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    The likes thing is not a good idea. Just... isnt. Please dont do it.

    There dont need to be more popularity contests in the world. Theres an obnoxious amount already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merced View Post
    I wasn't aware there was a point in time where the forum didn't have likes. Even then, seeing how you can only like a post once, how is this bad? There's a page dedicated to top five most liked members and top five members who gave likes. What's the difference there?
    I think that is bullshit too and would [work to] remove it if I were still an admin on staff.

    Likes have no bearing on whether someone "deserves" to be a featured member. It can simply mean that someone has enough friends that they can just run up each other's likes. Why not just have someone on staff pick someone who is either interesting or contributes a lot to the forum community?

    I'm surprised at your surprise, but I guess you were not on the forum before Likes were installed -- we had a HELL of a huge forum row about it, very heated, everyone had an opinion, and we almost did not do it because of how heated it was. But we decided to give it a shot and lo and behold the forum did not crash and burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totenkindly View Post
    I think that is bullshit too and would [work to] remove it if I were still an admin on staff.

    Likes have no bearing on whether someone "deserves" to be a featured member. It can simply mean that someone has enough friends that they can just run up each other's likes. Why not just have someone on staff pick someone who is either interesting or contributes a lot to the forum community?

    I'm surprised at your surprise, but I guess you were not on the forum before Likes were installed -- we had a HELL of a huge forum row about it, very heated, everyone had an opinion, and we almost did not do it because of how heated it was. But we decided to give it a shot and lo and behold the forum did not crash and burn.
    Seems like the concept of having a featured member to begin with is what you're against. Having staff pick it sounds much worse than number of likes determining it because then it's just favoritism as opposed to having a lot of friends. At least there's democracy in that. What if it was most liked post of the month?
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    I dont think its really meant to be a contest. Just more people volunteering and then waiting their turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merced View Post
    Seems like the concept of having a featured member to begin with is what you're against.
    Wow. Way to teach me I just need to tune you out in the future.

    Having staff pick it sounds much worse than number of likes determining it because then it's just favoritism as opposed to having a lot of friends. At least there's democracy in that. What if it was most liked post of the month?
    Yes, because that isn't even MORE easy to have membership rig. Good job.

    Don't bother to respond, I'm checked out on this exchange from here on out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    I dont think its really meant to be a contest. Just more people volunteering and then waiting their turn.
    Yeah, maybe if it's again more about just "interesting" people or people who are honestly willing to put themselves out there in detail for others to get to learn about -- self-disclosure.

    At some point, someone will still have to do selecting, we can't get around that much unfortunately. But if you make it so it includes some volition on people volunteering to be pretty open in their interviews (and there are good interviews), then that makes it less of a popularity contest thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totenkindly View Post
    Wow. Way to teach me I just need to tune you out in the future. Yes, because that isn't even MORE easy to have membership rig. Good job. Don't bother to respond, I'm checked out on this exchange from here on out.
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    the downfall for many users is depending on likes for self esteem.

    Although I wouldn’t mind a featured member having a random maxed out rep bad.

    But les b real there only a few solid members in typo c in terms of consistent posting and do wonderful social commentary.

    Although I do feel featured even if it’s not listed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffaella View Post
    Can we nominate people?

    I nominate @Xann
    Quote Originally Posted by Starry View Post
    Why isn't this being done?

    I suppose I would volunteer to be the featured user for the month of October if that were okay? @highlander

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    I nominate @Gentleman Jack and @Atomic Fiend

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