posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 02:51 AM
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
While there could be a slight bit of what you describe actually going on, I think overall you might want to reconsider your perspective of what ATS
is, and why people flag threads. It is not a popularity contest whatsoever, and that is a mere illusion that is easy to get around here, with all the
stats and stars and flags flying around. I wouldn't get sucked into that trap at all, because we all have threads that seem to go nowhere.
I find that more often than not, people here respond most to the issues they want to see discussed. They know that a lot of flags, particularly, is
going to give max exposure to those issues, regardless of who starts the thread, or really, how "good" that thread is- assuming at least that there
is a reasonable source and the OP makes some kind of sense.
To assume that people at ATS dislike you to a degree that would stop them from flagging your threads is pretty much an insult, I think, to the board
as a whole. Most of us are just not that superficial. If an issue is important to me and I want to see it get more exposure, I flag it, no matter who
it is from. But I will also say that if the thread already has 150+ flags, or even 100+ sometimes, max exposure has been reached, and at that point I
might not flag it. But that's just me.
In summary, to take the overall response of the board to any thread you start- personally- is a very misguided view. Tomorrow you might start one that
goes bananas. In fact when you do one that does get considerable response, then come back to this thread and maybe look at your OP and see for
yourself that it was probably more the topic issue and content, and had only 1% to do with how much people like or dislike you. And I'd say I was
being generous with 1%.