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Originally posted by ovumcranium
OK, I suppose I should have figured this out by now. What does it mean when you "flag" someone? I found a button that says "flag", so I am assuming that means the thread gets bumped up the ladder of fame somehow, is that correct?? What is a star? I just figured out that if you click on the star it lights up - cool, what is the point of that? I didn't realize this was such a social place! I'm assuming a star says that you think that particular comment is cool, yes?? So I'm guessing that people like to collect these - there's a part of me that resists this as childish. Alternately I suppose it shows who's been around longer or who's opinion is respected (or at least appears to be.) But the moderator here says s/he gives out stars for every response - huh?? I guess if your point was to collect them, you would follow this moderator around!! There is a little blue "this post" that you can click on also, but it doesn't seem to do anything, what is the point of that?? And where is the spell-check you were talking about/how does it work? Can you take away stars or flags? I bet there is an information page somewhere, but there are so many new tricks for old dogs.....I also see that there appears to be an advantage/disadvantage to being in a different time zone...? What a hoot, I could start a boring thread, but it might get a lot of attention because no-one is around - busy sleeping, not because it is of particular interest...? I guess all is not fair in love and war! Now what about if you wanted to start a thread that you didn't really want to garner a lot of attention, but just wanted to communicate with like-minded people? Couldn't you just ask people not to flag, so that it would stay off the radar screen of flagdom?? Just babbling...Cheers!!
Originally posted by enament
reply to post by SpaDe_
Nurturing a thread isn't a bad thing. Sounds to me like you are a good thread host. Some times I find it hard to deal with people like the person I dealt with on this page. There seem to be a group of people around here that seem to want to make people feel bad about themselves. Fun suckers I call them. Having a great day along comes the fun suckers to take it away. Whats wrong with people these days anyway?
Originally posted by enament
You ever go to a thread you liked and decided to become involved with the thread and the OP never responds to you're questions? Or they like you're comments but never give you any credit or a star? Its just plain rude. You should never open a thread and ignore the respondents. You should always be a good thread host.
When I write a thread I try to respond to everyone that becomes active in my thread. And respond to there comments and ask questions to involve the person in you're thread. You ever go to a thread that someone writes and never comes back to check? Any one else ever get frustrated with the OP of there lack of involvement with their own threads?
Well I promise to respond to a majority of you're comments and discuss you're opinions on the matter. I may not respond right away because I'm off to work and have a busy weekend ahead of me but I will find the time to make you feel like you're comments are important because they are to me. So take care all and have a good weekend I look forward to responding to you're responses. And make you feel at home in my discussions.
edit on 29-7-2011 by enament because: spelling