posted on May, 10 2009 @ 04:04 PM
reply to post by AccessDenied
That happened once, I don't remember who was that sent me a U2U that basically asked for a star and a flag, and it got neither (it was not good
The "star system" is obviously victim of the friendship and enmity of other members, so some posts get stars just because they were made by someone,
while other posts get stars just because they were an answer with the opposite view of the other poster.
Another thing I have noticed is that the stars are more common on the first pages, the more pages the thread gets the less stars appear, even in good
posts, so it looks like many people not only do not post, they do not even read the whole thread, they take a look and star the posts they like, and
they leave the thread.
Besides the problems with it, this system is the best so far, the previous one, with positive and negative votes was even more the victim of abuse, it
looks like people prefer to punish than to reward.
The flag system is also badly used, with many people using it to make the thread appear on the top of the page so they do not have to look for it, but
I also think that it's a good system.
And remember that the staff can give applauses, so with applauses you always know who it was.