posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 07:09 PM
I have no idea what exact instance you are speaking of, so I assure you I'm not speaking specifically about your case, but there is always the
outside chance that the member read both and chose the other article and had no closer reason for voting no than - repeat story.
Yeah, that's certainly a possibility. In this particular case my story was the only one out of three that met the criteria for a news submission,
the other two were improperly formatted, hastily written, and used the exact same source article as mine.
There's also the accidental votes, someone mentioned this earlier. The buttons are kinda small, so there's a chance of getting the odd wierd vote
that way. I know all this, but I thought it might be a good idea to remind people to take time into consideration, since this is..I think the third
time it's happened to me.
I really loathe these threads. Why not we just decide that we all have a fairly equivalent measure of grey matter and let the chips fall as they may -
lest we find out things we really didn't want to know.
I have no idea what you're trying to convey with this, care to explain?
It's a community, as long as the news gets out there, does it matter who got it there? I don't think so. The reporters here should be proud to be a
part of ATSNN, not in competition with each other.
Absolutely, that's the bottom line. I'm not losing any sleep over these sorts of situations, because the most important thing is that the
information becomes available to ATS.
If I appear overly-competetive, I'm sorry, that's really not the case. I just noticed a trend, and thought I'd bring it up. Sorry if it appears
I'm trying to win, or something.
That's the furthest thing from my mind.