4wheelin_fool Posted April 10, 2009 Share Posted April 10, 2009 (edited) It's all about smiley economics. The increase of smiley value seems to be directly related to the decrease in overall game enjoyment. Psychologicaly, a "find" should not "cost" anything, and should just reflect accurate communication about finding a cache, rather than attaching any additional meaning to it. It would appear that the numbers folks would be getting more smileys this way, but since they are not worth as much now, it really doesn't matter. If they removed the find counts completely from profiles the smiley value would be zero (other than the value you put on your own enjoyment on the journey there) However that would induce mass geopanic, and belies the fact that it is a game and competition in some way is inevitable. Anything that is abused eventually gets taken away. Log deletion was an early freedom given to cache owners, and ALRs were an abuse tolerated by the site until it grew into large proportions.. Suppose we create a country with very few laws or government. Any new laws, or increase in government services would only be instilled if there was a direct need for it. Invite people from all over the world to live there. What would happen? If there were eventually too many silly laws, and the government grew too big or out of control, would the same people that created it be able to fix it? Or would they want to force it out of control because they didnt know how to repair it? There are 3 reasons why someone would use force. Because they want to, have to, or out of habit. If they want to use force it means that they get some form of perverted enjoyment from it, or are trying to get even. If someone has to use force it would be because they were not intelligent enough to inspire a different outcome. If they are doing it out of habit it means that they are not intelligent enough, and have fallen asleep... Well, back to the hookah, and then a short nap... Edited April 10, 2009 by 4wheelin_fool Quote Link to comment
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