I was wondering.
Is it possible to make a private thread forum. One where invites grant access? I feel that the ability for people to do drive by debunking and
general derailment is a HUGE reason for people not contributing,
I think if we had a forum where OPs can invite those they think would benefit and are willing to learn from could be the greatest thing ever. You
would attract those you think are knowledgeable and you trust as being honest.
Have it be RATS, and have it be invite only. Have it be posted and have people REQUEST participation. If not you only get some bullet points on the
I am just sick, like many of people pretending to want to learn and participate and really they are just trying to impress others at your expense.
I cant bring myself to make threads anymore if any old idiot can come in with a google copy and paste attack and then sit back to act like
I understand the need to generate content as an online business. This could incentivize people to join and participate correctly on the boards so as
to be invited to the exclusive content some contributors generate.
We would not have lost even a quarter of disillusioned members if any old troll who can create a log on wasnt allowed to do what they do best.
We wouldnt mind getting debunked by honest people trying to correct a fallacy, but honestly who can be sure anymore. It all seems like SOME people are
actively trying to reduce the quality of content, like they were ATS competition. MAYBE they are just angry bored people, or people with no common
sense, reading comprehension or courtesy and consideration for the work a good thread takes.
Unless you are talking about a long dead civilization, everything I say is true, sometimes even then. I cant say I want to make new threads like I did
when I first joined. There is no motivation. I dont feel like having thick skin, or being smarter than the trolls, or what ever. I want to focus on
like minds trying to figure things out and grow. NOT deal with the growing pains of others.
Just a thought.
I know there is a huge member base thinking this. Especially those that have been here for a while. We are tired of it.
edit on 3 9 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)