Originally posted by DISRAELI
reply to post by MagnumOpus
Your suggested solution doesn't relate to the problem you're complaining about.
Your complaint is that people are going off-topic on other people's threads.
But your solution is about preventing them from starting threads of their own.
If it was no longer possible to start Christian threads, how exactly would that prevent "religious types" from intervening on other threads?
You don't appear to read well. That isn't what I said and does not reflect what I said. I have multiple complaints about religion folks going off
topic for my threads, which I am bringing to the ATS staff attention. They, ATS moderators, used to address that happening, now they appear they
don't care and let it happen. ATS does not appear to have a uniform regulation of the religion and theology area, and there appears a split
personality where they used to deal with the off-topic problems, but now just allow the themes to be flooded with off-topic posts and drive up the
page count with chatter and force the reader for the real theme to dig around pages and pages of extra non-sense that they didn't come to that theme
area to read.
Nothing was said about the organized church types starting their own threads with a wide topic base to allow them to wonder all over the place with
posts to the threads. In Fact, I started a thread that would allow them to do just that because of the extensive problems with the off-top post
flooding issue that happens on themes that they don't like. The complaint specifically tells they need to stop the flooding techniques to attack
threads, they need to start their own threads to banter about that subject. But, I would bet that since their intent is to flood the theme they
don't like, that they won't be starting their own areas to get their posts into on-topic zones. There intention is to derail the topics they don't
like by flooding them with religious off-topic nonsense
There was no complaint about religion types starting their own thread themes, but just like the ATS rules say--stick to the subject and the OP theme
or make the theme wide so it allows anything and everything. I make ATS posings with a theme subject, that restricts and focuses the comments, and
expect ATS to follow keeping folks on theme. If ATS isn't going to take the time to deal with these problems, then ATS basically needs to get out of
the discussion areas of Religion and Theology, which ends it for everyone.
ATS, the staff, appears to be complaigning about problems in the Religion and Theology area because of various things from diatribes tosssed about and
general hate toward anyone not following their god theme or being ditto heads for their religius obcessions. I put themes on ATS postings to attempt
to avoid lots of that and deal with a focused issue.
I agree ATS has some serious problems with religion and theology and the worst is this flooding the thread with extraneous comments so it not only
runs folks away from the subject and OP themes, because the thread then contains the religion non-sense that no intelligent folks wants to become
associated with. It is a borken record with them, everyone is tired of hearing it again again and again. Such derails the thread with specific
subjects that detail problems with religion. The threads become so flooded with off-topic non-sense the original poster is often run off or simply
does not care to respond to the off-topic religion non-sense.
For ATS to allow this to go on means they don't care about this religion and theology area, or somehow there is a shift toward allowing anything goes
on postings from the organized religion types. I, myself, didn't come here to hear the organized religion types flood the subject and OP with off
topic religious nonsense. ATS advertises to deny ignorance and to do that in religion one has to follow back to the origin to discover it is all
non-sense from a primitive peoples ignorance that contunes today due to pure ignorance of history.
This is a specific post that questions ATS staff to deal with the passive aggressive flooding games on themes, not stand around and do nothing. If
they are more intent to do nothing, then close down ATS to any themes for religion and theology because they don't supply areas where discussions can
happen without the typical evegelical flooding of themes that don't support the organized church or Bible believers themes.
ATS has a problem and I am pointing at it with many fingers, traffic control signs, flags, and the like and saying deal with this flooding the theme
game or if they don't know how----then close ATS to all religion and theology discussions. Also, if ATS is becoming an evangelical front, then say
so to everyone so we can say that ATS isn't serious about deny ignorance as they now cater to the uber religion nonsense and allow the theme flooding
to occur to trash a thread with off topic listings that drive people away that liked the original subject and OP.
edit on 2-6-2012 by MagnumOpus because: Deal with the off-topic flooding problems