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originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: Speedtek
This may be the most pathetic rant I've ever read on ATS. Congrats!
If you had simply complained about the quality of posts... the lack of research beyond one article... or the lack of personal opinion and commentary in the OP... or the echo chamber of comments... or the mean and nasty nature of comments... I would have been right there with you. Or if you had in any other way addressed improving the quality of posts/comments, I would have been right there with you. But instead you complain that there are any political posts at all -- gasp! oh the horror of it!!! -- and just want to completely and totally shut down any political dialogue whatsoever. Because YOU don't like it.... or, more specifically, you don't like the --
..."woe is me" right wing echo chamber nonsense...
Perhaps you should have just asked the Mods for a "Safe Space" forum where you could go and hide and lick your wounded woe-is-me-left-wing sensibilities.
IF you cannot see that there is clearly a slant to the right on the low quality posts that are doing nothing than trying to get people worked up, then you are either being willfully ignorant about it, or you are part of the problem. But, I digress.
originally posted by: Speedtek
Argh! I cannot take it any more ... I very rarely post. I have been a member of ATS for a long long time and stop by often to read threads on interesting conspiracies, aliens, and the like. This being said, there's been a slow progression to the main page being almost dominated by political posts, mostly inane garbage by a few individuals who will remain nameless (I'm sure you know who they are). Generally these topics are pure click-bait, "woe is me" right wing echo chamber nonsense with the premise "disprove this!" ... which in itself is a logical fallacy in argumentation ... and the threads usually break down in a page or two into polarizing name calling.
This is NOT the ATS that I grew to love years ago, this is becoming a political troll site where ignorance is not being denied, it is being perpetuated. If I wanted to see this type of "debate" I would read the comments section of any typical news outlet. I love the fact that over the years there have been some absolutely fantastic topics where the issues were DISCUSSED and RESEARCHED, not someone's hurt feelings starred to the top of the list by people with political agendas.
For the love of god ATS, PLEASE change the atmosphere here, push the site back to its origins, and what truly brought me and many others here to begin with.