posted on Apr, 14 2008 @ 06:59 PM
reply to post by NGC2736
You make some very good points.
Keeping the amount of points transferable in a member applause low would be the best idea and would reduce abuse of the system. That was the reason I
suggested 50 points instead of the OP's idea of 250 - 500.
50 points from another member is a nice pat on the back and carries with it a feeling of accomplishment but would reduce abuse of the system. At 50
points even new members would be able to participate at a certain level, and could even encourage new members to add quality posts in hope of
receiving a little bonus from fellow members.
I'd also like to see an ATS betting pool for future events.
A member could add 100 points to a growing fund on the outcome of certain events.
Who will win the next US election ?
When will we prove contact with aliens ?
Where will the next mega thrust earthquake occur ?
What will the outcome of a particularly hot thread be, hoax or not ?
I don't really want to start a dead pool, but being able to bet some points on the outcome of some events could get the winner a nice bonus and give
us something fun to do with our points.
It would be totally legal in all countries and even to minors because only points would be exchanged and no money would be involved. Everyone,
including new members would be able to participate if the bet limit was kept to 100 points and 1 bet per member per topic wagered on.
EDIT: It's my native language but I still struggle with syntax and spelling.
[edit on 14/4/2008 by anxietydisorder]