posted on May, 3 2011 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by m0r1arty
I star if someone has obviously put a lot of work into his/her writing... sometimes even if it's something I don't agree with. I guess I just feel
that hard work should be rewarded. I don't star if it's something so off the wall that it doesn't make sense AT ALL or if it's something that has
been posted over and over and over and could have easily been found by using the search function. Stars usually get flags as well, unless I've
starred something just because it is well written, but I don't agree with it at all. I usually don't flag if I disagree entirely.
If someone is funny, I star. Humor is good.
Usually, if someone admits to something that wasn't easy to admit to, I star and flag. For example,
when someone openly admits that he/she was wrong.
I tend to star and flag when someone posts "good news" instead of the normal gloom and doom. When someone has obviously done some serious homework, I
star and flag. I give a lot of stars really, but not as many flags. I see a lot of posts on here that I feel should have stars but don't have any at
all... I'm usually pretty quick to star those.
I know it's just a forum and stars and flags don't count for anything in the big scheme of life, but it's the only way I can reward people on here, so
I'm pretty quick to do it if I feel the author deserves it for whatever reason.
I don't star and flag when someone asks for stars and flags for his/her own post. It's usually an obvious attempt to get numbers up and that gets on
my nerves, lol. When someone writes a post that seems like it was written for no other reason than to get stars and flags, I don't give any. I'm
stingy with my stars and flags when a post appears to be written without enthusiasm or without any interest at all. It's usually pretty easy to see
which ones are written out of genuine interest and which ones are written to bump up the numbers.
Maybe I take this star and flag thing a little too seriously, but there are some writers on here who really work hard to keep us informed or to make
us aware of certain things and I think hard work should be rewarded in the only way we can award someone we only know on ATS. I've learned a lot
since I've been here and without the research and determination of other members, I would have never been informed of some of these issues that are
very important to me today.
edit on 5/3/2011 by gemineye because: (no reason given)