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Originally posted by QuietSoul
TIt also seems that people want every single fact laid out in front of them. Every link, every source, every theory and facts that lead to that theory, every person's name, every proof of documents, every.. everything.. People seem to be unwilling to research a topic brought up (true or not) on their own. They expect a person presenting a theory to literally prove it instead of theorizing on something.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
First... something that may not have been clear. Questions about what is causing a slight decline (about 10-15%) in our daily post-count have resulted in some contemplation of the atmosphere that is the ATS culture.
And TA, dude, sorry for the non-response on the original-P thing... you caught me when I was in the middle of a sequence of long-days at work and I simply forgot to respond. It was awesome... it's on my iPod playlist, I've listened to it at least 20 times since. sorry
I believe a system like this would lead to better posts overall. I once tried to trace the applause listed on the side and decided it was too much trouble.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of theories. In fact I'm usually considered on the whack-o end of the scale, but I don't have the urge to put it out there for ridicule (which I see happening so much today). I see accusations of disinformation and pursposeful, malicious intent, simply because someone says, "Look at this! Could this be true!?!?" And I'm not self-confident enough (or foolish enough) to lay myself out there for that.
Originally posted by Odium
TrueAmerican, I agree with you.
A lot of the posts I get applaused for are awful compaired to the ones I do not. In fact, about 80% of mine have came from awful posts compaired to the ones where I sit down, quote books, articles and explain things and get nothing. From both members or administration.
Example is here.
The amount of work I had to do, to even allow the Mosque at the top of my road to allow me [since I am not a Muslim] to use their copy of the Qu'Ran in Arabic and then have to go through to get the information and I get nothing. No response from members or even staff on it and it makes me question why I even bother?
If I didn't like slapping the bigots into line, I doubt I would try now.