posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 12:48 AM
reply to post by ChrisCrikey
Well S&F for you!
It has also been my impression that there are posting cliques, (or as has Seekerof termed them "friend networked") threads at ATS.
No big deal. After a while, these will become apparent to you. You will notice them starting a new cycle around September when school starts in the
fall. That aspect has to be expected.
I used to think posting a sedulous and eloquent reply to a thread was an important part of being a constructive ATS member, and would be rewarded in
kind.. Now....not so much.
It really doesn't matter much now. Quality posting should be its own reward. It has to be,
or else you may find yourself as consternate as I. (points have been diluted to the realm of insignificance)
And there is a serious debate about debaters (fighters) gaining an inordinate amount of points for posting in the fight club pub (FCP). You must gain
access to fighter status by agreeing to debate, in a special debate forum. The stars are used to partially judge the outcome of the debate.(winner).
Stars are always free to give....so are flags. I am fairly "liberal" with staring well thought out posts. My ideology is conservative, so I am glad
to agree with you on this! It may be the last time...ha ha.
Some of my posts have really surprised me in the number of stars they garnered. While others I have spent a great deal of time researching and linking
to clearly illustrate a point, nothing.
Welcome to ATS!
[edit on 9-4-2009 by Zeptepi]