but did not feel the need to post again until 2016 when I created this account. I still don't post a whole lot, just read, most every day.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: Plotus
PS, you might want to tell us about your RC Flying and the hobby surrounding it. Might make a Good OP.....


Maybe I will do that sometime.
It is actually a business for me, not just a hobby. I own a small company that builds RC products.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: schuyler



Skeptic Overlord (Bill) used to make appearances, but has not been here in years,


He posted on the boards in August this year and it was a couple of weeks ago when he last logged in.



Springer shows up once in awhile if the subject is Skinwalker Ranch or one of his other interests.


He's here every day.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: MrRCflying

originally posted by: Plotus
PS, you might want to tell us about your RC Flying and the hobby surrounding it. Might make a Good OP.....


Maybe I will do that sometime.
It is actually a business for me, not just a hobby. I own a small company that builds RC products.
Now that becomes even more interesting indeed.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

www.MrRCSound.com if you are interested.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: MrRCflying

Spot on :


on ats, a conservative site, far right flags always out perform anything else, even when wrong or just mental.
if there was a negative reward system, the daily logins or user counts would be substantially less.
it doesn't matter if my comment is right, the above comment will get less stars than the more pointless replies .. and there's nothing that can stop that.


and
rewards lead to a more "even handed" debate
As things stand, the starring system only awards positives

___
example

you :

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This guy lied and he's a doucehbag because Link to highly reliable source

1st rightwing responder :

************
Yawwwwwn, another nothing burger

2nd rightwing responder :
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Save us you're feigned outrage, Killary was way worst Link to highly reliable source
_______

And so on and so forth... the worst thing about it though,
is that the simple awarding doesn't provoke meaningfull debate
it does howevever work increasingly well for fringe stuff

As with threads such as "Islam is bad", "Pizzagate", "Q" oops
Whilst good conspiracy fodder in and of themelves
there are highly dubious undercurrents working there

And replies from little cliques are quasi-automatically awarded
limiting input from others outside of the 'accepted' bubble



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: MrRCflying
So the ATS system produced a thirty-post thread, whereas a thumbs-down system would have produced a single post with twenty-nine negatives attached to it. Which is better?
We rest our case, m'lud.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: MrRCflying
So the ATS system produced a thirty-post thread, whereas a thumbs-down system would have produced a single post with twenty-nine negatives attached to it. Which is better?
We rest our case, m'lud.



I give you a thumbs up for that.
Sorry, no star though.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: schuyler



Skeptic Overlord (Bill) used to make appearances, but has not been here in years,


He posted on the boards in August this year and it was a couple of weeks ago when he last logged in.



Springer shows up once in awhile if the subject is Skinwalker Ranch or one of his other interests.


He's here every day.


Compared to a few years ago their presence is nowhere near what it was. ATS is obviously a back-burner operation. Absolutely nothing has been fixed for years. We plain folk here on ATS are at the mercy of the moderators.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: MrRCflying
So the ATS system produced a thirty-post thread, whereas a thumbs-down system would have produced a single post with twenty-nine negatives attached to it. Which is better?
We rest our case, m'lud.



ATS would be like a Christmas panto. Every time a certain member posted there'd be a chorus of boos in the form of multiple thumbs down.

This post would blow the servers:



Aliens don't exist, atheism rocks, Trump's an asshole, Clinton is a nobody, cancer isn't cured by Vitamin C, Alex Jones sucks, Jesus loves you, marijuana causes schizophrenia, Putin hates America, Marx created Hitler, German engineering beats American motors and Justin Bieber is the new John Lennon!!





posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

It's your opinion and I'm not gonna squabble with you over it.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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Nooooo.....because then my scores would plummet...

I actually think the whole star and flag system should just be removed, just record number of posts and views that would do.

I really don't like the flag, stars and applause system. Stars is broken anyway.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Nooooo.....because then my scores would plummet...

I actually think the whole star and flag system should just be removed, just record number of posts and views that would do.

I really don't like the flag, stars and applause system. Stars is broken anyway.


Funny, as it is many of your posts I would like to
. Not all, but a great many.



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: MrRCflying

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Nooooo.....because then my scores would plummet...

I actually think the whole star and flag system should just be removed, just record number of posts and views that would do.

I really don't like the flag, stars and applause system. Stars is broken anyway.


Funny, as it is many of your posts I would like to
. Not all, but a great many.

You wouldn’t be the only one 😈



posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: MrRCflying



Aliens don't exist, atheism rocks, Trump's an asshole, Clinton is a nobody, cancer isn't cured by Vitamin C, Alex Jones sucks, Jesus loves you, marijuana causes schizophrenia, Putin hates America, Marx created Hitler, German engineering beats American motors and Justin Bieber is the new John Lennon!!








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