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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
I'm always amazed that the same people who complain about ATS, are some of the most active members.
I'm even more puzzled by the fact that people think that the internet is some static place. That internet forums in general, or websites in general don't evolve over time.
Remember facebook 5 years ago? Same concept is true with ATS. We are an evolving online space. Constantly changing in order to maintain this place. Which does not come cheap mind you.
As or the decrease in moderation..
There's also been a decrease in ALERTS filed by members for T&C infractions. We are only as effective as you are vigilant in maintaining the standards that the community has set for itself.
ATS is not a strict as it once was. We cannot be, or else we would not survive. It's unfortunate, but in order to maintain ourselves within the online space, ATS has to evolve it's standards and sometimes that means tolerating things like one line responses.
You can thank Twitter for that one.
The T&C is enforced just as it always has, it has not been modified or made less important in the eyes of any staffer. Our 'House Rules' may have changed, depending on what was necessary.
You want more moderation? You feel that there are things that aren't being done proper?
File an alert. I can't promise we will agree, but I can promise we will investigate and come to a consensus. Considering we are all VERY different people, with VERY DIFFERENT beliefs ( ask any staffer and they'll you the same thing) it never hurts for us to investigate and discuss.
The Political Mudd Pitt was to throw all the partisan nonsense to one place, and so far, it's been so damn tame we wonder what's going on. Give them a place to throw mud and everything is there cleaning each other's shoes off.
originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
added to that the further machismo misogyny of the creep guy leering from the side of the screen
ATS has turned into a more social site. The conspiracy and alternative topics have already been discussed for years and years and seem to have been saturated. I know I´m over it for the most part.
I've felt this way too. Its one thing to allow short posts, just to keep up with the times, but that shouldn't mean the QUALITY of the posts end up being lowered.
originally posted by: MysticPearl
I've actually talked to members behind the scenes and they, like me, are hesitant to even take the time to create well thought-out threads as they get ignored and it turns into a complete waste of time.
I've actually talked to members behind the scenes and they, like me, are hesitant to even take the time to create well thought-out threads as they get ignored and it turns into a complete waste of time. But if ATS is comfortable going that route, what can you do? Again, their choice.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
If you described another member as a 'tosser,' the post would be actioned because it's ill-mannered and it attacks the player instead of the ball. If you told that member to 'go f*** off,' you'd be actioned too.
Frustration is only natural sometimes! It's how we respond to the frustrating posts that sets ATS above some other forums or the comment sections of You Tube. We all fall short of the standard sometimes, but that standard remains regardless of whether a member manages to deny what's often the blindingly obvious.
originally posted by: Hellmutt
There are thousands of new posts on ATS every day, and not so many mods. We can't action the posts we don't see, and we obviously don't read thousands of posts every day. More mods is not the solution, as there are other factors to consider, a balance to maintain, and security matters and so on. The solution is that you alert such posts, and then give us time to review and take action if necessary. If you see a certain bad post or posts, it doesn't mean that we allow it. Alert it! ;)
originally posted by: sk0rpi0n
Of late, I've noticed that certain members habitually show up in a serious thread and make a short and silly post that contributes nothing to the subject being discussed.
originally posted by: Daedalus
how effective is the staff going to be if they hafta intervene EVERY time someone feels butthurt?