a reply to: DancedWithWolves
I'm so upset and disappointed.
For years we the collective have been content creators. We acknowledge that our time and creations are in part to line ATS pockets. It's something
we all do willingly and in most cases happily. We are the product to these types of websites.
But ATS seemed somehow different and better than that. There was care in giving us a platform and respect to express our views and conduct
discussions because of the generally well thought out rules.
We've all gotten older and with that time changes our priorities, I'm no longer here as much as I would like to be. But when thousands have
contributed years of work here I feel there becomes a caretaker duty to future historians and generations to preserve and protect our words.
So I humbly ask that if SO no longer feels a need to answer or show respect to the entire community that poured into that thread, that he considers
hiring a computing expert/archivist/historian to take over this job. It seriously is of utmost importance that to leave it unanswered and practically
ignored is a frankly dreadful attitude. In the creation of a money generating social community site should eventually become an unintended but VITAL
consequence in the historical importance to keep it together.
I can take the slipping standards that ATS used to rigorously apply. Remember when duplicate threads were a no-no? But for the last 12 months
there's probably been a minimum of three Trump threads a day. Thats fine, whatever, I understand it makes for more ad revenue. I think we can all
live with that. But it was that rule of putting everything in ONE thread that had it's pluses in keeping all our research together, but at what cost?
It's all lost with not even an explanation or apology? I'm really struggling to deal with this loss, this is like finding a lost DaVinci workbook
and burning it while ignoring the cries of the crowd.
Seriously, cant SO get on a phone at the very least and say "dontreadonme, I'm having some troubles, something went wrong but I'm doing everything I
can to sort it- pass it on". Is a 20 second phone call too much after so many have given so much to this site?
I've been here seven years, hopefully this is seen as a respectful as possible critique of ATS handling of this issue, but I can't say nothing. I
hope it doesn't ban me for speaking my mind here, but this is so important that I'm willing to sadly lose my place here if it lights a fire under the
butts involved to get the Part 1 thread fully restored. Or an explanation. Come on SO, please do the right thing here.
(if this is my last words on here, I've loved you all and it's been tough somedays to do so, but I wish all of you and your families the best in the