June 14th, 2002, 08:16 AM
I'm not going to say that I'm against this system or for it. It has both it's advantages and it's disadvantages. But I will say that based on my own observations, this whole AntiPoint system has gotten out of hand, and also has been more trouble than it's worth.
Everyone pretends that they don't care about AP's, but honestly, they do. We all do. We all like to know that people approve of us. Couldn't this be accomplished just as easily with PM's? The only reason that I assign so many positives is because clicking that link is easier than composing a brand new PM. I'm almost jealous of the newbies and others who have so few AP's that their assignments count for nothing. I'd really like to be able to quickly let someone know I approve/dissapprove without causing them to receive public recognition for it. If I dissapprove, that's between me and them. Others don't need to know that "ooh, someone doesn't like this guy's posts. He needs more negs".
Lastly, I don't care about the new system. I'm going to keep on trucking as I've been doing. If I see a post that obviously has a lot of thought put into it (even if it's a post I don't agree with), greenies are assigned. Likewise on the negs.
Just my not-so-humble opinion.
I know you\'re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you\'re afraid. You\'re afraid of us. You\'re afraid of change. I don\'t know the future. I didn\'t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it\'s going to begin. I\'m going to hang up this phone, and then I\'m going to show these people what you don\'t want them to see. I\'m going to show them a world without you, a world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.
June 14th, 2002, 09:02 AM
Phirephreak i totally agree with you!! Well said.
Attitude is a small thing that makes a BIG difference.