posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 01:35 AM
Originally posted by Vanitas
reply to post by silent thunder
I have noticed the same thing.
I've seen fantastic posts (not mine), really outstanding in terms of information and/or articulation and/or sheer fun - and yet they went ignored.
It seems to be correlated wih a certain restlessness I've noticed.
It's almost as if many people were afflicted by some sort of ADD, resulting in frantic but superficial reading, with no genuine interest or gratitude
for the effort of others to contribute information.
That's exactly what I've seen -- fantastic posts with no flags, no stars. I'm like WTF?
Yes, restlessness is a part of it; the popularity of the posting personality might be another factor -- the more popular and well-known the poster,
the more stars and flags that they get, I imagine.
I'm new here and I've started some 30+ posts; some of them have been silly ones, but there are some that have well-thought-out, original arguments
and they've gotten very little notice, which kinds surprised me. And I'm guessing that part of it may be that it's the new guy on the block
syndrome. Dunno. Then I've had posts that had gotten a fair degree of attention as well, but it's the well-thought-out ones with original thought
that don't get any or few stars and flags that surprises me a bit. Oh well.
And thanks to this thread, I'm more conscious and generous about giving out S&F now. Flags for well-thought-out, organized OPs, as well as OPs with
good subject matter; stars for good replies.