posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 08:16 AM
I just can't take it anymore. Such a high percent of egomaniacs have infiltrated this great site. Who the hell died and made you gods and
I come to this site to learn and to keep up with the times and news that mainstream media ignores. We can be journalists here with no censorship. It
used to be nice to see opposing views and debates done intellectually and equally. Instead, I now read posts that all too damned often turn
into name calling and belittling others, one trying to be smarter than the other. Name calling, put downs and just plain expression of ego.
Many of you just don't understand how valuable a site like this is to those of us who cherish freedoms, so you come here and act like a communist -
trying to control others by making others look stupid, only to make the other side defend themselves by attacking back. Then its just back and forth,
over and over again till the post becomes about YOU instead of what everyone else is trying to read about - which is NOT you.
Ever since I started here, I have loved this place. It is on my daily short list of daily info. I come to research, learn and see, NOT to find Mr.
Smartiepants or to see who has the biggest ego muscle.
It is not too *&%$%#@ difficult to debate something without belittling others. Even if the other person is wrong and you can prove it, there's no
need for disrespect.
You have no idea how stupid you make yourself look when you come here like you have the highest IQ or the most knowledge. When you can't debate as an
equal, you just lost the respect of many who don't comment on YOU, but many DO think it. It's not about how good/smart you are or how wrong someone
else is. It's about the post that you are reading. I know others, as well as myself, have considered leaving here because of the immaturity that has
leaked into this site lately. It is not right - this place was made for us, and it all too common that the people themselves have ruined their own
good things - without even knowing it. Ignorance.
When I read a topic, I am interested in that topic, NOT WHO IS MORE MACHO OR MORE RIGHT THAN THE OTHER!!! Please, please, please.... try to use
a lttle tact and keep this forum more professional.
(if this post is bellitling to you, it IS on topic - it may mean you need to look inside of you. If this post is not belittling to you, then you must
not be one of the ones that this post is directed towards)
[edit on 22-9-2005 by John bull 1]