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In this place, if you're interested in a particular topic, the same flamers will inevitably join over and over and over again, without having the ability to properly ignore them.
The ignore button was a cop out IMO.
I find certain people on ATS to be ignorant, biased and even annoying, but even so, I would not choose to ignore them.
If we are truly to learn from our world and grow from our experiences then we must embrace those uncomfortable moments when we are being annoyed as challenges.
I don't believe we can grow as humans if we surround ourselves in a cocoon of comfort. Our greatest growth occurs when challenged or even when being annoyed.
Would you rather pull my posts or would you rather help me in order to help you?
I've written quite a few threads and replies in a word pad document that never ended up on the boards because I wrote them in frustration.
I don't expect that a member of such a high caliber, like yourself to fall prey to petty trolls and the ignorant though. I hope I'm not wrong in thinking that