posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 07:09 PM
Stars really have nothing to do with the dynamics of a thread. Threads will peter out after awhile regardless. And stars don't get you anything. I'd
say one ought to concentrate on good and pithy posts, then the stars and flags will follow, most of the time. I think anyone who has been here any
length of time knows that there are posts and threads you spend hours on, literally, that don't get much recognition and may not even cause a good
conversation. Then there are others that appear to be a five minute toss-off that everyone gets excited about.
Sure, that happens, but overall in the long term if you provide good commentary, your reputation will reflect that.
Now, as to your claim that there are 10 members who finish 99% of the threads, please prove that as well as explaining what "finishing a thread" even
means. Next, please reconcile your statement that "1% hoodwink the 99%" And what does "hoodwink" mean in this context?
With over 272,408 members on ATS 1% is over 27,000, yet only 2800 or so have over 1,000 posts. So I'm not seeing where you're getting your statistics
from and you know what? I suspect you haven't done any research on this at all.
edit on 11/8/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason