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posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 06:36 PM
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I've looked on the ATS Issues thread but couldn't find an answer.

SO what is the Flag Contribution Bar? How does it go up? When your threads get flagged or when you flag?

[edit on 27-2-2010 by Portugoal]




posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:00 PM
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I have no idea but I just flagged your thread and I have seen no discernible change in my status. I would have kept flagging it but I couldn't.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:03 PM
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Well the thing is, if it goes by the amount of flags you receive, then people will continue posting silly threads and receive flags for them. (I do realize I just received a flag for a 'silly' thread)

Only the flip side, if its for every flag you hand out, people will just flag as many threads as they can.

I understand this was a topic that made a lot of people angry but I'm not trying to start it up again. I just see it as a lose-lose and want some clarification on how it actually works.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:07 PM
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I gave you a flag as well. I would have given you a star, but they seemed to have disappeared.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Your contribution level goes up and fills up the bar the more flags you get.



Here is the link to the thread alerting the change: www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by Violater1
I gave you a flag as well. I would have given you a star, but they seemed to have disappeared.


Can't star posts on this Board

** Why are people flagging a thread that even I would deem 'silly?' Anyone have the answer to my orignal question



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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I flag a lot of things, so I assume it is not for flagging things, otherwise my meter would be up.

Its probably flags received, but I never really thought about it.

Go ahead and have another one from me.

It seems like it would be a good idea to make the meter a combination of both flags received and flags given.




posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by jkrog08
reply to post by Portugoal
 


Your contribution level goes up and fills up the bar the more flags you get.



Here is the link to the thread alerting the change: www.abovetopsecret.com...


Thanks for answering the quesion


I was looking through that thread and the ATS Issues thread and couldnt find the 'announcement' on how the system would work.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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It's all meaningless.
Points meant something, and now they don't.
We had these odd colour bars for a while, and now they're gone.
Now we have stars and flags that will probably be gone after a while.

These are all designed to stroke the ego of the members so they contribute more content to the boards. Without user provided content there would be no ATS.

Just forget about the flags, star, points, etc....
Enjoy your time here on the site, contribute what you can, but don't worry about the stats. Your good posts will be rewarded with multiple replies and the opportunity to enter into meaningful discussions with other members.

I've even made a few friends here.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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I just flagged your thread for the sheer keck of it!





posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by Conspiracy Pianist
I just flagged your thread for the sheer keck of it!




Don't do that, you'll upset the unnatural order of things around here.




posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:39 PM
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I flagged you too.

At this rate you'll be to gold level in no time!



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:41 PM
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Originally posted by Walkswithfish

Don't do that, you'll upset the unnatural order of things around here.



Oh hell, I'll flag the thread as well.
Let's see if you get a bump on the blue line if it goes over a hundred.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:45 PM
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This flagging is getting a little ridiculous.

I was an active member back when there were points. I loved that system. I like stars (reward individual posts) and flags (tells us what's important) too but to have a status based on it is weird.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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Wait is there a blue bar under the the "Flag Contribution Level" tag that's seperate from how many of your letters are blue? If so it looks like mine and others have theirs ahead.



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 08:07 PM
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Originally posted by Portugoal
I've looked on the ATS Issues thread but couldn't find an answer.

SO what is the Flag Contribution Bar? How does it go up? When your threads get flagged or when you flag?

[edit on 27-2-2010 by Portugoal]


Here's a thread which will answer many of the questions I see you have not asked.

New colored tags to replace the mystery colored bar...

People flag a thread if they like it, think it's important, and agree with the original post.

This is why your flag level bar, the one you asked about, increases in size.

Notice mine, which is because of the amount of flags I've received.

ATS is trying to give to us something since we as posters give so much to it.

As for stars, there are a few forum areas where stars are not done, like the B.B.Q.

Also, BTS does not have that function, hope I've answered some of your questions.

Just one member helping out another member.

While you may think your thread here is silly, I do not.

You were seeking out information, something ATS encourages, to Deny Ignorance.

Come on my one of my threads.


Racism : Self-Empowerment or Being an Ignorant Bully, and Suppressing Freedom



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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Like previously stated, I had already checked thread out as well as the ATS Issues thread. But thanks anyways



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 08:10 PM
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Now that's insane, I made such a good thread about Caged Animals and got only 3 flags I should've made thread querying about flags instead...
just kiddin'

PS: Flagged u too



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by SpartanKingLeonidas

Come on my one of my threads.


Racism : Self-Empowerment or Being an Ignorant Bully, and Suppressing Freedom



You forgot to add "and don't forget to flag it while you're there!"



posted on Feb, 27 2010 @ 08:13 PM
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I'm not asking for the flags. I'd much rather EARN my flags than getting them for something such as a simple question that couldve easily been answered in one post with the thread being completely dismissed after that.


That was the plan at least.





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