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Did you still give a GA even when you know you've maxed out on someone?

Asked by janbb (53311points) June 18th, 2010

A friend and I were discussing; he doesn’t, I do. I like to know that someone (or someones) thought my answer was good, even if it doesn’t push up my total lurve and also let a poster know that I thought their answer was good. What’s your feeling about giving or getting uncounted GAs?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Of course I do – a GA is a GA.

mrentropy's avatar

Yes. I don’t even know if I’ve maxed someone out.

Vunessuh's avatar

Of course I still do. If I like an answer for whatever reason, I feel like they deserve a GA from me.
But I think after you max out for someone, every time you give them a GA or a GQ thereafter, they get a little feeling in their pants. I could be wrong, but I think that’s how it works.

Btw, GQ! XD

janbb's avatar

@Vunessuh So that’s what was causing it!

BoBo1946's avatar

if it is a great answer, yes! and, most of the time, give GA when it not a great answer! What is a great answer? In the eyes of the beholder…i guess! After all, there are lots of good answer here, but a great answer…don’t see an abundance of those! certainly not from Chaz! loll

Jude's avatar

Yes, if it is indeed a good answer.

I also give GA to everyone who posts in my question/thread.

dpworkin's avatar

I don’t, because it interferes with the person’s ability to get lurve, by taking up an empty spot in the limit of 5.

janbb's avatar

I don’t get what the limit of 5 is? I think there is a max of points that you can get for GAs for a question, but I thought it was more than 5.

Vunessuh's avatar

@janbb You can receive 50 GA’s on an answer, but only the first 5 will actually count.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I do, usually.. I mean, a good answer deserves the extra notation in the thread, lurve be damned.

dpworkin's avatar

Only the first 5 ga’s count toward lurve. If I give you a ga, instead of 5 chances to earn lurve, you only have 4 chances, because I am firing blanks, yet counting against your total of 5.

janbb's avatar

If I don’t want to get pregnant, blanks are preferable. Off-topic, but just sayin’.

syz's avatar

Of course.

chyna's avatar

I do. And like @jjmah, if I post a question and someone actually answers it, I give GA’s to both people.

janbb's avatar

So – if 25 lurve points is the max you can get for any question, but people want to show their appreciation, it would seem to me to be a better system if you got 25 points for 5 “unmaxed” GAs wherever they accumulated, not just in the first 5 GAs. Wouldn’t that solve the issue?

mrentropy's avatar

If I have to start keeping track of GA’s, GQ’s, who got them and when then I’ll just stop.

Vunessuh's avatar

@janbb That’s a great suggestion and I think it was mentioned several months ago, but was obviously never implemented.

dpworkin's avatar

@janbb There was some talk about adjusting the algorithm, but I don’t know what happened to that. I would prefer to be able to give GAs freely without thinking that I may be depriving someone of well-earned lurve.

janbb's avatar

Are you there, FlutherGods? It’s me, @janbb.

CMaz's avatar

GA is about GA. Nothing more.

This is not a good place to get your ego stroked. :-)

Aethelwine's avatar

Apparently many of you do. I’ve been getting many great answers, but very few points.

I still do, and I also give great answers to everyone that answers my questions. like @jjmah

ucme's avatar

If it tickles or informs me then it’s getting one regardless.

liminal's avatar

I even click GQ!

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

It is my mission to keep all of you from gaining any lurve points. I’m gonna GA the hell out of you.

Hehehehe.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I don’t have a clue if I’ve maxed out on anyone. I don’t really even think about it. If I think it’s a GA, I click GA.

mrentropy's avatar

@ucme That’s the other problem. An answer may be hilarious and worthy of a GA, but if it doesn’t answer the question then it’s kind of useless. Maybe we should have Funny Answers along with Good Answers.

ucme's avatar

@mrentropy Aha, nail firmly struck on head methinks.

mrentropy's avatar

@ucme Don’t get me wrong, though. I appreciate a good zinger.

ucme's avatar

@mrentropy I rarely give anything other than, well relatively speaking.

tinyfaery's avatar

Yes. At this point, I don’t know who I’ve maxed out on.

chels's avatar

Abso-fuckin’-lutely

dpworkin's avatar

^ She said a bad word.

wilma's avatar

I always give a GA when I see a great answer.
I don’t pay much attention to lurve points.

BoBo1946's avatar

loll..what is a GA?

