posted on May, 9 2006 @ 02:50 AM
I agree with the rant as well. There are an awful lot of, well, simply stupid postings. In my mind, I would think that many should not even be in
ATS. Nevertheless, I also see the 'other side of the coin' so to speak.
ATS is a wonderful site that stimulates critical thinking and study. With the recent influx of new members (and more to come), it becomes incumbent
upon ATS members themselves to continue to post good, well thought out comments. We all need to confront people when they are being ignorant, that
is, lacking a sense of common decency and civility. Furthermore, we should all try to be parental in replying to younger, less focused members in an
effort to help them hone their writing and critical thinking abilities and, finally, we should all do our best to ignore the ignorant and to continue
to share our thoughts, opinions, research and comments in an environment like ATS. There are many members who are serious, interested and dedicated
to making ATS a site that denies ignorance.
Of course, there is Below Top Secret. I have always viewed this aspect of ATS as a place to have fun while honing one's writing style to best
express their views when they visit Above Top Secret.
Keep in mind that the cream always rises to the top. In this case, I mean to say that you don't really have to look far to find "worthy" threads
and posts that might satisfy your own inquisitive interests or to pique your curiosity. Sure there is "chaff" amongst the wheat but that does not
mean that the entire crop is a failure.
ATS is constantly changing. It is in incumbent upon all ATS members to help keep this site on track.