I have always used the like button for everything that I have felt intriguing or helpful, but I think it is important to be able to differentiate between knowledgeable members and those who just post for the heck of it. That is why it is different than likes and number of posts one has and it is helpful in its own way.
I agree it is sad that there are people that discriminate on this forum, just because they live in a different country...
The system is open to abuse and it might be better to just scrap it IMHO, unless it is monitored by the mods (sorry if that is too much extra work for them), though as I posted I think it is monitored already.
By searching old threads on the subjects that interest you it should soon be apparent whose posts are most useful and whose needed to be taken with a pinch of salt without relying on the green icons.
Whatever its just an opinion.
Well it's good to know now what these green bars are , but I can't stop reading there hidden meanings ! So many "Beacons of Light" . I do find a great influx of new members , who are quick to respond to a post , even if they don't have the correct answer . I guess you can call them grain of salt bars . I don't respond unless I am very sure of the answer , and I'm sometimes still wrong . But not that often , I'd rather say nothing at all , than be wrong . I wonder if I've lost any bars because of some of my removed posts , nothing racist or sexist . Just politically incorrect I'd guess , but i was in good company at least . In closing I must say this is a wonderful forum , filled with wonderful people . That I'm very happy I've found you all . You are all beacons of light !
To sum it up:
Soap bars, candy bars, hotel bars, rank bars, Browning BARs = Important things.
Little green pixel bars = Not so important things.
I never knew how to give rep-points untill now but I sometimes see notifications that I got some. But I got them for things I really didint deserve, like posting my collection or saying nice things about other peoples.
Best regards, Patrick
didn't think they're that important so i disabled mine some time ago.
You can also hit the "Like" button in a comment to subscribe to a thread if you find it interesting. In case you are busy and don't have time to write something meaningful The"Like" will give you feed back from the thread in question.