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A formal complaint to ATS society (the members, yeah... YOU)

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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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Humor has taken over. It has essentially taken over this forum based page. And it makes me hurt.

It has been increasing everyday for about 3 years. I'd love to have taken the time through the years to make a statistic sheet for you all but... I wasn't focused on it until recently. And I don't have the time to do it now.

It has become irritating that almost 1 out of 3 make an unintelligent attempt at humor. Granted that blowing off steam is pleasure, but common, it's become so rhetoric that it's appalling. Can't you guys sit on your mouths and think the funny stuff instead and keep it to yourself, unless you're actually convinced it will benefit the discussion of the thread or your own point? ... In a good way at that. One doesn't always need to blurt something out just to have something to say.

Agree? Disagree?

I for one feel it has taken all the seriousness out of the whole of the ATS community and everyone just feels the need to...be accepted or something of the sorts, because it's "in".

Let's work together to make a more serious, caring, loving, genuinely happy discussion again on ATS. Many have fallen into the trap of making a bad habit in their responses.

Love you and have care for you all and hope this will make some think and act to better themselves.





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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: Sump3

Humor is how I communicate.

It may be how others communicate as well.


"And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep” "
-Lord Byron


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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Sump3

Let's make this a more loving and caring place, but no jokes!!!
Sounds contradictory imo



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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Tell me more how it was like back in the old days, so I can make a better comparison to go by.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Sump3

Humor is how I communicate.

It may be how others communicate as well.


"And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep” "
-Lord Byron


Ditto Sir Rabbit!

Peace


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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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This place is swamped with doom porn daily. It is also swamped with posts about the decline of America, the loss of rights, death and destruction here and among many other nations around the world...

Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. This place would be enough to make you drive your car off a cliff if levity was never to be had.

JMHO of course. You are very much entitled to yours as well. It takes all kinds. That's a good thing. Not a bad one.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:57 PM
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a reply to: Sump3





Can't you guys sit on your mouths and think the funny stuff instead and keep it to yourself,


Now that's funny....

You complain about humor then make a "funny" see the disconnect here?

To answer the question....no I can't! Women love men that make them laugh; and I need the practice.



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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:58 PM
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Perhaps, what he meant of "unintelligent attempts at humor" is that for example:

If I don't understand what you are saying, then I make fun of you for it and that puts people at odds?
Instead of that, let's talk in a civil, less trivial means.


edit on 7-6-2014 by movingmyeye because: Grammar issues..



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Sump3
Now hear this:
No more fun at ATS, humor makes people angry.

Something doesn't sound right about that.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

You bring up an excellent point. When I participate in an ATS thread, I try to be serious and factual. I sometimes miss the target on certain topics though. But when I really need to let steam out (accumulated by doomy gloomy we're all screwed type of threads) then BTS (or now Off Topic Boards) is where I head.

Laughing once in a while is therapeutic, I think. It's definitely a need.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: Sump3

I agree in a way.

I do dislike it when you are trying to be serious either because you are debating something of importance to you or you are angry and need to vent but someone comes a long and cracks a joke. I know some people are just trying to lighten to the mood but sometimes you need someone to not just toss aside your feelings & make light of the situation.

It's not something I had every really thought about until my boyfriend brought it up. I would try to make him feel better by cracking a joke about the situation or just trying to ease the tension & he told me how he needs to feel that emotion, even thought it's just for a moment, he still would like to feel that emotion & not have it turned it something else.


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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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You will find that those that use humour on ATS are often the same individuals that can knock you out of the ballpark with a debate on most subjects - without the humour.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: Sump3

I agree with you!! I hate it! I am a war vet and want all folks to feel like crap!! lol!! I do and I am insane!! So everything is funny to me anyway!! So I have no Idea what I'm saying!!








posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:15 PM
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Our humor makes us more human. Of all of the emotional responses I could possibly garner when making a post, I'd rather make someone laugh, than piss someone off. If my humor pisses someone off, then so be it. You can't placate everyone...

That's just me...



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Sump3

Humor is how I communicate.

It may be how others communicate as well.


"And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep” "
-Lord Byron


Agreed beezzer. I communicate the same IRL most of the time as well. I am not adverse to having serious discussions at all and like those that are not adverse to a scant bit of humor peppered into those serious discussions at times. Many others are the same way IRL. It's difficult to come on ATS and not be the person you are off of ATS IMO. In our every day lives we meet different types of folks with different types of coping mechanisms and mannerisms. I am not sure why it shouldn't be that way on ATS.

Different strokes and all that.



originally posted by: Sublimecraft
You will find that those that use humour on ATS are often the same individuals that can knock you out of the ballpark with a debate on most subjects - without the humour.



Spot on Sublime. I have noticed the same with many of the "joker" posters on here. It'll shock you then impress you.

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posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

That helped me a lot bro!!




posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
You will find that those that use humour on ATS are often the same individuals that can knock you out of the ballpark with a debate on most subjects - without the humour.



Well stated. Some of the funniest folks on here are the most intelligent. Brilliant folks throughout history have been jokesters. Look it up. Einstein used to do Vaudeville schtick, Fermi was a ventriloquist, and I believe Tesla juggled cats...

I made all of that up, of course.



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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No offense but the guys who have been here since the beginning (not 2012) sometimes crack wise...Whats wrong with bringing a little joy to a thread? Even when I get in heated discussions about Chemtrails with the non believers ( please I'm using an example so don't crush my spirits de-bunkers, you know who you are.....) and I get really upset, i see a comment that makes me literally laugh out loud because it was funny, and it makes me feel better..and lightens my mood..

So please, maybe we should take the RANT forums out of here because it seems like everyday someone has something to complain about..from ads, meixcans, and now humor?

What is going on here...

Your just about as serious as your picture...but I see a little smile forming..

lol
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edit on 7-6-2014 by Thisbseth because: atrocious spelling



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

This is what i mean...Im laughing my ass off and now my day got better. Thanks man..



posted on Jun, 7 2014 @ 07:45 PM
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I like humour, especially when it is natural, some are naturally funny and sometimes it can add to a thread, making a point that couldn't be said any otherway with such insight, or diffusing some situations.

However, the whole popularity contest thing that has emerged recently for some ATSers is a bit tedious, as is the whole cutesy thing or 'I am more witch/ alien /hippy than you' thing and the weird virtual chat cliques that obviously about 'we are a thing and you aren't welcome in our gang' *passes the whatever to whoever* *rolls eyes* etc type of thing that thankfully has now been vanquished to some off board place away from the realms of the sane.

Oh and while this is sort of a rant page, I should probably add that being genuine on ATS is good, genuine opinions are much more palatable than those that have read other members posts and decided on mimicking their persona or opinions than talking about their own opinions, it is also obvious when they aren't being true to themselves.

ATS can be a great thing generally in the big picture of things, but it has to keep it real.



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