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#21 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 4 2021 - 2:23 PM

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Ok


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#22 Offline Devi - Posted January 4 2021 - 3:51 PM

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Yeah, I've been at 4 stars for a while. I don't care too much, and I think I know who gave less, but it still would be nice to get 5 stars. Lol. I'll rate you 5 stars Kael, you've helped me a lot when I was a beginner.
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#23 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted January 4 2021 - 4:22 PM

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Operation get Kael to 5 stars!

 

I also have no idea what I did to get 4 stars... 


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#24 Offline Fatatoille - Posted January 4 2021 - 5:17 PM

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There are only two issues I really see with rating system in place, the former being that it only gives a generalisation of an individual without elaborating on the reasoning behind it. Therefore members or the account holder who may view a low rating and make the generalized assumption that 'this individual is bad' without having understanding for the reason(s) as to why that is. This is not so much of an issue for older accounts with a higher number of ratings but could certainly hurt newer or more impressionable members of the forum, who usually will take others' opinions to heart and may lead to a 'pygmalion effect' of sorts.

 

The latter issue being that a rating on a members account, once made, is unable to be changed by the user once clicking, and will remain a permanent statistic representative of the users beliefs, regardless of whether the users opinions of the member may change over time. Though this may not effect newer members much so, though it feels as though it may give an inaccurate representation of older members opinions of an individual.

 

both these issues are applicable to topic rating also, namely journals or long standing topics of interest.


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#25 Offline NickAnter - Posted January 4 2021 - 5:53 PM

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I'm going to say this feeling of being down from an online rating has it's roots in the modern concept of idolism. So many people look up to youtubers, actors, and other important figures as people who's footsteps deserve being followed it. If you follow in someone's footsteps, you will never reach something better. You will forever compare yourself with someone you are not, and so when these people have "5 stars" and you, on an ant forum, have "4 stars" you see yourself as lesser. This is complete and utter nonsense, and something that I truly detest about society. How will innovation occur if we idolize the people "above" us to a degree that we only want to do what they do? How is that accomplishing anything? Change for the sake of change is not good, but neither is simply attempting to walk on someone's coattails for a lifetime. Life is more than just those who have figured out a way to be successful. We can look up to them, but instead think about what they did to be successful(something new) and look up to this idea of improvement, not some random person who sees themself as a superior being.


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Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#26 Offline ZTYguy - Posted January 4 2021 - 6:08 PM

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Insert crying meme and clapping meme. I do get what you are saying I I think people should not pay attention to these ratings and base it off reviews of their products and I think this is a great opportunity to say that instead of leaving a star rating we should post a response to a shop or tell others about the care you were given while buying or selling. I honestly didn’t notice my star rating till when this post was put up so idk.


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#27 Offline Amazant - Posted January 4 2021 - 6:59 PM

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If people rate you low they’re probably jealous of your swag.

Also everyone has cool opinions and stuff about this topic which is cool to see.
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#28 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted January 4 2021 - 10:22 PM

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#29 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted January 5 2021 - 5:10 AM

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I have 4 stars :/


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#30 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted January 5 2021 - 5:18 AM

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what's wrong with that?


We don’t talk about that

#31 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 5 2021 - 6:05 AM

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I have 4 stars :/

That’s better than what I had.

#32 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted January 5 2021 - 6:10 AM

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There are only two issues I really see with rating system in place, the former being that it only gives a generalisation of an individual without elaborating on the reasoning behind it. Therefore members or the account holder who may view a low rating and make the generalized assumption that 'this individual is bad' without having understanding for the reason(s) as to why that is. This is not so much of an issue for older accounts with a higher number of ratings but could certainly hurt newer or more impressionable members of the forum, who usually will take others' opinions to heart and may lead to a 'pygmalion effect' of sorts.

 

The latter issue being that a rating on a members account, once made, is unable to be changed by the user once clicking, and will remain a permanent statistic representative of the users beliefs, regardless of whether the users opinions of the member may change over time. Though this may not effect newer members much so, though it feels as though it may give an inaccurate representation of older members opinions of an individual.

 

both these issues are applicable to topic rating also, namely journals or long standing topics of interest.

yes. you should be able to leave a note proving your rating, so people can't just rate 1 star for no reason.


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#33 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:06 AM

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i have three stars because i didn't know that you had to have a permit to ship sp that are non native or native when i bought a L. neoniger queen from canada ant colony


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#34 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:10 AM

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I was 4 stars for a long time.

I don't get how that's possible, but mine's been 5 stars for years! :lol:

 

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Hmm, maybe this post was a bad idea. I'm down to four now. :rofl:



#35 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:11 AM

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I was 4 stars for a long time.

I don't get how that's possible, but mine's been 5 stars for years! :lol:

 

attachicon.gifpic5 (2).png

 

Hmm, maybe this post was a bad idea. I'm down to four now. :rofl:

 

I'm down to three


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#36 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:13 AM

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I was 4 stars for a long time.

I don't get how that's possible, but mine's been 5 stars for years! :lol:

 

attachicon.gifpic5 (2).png

 

Hmm, maybe this post was a bad idea. I'm down to four now. :rofl:

 

are you back to 5?


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#37 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:16 AM

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I was 4 stars for a long time.

I don't get how that's possible, but mine's been 5 stars for years! :lol:

 

attachicon.gifpic5 (2).png

 

Hmm, maybe this post was a bad idea. I'm down to four now. :rofl:

 

are you back to 5?

 

Naw, it'll take a while, but I will retain my perfect score once more!



#38 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:16 AM

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I was 4 stars for a long time.

I don't get how that's possible, but mine's been 5 stars for years! :lol:

 

attachicon.gifpic5 (2).png

 

Hmm, maybe this post was a bad idea. I'm down to four now. :rofl:

 

are you back to 5?

 

Naw, it'll take a while, but I will retain my perfect score once more!

 

I'll help.


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#39 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:22 AM

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Mission accomplished. Back up to a perfect 5 stars! :lol:


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#40 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 5 2021 - 9:24 AM

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Mission accomplished. Back up to a perfect 5 stars! :lol:

Yep, you owe me 5 stars.


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