posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 02:39 AM
a reply to: Xcalibur254
ATS, like every other entity that seeks to exist in 2016, has to accommodate ALL those who come through its virtual doors with the good intentions of
discussing current events, sharing ideas, collaborating, and passing on knowledge. We have learned over these past decades that the best way to
accommodate those who seek to sling political mud is to allow them one secluded spot in which to do so.
The payoff I don't think you're seeing is that many of those same members create interesting and poly-topical content in the other areas of the site.
It's actually a win-win.
With regard to the "standards" you bring up, the standards are as dynamic as human interactions are, they have to be. That's why we have varying
degrees of standards enforcement in varying forums.
That said, what is not dynamic or variable is the TAC. The TAC is bedrock that has allowed ATS to thrive all these years, it is only so flexible as
needed to allow things like the pit to exist. But even in the pit the TAC rule supreme.