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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
This coming from someone with 132793 popints.
This is to make sure you believe the story to be important, rather than spamming alerts for every story.
Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
Did you know that it cost you 10 ATS points if you click the "SEND ALERT" button on an ATSNN submission???
Why would someone be penalized for sending an alert to staff that a current event may warrant an ALERT Status?
If we have breaking news, and a staff member isn't right on top of it to upgrade it, we should be able to let them know that , "Hey, this here story is Breaking News!"
I can understand docking a member 10 points for a false alarm, but not 10 points right out of the chute.