posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 11:44 PM
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
I would add appluases to that.
Still, it's questionable. Alot of the members who have been around for longer or who tend to post more just post a bunch of speculative, unfounded
crap and according to those credentials it seems as if they would still make it in seeing that most ATS members can't spot the crap from the well
founded, evidenced material.
Same goes for a lot of you newbies as well. That "speculative unfounded crap" you're talking about is called an opinion and we all have them.
Including you. Are you right or am I right? Or do we just have a difference of opinion? I vote for the latter of the two. And just because two
different posters spend a lot of time on different subject matters doesn't mean that one is more credible than the other. It just means they have
different interests. Just like in real life when two people run with different crowds.
That's why the OP's system wouldn't work just as the FICO system doesn't work. You're trying to judge a persons personality on numbers and that
just doesn't pan out in my opinion. The numbers you see under your avatar are what Wrabbit pointed out; your level of participation ( On a side note,
Wrabbit just has a way of making sense to me every time he/she posts )
You could spend 10 million dollars in cash in ten years and your credit at the end of that time frame will be substantially lower than when you
started. Forget the fact that you just pumped 10 million into the economy. That doesn't matter. What matters to FICO is that you didn't do it using
credit so it therefore would not be proportionate to what the rest of society is doing, therefore, it lacks credibility ( which is, after all, a
variation if the word credit).
I could be the most prolific poster this site has ever known but, according to the OP's system, if I, among other things, didn't start threads that
were proportionate to the rest of what I or other posters did, I wouldn't have a lot of credibility and that wouldn't be fair because I'm not a
good conversation starter. Never have been, but that doesn't mean I don't have other skills that could offset that one weakness and, from what I
saw, the OP's method of judgement doesn't take that into consideration.
In short, credibility is like love; it's in the eyes of the beholder.