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Staring people on this site - and/or just loking at the name of the poster?

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posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 11:06 PM
I star when I agree with what is being said. I flag when I think the thread is of importance.

posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 11:06 PM

Originally posted by asmeone2

Two, I am a little bit biased against those with no avatar. I don't know why. I think this makes me think on some level that they are less trustworthy, because I do not have that image to remember or judge (not in a bad) way.

This makes me want an avatar even more, I've been on these boards for a while but I'm intimidated by many of the great avs around here.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:54 AM
Griff it can get like that. But the basic point off some forums is to here both sides before forming an opinion. Usually our answers give way to our beliefs and we are all guilty off it.

It can be done through conditioning off the mind. We only set those ideals we deem are truth to us and taught to us as truth.

I have been helped to get out off my conditioning and mindset after through research into other ares of my life and listening to good debates.

The biggest step i have ever done in my life was fall away from religion. I was a christian. I found it very hard to fall away form it as i was stubborn. But the more i read about the history off the bible the more i started to question it. Too many supernatural things happened to me after that which made me believe it was not written by God. Now when i see christians going off i see how i use to be in them.

My point is that it can take a large effort even years to be convinced you are wrong and need to look beyond the conditioning.

What may seem wrong for me becomes right for others and so on and not everyone will ever agree with eachother no matter how much you try and thats the stubborn nature we all have to be righteous.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 01:34 AM
Been here a few months now, and haven't really considered getting an avatar yet. Partially for just that reason. I'd rather what I have to say be taken or discarded on it's own merit, rather than due to some arbitrary factor such as a flashy or popular avatar... and I try not to judge others by their choice of their avatars. All too often it's proven that having a picture of a pentagram or a fiery skull does not make a poster selfish or evil, just as having a picture of Einstein or Stephen Hawking does not mean the poster is going to be intelligent. Indeed, as it often seem to work out in reverse. Which is yet another form of initial bias to watch out for.

[edit on 16-1-2009 by Lasheic]

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 01:40 AM
I'll flag anything I see as important or that piques my interest and will want to find easily for updates later.

I'll star the OP for any thread I flagged and will star posts when, like a previous poster, catch my attention enough to stop me skimming and actually read it and some which have just made me laugh.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 01:23 PM
reply to post by Griff

I try not to star people without a valid point. People who can pursuade me to think the opposite of what I do, or bring a good point get stared by me

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 02:58 PM
reply to post by Layla

I like the one you have. BTW if you go to BTS, there are threads for people who will make you an avatar.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 03:07 PM
You mean we can star a thread ,when did this happen where are the memos!!!
insert line number two here.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 03:26 PM
I rarely give stars- and when I do; it's because I agree or REALLY like what someone said (don't care if they have a bee or a tomato in their avatar- or no av. at all)-

And about flagging: only threads I'm interested in.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 03:34 PM

Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Griff

It goes the other way too, you wouldn't believe how many people have commented or mentioned that I can't know what I'm talking about because I have a wrestler as an avatar.

How immature and ridiculous is that?

c' avatar vs yours pal! right here, right now!!

for the belt! i'll make sure he has no weapons.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:05 PM
I seem to have this weird limit on how many I give, rarely do I give any more than two or three stars in a thread, no matter the length.
The other thing I do, is, even though I feel a post deserves a star, I pass judgement (but not always) if the person already has tons of ATS points, NO STAR FOR YOU! I shouldn't but I tend to give stars to noobies or people with few points.
I am going to change that I think, a star earned is a star earned.

None of you got a star from me in this thread, I can be tight with stars.

The other thing I noticed, If I read a post and I am tight, the beginning of a post has more stars than than towards end.

If I write a post that I think deserves stars and it got none, I bash my head into the desk, then I get the stars I deserve.
Try it, and the stars I never gave won't matter.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:11 PM
i never star anything. and i dont have an avatar and i have been here since august
whats up with that!?

anyway i just read what title catches my eye because thats how i roll. dont look at OP's or names of people who reply either.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:14 PM
I star anyone i feel warrants one.
I star people i disagree with, if they put forth a good argument... i star people for good humour and i star people too much!!

I'm star-happy!

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:44 PM
I'm more likely to give out stars and flags when I'm baked...

On the other hand, I flame big time when I'm buzzed from beer and, I think it's safe to say it all depends on the poison...

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:52 PM
I admit I give a lot of stars... Though can be rather stingy with the flags.

Fun topic of conversation, by the way!!

I have seen one avatar(not gunna say names) that is funny as hell, and I wanna push the star everytime this person posts.... But don't unless I actually agree, or he makes me laugh.

Honestly, I never did see avatars as anything important. But, can be fun. Hell, a friend made mine for me, and his is very similar. lol

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 04:56 PM

Originally posted by Toadmund
The other thing I do, is, even though I feel a post deserves a star, I pass judgement (but not always) if the person already has tons of ATS points, NO STAR FOR YOU! I shouldn't but I tend to give stars to noobies or people with few points.

Yeah you should change that!!! Seriously, ATS points have nothing to do with stars.
But at the same time, for a noob that star might make them happy. I remember when someone gave me my first star.

Anyone else remember their first star? hehehe
(I wish we did get ATS points for stars!!!)

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 05:28 PM
Thanks all for your input. These posts are what I was hoping for. I think threads like this give us a chance to know each other a little bit better.

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 05:30 PM
I find myself staring a post if the poster has something new to add to the debate/discussion. Ive also given them for a poster defending their corner/belief, logically, with evidence against others.

I flag threads if I think they are important but arn`t getting the attention I think they deserve, it can make them more available to others.

My av was a photograph I took of a guy I used to box with... and no he didnt have a girlfriend.


posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 05:36 PM
I star if I like the posters point of view on a subject or to help out in a debate I'll support the side I feel is similar to my point of view.

[edit on 16-1-2009 by SLAYER69]

posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 05:38 PM
Let me get this straight. Some of you actually star posts just because you like the person who posted or their avatar but NOT because you agree with the content.

That REALLY weird.

Why would you do that?

I have noticed that people with cool avatars seem to have more stars on their posts. In fact the reason I have not avatar after years here is because I think our words should be judged not our aesthetic sense.


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