posted on May, 19 2009 @ 01:10 AM
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.
I'm not knocking the site management. They go above and beyond the call of duty ensuring the best is done with totally unpredictable content
flooding in from all over the world.
It's amazing there is so much good stuff considering.
I didn't take much note of the stars and flags thing until I got the information on the changes. As I've received hundreds of replies to my
messages but my profile only shows a few dozen, I figured the enumeration doesn't work all that well.
When I do look at the star thing now I note how a guy works hard spending hours posting some detailed scientific explanation of a salient point on a
thread and gets a star at most. These guys deserve appreciation.
Then I see an adolescent Nazi rant of UFO wild delusion thread get them by the hundreds.
So what else can I say about stars.
I don't create threads - so I'm destined never to have a magic colour band beside my name.
I am not a star-spangled Brahman - with only one flag I'm an Untouchable.
In the world of refined quality in literature, arts, science - popular usually just means bad.
Anyone want to buy some used stars?