Re: Throwing an idea out there.
To an extent some Internet slang is pretty damn funny. I like LOL'ing, LUL WUTing, IMOing, sometimes I get on the internetz and I've also been known to take the occasional ride on the ROLFCOPTER.
But some of the more cryptic, less mainstream internet slang is rather pointless. I can see how the smartness system could be useful, but I could also foresee it creating a few problems which, in my opinion. Is one of the LAST things CF needs right now.
And I hate to keep beating on a dead horse, but I think if CF could change its persona, the way its perceived. Then the smartness system could work, Granted this isn't how I necessarily feel, but this is how I think some members feel based on various posts and pm's I've shared with other members.
At times CF can be seen as a strict, and sadly at times dull place where (at times) people are afraid to disagree with one another in threads for fear of the thread being closed. Also I feel that at times people who post a different opinion, or have a different idea on something are jumped upon by other members for simply having a different opinion (some people actually like president bush, some people may like or dislike john mccain/barack obama) big deal, people disagree. But I feel as though people are to close minded and to quick to condemn other peoples for having a different view. I think CF needs more tolerance.
If that all could be changed to where people see CF as a more laid back, fun loving place where people respect each others views and can just agree to disagree then I think that would make this a better place, a place someone could enjoy contributing to. I think if those problems could be fixed then people would be more likely to embrace a system like the smartness system and so forth.
Just my opinion though.