reply to post by anxietydisorder
That's total BS.
That's your opinion of course.
I have lots of points and nothing to do with them.
Do you have any more respect for me than an other member ?
Well to be honest I have not looked at your profile and rarely if ever see you on the boards so I wouldn't know.
The point system lost it's value as the boards evolved over time.
That I will agree with, but for another reason. Since the implementation of the "flag contribution level", "contributor level", and "applause
level" points have kind of become an obsolete way to judge a members positive contributions to ATS
. Most of the time you will know these
members without having to look at their profile or even the contribution level on the avatars anyways. However, generally when a member has a high
applause count (say over 60), high flag count (say over 1700), and a lot of points and stars then they usually will have something insightful or
interesting to say. I am not the only one who thinks this either...
I'm no better because I have more applause.
I'm no better because I have more posts.
Again, I disagree. Generally
members who have more applauses are MUCH more contributing than members with little or none. Keep in mind ONLY
staff and FSMEs can give applause. Same goes for flags, stars, and somewhat for post count, the more a member has usually
means they are a much
greater asset to ATS than those who have little or none.
While every member
is important in their own individual 'niche' (ie; more of a reader/lurker, major contributor, rarely makes threads but
posts a lot, etc) there is a clear separation between the different types. While a small amount of ATS members seem to deny this and constantly have
issues acknowledging it, it is true. This is why you have certain members looked up to by other members. As much as some on ATS would like to think
"no one is a better member than the other", it is not like that.
Now do not confuse what I am saying here. I am NOT saying that as PEOPLE certain members are better than others, nor am I claiming that the members
who do not contribute a lot or have many applause or points are worthless to this site.
All I am doing is pointing out the factual situation that some members contribute MUCH more than others, some members know more than others, and
finally some members WORK more than others to contribute great work to this wonderful site.
Just do your thing on ATS and don't worry about the members that keep track of such things.
Well said and I can agree with that, and trust me I don't.
Never sweat the small stuff...........
[edit on 12/21/2009 by jkrog08]