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Originally posted by Springer
Ummm, it's still there Zorgon.... www.abovetopsecret.com...
Originally posted by Bunch
I dont like the direction that this is going...this thing of separating people by their post count,flags, applauses and the like seems to me rather irrelevant.
You can have 1000 post and may be 10 are of great insight. On the pther hand you can have a brand new member to the site that can make a great contribution to the thread.
The thing that has make ATS so succesfull I believe is the way that we can have people from across the globe and contribute and we all feel a sense of belonging to the same community.
I believe the point system has serve well to reward those who makes consistent contributions to the site...all this other stuff that is coming out seems to me kind of pointless and to some point divisive.
Its going to take away from the quality that we seek in content and you might have people just chasing a status. That might work well for site traffic but not for quality contributions.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
As much as I understand your point, it's the responsibility of the members not to abuse the system and attempt to only flag and star the highest of quality material on ATS.
Since the inception of the new system, I have noticed a decrease in flag give-outs and stars, which leads me to believe that people are actually thinking before giving credit to threads and the quality of posts within it.
That's what it was designed to to, and apparently it's working as far as I can see. Obviously there will always be the couple of threads that are ridiculously popular for trivial reasons but that's just the nature of the boards.
We all have a responsibility to work with the staff in order to keep ATS the way we like it.