posted on Apr, 9 2017 @ 02:15 PM
originally posted by: ICycle2
The way members are posting to see who is first in breaking the news (which normally is just a quote and a link) to another blog and opinions that
always have the maybe somewhere in the article. The members left studying something and writing a tread are getting fewer.
You brought up an issue that grinds my gears so I'm just gonna use it to therapeutically blow off some steam.
This is my second tour of ATS under a new user name since I lost my password to my old account when my hardrive went belly up. I was active around
2011 an man there was some decent writing with a lotta info to chew on and discuss around that time. Sure there where a fair share of crap posters too
but the flavor of ATS has seemed to dramatically shift since then.
I had gone back to lurk mode and seen the rise of the mudpit that seems to correspond with this shift.
I decided to return to ATS under a fresh start and with new enthusiasm and intention to turn the trend by writing thought provoking stuff.
I'm sad to learn that thought provoking stuff with links, pictures, and citations, does not seem to get much attention around here anymore.
I just recently wrote an article about rockets in the space exploration forum and it only managed to get two responses.
Yet I witnessed a post in Breaking Political news with no links to sources get up to six flags. The op wrote a minimum of three cryptic lines. That is
ridiculous! In this sort of environment I'm more reluctant to write anything and I'm sure that many of the other knowledgeable writers on here feel
the same as I do so the content has become garbage.
Ok I feel a bit better blowing off some steam.
edit on 9-4-2017 by SolAquarius because: (no reason given)