posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 01:57 PM
No offense OP but I'm sick and tired of people crying about the star and flag system. This isn't necessarily geared towards you but I believe a lot
of this complaining has to do with jealousy.
For example, I can put a lot of effort into what I consider to be a great thread and it gets no replies and barely any stars of flags, but if I post a
news story...I go to bed...wake up in the morning and have received countles stars and flags.
The news stories that you are complaining about many of us posting actually interest many of the fan base on ATS as we like to point out the BS coming
from the mainstream media. Many intelligent members are in the habit of doing this which leads to intelligent discussion but can also lead to the back
and forth bickering that we see on various issues.
I feel like you are wanting to customize ATS to your liking while forgetting that different people have different interests and will not always be
interested in the same subject matter that you are.
I said this previously in a similar thread, I wish I could give these stars and flags away even though I appreciate the gesture from members who take
the time to star and flag our posts. Some members consider stars and flags to be a special currency that you can convert to gold... this is obviously
not the case. This is the internet and can be considered somewhat of a popularity contest.
I believe a lot of it comes from favoritism. There are cliques on ATS, these cliques usually follow eachother on certain threads as "back up". I
know I have friends that I keep track of their threads, and they keep track of mine. I also know of other members in other "cliques" who have the
Who knows, maybe all this complaining about the star and flag process on ATS may cause some changes but I think the system that is in place is working
quite well so why fix it if it's not broken?
This site is full of great information from so many different topics that there is something for everyone. Many of us consider the world events that
are unfolding very worthy of discussing and to ignore them would be pure ignorance.
That's my counter rant to your rant