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Originally posted by Little One
No offense to ANYONE... but come on... as adults... do some of us actually care about ATS points?
Really? Tell me this is a joke and I just dont get it!
Originally posted by mrwupy
There are plenty of ways to make points on ATS. This thread is a bit dated but still pretty accurate.
All About Points.
Make a few podcasts and you'll have more points than you know what to do with.
Originally posted by xpert11
reply to post by ChrisCrikey
Stars and Flags tend to given out based on the topical nature of a thread this is why threads related to Ron Paul , scraping the Fed , other anti establishment dribble and UFOs e.t.c will always get a higher proportion of stars and flags then other higher quality topical threads . There is no fix for the problem only a work around . I have found that the best thing to do is to find a group of members whose intellect you respect and who you feel can make there case in a manner you can work with and focus your discussions on the boards with them .
And as others have pointed out, there seem to be groups of people that run around the boards starring each others posts whether the posts make sense or not. I like to call them the star brigade.
Very well said it seems to be happening more frequently ,,, if anything it is more discouraging though ... I could spend 2 days thinking of an amazing thread to share my view with others . then the (star brigade) come along with something like " i have 2 thumbs....weird" and instantly receive 15 flags and 10 stars. as my greatly well thought out thread drops instantly.
Getting a bit ridiculous and like high school on here with the cliques .
Originally posted by RiotComing
But hang on, this is exactly what the site is about. Scrapping the Fed, UFOs, recognising that the establishment has been one big lie
So if you are complaining that stars and flags are given out more to UFO/anti-establishment topics, then why are you even here? Surely you will realise that you are out of sync with the backbone of this website?
And yes, I notice the people that 'don't quite fit in' with the website tend to work in cliques - the stars sometimes magically come out of nowhere for a point of view that needs to be hushed down. Hmmmm.
Originally posted by ChrisCrikey
reply to post by X-tal_Phusion
I'm pretty sure I'll never make it! I'm not looking for points in this thread, btw. Just curious as to what I perceive as a certain stinginess at this site. I give out lots of stars and so far haven't been chastised for it. Uh oh, is my liberalness showing?