CMaz's avatar

Great Anagram

janbb's avatar

My previous invocation of the Fluther Gods might have been too subtle.

ANDREW, BEN, TIM – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE IDEA OF MAKING THE FIRST 25 POINTS FROM NON-MAXED OUT GAS COUNT, WHEREVER THEY ARE IN THE LINE-UP? COULD YOU MAKE THAT CHANGE (pretty please)?

BoBo1946's avatar

loll….i thought it meant, “gorgeous ass!”

augustlan's avatar

I tried to not do it, for the very reasons @dpworkin pointed out… but I just can’t help myself! It’s a reflex at this point, if I like it I GA it, before a second thought even crosses my mind. I do think there might be some fine-tuning of the algorithm in the future, but the guys are so busy doing the imperative stuff that some of the niceties take a back seat.

janbb's avatar

@Auggie – I’ll fine-tune your algorithms anytime you like, you B-U-S-T-Y lady, you!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Always. If GA isn’t gorgeous asses what’s GQ?

janbb's avatar

A men’s magazine about fashion, but that’s not important now.

(I’ve got to stop hitting the Diet Coke on Friday afternoons.)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@janbb Duel GA’s. Those fancy publications don’t reach us hicks in upstate NY.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Yes. A good answer deserves recognition. (Also, to be honest, I couldn’t care less about other users lurve score and whether or not I’mgoing to make it bigger)

augustlan's avatar

@janbb I’m getting a little feeling in my pants…

janbb's avatar

@Auggie So you will be my date for the Prom?

janbb's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe You gotta come down to the Jersey Shore!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@janbb If you and auggie are getting together for the prom, I’m there. There’s a little feeling in my pants. What’s that?

augustlan's avatar

@janbb We’ll dance the night away, darling.

@Adirondackwannabe Ok, but you can only watch. Keep your tentacles to yourself!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

My tentacle is crushed, and I’m almost blushing. LMAO

AmWiser's avatar

I definitely agree with giving a GA when I see one. Of course thats my opinion. What if you could mark ‘bad answer’ would Fluther take away lurves:-D

CMaz's avatar

That would be a GBA.

Good Bad Answer.

chels's avatar

@dpworkin Yes. I cursed. Whatcha gon’ do about it?!

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I like to give credit where it is due.

wilma's avatar

You mean it doesn’t mean gorgeous ass?

I was wondering what that lil feeling in the pants was

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Why not? It doesn’t cost me anything or harm the? A GA is a GA.

liminal's avatar

I always thought that little feeling in the pants was because of the gorgeous ass i was clicking, but embarrassed to say. Happy to have the company.

filmfann's avatar

I just gave everyone here lurve to make up for all the times I should have.
Sorry.

Buttonstc's avatar

Math makes my head hurt so I just give out GAs and don’t try to keep track of numbers (ouch)

A GA is a GA regardless of how the numbers add up, or don’t.

janbb's avatar

Just as an aside to the discussion, many of us who talk about being “maxed-out” on people just know to whom we’ve been giving GAs for many a month and thus have gone over a hundred. It’s not so much a matter of keeping track as just an awareness.

CMaz's avatar

And that’s half the battle.

Brought to you by AT&T.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Yes. It’s more important to me to see what was considered a GA or GQ than the actual figure it eventually adds up to.

Buttonstc's avatar

It still hurts my head cuz I don’t really understand the whole algorithm pattern of maxed out so don’t give GA cuz it takes away potential other GA which would count ?

Even trying to type it out so it’s not a run on sentence gives me a headache so I decided not to bother.

Hope that makes sense to anyone reading it :D

Good luck with that.

For me, Fluther is about people, not a numbers game.

If it were the reverse, I’d make sure to find a site that pays for good answers.

Hey now, there’s an idea to investigate :)

janbb's avatar

@Buttonstc Now I don’t know whether to give you a GA for that or not, but you can have a nickel!

Buttonstc's avatar

Oh thank you kind sir (or madam)

But you can give me both :)
I wouldn’t object.

…..not too proud to accept charity. Like Blanche, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers (or friends).......

janbb's avatar

Or people in your Fluther?

(Ooh – we should do a Fluther version of Streetcar Named Desire!)

Buttonstc's avatar

Definitely.

Count me in :)

jazmina88's avatar

GQ Got Quacked??

mattbrowne's avatar

Aber klar doch!

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