Originally posted by Suzianne
are you saying people don't bother to write interesting and/or fun posts because they don't get immediate gratification in the form of recs?
clearly, such is not the case.
IF that is what you were saying.
recs did not make the posts suddenly more interesting or fun. in fact, quite the opposite. the posts were predictably snarky, rude, sarcastic and mean, all in the name of garnering another almighty rec.
good riddance to them.
Anything that you just said in that post has no business in the same sentence as the word "clearly." It's far away from that.
I don't find the recs I get for saying that "gratification." It shows agreement or support or that someone liked that post and feels others should read it. Would you prefer to have a bunch of posts where people say "Hey, I agree, right on bro!" I certainly hope not. That cannot be tallied, and therefore we would not have a rec posts link on the site.
There was no benefit of removing the rec count, except to diminish the forums. It was the acts of few that ruined the fun of many. Group punishment for a few people's stupidity is ridiculous. And people take sides on this issue worse than a political party, nobody has there own damn opinion, just followers.
I like you Suzi, but I'll never agree with you on this issue.