It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Basic stats shouldn't be on public display.

page: 3
<< 1  2   >>

log in


posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 05:29 PM
reply to post by AthlonSavage


remind me not to debate you Mr. Profiler!

posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 08:30 PM
reply to post by schuyler

Other people, but not YOU, of course, may be influenced by "Stars & Stuff," therefore they should not be displayed?

I believe what I actually said was that I WAS influenced by stats; that I have negatively appraised those members with not so good stats, and positively appraised the ones who have good stats, albeit subconsciously.

Indeed I still AM influenced (the subconscious is a powerful entity).

It follows by logical inference that if I am influenced in this way, others may be also.

Not too hardcore?

Why does it matter to you what other people think?

It matters to me that favouritism is being encouraged. If that doesn't matter to you, I can understand why you posed the question.

Would you prefer to do their thinking for them?

I think it's pretty clear I wouldn't...would you?

If you don't think "Stars & Stuff" are worthwhile and pay no attention to them

But I DO pay attention to stats - that's the whole purpose of this thread.

Consciously I don't, subconsciously I do.

why does it matter how many stars someone else has? It's irrelevant, right?

I would say so. So why have them?

Very likely, you don't even know what some of those numbers even mean.

So what? I know that higher is better, and that's enough.

Good point though - why have airy-fairy concepts like WATS and Karma when they are 'very likely' not comprehensible to the average member?

They have decided it is worthwhile and they don't really give a crap what you think about the system.

What I'm getting is that YOU don't really give a "crap" about what I think.

But that's okay.

when you start telling other people what they ought to be doing, or telling this site what they ought to display or not display, you have crossed a line. This is not a democracy. You do not have a vote. You don't get to tell other people what to do.

Now this is getting silly. I'm on the Rant section and I'm expressing a personal POV which - last time I checked - was allowed on this site.

Oh by the way...who are you?

If you're a mod, say so. Don't be shy.

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 05:58 AM
Thank you all for your comments, very interesting to read.

It seems the majority of you 'get' my point...though, disconcertingly, some still don't.

Peace out.

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 06:04 AM

Sooo...I guess we shouldn't point out "The Applause" stats to OP quite yet.

Gotta go to the profile of the person to see those. That takes extra effort.

ETA - at least those numbers and the number of posts aren't messed up. Those are accurate.
edit on 3/1/2014 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 09:52 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

The whole 'star' system should be gotten rid of, IMHO. It's skewed and it encourages 'group think'.

Funny how this post gets a bunch of stars.
edit on 2-3-2014 by thesearchfortruth because: (no reason given)

top topics
<< 1  2   >>

log in