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Originally posted by IPILYA
reply to post by SaturnFX
Or how about stars cost 10 ATS points and flags cost 20?
Originally posted by daggyz
Oh God. Stop whinging will you. This is ATS. All sorts of weird and wonderful stuff appears on here.
If this was a serious place it would be different, but 'freedom' of the press makes it what it is.... pointless but fun.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
It's automatic, based on flags and date -- the two highest flagged threads initiated in the previous 36 hours are automatically shown at the top of the site home. "ATS management" has no input on the matter.
The members, as described above.
"Move to hide?" Explain what you believe is described in "countless threads."
So you're advocating some kind of coup such that a small group of self-appointed content police have exclusive discretion of which topics are worthy of remaining available?
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
If you find the idea of flags and stars annoying, then why don't you just ignore them? Why, why why?
Don't flag. Don't star. Don't consider the flags when you open a thread. . Don't pick up your threads off the "recent posts" page. Go to the forums, or your friends lists, or firehose. There's plenty of ways to live at ATS without adhering to the flag/star system.
I personally do both liberally, as it strikes me, but that's just me.
To be honest, all this complaining about stars and flags seems a little like sour grapes.edit on 6/27/2011 by ladyinwaiting because: Actually, it seems a LOT like sour grapes. Get over it.
The flagging system is intended to provide our members with a rather significant tool to "crowd source" the editorial management of topics on ATS. With that "members in control" intent in mind, we (ATS staff and management) would never consider inappropriately subverting or otherwise influencing the system.
Originally posted by Shadowalker
I guess the topic is ATS screening content. Then prove it.
Originally posted by XmikaX
lol they did not only removed it from homepage,
they moved this thread as well