For the record, point noted about the change of character around election time.
Wait....now that I think about it, the dem/repub bantering and president bashing never really quiets down, now does it?
I think the posts noting the idea that "Well if you don't like it, don't read it/go away/nobody is forcing you to visit here" is a bit of a fallacious
This thread isn't about bitching for the sake of bitching, it's a stab at improving the forum by trying to get members to understand that by
acknowledging what they are mindlessly doing with the S/F system, especially when it stems not of content and validity but rather by
admiration/acknowledgement/tip of a hat of a regular, or even just jumping on the bandwagon. I'd not be surprised if there are a number of people who
star a thread before/without even reading it, just based on the other 30 stars.
Solid, real threads on real topics are being ignored partially due to 20 page flame wars over a quip or misquote uttered by somebody on the
president's staff taking up room and attention, S/F's and adding nothing. Now this isn't exactly the fault of the system we have here, but the fault
of the members who bite into these threads.
And yes, they have that right, and I shouldn't be the one to cast judgement on what people want to do or type with their own time, they can do
whatever they want.
All I want is for forum members to be more aware of what they are doing. This is after all, as much entertainment as information gathering for most,
and I understand that, but all the same, I guess I just miss the days when there was a little more thought into what you added to the conversations
here, a little more value in the reasoning to star and flag, and a little more meaning in what you came away with.
edit on 21-9-2012 by FrostForests because: typo