Hear hear to the OP, I've been here YEARS, previously under a different name because I forgot those login details and became, me. I do pretty much
what my sig says, post and look elsewhere, I do that because the civility level has dropped to sewer levels, people just want to have pops at people,
threads sometimes are being miss used to spread propaganda and the left wing apologists simply sprout from every where, oh I love free speech but when
its just endless endless repeats of the same debunked nonsense then it becomes annoying enough to just not read that forum.
I'm a fan of irony, razor sharp wit and good clean fun but the sniping isn't any of that, its just bloody rude and said with real intent that isn't
proper in a PUBLIC forum. We also have many folk who take themselves FAR too seriously, if you are that smart a person and a so called critical
thinker then I should be reading about stuff YOU are doing in the real world with threads about you, but I'm not, you are just another person on here
and we will be the judge of the standard of your thinking, its not a weapon to try and ram down peoples throats, nor in many cases does it make you
So yeah, ATS has changed and not for the good, I come here for the interesting, the creative, the good discussion and the friendliness, sadly a lot of
that has gone or is getting suppressed because people just can't be bothered to hang around the thread or forum waiting for the next character attack.
I personally have a pretty hard shell and its water off a ducks back when someone tries the brute force argument approach, those people claim to be
well educated but they certainly missed out on the manners and civility part of life, I love psychology so on those folks I play with their mind when
I get that approach but I'd rather have a decent discussion that play games.
ATS really needs to crack down on the manners issue and especially those that show real anger and threats, if that's all they have then go and find
one of those rage forums where you all shout at each other.
The old "if you have nothing good to say, then say nothing' really has meaning here, I'm not asking for censoring but rather SELF censoring where you
think before you speak and apologise if you blurt out vileness.
And one last thing, can people STOP calling people racist at the drop of a hat, I'd say 90% of times the usage is WRONG and INAPPROPRIATE, often used
by those who daftly support the very people spreading it. There no rule that says you HAVE to like all cultures, religions and skin colour but if you
don't like any or all of those then if its hatred you want to speak then clear off but on the other hand if you choose to support every person
regardless of what they are doing then please stop tossing the word racist out, look at the situation, reread the posts and use that brain to see if
there is actual racism or its just a POV that differs from you, remember there good and bad in ALL.
Paul..Called racist many times because I have a POV about RADICAL Islam yet no one spots its ONLY about RADICAL islam and that my in laws are Muslim
as is my wife. And lets not forget the old rule, religion is not a race nor is ideology and I never tar innocent people, ever...
9-2-2017 by Mclaneinc because: (no reason given)