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Old 12-09-03, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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these stars a bad idea

just wondering if anyone else thinks these stars are a bad idea....wouldn't be better to have some sort of criticing system of post so that those with more stars are none as more knowledgeable than just some one who siad "hi welcome to ssnakess" 700 times...........
I've recently read some really basic questions that anyone with intermediate knowledge would know and these people had stars shooting all over the place.....just wondering if anyone else feels the same way and wanted to let people new to the site know that stars are about participation not knowledge

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Old 12-09-03, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I feel the same way you do, but I don't think there's nothing we can do about it. Simply visit the site as often as you can and you'll get to know yourself who's good and who's full of BS You're right stars don't matter at all.

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Yeah, but I don't think that many people pay attention to the stars anymore.

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Old 12-09-03, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you dont like the stars support the site, and like magic they disapear.
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Old 12-09-03, 03:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by asphyxia
If you dont like the stars support the site, and like magic they disapear.
Hehehehe...hmmm....that sounds interesting!

I don't really like the stars either but, oh well...i don't really pay to much attention to them, i pay more attention to what people have to say and i base my opinions and decisions solely on that.
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Old 12-09-03, 03:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i like them, being venemous makes me look more experienced. most people with alot of posts like 2000+ say welcome to the site, or beautiful snake 10times a day
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Old 12-09-03, 03:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Im not sure when it was said that the stars indicated someones level of experience at all??? They are simply just something there for fun with no meaning at all... Its like when people send me rude emails if a moderator posts something which they dont agree with about husbandry etc.... Because you are a moderator of a forum does not make you a expert and they are not picked because they are experts, they are picked because I feel they can "moderate" the forums and are active, not because they are have a university degree... is offline  
Old 12-09-03, 03:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Posts: 184 one is bad mouthing u/the site/ or anything for that matter.......just an say that i've been on the site a couple weeks now and just came to this realization........wanted to know if i was the only Asphyxia i loved your post........
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Old 12-09-03, 04:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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JMO: I don't mind them at all. In one aspect I can see where they've done good.

In cases where someone who hasn't been here long, maybe doesn't know the site rules, etc...posts something they shouldn't for whatever reason, people can see that this person is a newbie and may not know the rules with just one glance at their stars and number of posts.

Personally, I like the names I get a kick out of em.


I think JEFF and whoever else, should come up with some new names
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Old 12-09-03, 04:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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lol, I didn't get what the stars meant for a while, then I did. I agree with Bichiraddict, I like the names. lol....

But maybe it should be explained somewhere that they are for fun. Birchiraddict may be more knowledgeable than me, but I have more stars simply because kansas is really boring, I have no money to go anywhere (spend it all on my animals basicly. ) and did I mention that Kansas is really boring, and it sucks? lol
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Old 12-09-03, 05:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Upscale, I didnt mean to come across as mad or angry, I didnt think you were badmouthing me or the site man I just wanted to clarify the stars / moderator bit for everyone! is offline  
Old 12-09-03, 05:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm with Jeff, I was reading those posts thinking, "WTF? It's just a fun thing for how many people post alot" Sheesh.

Personally I like the star system, it encourages people to post more, hence making this site more active.

Plus, the site kicks A$$ anyways

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Old 12-09-03, 05:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i got 2 stars
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Old 12-09-03, 07:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I agree with Jenn, it encourages people to post more which makes the site more active and in my opinion allows people to develop friendships on the site.

I post a lot on this site and most of its on pics of other peoples herps, I enjoy seeing what other people keep. If I feel that I can give some good advice I do. However my knowledge is primarliy on crested geckos, some cham info and BP info and also stuff that I read in Reptiles Magazine.


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