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One thing I noticed when thinking about ATS is that many more here have the "fed up" attitude, and in my humble opinion it seems like it started around the time of the bank bailouts in 2008 and continued through the Obammy elections up until now. I bet if the membership were surveyed it would be found that a lot of our lives have changed with just those couple of events happening, not to mention illnesses, aging, worrying/changes with familes etc.
Personally, I have had quite a few emotional losses and medical issues over the past few years. None of them financial really, except the expected inflation and whatnot. For me, almost all of those losses seemed to begin in 2008.
In fact -
The Koch Brothers might be the real reason that people on ATS are less informed, and that, in turn, might be leading to them being rude.
But when I say better I contradict myself as it's one of the best places online. It's just these whiners and moaners.
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I think many people have build tough defenses to comments on the internet which has invited the increase in stronger personal attacks, sarcasm and "rudeness".
I was never a big poster and was coming here long before I joined. I have my own policy that if I can't be positive or make it plainly clear that my words are dripping with sarcasm, I don't post, hence the low number of posts. Usually someone else might reply with exactly what I wanted to post, so I don't, and I've never created my own thread here.
reply to post by olaru12
Simply pointing out that people are getting better at handling internet trolls and general rudeness at the same rate people are getting more aggressive, and normally polite people are having to turn up the attitude to compensate.
You have some serious sarcasm issues there buddy.
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reply to post by shauny
Why are there so many rude people on ATS these days
1. They do not like being told/shown that they are incorrect on a certain subject and react like a child scorned rather than engage in civil debate.
2. They do not like being told that their political ideology is not accepted and refuse to engage in civil debate.
3. Their parents did not bring them up to respect others' opinions and may be abused as a child and are simply acting in the only way they know how.
4. They have a "holier than thou" attitude and everyone else is less intellectual - this type of member is usually banned and reappears soon thereafter - they stand out in the crowd.
I simply ignore those particular individuals once I have issued a dose of logic which is met with an off-topic rant of a personal nature.