posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 09:51 AM
Well, I was around when those were there, and yeah they were both kind of cool.
Chat: It was great to be able to see who was in chat, and especially if it was someone you enjoyed speaking with. After that feature went away, I may
have visited chat once or twice. The people who hung out in there most of the time though were mostly into small talk, and that really doesn't
interest me. Valhall for example used to be in chat sometimes. And I don't see how anyone could not enjoy speaking with her! But now, I don't even
know who tends to visit in there, because I never go.
Applause list: I remember the first time I got one, and my name appeared in the list- that was very cool! Made me feel like I had written something
that struck a good chord with one of the staff. It was great to be able to go to those threads and read those posts. It still didn't tell you why
they got the applause, but often the post was good enough that it was self explanatory. It provided a quick way to see what the staff regarded as some
of the best posts of the time. I believe the staff now still has that ability in a way, unless things have changed on the inside. But unfortunately we
So all in all, glad you posted this FF here and not in comp/sugg. Flag for you!
One other thing I might mention is that I really feel if there is one place there should be stars allowed, and almost even needed, it's in this
forum! If nothing else because it is a gauge of sorts as to member opinion on individual posts, rather than on entire threads with flags. I think
stars in BB&Q would additionally help the staff meter member opinion. I never quite understood the rationale of not having them here.