Spiked nation Point Income Inequality

napalm4sd's picture

Wealth Inequality in America

Whats with the trust fund nationals? Fuckers starting off with an ass load of points and commenting priveleges while the rest of us have to slave in the mines getting points just so we can downvote those cock suckers and comment on their shitty videos? 

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Grothesk's picture

The question is:  do you really deserve a voice?  Pray upon it, won't you?

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Fullauto223cal's picture

Spoken like a true authoritarian loving leftist @Grothesk.  Anyone who suffers from 'wrong-think' doesn't deserve a voice, amiright?

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Grothesk's picture

Sure!

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napalm4sd's picture

lmao what a hypocritical piece of shit! I'm gonna remember this!

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Fullauto223cal's picture

"Hypocryitical" You keep using this word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

Do tell, who have I ever said doesn't deserve a voice?

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sato's picture

i think the points are carried over, and having a limit stops bot accounts being created to spam.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

You're gonna have to accept the fact that they aren't going to change anything.  They might be hoping those with minority opinions will just give up.  Image you are starting a new RPG and you need to grind out the first few levels, that's what I had to do.

The barrier to reach National was 5000 points, but I received an email this morning, sent yesterday, that has the bar at 10,000 points now.  They really don't want photos and videos in the comments apparently; unless you are one of the favored elite of course.

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skeptoid's picture

On the upside, and I'm not 100% sure about this, but it looks like Berg got immediately banned for choosing such a stupid account name or some other reason. Clicking on her new username takes you nowhere today. Also I think somebody donated 120 points to me so that was pretty cool. Just like in the real world, where the best system by far is a capitalist one where every individual is granted the greatest amount of rights with the greatest expectation of responsibility, charity begins at home. God bless Ron Paul. LOL

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Fullauto223cal's picture

What account name did she choose?

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skeptoid's picture

Pedotoid Investigations Bureau. When you click on it now you get the classic "Unauthorized" message that often indicates an account has been banned.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

OH YES, I can see where that would certainly be worthy of getting him sent to ban land.  It's fucking amazing how far down the rabbit hole of frothing at the mouth insanity he went in his attempt to get back at you for whatever it was you wrote.  Jesus H. Christ, that girl has some serious issues to deal with.

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bradlox's picture
Beta Tester

10000 are you fing me right now ??? holy crap 

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Fullauto223cal's picture

You would think with all the Bernie bro socialist running Spiked, they would be handing out points for free based on "need"?  Perhaps a 50% tax on the top 10% of users by point total to be distributed to the plebs.

But alas, we find that they have constructed a Capitalistic type meritocracy as the site's 'economic' system.  Hell, they even went so far as to allow users to engage in point transactions with the points they have earned.

It as if @Critical suddently become a fanboy of Ayn Rand?  I can just image him reading The Fountainhead while making the new site?

Oh, the irony.  LMAO!!!

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Critikal's picture
Beta TesterMaster Mind

[@Fullauto223cal] I identify as a social democrat, and I hate Ayn Rand who in her later years relied on social security - such a massive hypocrite, much like you.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

I don't know how I could be a hyopcrite on this matter.  I don't run a website like this.  If I ran a website like this with the same rules but then said something negative about you doing the same thing, I would get it.  But just throwing the label of "hypocrite" at me absent any real meaningful reference is just vapid.

Hey, you're the site admin.  You run it how you want to run in.  I'm just along for the ride.  I'll make due until my points finally reach the pointlessly high bar you set.  It's fine.

As far as Ayn Rand, I think you misread my comment.  Of course you hate Ayn Rand, all leftist do, I never claimed otherwise.

I was simply pointing out that as someone who loves Socialist ideals like equality of outcome and taking from the haves and giving to the have-nots; it was oddly funny that you decided upon a completely merit based point system that rewards people for submitting content.  Although I haven't quite figured out why you punish people for voting on comments.

As a likely Bernie bro, I have to point out that much like Ayn Rand was a hypocrite in her later years, so is Bernie.

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Critikal's picture
Beta TesterMaster Mind

Socialism is not about "equality of outcome", it's about equality of opportunity.

Also it now only costs you points to downvote a comment. So you have to dislike alsomething enough to spend points on it. Also, previously you weren't spending points to upvote - you were giving it to the commenter - "I liked your comment, here's 2 points"

I don't really care about Bernie so you'll have to elaborate on how he"s a hypocrite. Certainly it would be less than spending essentially an entire life rallying against social welfare, and then taking social security payments.

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danmanjones's picture

It's gonna be weeks/months before we can put pics/vids in our comments. That's about half of the best content of the site gone right there.

Remind me why I should have to work like a slave just to have the ability to contribute?

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danmanjones's picture

I could list about 10 things to improve on this site if anyone was interested or wanted to improve things around here.

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lawngnome's picture

Those points were from testing the new site, I believe.

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Critikal's picture
Beta TesterMaster Mind

I'll be moving all the points we had before across when I have the time.

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lawngnome's picture

I was #12 on the old points list, and have def been around 6+ years. I'd like to be able to contribute pictures and more.

I tried bribing you with a donation of points even. hehe  

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Muchos Munchbagger's picture

So who's cooler?

A "National" or a "Spiker"

This question matters

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bradlox's picture
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How the heck did you get national ??
Ive been spiked for almost a decade now, although my new account says ive only been here for 6 months lol

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bradlox's picture
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Also i have a bumblbee you don't so naaaaaah .

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tokixjam's picture

So...poor...my avocado toast!!

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danmanjones's picture

I think if you're a member for 6 months or more you should become a 'short spiker' with full privelages. If your account is wrong you can email mods@spikednation.com to rectify it.

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