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Originally posted by Revealation
reply to post by lucentenigma
I can understand the point of view, but this is the problem with us as a species....EVERYTHING is overdramatic and overdone.Simplicity is the answer. A simple concept that is just too impossible for the complex human mind.
If this is the case (negative/positive flag system) why don't we just suggest that the whole approval system be obsolete?
We could all just login to our favorite topics and take it from their. It's pretty simple and again....
It's our choice.
Originally posted by lucentenigma
Most of the time I will flag a thread even if I don't agree with the OP as long as they laid down a good argument for debate.
I don't see flagging a thread as approval or disapproval just a 'bump' so to speak.
The whole point if I'm correct about the flagging system is so the users of ATS can get important topics to the front of the site.
Just because I don't agree with a OP doesn't mean the topic isn't important IMHO.
Originally posted by abecedarian
And in order to deter "drive by flagging", make it so that one must comment / post in the thread in order to be able to flag the thread... maybe a minimum of 50 words so that discussions are more likely to occur instead of just "hey, S&F for you!!" type posts. Heck, you could even do something similar for "stars"- if you star a post, you have to reply to / comment on the post.