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Originally posted by rockhndr
Why should it bother any of you whether people wait for an opinion from someone THEY respect or happen to share the same mindset with?? I mean, you know, if you're all thinking for yourselves that is....
and as a side note, bringing to the forefront a particular member to be talked about gives you the same "pack" mentality...
note I have not replied to anyone in particular, but if you respond, it means I may have hit a nerve?? Don't call things out that you may do amongst yourselves, even in a thread such as this, you are in fact looking for like-minded people to begin with.....Meh...
Originally posted by Seventytwo
reply to post by Omega85
I've noticed that member are playing the popularity contest, it's a game of getting stars, they give each other stars through loyalty instead of substance, there is a snobbery element to the board that I think should be addressed,
myself personally would abolish the whole flag and star system and just use those with greater post counts to pin to the front page.
I'm only a new member but it's completely obvious the the star and flag system just creates divisions and a hierarchy type culture,
It's about denying ignorance and the system is open to abuse and I suspect ATS will not be ignorant of this.
Originally posted by DGFenrir
reply to post by HeavenlyDivine
The flagging and starring system mostly reflects popularity on this site. One member could post something like: "I just had sex with an alien" and he'll get tons of stars and lots of replies like "ZOMG! I wish I was you" while the guy, who posts a well researched post that contradicts with the other side's ideas, will get very few stars and ends up as a foe of many and on many ignore lists.
Originally posted by and14263
You took the thread right out of my mouth!
Brilliant. There's a couple of popular threads on at the moment which serve as good examples to your thread here.
EDIT: Actually maybe I'm wrong. I get suspicious of 'Phage', 'Chadwickus' and 'Maybe maybe not'... But I've just reread their posts to 'support' my suspicion and most of these posters use science and facts... something which is very rarely found on ATS nowadays and maybe we should be addressing that problem first??
[edit on 11-7-2010 by and14263]
Originally posted by Wolfenz
Originally posted by LurkerMan
i cant give an opinion until phage comes and debunks this nonsense.
he will show you.
you just wait.
what 67 stars! ? from the time i typed this just because about phage !
waiting to sit back until he come in !
here is something Could Phage be not just one person but a team of people ! ? or is it that Phage is like a person that wait by the Phone All day !
I do like Phage but some of you feel the need to be a Cult Follower
I admit he is good in searching for fact's and Truth .. be he does make a few errors and when he does he is not in denial when he is corrected!
Should Phage have his Own section on this site ! or Should Above Top Secret Owners Should Hire Him put him as a Super Moderator ?
Please name some other ATS Members like Phage