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posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Okay, I just figured out what this is all about ...

It's to discourage all of us to stop posting and moaning in BBQ threads. No chance of stars are karma killers!

facelift, it's a trap!!!

lol




posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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reply to post by LadySkadi
 


bah I am confused.

/me bicent stops caring about his Karma..

people rarely star posts anyhow..
edit on 26-10-2010 by Bicent76 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


facelift, it's a trap!!!


It is..!


There is something 'wrong' with this...or - my paranoia is getting the better of me, but I think I'm going down..!


Somebody take screen shots..!!! I need back up now..!!!



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


Well some have recieved applause for contributing to BBQ threads though....



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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reply to post by Bicent76
 


What S.Dog said... Lol...



Just kidding. I'm confused too. Too many numbers, I was much better with the visual flag bar. I've already forgotten how all these computations are made. Ah well, keep doin' what you're doin' - it's all good.




posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:12 PM
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Great, so TAE = WATS + KARMA

It's settled.



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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reply to post by TrueAmerican
 



Just wouldnt let it go eh?



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:15 PM
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I like it, i think it rounds off the spectrum of ATSrs.

There are writer/journalists who will get a high WATS score.

And now there are debater/commentators? who get a good Karma.

I think it reflects the balance of ATS....Threads=WATS and Karma=posts.



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:23 PM
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Like the new Karma concept.


But I still think that people having like 0.05 WATS looks absolutely awful. It's humiliating.

How about, if your WATS is below 1, the indicator just doesn't show up at all?



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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Humiliating? Only if someone is driven by this mad modern idea that everyone must compete.

To me ATS is about learning and teaching, reading and disseminating, about enjoyment and healthy discussion both with people of your own and of opposite views.

Rather than turn WATS off it they are under 1, just turn the whole lot off. Someone's contribution to ATS is NOT determined by their posts/stars/flags etc but by the content of what they write. THAT is the only true measure of someone's worth.



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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reply to post by cupocoffee
 


I share your pain and am feeling it for real.lol.

0.14 .....so low you need a micrometer to read it!


Basically mine says 0.14=Slacker!!


Cosmic...



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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S.O.

An other gradation system huh........kewl.


Don't get me wrong Skipper, I really love what you have done with the site and give much respect for all the hard work you have put into it but was this really necessary??

I understand, it's what the customer wants and I am not blaming you but why do we need these stipulations??

Are we that insecure?? Were so many fragile egos stepped on with the "WATS" system that an other system was needed?? I know which member's input I value and frankly, their rating isn't going to change that.

I guess I am just grumpy from sleep deprivation and an certain tournament that just doesn't seem to take off but I feel kinda weird with all these values added to my virtual identity...

I still rate 'm one post at a time.

Peace

PS: you may all feel free to rant on this gloomy poster. (use the sig!!!)



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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reply to post by operation mindcrime
 


With you on that. Your comment seems to tie in with mine, but then I am just grumpy and it has nothing to do with lack of sleep!!



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by PuterMan
Humiliating? Only if someone is driven by this mad modern idea that everyone must compete.


It's human nature for people to compete and compare themselves to other people, PuterMan.

How humiliating is it going to be for people to join the site and have their WATS sitting at 0.01 or 0.02 for extended amounts of time?

It could be fixed very simply, too.

If WATS >= 1 then display indicator. One line of code!



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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oh man,i only made a comment,and my karma went down by one,guessing karma didn't rate my comment..


and i also just notice i've acquired 4 new enemies..
edit on 26-10-2010 by snapperski because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:44 PM
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reply to post by PuterMan
 

PuterMan,

Long time since we spoke but I read your posts on a daily basis. I know I don't have to look at your level of karma, stars, flags or how many WATS you harbor too know the weight of your posts.

Respect.



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Well i would say that at least 75% of the ATS population are actually posters rather than threaders.

So for the vast majority Karma will mean recognition for their contribution in posts.

I don't think the threaders will mind they have WATS.

And surely the threaders know that it is the posters who make their threads great threads, to a large degree.




posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by Bicent76
reply to post by LadySkadi
 


bah I am confused.

/me bicent stops caring about his Karma..

people rarely star posts anyhow..
edit on 26-10-2010 by Bicent76 because: (no reason given)


I star posts for all sorts of reasons, if I agree for instance or because I respect the courage of the poster or the clarity of the content.

Even when I disagree with a comment, posts that make me laugh almost always earn a star. So if other members star when they have had their mood lifted by a post or just because someone has taken time and care to make a great Thread or shared their knowledge or expertise, then I'm all for the K score.



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Human nature to compete and compare, more is the pity. It's OK I do understand what you are saying but being a grumpy old man the age for being competitive has long since passed. This happens once you realise the futility of it and you can then start getting on with enjoying life.

WIT not WATS, CONTENT not KARMA, FACTS not FLAGS, SAGACITY not STARS.

I for one will never judge anyone on their numbers.



posted on Oct, 26 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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edit on 26/10/2010 by teapot because: double post





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