posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 08:48 PM
Originally posted by optimus primal
I think it will just lead to more egoism and the "hey everyone who is friends with me star and flag my threads!" crap we have now.
Ohhhhh snap! Somebody had to say it. I click the non-existing "like" tab, since I can't give you a gold star. Uh, I mean blue.
Along with the posting of dozens of crap threads hoping one will take off because they loves them some stars!
Ohhhhhhhh SNAPPA-DEE-DO-DAH!! lmao.....you left out the virtual ATS flags, which really fail to serve the purpose for which they were/are intended,
Since human beings use this site, any scale of measurement used, regardless of original intent and purpose, is, and always will be, entirely
subjective to each individual participant.
That is why the ATS Home page is littered with inane, wag-the-dog redundancy. Those who have been on here long enough, know that many of the threads
that are true to the original scope and purpose of ATS, get lost in the flurry of "mob" threads posted from the headlines of Yahoo, MSN, AOL or the
Seasoned members know to dig for the gold. But the immediate gratification and split-second attention mentality which so pervades society as a whole
nowadays, currently prevails on the internet. Therefore any system of recognition would have to take that into consideration while designing
something to incorporate that majority mentality, while simultaneously neutering it as much as realistically possible.
"Now, I think maybe applauses could become more visible and more frequently given for quality contributions to threads or thread
Applause system is utterly limited to mods, and as such, only those of whom pay attention to and regularly participate in such. Even so, that
participation is still a quarry of the human nature of subjectivity.
edit on 6-1-2013 by stupid girl because: (no reason given)