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Originally posted by nixie_nox
Or that a garbage thread will get a huge showing of support but you can't see the 100 people who think it is garbage.
Freedom means that people can show their disapproval too.
I don't believe you should be able to remove a thread, but you should be able to show dissapproval.
Originally posted by intrepid
Focus on what you like, there's plenty there. Not what you don't like.
Originally posted by IntastellaBurst
I agree totally, there should be some type of indicator, to let some people know what their posting is crap..... if not for them, ... for everyone else.
If theres positive their should be negative reinforcement !!
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Wouldn't it be against the T&C if you totally trashed someone else's post? This is the thing I have been thinking about. There are a few users here who I continuously disagree with... and there are a few seemingly vehement partisan hacks. If I were to call them out on their postings wouldn't I get in trouble with the rules?
I mean, there should be more of a guideline about what you can do if you disagree with posts and if you continuously disagree with the poster. I think you should be allowed to call their post out. But, to what extent can you do that?
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Revealation
I think I am seeing a coordinated effort to dominate the site by a small group.
Flags are designed for the outside audience, to draw in readers to discussion threads which Google search indicates has wide appeal & interest.... the 'Flags' corresponds to the level of interest and appeal, & suggests the material is 'top notch' stuff...& intices the searcher to 'come-in' & see for themselves... i.e. the carrot on the stick !
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.