a reply to: network dude
I don't mean anyone should not post opinions, not at all. But I think using a lot more tact, a lot more compassion, and a lot more patience needs to
Thank you for this. I thought the expression was Deny Ignorance, not be intolerant of it.
I recently saw two threads, both from OPs who were heroes of mine. And they were on subjects that sort of overlapped, depending on which side of the
fence you were on.
I asked the OP of one of them a question and got sort of a snippy reaction. I had also commented on something that later, after seeing the other
thread, thought that maybe I was mistaken, so I did some research, seeing that someone else was of the same, possibly false, opinion. Also this OP had
said that people should learn about a certain new subject before asking any questions about it, so between 2AM and 3AM, since this was the only
free time I had, I was researching said subject and came up with nothing. Perhaps I was just too tired (or old!) to understand what I was reading. I
was going to ask if perhaps they used a different search engine or something, but thank God, I hadn't posted yet, because what I found was a comment
along the lines of "A's for poster X,Y and Z, and the rest of you are scum." Now, that's a paraphrase, as it didn't say that at all, but it sure said
that to me. And I will NEVER post on that author's threads again.
At the same time, there was another thread by another OP, and this person was welcoming and invited thoughts and comments, and then interacted with
the replies with kindness and tolerance.
Then there was a third thread about this same subject but it was more generic and I was glad to have the opportunity to say something there, but I saw
how quickly this thing grew, page after page, and it had that feel of "ain't it awful" with everyone just complaining. So I got "this close" to being
able to say what I am wanting to say here, and then didn't.
Your post, so far, is that Goldilocks, just right for me, and what I consider should be, one-size-fits-all presentation regarding something that just
hasn't quite been said properly yet. I hope others read it and agree, but even saying that has me subconsciously ducking. And that's the problem. I'm
all for discussion, disagreements, questions, but please, enough with the intolerance. That's the one thing I just can't tolerate!
So, I am still red-light, green-lighting my way around these unwritten rules on ATS, and one that keeps getting me flustered is this thing about one
line posts. I often do one line posts because I don't want to waste people's time, or use up too many bytes on ATS. In fact, one of my favorite
replies from someone lately was just a green thumbs up.
Edit: Oh, gosh, this thread is about Chemtrails! I read it differently. So, I don't know if I was off the subject or not....sigh...but I'm still glad
I got to say this!
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