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Originally posted by the siren
Although I see your point, I disagree completely.
Often I start reading a thread and then have to go. If I enjoyed the start of the thread, I flag it so I can find it easier when I come back so I can continue reading. If I was forced to comment I wouldn't be able to do that.
As for stars, sometimes I agree with a point made but have nothing of interest myself to add. Then I just star the post as a way of saying "I agree"
I think it would be great to have a "black holes" system to disagree with stupid posts.
Originally posted by Sundancer
Lets just say, this place would be a much better place if it were only the posts about God being the only way.
Originally posted by poet1b
I am tired of seeing all these nasty political propaganda pieces dominating ATS. I see ridiculous statement after ridiculous statement with large numbers of flags. Essentially, a small group is able to control the boards with this kind of meaningless garbage.
I think that is most of the people who visit ATS had the ability to take these types of vicious threads off of the hot and top list, they would. This organized propaganda is starting to make ATS look bad, IMO.
The owners built a great site here, sorry to see it taken over by a small group of what appears to be organized propagandists.
Originally posted by Symbiote
The difference between flagging and un-flagging threads is the difference between succeeding by lifting up your friends, or attacking your enemies.
Would you rather hold up good threads, or are you the type to tear down threads which you do not agree with?
Originally posted by AmethystSD
I go to another board about knitting (yes, knitting) that has a post system that records how many people have clicked that they agree, disagree, love, and think is funny each post. While it is kind of cute, even on a knitting forum it creates a crazy amount of drama, with people who have a grudge stalking someone who has somehow offended them only to disagree with every darn post that person has made. It gets ridiculous.
Even though we can "foe" people here, we can't anonymously be annoying without getting called down by a mod. I see that as a good thing.
If stupid posts get stirred up to the front page constantly, then the thing that should be considered is how posts make it to the front page, and perhaps make it easier for casual atsers to find new posts. I think the whole front page thing discourages people from engaging in smaller conversations that would often be more interesting than arguing about petty things.