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I mainly talking about just random posts in any thread, the flags still let people get an idea of the threads quality. But posts made like a few pages into a thread or something of that nature simply become less noticeable and all their appreciation (starts) is removed.
The post/topic is still present and not deleted. At least it is still there for people to read. I would rather hear that my post remains if i was banned than how many stars i got.
I could not agree more with you, and you are also correct about the star function being abused to push certain agendas. But that still doesn't get around the main point of concern here, I just don't think it's fair, and I can see no reasonable explanation except that ATS simply wants to take the focus off such posts by any means necessary. What logical reason is their for suppressing the appreciation people showed their contributions? It's just disrespectful and only serves to further push certain agendas IMO.
And to be honest, sometimes stars mean nothing at all! I have seen some ludicrous, outlandish, pointless posts with dozens of stars, whilst some other, thought provoking, interesting, well written posts receive one or two, or none at all!
Ok, well that's a reasonable explanation. However, it would seem fairer if after a banning, stars could no longer be given to their posts. It would take a lot of stars to make any sort of reasonable degree of change to their profile, so I'm guessing it's certain posts made by those members which relate to their banning which get starred. And it's understandable why people would act this way, maybe if some sort of slight explanation was given when very popular members get banned (ET wink wink) the amount of inquiry would be drastically reduced. People simply can't sit by and do or say nothing when some of the most respected members are getting banned, and to think that's what will happen on a forum like this is ludicrous.
member gets banned and then, after the banning, friends decide to star the hell out of their posts, creating a false image of the member
Originally posted by Doomzilla
reply to post by WhizPhiz
A couple of days ago 2 regulars got banned , no idea why , there was nothing offensive in the posts I saw .
But not making it known is like having no post mortem after a death .
Discussing it would allow users Not to to make the same mistakes and prevent themselves from getting banned .
Not discussing it is mossad style Not conspiracy theory forum style.
Originally posted by WhizPhiz
maybe if some sort of slight explanation was given when very popular members get banned
Originally posted by WhizPhiz
reply to post by youdidntseeme
Can I just ask, what is it about that avatar you use? There have been many members that use a similar avatar (like the one with what looks like a frisbee), are you all part of the same "group" or something?edit on 16-2-2011 by WhizPhiz because: (no reason given)