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I hate stars.

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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I hate stars, I hate flags, and I hate those new gold and silver borders around people's posts. What's the point of all this stuff anyways? Other websites don't do stuff like that. Is it supposed to be a way of measuring the value of a member?


Just felt like ranting about something. Probably gonna get 404'd.

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:09 AM
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Dammit, who S+F'd me?



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Stars are of course the general measure, by audience approval, of adding content to the site..not just content mind you, but actual semi-valueable, insightful, or at least humorous/interesting comments.

Stars perhaps are a good measure for how well you do interacting as a whole around here. I like the concept personally.

Flags..well, flags obviously are for decent subjects you bring to the table here...a person with a ton of flags means he has an eye for bringing relevant topics to ATS

Applause means nothing, they should do away with it...its basically a mod's version of starring you with extra cookie points or some such, however, one person's trash is another person's treasure. I got applauded for halfarsed posts that deserved nothing, and others have wrote all but invalueable posts to really alter a thread and was ignored...otherwise, I like the star and flag system.

that and of course you can cash out your stars for gold once you hit a certain point...but you need over 10k stars before the button appears to cash out



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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I forgot about applause, I hate that as well.

What happens when you get 1000 stars? Can you exchange them for an applause?

Edit: And now we've got all this WATS and Karma and stuff, I feel like I'm in pre-school where they give you a little sticker every time you do something good.

Edit: And that border is pretty annoying, they can't just put a little badge on your profile saying your a gold or silver member like they used to?
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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Well, Mr. Fussy Britches, I've been speaking with them, and they hate you, too.

So stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:19 AM
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Well, can't argue with that.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by Nosred
Edit: And that border is pretty annoying, they can't just put a little badge on your profile saying your a gold or silver member like they used to?
edit on 7-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)


That border rocks! don't be hatin'

Now, if they can somehow make it sparkle and animate all around, that would be sweet...and perhaps a "hail to the chief" midi file playing in a loop



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:23 AM
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Don't give them ideas.

While I'm ranting, why is there no neutral or serious emoticon?



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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I starred you for humorous content.

And I would be more for the borders if the gold actually looked like gold. Maybe it's my color profile though.... don't want to contemplate that.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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I never really investigated it, but when I began paying attention to this site, I assumed the S & F's were redeemable for merchandise. Kind of like Pepsi points.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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the star and flag concept I feel appeals to the addictive mind
There is a compulsion to get stars and flags that gives one a mild high
at least I have felt the craving though I don't like to admit it
I don't so much mind the flag part I feel that it is relevant for important posts but the stars I wouldn't mind them going away
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX

that and of course you can cash out your stars for gold once you hit a certain point...but you need over 10k stars before the button appears to cash out


Oh boy I can't wait to get mee' Gold



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