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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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LMFAO

thanks for the tips..

I was wondering what I was doing wrong..



- Be a gun totin' freedom lovin' southerner


well I have this part down naturally.. lol

without the drive for war though..

I'll work on it..




posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Actually, the easiest way to get a heap of flags and stars is to open a thread with the words, "The lord is my shepherd, I shall not want" and then continue to kiss "God"s posterior.

I've seen it happen.
edit on 26-10-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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I sell my stars and flags on the black market as they are as good as gold (like the trim they put around our posts) then you have to have a good avatar too. Get a mean looking avatar and intimidate people into giving you stars and flags.

You also have to change your avatar every 7 and a half minutes, that works a lot



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by misscurious

And the being a girl comment.. never heard so much bs.. the majority of people with the most flags and stars are male.. so kinda blows that theory out of the water..



Perhaps girls are just smart enough to realize that is is more important to make real relationships with people in real life, rather than spending a lot of time getting stars and flags from people they will never meet?

Just a thought.



You are forgetting that one of the rules of economics is that people respond to incentives. Without a star system, people will be less apt to post worthwhile comments, and then this whole site falls apart and it will become your AVERAGE Forum of thought.

Btw, what a biased statement coming from you. What the heck are you doing on this site if you think that way ?


ATS hasn't always had stars. ATS used to be 3 separate site sections, ATS, (Below)BTS and (Political) PTS. Your posts were tallied and separated by site on the post count. No stars, no likes. I believe the site did just fine at the time. However, it seems how the net has changed doing away with stars will drive away people who enjoy that.
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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I've got one:

-Look for duplicate threads and post something like: "This has been posted already (link original thread). Why don't you use the search function next time?
" and proceed to make fun of the OP.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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but who really gives a crap?


I hope nobody. I would prefer we just have a post count and stars/flags were kept private. I think we would see more honest opinions personally. I dislike that the star system seems based around agreeing with people and not what they actually have said.

I don't like Obama. I would rather give a star to someone who made a compelling argument about why he is a good president than someone who just says 'I'm not voting for him 'cause Muslim.'




And the being a girl comment.. never heard so much bs.. the majority of people with the most flags and stars are male.. so kinda blows that theory out of the water..


There are a lot of creepy basement dwellers here that seem to get a little creepy with the female posters. I have noticed a few that get blanketed with stars for rather banal posts.




Anyway have a sneaky suspicion the real reason of this thread is just to gain stars and flags anyway


I'll give the OP the benefit of the doubt on this one.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by Casandra
I've got one:

-Look for duplicate threads and post something like: "This has been posted already (link original thread). Why don't you use the search function next time?
" and proceed to make fun of the OP.



The search function on ATS sucks...this needs to be changed so that anyone trying to post something that is current doesn't show up on the fourth page in search function...rather, on the first page.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by digitalf

Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
You are forgetting that one of the rules of economics is that people respond to incentives. Without a star system, people will be less apt to post worthwhile comments, and then this whole site falls apart and it will become your AVERAGE Forum of thought.

Hmm not sure I see any evidence of this if I'm honest, plenty of useless posts to skip.


Speaking of which.....SKIP!!!!



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Also, make sure your reply (even just two words) makes it onto page one. You could write prose worthy of a Nobel, but it ain't seein' a star if it's on page 4 to 30.

Yup. Page 4 here has a total of four stars.

Page 1 has 91.
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Yes Komo, me too. I star stuff that I hate simply because it makes me think.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by DeadSeraph
 


Also, make sure your reply (even just two words) makes it onto page one. You could write prose worthy of a Nobel, but it ain't seein' a star if it's on page 4 to 30.

Yup. Page 4 here has a total of four stars.

Page 1 has 91.
edit on 10/26/2012 by jiggerj because: (no reason given)


You get a star for actually counting stars
That takes effort and time to do



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

The search function on ATS sucks...this needs to be changed so that anyone trying to post something that is current doesn't show up on the fourth page in search function...rather, on the first page.




Or the "Recent Posts" page. I've seen several threads with the same title posted pile up on there. I know the search sometimes doesn't bring up results, but I'd check the recent posts if I want to post something that I've just come across (like news).

Remember the Baltic UFO? dozens of threads with the "don't know if it's posted before, didn't find anything in search" when it came up with just those 2 keywords. Sometimes people don't even bother using the search.



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Oops, there goes my Monster drink! Thank you for the afternoon laugh of the day.

See you are a true professional. Look at those stars you have raised for "ATS for dummies"




posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
reply to post by Komonazmuk
 


I call your star count and raise you another 149 stars


Want more? Join ATSStars.net
edit on 26-10-2012 by Skywatcher2011 because: Re-did star count


Hey that wouldn't be such a bad idea...you hear that Mr. CEO !



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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6) Post a picture of the latest mars photo's, and circle a random rock, claiming it is a hamster. If this doesn't work, a random sunflare video from youtube will do.


Splendid! Made me laugh SO hard, thank you.

I "feel" you op (not in that way!) I encountered "similar" frustrations recently and had to create a rant thread so I could "let it go". Hope this helped you do the same! I know my rant did.

S&F for you simply (not because I think you may have boobies) because I find your avatar sexy!


Thanks again for the smiles this brought me! I needed some.
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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there should be a race forum! i think that would be amazing!

but,sadley,knowing human nature,it would turn into a racist forum.

i teach my children to be proud of their heritage (scottish),and respect other cultures.
but i also teach them there is only one race --- human!
peace



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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I would prefer we just have a post count and stars/flags were kept private. I think we would see more honest opinions personally. I dislike that the star system seems based around agreeing with people and not what they actually have said.


Great idea. This "system" is new to me as a new member. How would one go about making this suggestion? If "we" all send an email to the owner could this become a possibility?



posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by zonetripper2065
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1. I dont care who agrees with who, your existence is nothing more than characters on a screen to me which I read once and move on.
2. Its the internet the fact some people take it so seriously points out they have a sad meaningless life and this actually matters to them.
3. Your sarcasm isnt as funny as my truth.


{ He says in a serious tone on the internet }

You sound scarred by something.

You obviously have no idea the many uses the internet has, do you?




posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by HawkeyeNation
Good post OP...I will not get any stars for my post merely because I am on the 3rd page. Being on the 1st page helps tremendously.


Holy shnikies it worked...add reverse psychology to your methods OP


But in all seriousness....since I am on the 4th page and towards the bottom I will not get any stars either.
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posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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