posted on May, 25 2017 @ 11:45 AM
a reply to: TinySickTears
Quite a while back, I ventured into an interesting thread at ATS about evidence of an ancient civilization... a few friends, their wives and I had
discussed same issue over dinner a few weeks prior. It was interesting and most posters were thoughtful and respectful of each other's opinions.
Fast forward, and now after returning because of that initial pleasant experience, I stumble into this heap of garbage chock full of childish,
ridiculous insults at each other and potential readers writ large. Thinking this must be an anomaly, the "3rd grade schoolyard taunt-fest" section for
non-serious, bored scrounge abouts, I ventured elsewhere on the site. To my disappointment, forums full of this type of crap now dominate the site.
Not sure when what seemed to be an interesting collection of forums turned on itself and became the stereotypical pile of insult competition
disregarded by serious thinkers everywhere, but there are at least a few interesting, thought - provoking sites still out there. In the rare moments
of time I have in a day to indulge in finding interesting topics to investigate or just learn about, I and probably most others will be there, not
I will probably drop back in from time to time to validate that choice to find interesting info elsewhere, and who knows - maybe the site might return
to its once fascinating type of discourse, but I won't hold my breath. I won't laugh at the sophomoric lack of research like most others do when the
site is mentioned in passing in those increasingly rare instances, but I will kinda feel sad whatever this once was has devolved into... this.