posted on Nov, 27 2014 @ 09:46 AM
It is fairly rare for me to post in the Rant forum. More often than not I like to contribute to discussions that are going somewhere, discussions
which have a conclusion which is not foregone in the way that this one will surely be. However, my ire has been stoked.
I love this website. I love coming here every day, reading the topics of the day, searching out interesting threads, shooting the proverbial breeze
with my fellow members, and learning, always learning. I LOVE it! I also respect the fact that significant effort on the part of moderators,
administrators, and indeed the ownership, is what provides us with this wonderful environment to converse within. When I post, I try where possible to
make contributions which are useful, interesting, or informative, and I do that because I owe that much to the people who make this place run, and
indeed I owe that much to my fellow members as well. I try to make my contributions to the site, as useful to others, as the vast majority of content
here has been to me over the years. You guys are my family, and you deserve nothing but the best.
We all have our part to play after all, in keeping the topics and discussions thereof, relevant, useful, and valid. That is what keeps content
quality around here high, and I for one support that, rabidly!
*foams at the mouth*
One of the ways to keep our content quality high, is to ensure that the topic at hand is the one being discussed in thread. Another way we prevent
content quality in threads from slipping, is by paying attention to concepts like good manners, good conduct, and an open and decent attitude toward
So as you can imagine, when I happen across a thread, on an important topic of the day, which contains a healthy discussion for the most part, and
one person in the thread seems determined to wave their nuts around all over the place with short, ill informed, ill mannered posts, promoting their
attitude above the interests of the site and the membership alike.... I have to confess, I get a little agitated by that, despite all my efforts to
counter that feeling.
But to then have that person turn around and accuse me of being passive aggressive when I point out how their posts make me feel about things....
well that is just crossing off all the wrong boxes on my tick sheet. Lets lay this on the line shall we?
If you have something to say in a thread, then keep a civil tongue in your damned head. If you cannot do that, then perhaps you need to think about
taking yourself elsewhere. This is not a playground, this is not a street corner. Standards of decency and good conduct in communication are upheld
here, and therefore this is no place for those who are either incapable of engaging, or unwilling to engage with the issues in a frank, fair, and even
handed manner. This is ATS. We have standards. Either familiarise yourself with them, and accept them, or sod off.