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It seems like our standards have slipped. Massively. And nobody cares.
originally posted by: and14263
Why do most posters assume ATS members are familiar with American current events?
How come at school we had to assume “the reader has no idea what you are talking about, therefore explain everything” ? But now that has all gone to pot.
Too many assumptions.
The place has become really dumbed down recently and I’m not proud to be a member. I’m not flouncing. This isn’t a flounce post. I just think that with all the incredible minds we have here we really could do better.
originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: and14263
This needed to be said, Thank you!
It has been downhill ever since social media was encouraged/required to sign up.
The abbreviations people use like everyone knows what they are talking about drive me crazy.
We are allowed more than 140 characters people.
originally posted by: vethumanbeing
Well at least I don't have to look elsewhere for daily news (that is not a good thing) because the threads have become discussions of current events and unless there is some serious editorialism this is just not very interesting. I can start a thread and test this.
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