posted on Mar, 9 2019 @ 06:58 AM
A post by DTOM yesterday made me think of an idea which might actually be kind of fun. So, I thought I might throw the idea out here to see what
others think of it.
So the premise for the idea is basically this...
There are sub-forums on ATS which get the majority of the posts, and there are other sub-forums which see very little traffic at all. To coin the
phrase DTOM used, they're "lonely".
So, what if...we identified the sub-forums which are wanting of more posts, and then endeavored to put posts in those forums? Now, here's the kind of
fun part; people post posts in their 'comfort zone', but everyone can benefit from broadening their horizons. So, many times you see the same
suspects posting in the same forums. Why not try to learn something new, post content in sub-forums we don't usually post in. We might even learn
something new. We might learn something about ourselves even, something which brings us closer rather than further apart.
And to further the underpinning thought here, a bit about me here on ATS. I'm sure I'm not alone, but I have this personal code where I can
vehemently and vigorously disagree with an individual on a whole range of issues, but readily agree with them on another subject. In other words, I
never hold a grudge. As an example, I can happily discuss something about food with a member who ordinarily makes me want to go on an axe murdering
spree when talking about politics. And I always welcome learning something new about someone, something I may not have been able to see otherwise.
And sometimes, it's this change in subject matter which fills in the blanks somewhere else, sheds light on the reasoning behind their beliefs. And,
despite regular disagreements with an individual, I generally try to read everything regardless of who posts it.
So, maybe if we brought some life back into some of the lesser used sub-forums here on ATS, we might learn something new and even gain a better
understanding of not only our world, but those in it.
edit on 3/9/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)