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What is applause and how does one acquire them?

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posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 12:51 AM
I have been here a little bit now, and I just came across something called 'Applause'. What is it for or rather what do you gain from getting 'applauded'?

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:26 AM
An applause is a reward given to you by a Moderator or a Forum Subject Matter Expert, and can only be giving to you by those individuals.

In order to receive an applause, a post of yours must be worthy enough to receive one. And that is decided upon the staff member. A worthy post may contain well researched information and/or information that promotes the subject in a positive manner. All applause come with a 500 point bonus.

Applause's are available for both ATS and BTS topics, yet there are no BTS forum subject matter experts. You can view your total applauses on your profile page.

Scooby Doo...

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:46 AM
I have been told lately, from others here, that applauses lately are few and far between. I received two since being here.

Yes, they were some good posts, quite eloquent if I say so myself.

BUT, the 4000 points I lost for being an asshat certainly took care of those 1000 points.

Just post, make some good threads and you will be fine. Try not to be an asshat and your points will grow and you will be able to get other "special things".

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 02:03 AM
reply to post by GenLo

Getting applause ... two words: Foot rubs.

Also, it's a way for ats staff and fsme to acknowledge thoughtful, positive, well researched, thought provoking contributions to the discussion.

Sometimes it's just a nice pat on the back ... personally I consider them the validating elixir of the gods which sustains my raison d'etre, but that could just be me.

And if one is ever blessed and fortunate enough to get the rarest of all Intrepid clap, one would surely have a blessed and worthy life.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 02:13 AM

Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by GenLo

Getting applause ... two words: Foot rubs.

schrodingers dogs got 2 Benjamins and a Grants worth of applause.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 02:29 AM
reply to post by Scooby Doo

I had to do things ... terrible things!

Meh, mine are mostly "pity-plauses" (tm pending) and to shut me the heck up.

Most of them actually say that in the header.

But for everyone else it's just one of the few ways that staff can recognize and acknowledge member contributions.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 03:13 AM
Applause also shouldnt be confused with the less popular:


If you write a good thread or post in Fragile Earth, I am able to applause you. You get a 500 point bonus for that

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 03:14 AM
I got an applause once. If you would like to read my thread, here is where it can be found.
Thank you for the applause. I'm currently working to get a standing ovation

I here they are worth 10,000 points

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 04:43 AM
From my observation and my little time here.

The applause I have received has been for long thought out posts. One's that are based in fact, but also seem to have my opinion on the subject stated in a meaningful way. This is a generalization but they seem to admire people that speak their thoughts without pandering or belittling the other readers. Given that some of my applause was received in threads that were considered heated and one was a serious trolling exercise, I would have to say they appreciate a reasoned post.

So post from your opinion and speak your mind doing so in such a way that allows you to disagree with others without insulting them. You may find even your fellow forum participants enjoy this and will respond in kind. The quality of the conversation will not be mired in flippant off topic and personal attacks that so plague other forums I have seen.

I did however receive applause for one short post that was really just a humorous reply. It did address the original post, but helped to point out the levity in the situation. This applause was the one that surprised me to most. I guess I just made someone smile.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:05 PM
reply to post by GenLo

In the short time I have been a member,I have gotten 9 applauses.
I got them on threads about helping other members.I am better at
giving, motherly and grandmotherly, advice and hope someone can
learn from my mistakes.
I leave the important topics to more seasoned members.I have always
been a," behind the scene", type anyway.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:09 PM
reply to post by GenLo

Good question and thanks for asking. We have many new members who may not be aware of the applause feature of ATS.

All the answers in this thread are correct, so keep on posting, make them well thought out, well written posts and you're applause count will go up in no time.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:18 PM
reply to post by schrodingers dog

to get the rarest of all Intrepid clap,

That don't sound right, lol

where is intrepid, BTW?

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

I shouldn't say anything, but ....

he's in trouble, latrine duty for the rest of the weekend, you'll see him around next week.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:21 PM
If you build it, they will come

Seriously though, there's no single answer - what one mod applauds, another might not.

Quality rather than quantity is the key, along with originality and a well thought out point.

Long replies or short replies don't make a difference - what does make a difference is putting your point across in a way that helps further understanding in not only other people, but yourself.

It's always worth going the extra mile, and not for applause, but to foster a good rep and aid discussion.

I come here to be educated and to share knowledge (such as it is in my case) and if a member does that on a consistent, non-confrontational basis, the applauses will flow.

That's my take on it - hope it helps

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:23 PM
double post again - something wrong with my browser - sorry.

[edit on 20/11/2009 by budski]

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:26 PM

Originally posted by elevatedone
reply to post by Stormdancer777

I shouldn't say anything, but ....

he's in trouble, latrine duty for the rest of the weekend, you'll see him around next week.

There are a lot of people missing in action.

I love intrepid BTW.

HI ya intrepid, where ever you are.

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:33 PM
Most of my applauds have been for what I call the slicers.

1 Look at the angry psychotic ranting post.

2 Find out exactly what's behind it.

3 Decide where to cut the crapola.

4 Use a surgeons precision to do so.

5 Be as nice as you possibly can be while doing it.

Humor and irony, with a touch of vitriolic sardonicism, must be present for a slicer to work.

These seem to get me a small yet consistent trickle of applause. Maybe one every two weeks or so.

Of course, I can't compare to the Dog with his foot rubs.

Other peoples feet give me the creeps.

[edit on 20-11-2009 by badgerprints]

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:54 PM
Personally, I give out applause on the merit of the post or OP, as well taking into consideration other factors. But really if you make a well thought out, informative, and positive discussion orienting post or thread then I will give you one (in the UFO forum). I don't care who the poster is (ie; joined yesterday or been a member for over 5 years), it is all dependent on what you say and how you say it. That is how I give them anyways.

PS: I have been "blessed" with the intrepid clap

PPS: But yea, only FSME's, moderators, super moderators, administrators, or owners can applaud other members, to answer your main question.

[edit on 11/20/2009 by jkrog08]

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 06:45 PM
Thanks for sharing the knowledge and answers and...


Did I just get applauded?

For this thread???
Dear me, why on Earth... oh its cyberspace. Guess I should just let it happen.

Well only 3000 to go then I get to violate the private area... O_o

posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 10:44 PM
reply to post by GenLo

Just focus on denying ignorance every chance you get... I tend to stick with 2 parts education and one part entertainment, and the hope that people truly enjoy what I post.

The applause for me always seemed to have taken care of themselves.

I also love giving applause to good threads in the Fragile Earth forum.

Good luck, and happy posting!


Wanted to publicly add, THANK YOU kosmicjack!

He should know why...

[edit on 20-11-2009 by loam]

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