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First thread! Questions about stars and flags...

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posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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So.....Do stars serve a purpose other than saying you "like" something? Can you go somewhere to see what posts got starred, how many, and by whom? What determines what thread goes to the hot page, or home page? Is it a certain number of flags? If so, how many? If that's how flags work they seem important to get your thread out there to be seen by more eyes and discussed more. Are the stars meant for something similar or just to boost self esteem or make a user feel good watching them add up? Lol....might seem silly, but I wanna make sure I understand.




posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: AlecHolland



Do stars serve a purpose other than saying you "like" something?


No.

As you have noted, it's pretty much a feel good factor and you'll find there are plenty of star sluts around these parts.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: AlecHolland

I generally take all my stars at the end of the day, put them in a pile on the floor, strip down naked and grab a bottle of......

nevermind.

They are of value for different reasons to different people, let's just leave it at that.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

I used to think that stars didn't mean anything... after all, I can't buy shoes with them.

However.

After 2016, I have repeatedly been told that the popular vote matters.

So now I judge "who won" in a debate based on the number of stars.

Because it seems to be important to the other side.




posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 08:53 PM
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Here's how it works:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

not that anyone cares



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 08:55 PM
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a reply to: AlecHolland

Stars are just for funsies i guess. You can see peoples stats with that type of stuff under their name or on their profile.

Flags do help get a thread to the front page, as do responses. I honestly cant tell you exactly what the fomrula is that is used but perhaps a mod would be able to clarify more.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:14 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: MisterSpock

I used to think that stars didn't mean anything... after all, I can't buy shoes with them.

However.

After 2016, I have repeatedly been told that the popular vote matters.

So now I judge "who won" in a debate based on the number of stars.

Because it seems to be important to the other side.



I buy shoes all the time with my stars.

So maybe you just don't know how to use the export feature?



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Stars are Weaponized just like Twitter .



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: MisterSpock

I used to think that stars didn't mean anything... after all, I can't buy shoes with them.

However.

After 2016, I have repeatedly been told that the popular vote matters.

So now I judge "who won" in a debate based on the number of stars.

Because it seems to be important to the other side.



I buy shoes all the time with my stars.

So maybe you just don't know how to use the export feature?


You don't own a par of shoes.

So I'm calling you on this one....




posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: MisterSpock

I used to think that stars didn't mean anything... after all, I can't buy shoes with them.

However.

After 2016, I have repeatedly been told that the popular vote matters.

So now I judge "who won" in a debate based on the number of stars.

Because it seems to be important to the other side.



I buy shoes all the time with my stars.

So maybe you just don't know how to use the export feature?


You don't own a par of shoes.

So I'm calling you on this one....



I have things made of fabric, with laces, that I put over my feet.

That's the dictionary definition of a shoe.....soooo you're wrong, you just have to deal with it.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:35 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: MisterSpock

I used to think that stars didn't mean anything... after all, I can't buy shoes with them.

However.

After 2016, I have repeatedly been told that the popular vote matters.

So now I judge "who won" in a debate based on the number of stars.

Because it seems to be important to the other side.



I buy shoes all the time with my stars.

So maybe you just don't know how to use the export feature?


You don't own a par of shoes.

So I'm calling you on this one....



I have things made of fabric, with laces, that I put over my feet.

That's the dictionary definition of a shoe.....soooo you're wrong, you just have to deal with it.


That you bought with stars.

The irony is that if we were worried about stars, we wouldn't be posting on a thread that doesn't have stars.

No shoes for you!




posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: MisterSpock

I used to think that stars didn't mean anything... after all, I can't buy shoes with them.

However.

After 2016, I have repeatedly been told that the popular vote matters.

So now I judge "who won" in a debate based on the number of stars.

Because it seems to be important to the other side.



I buy shoes all the time with my stars.

So maybe you just don't know how to use the export feature?


You don't own a par of shoes.

So I'm calling you on this one....



I have things made of fabric, with laces, that I put over my feet.

That's the dictionary definition of a shoe.....soooo you're wrong, you just have to deal with it.


That you bought with stars.

The irony is that if we were worried about stars, we wouldn't be posting on a thread that doesn't have stars.

No shoes for you!



You tell those two dead squirrels wrapped around my feet that I don't have shoes.....

The look on their face will be priceless..........



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: AlecHolland


Do stars serve a purpose other than saying you "like" something?


Basically a popularity contest.


Are the stars meant for something similar or just to boost self esteem or make a user feel good watching them add up?


Pretty much that.

Without stars and flag some people would be less inclined to post.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 10:43 PM
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I always find it interesting to see which posters make a big deal over stars and flags in comparison to what sides of political arguments they generally take. Seems to me that some are intent upon propagating stereotypes even though they rail against them.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: AlecHolland

Sometime when you really get rolling you might say something snarky or mean and then a mod steps in and its a sound chastisement and a point deduction. I don't know if the star count goes down, but you haven't felt real shame until this happens to you.

I'm still very depressed from my last reprimand. Often a single star will brighten an otherwise sad and cheerless day.


edit on 11-11-2019 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 11:20 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari

originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: MisterSpock

I used to think that stars didn't mean anything... after all, I can't buy shoes with them.

However.

After 2016, I have repeatedly been told that the popular vote matters.

So now I judge "who won" in a debate based on the number of stars.

Because it seems to be important to the other side.



I buy shoes all the time with my stars.

So maybe you just don't know how to use the export feature?


You don't own a par of shoes.

So I'm calling you on this one....



I have things made of fabric, with laces, that I put over my feet.

That's the dictionary definition of a shoe.....soooo you're wrong, you just have to deal with it.


That you bought with stars.

The irony is that if we were worried about stars, we wouldn't be posting on a thread that doesn't have stars.

No shoes for you!



I went to star this post, then realised the futile irony of my actions...




posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: AlecHolland

"Do stars serve a purpose other than saying you "like" something?"

No, and I think ATS would be better off without them. Why a conspiracy site allows groupthink seems odd to me.



posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 11:36 PM
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They are all about pumping up someones ego. The more they get, the more they post to get more. I was guilty of this back before this reincarnation.

Just post good, quality stuff. Don't go for the general chit chat to get them , if that is what you want. Alot of star and flag whores around here.

Most of them posted on here. LOL !




posted on Nov, 11 2019 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: AlecHolland

Welcome to ATS.
We pay attention
to intelligence and
content here.
So I would not be
very concerned about
your ratings.

You could do a selfie
on social media for that.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 12:15 AM
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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
I always find it interesting to see which posters make a big deal over stars and flags in comparison to what sides of political arguments they generally take. Seems to me that some are intent upon propagating stereotypes even though they rail against them.


I think it should be binary....all 1's and 0's.




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