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A system to track stars

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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This might seem silly. Or might be available, Im not sure... But what about some kind of tracking system to alert us if a post we made received a star.... We all respect stars and I think we all like receiving them... Sometimes I forget about a post I made and I see IVe gotten stars and have no idea where they came from. I think to myself, hmm maybe I made a good post that I forgot about...

Lots of stars are handed out and I could see how some people may find it annoying. So maybe it could be an option feature. Like alert me when my post receives 5 or more stars... I dunno. Just a thought...

Opinions???




posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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Just download Stellarium.
www.stellarium.org...

EDIT: I misunderstood your thread!

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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It would be a nice idea. It would be nice to see a morph of the ats skin to make it easier to see when you have a reply from a thread or something. Like the notifications you get on facebook. So you dont have to trawl through a few clicks to see if you have a reply or something...



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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lmao I too misread it, my first thought was yes! Something to track the constellations on ATS, it would be the bomb!

If you mean just a notice about where you got a star, wouldn't that get cumbersome in your PM box? Some threads get a gazillion stars. I don't see how that could work. Enjoy the mystery.
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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 12:14 PM
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Sometimes I think the star system is used as a way to evaluate the level of interest or receptivness of members. So you star a post it basically states you agree/co sign the post. ADD them all together and you can almost build a profile of the member, I say almost but it can be a little view of the starring members character..

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by Iamschist
lmao I too misread it, my first thought was yes! Something to track the constellations on ATS, it would be the bomb!

If you mean just a notice about where you got a star, wouldn't that get cumbersome in your PM box? Some threads get a gazillion stars. I don't see how that could work. Enjoy the mystery.
edit on 2-3-2012 by Iamschist because: can't read


Which is why I said it could be an optional thing. Like you could set the alert to notify you if one of your post has reached 3 stars or greater, or 5 stars or greater or 10 stars or greater. And it doesnt have to keep notifying you, it could be a one time alert, but this way in case you forgot about a good post you made, you have a tracking system to help you find it.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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I am a star Fairy Godmother. Sometimes I star to praise a person or encourage them, even if the post is not so great. It isn't always about a great thread or post.
I kinda see your point. We'll see what what Gimli has to say.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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I like that members don't know who starred their post/thread. It's like a little pat on the back... simple, yet effective.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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I'm not asking for us to find out who starred who, just a notification the stars happened



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by bknapple32
This might seem silly. Or might be available, Im not sure... But what about some kind of tracking system to alert us if a post we made received a star.... We all respect stars and I think we all like receiving them... Sometimes I forget about a post I made and I see IVe gotten stars and have no idea where they came from. I think to myself, hmm maybe I made a good post that I forgot about...

Lots of stars are handed out and I could see how some people may find it annoying. So maybe it could be an option feature. Like alert me when my post receives 5 or more stars... I dunno. Just a thought...

Opinions???


Agreed...this site seems to be rotting on a vine these days. No offense ATS.

But how bout an APP for the biggest conspiracy website in the world? I mean if the frigging pioneer woman can have one, I don't understand why we are limited to the dumbed down "mobile ATS". Also, the tracking system. When I log onto Facebook, I get notifications of who has replied to my posts, still NOTHING like that on this site. And I spend at least three hrs a day on here, more than double the time I'm on FB.

It's time ATS caught up to trends.

Although I do like the trending topics addition...but IMO is second to real time information as to whom is posting, flagging, or starring my threads/comments.

But I love you ATS

ETA: and I also, FOUR years ago contacted the three amigos with the app idea, before apps were mainstream. I also put them in contact with an app developer. The reasoning from brass was it was too expensive. It's now 2012. Still nothing. I hope this sight continues to evolve to users needs and technology. So far, it's a big fail.

Petition for an app.
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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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And why are stars disabled for this forum? Would think it would be helpful in realizing what comment, or idea is popular.

Never understood the reasoning.

But, love you ATS!



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 06:55 PM
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You're right, sorry for the confusion. I read all the replies then even re-read your OP before I posted. Still, my brain got stuck on this:


Originally posted by bknapple32
Sometimes I forget about a post I made and I see IVe gotten stars and have no idea where they came from.


But I see now you're just throwing the idea of a notification out there. Asking from which post they came, not where or which member.

Sorry for the confusion. Carry on.

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by atomsapple
You're right, sorry for the confusion. I read all the replies then even re-read your OP before I posted. Still, my brain got stuck on this:


Originally posted by bknapple32
Sometimes I forget about a post I made and I see IVe gotten stars and have no idea where they came from.


But I see now you're just throwing the idea of a notification out there. Asking from which post they came, not where or which member.

Sorry for the confusion. Carry on.

edit on 2-3-2012 by atomsapple because: (no reason given)


Please carry on, because it needs to be addressed.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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Bump. Would like a mods opinion.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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An ATS app has always been in consideration, but it's very expensive for a custom platform such as ATS.... and we're not going to do something simple or limited either.


That being said, we have a recent new-hire that might get is into a killer iOS app.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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Any thoughts on a star aleart system so? Or is more complicated to do than I'm thinking?



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