posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 09:42 AM
Originally posted by Pinke
To be honest, I don't think stars and flags are a good indicator a lot of the time.
No, they are not, and they mean less and less with each passing year. I would be quite happy to see them disappear entirely.
Stars encourage competition, and that draws juvenile people to this site - but at the same time, and by the same token, it alienates posters who crave
People used to be a lot nicer I think!
Yes! See above.
It's true that "good people have always being coming and (unfortunately) leaving though", but the difference between the state of this site 5-6 years
ago and now really is drastic and cannot be attributed to normal fluctuations, I think. A good poster never has any real reason to leave, unless the
level of discussion and the general "atmosphere" of a site deteriorate.
To be honest I wouldn't mind stars + flags etc being public or revealed to the user receiving it, and attached to usernames if we want them to
Good idea. Dispensing with them would be the best, I think, but if they remain, this would be a good idea.
Of course I have seen it proposed before and nothing happened.
Apparently juvenile people mean a lot of traffic, and that's all that matters.
I think with stars + flags and popularity etc ... just don't let it change beyond improving your writing if it's a problem. Be yourself I
reckon. It works.
Yes, but see that's WHY so many good posters left. When you give it your best and there is no adequate reply, with so many people not even reading
other people's posts, there's no incentive to stay and continue giving it your best. So you don't give it your best anymore (which is soul-killing) -
or you leave.
I like the way you express yourself, BTW.
edit on 21-1-2013 by AdAstra because: (no reason given)