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What this 250 club does is make those that spend more time than the average person could on ATS quickly go and accumulate the points. Thereby contributing little in the degree of quality content or their honest opinion of a thread's or post's worth.
For those that don't spend that much time on, it will make them spend more time on and contribute more... 250 more.... non-meaning stars and flags to threads that have little to do with the 'quality' that ATS appears to be striving for here.
Personally, I believe that ATS should immediately drop this idea and make it that ATS members over two years duration with a certain amount of posts, maybe 800 or 1500 to show that the person is an active participant, has the ability to turn off the ads within his profile.
I know that this lessens the very Flag and Star system they promoted as their symbol of quality. I for one will not just close down my ability to speak against it because I may be subjected to a back-lashing from those that will support anything that ATS does for the sheer purpose of preventing oneself from being possibly looked at in a different light.
.... This is a THANK YOU to those members who have RECEIVED 250/250/250 from their peers for presenting great content.
Originally posted by fooffstarr
Heh... and I've added a little 250 badge to my profile background
Originally posted by AllTiedTogether
You have threads that have happened merely for the purpose of getting flags and stars... that does not promote the desired quality they talk about.
You have posts that are being Starred because their peers were emailed and asked to get me off the ads.... thereby lowering the value of the achieved star on that post....