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Originally posted by Skyfloating
2. We want positive reinforcement
Originally posted by The_Alarmist2012
Seriously, I wonder with a red star negative rating system, how many would I have collected in that thread?
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
If you don't like a thread topic, don't reply and don't flag.
... Ignore the troll and it will starve and go away. Feed it and you will see the beast grow.
Originally posted by joshedis
reply to post by berenike
I dont think this is such a great idea.
I like the system just the way it is!
Its the posters own faults if they kep posting after it was a proved hoax anyway.
I like the system too. You're right about it being the posters own fault if they keep posting in hoax threads after the thread has been labelled 'hoax' or proved to be a hoax.
It's the troll threads that, I think, aren't being labelled as 'troll'. I'm very new here and don't always 'get' what trolling is. If a mod recognised a thread as being such a thing and said so, it would help people like me and perhaps dissuade the OP from continuing to do it.
Having said that, I've read a thread or two where people complain about threads they think are a joke. I usually defend the 'fun' threads, I enjoy them.
Originally posted by StellarX
reply to post by InfaRedMan
And somehow he has more than 4000 posts on ATS! I couldn't spot a post in a thread i would choose to read and you really have to wonder how much of the traffic volume on ATS comes from this sort of nonsense.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
The way it is, is brilliant! Why fix something that works perfectly well?
I have enough post with no replys, no flags and no stars that lets me know - nobody likes it for whatever reason, so I move on and try to come up with something better.
Now, you would like to demean me further with mean anti-stars so I feel like a real loser? Ouch, man - I don't like it.
No doubt allot of crappy post get lots of attention, but so do criminals on the evening news.
I think we can decide for ourselves why they got the attention. Besides I don't see them as rewards - just interesting or controversial.