posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 01:16 AM
This is an interesting debate, flagged.
I think Yeahright pointed out that we still haven't lost our tags if we look at our profiles. I like the Solid, Bronze, Silver, Gold system. It was
good. And like someone says, flags don't mean much. Anyone can start a North Korea or Swine flu fail-fest.
There are two ways to get a lot of flags on ATS:
1) Post informative, well thought out posts with inspiring and original content that make people question their perception of the world around
2) Cut and paste negative, sensationalist, fear-mongering nonsense from the MSM. Give people an oppurtunity to bloviate, extrapolate, gossip about
meaningless pseudo-issues and bicker over unimportant nonsense.
Whether you decide to appeal to the higher aspects of man or the lower, there's two guaranteed ways to get flagged.
Who am I to decide what people debate? No one, but I can voice my respect for the people who make high quality threads, and my irritation with the
blow-hards who start thread after thread on the latest inane drivel from the MSM.
MMS cures cancer in weeks: 2 flags
Zomg guyz a Mexican coughed on the president!!!!: 2,000000 flags
Is AIDS being used to selectively depopulate Africa? 1 flag
Is Obama the Antichrist/Lord Maitreya/Jesus/Yahweh?: Million flags
How can we work peacefully to bring about a better, more humane world? 2 flags
ZOMG look at this picture of an orange blob! 5 billion flags.
I don't really go for flags when I post a thread, I start debates that I feel are useful contributions. The above examples are made up but if you
look at the archives you'll see this sort of stuff really does go on. Sensationalist nonsense often gets on the front page, and more interesting
debates get sidelined.
For this reason I hope that if there is a new system that stars are included too...
What's the difference between someone who gets lots of flags but few stars, and someone who gets lots of stars but few flags? Something to ponder.
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