posted on Jul, 4 2003 @ 01:44 PM
I'd agree that there are too many, "man, "im hung over" type one-liner posts on the board these days, and that people sometimes use the boards the
way ATS Chat should be used... But there are also some very detailed, well-written, and thoughtful posts out there...
If anything, the problem isn't that new people are creating so many 'fluff' posts, but that so few people are responding to the good ones. In this
regard, both the old and new folks are to blame... as the one-liner type posts wouldn't dominate the boards if people took the time to understand the
more complicated ones. Look at the UFO board, for instance... since even the old timers here seem to have totally accepted the Lear and Bennewitz
views on UFOs/Aliens, it's often impossible to get a thread going about documented and well-researched UFO incidents, simply because the old-timers
don't want to talk about anything besides 'reptoids' and 'hybrids'.
OK, my note here has been a little unplanned, i admit, but my point is that the old timers often encourage pointless chatter about being drunk, horny,
or whatever on the non-chit chat boards.