posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 06:26 PM
Okay, ATS! Time for a little soul searching and honesty.
When I open a new thread, sometimes I have to respond bc I'm passionate about the topic. Usually, though, that's not the case. There are a lot of
"Just for Fun" threads that ask conversational type questions. The latest one I can think of is about time traveling, but there's always those
types of threads.
When I open these threads and notice the lack of stars, I typically go my own way. I just lose interest. Please note...the threads that DO matter to
me, I care less about stars. But these others? No stars, not interested.
So I've tried to pay attention, and I think I've noticed a trend. Again, this is only for the light hearted threads, but these threads tend to
"live" longer and have more participation if the comments are starred. The threads that don't star, I've noticed they last a page or two and die
Has anyone else noticed this, and do you find yourself responding more to starred threads? I'd love some honest answers, so please share.
The psychology of ATS....I should do my doctorate on this website alone...