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Suggestion: Identify those who star and flag

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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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I think it would add to the experience here to be able to see who starred a particular post or flagged a particular thread. It may also cause folks to think a bit before doing one of these actions, knowing that it would be made public. I think this would have the effect of more thoughtfulness and value in the star/flag system.




posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



I like the idea. I just wonder how it would be implemented.

Do you have any idea how this would work? Like how would you view who starred and flagged? A drop down list?

A separate link to a page with a list?

Just thinking out loud here.

~Tenth



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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The same way xenForo handles their likes system:
xenforo.com...-358409

Check out the bit below Kier's post.
jeffinj, Daniel Thomann, EQnoble and 117 others like this.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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i dont like the idea.....

no ones business what i star and flag
maybe if only the admins can see it
for statistics other then that why do
you need to know>>? so you can get a gripe with them
because they star and flag something you disagree with??



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:47 PM
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Quite ironic coming from you " AnonymousCitizen"

I like to keep who I flag and star for myself. And If I find myself really agreeing on something i'l comment on that.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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I always thought it was the content (what we write) that gets starred and flagged, not the Anonymous Poster

that thought personified, you have a point that is moot
edit on 10-5-2012 by rebellender because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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Tie it into the "this post" link.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Originally posted by rebellender
reply to post by AnonymousCitizen
 


I always thought it was the content (what we write) that gets starred and flagged, not the Anonymous Poster

that thought personified, you have a point that is moot
edit on 10-5-2012 by rebellender because: (no reason given)


i think we should be able to star in this forum subsection
because this post deserves one



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by rebellender
reply to post by AnonymousCitizen
 


I always thought it was the content (what we write) that gets starred and flagged, not the Anonymous Poster

that thought personified, you have a point that is moot
edit on 10-5-2012 by rebellender because: (no reason given)


You know that's a damn good point and a very good way of looking at it.

Separating the poster from the postings is a really good way at getting your content. I read things from members that I don't get along with all the time that I flag and star, even applaud.

I had not thought of that aspect. Knowing who flags and stars the content could lead to some issues like board gangs etc..

Now I'm not sure how I feel



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousCitizen
I think it would add to the experience here to be able to see who starred a particular post or flagged a particular thread. It may also cause folks to think a bit before doing one of these actions, knowing that it would be made public. I think this would have the effect of more thoughtfulness and value in the star/flag system.


No...it would just make division standard practice...no...people should be able to voice their opinion in silent majority....deal with it or leave....



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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I have an even better idea .... get rid of those damn stars.
Keep the flags. They are useful.
But those freakn' stars are nothing more than people rewarding others who think like them.
Rewards for group think amongst bad posters ....
And I've seen tons of stars going onto absolutely stupid (and wrong) posts ....

Dump the stars. PLEASE ...



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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When I star and flag, it is for rewarding someones hard work, and does not mean I necessarily share the same view. If you saw how I star and flag, it would often appear to contradict my posts.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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I'm a rude, obnoxious conservative.


Yet I occasionally will star or flag a liberal (damned commie pinko!) post or thread.

I like being. . . anonymouse!



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by popsmayhem
i dont like the idea.....

no ones business what i star and flag
maybe if only the admins can see it
for statistics other then that why do
you need to know>>? so you can get a gripe with them
because they star and flag something you disagree with??


I agree. Star for you!

I don't want everyone knowing who and what I star and flag. There's already enough bullies who attack individuals just for posting in a controversial thread, little alone getting attacked for stars and flags.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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I see that this forum already keeps track of it internally, since one can never star the same post twice. I don't see any harm in making this information public.

Here's my attempt at an unobtrusive interface with hyperlinks.

 

FLAGS: 14

starred 36 times



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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a nazi in new clothes....




I hope the new clothes are just as spiffy as their the old uniforms were. That was the only cool part, in my opinion, that the Nazis had.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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No.
Don't like it, don't want it.
I equate it to voting, and if The Dos Amigos want to know (which they do), it's no big deal. But if others find out or it becomes forum info, there will be a sharp reduction. This will reduce the number of hits, and viewers will be less inclined to read the thread. This would be counter intuitive to the way that ATS builds revenue. If I want to tell someone that I star and flagged them, they will see SnF in my post.
IMHO



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by Violater1
No.
Don't like it, don't want it.
I equate it to voting, and if The Dos Amigos want to know (which they do), it's no big deal. But if others find out or it becomes forum info, there will be a sharp reduction. This will reduce the number of hits, and viewers will be less inclined to read the thread. This would be counter intuitive to the way that ATS builds revenue. If I want to tell someone that I star and flagged them, they will see SnF in my post.
IMHO


This prettymuch sums it up nicely for me.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
I like the idea. I just wonder how it would be implemented.


I thought ATS used to show "threads I flagged" in profile? Was that removed?



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