posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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