posted on Aug, 24 2006 @ 01:24 PM
This is something that relates to a member who has registered today or has been here since the doors opened. Nobody on ATS is above the law, and is
permitted to disrespect other members.
Something I see happening alot, is a member who has joined the board recently, jumps into a thread to toss out an idea. Then someone else comes along
who notices they have been here longer and jumps all over him.
"Wrong Forum Bud!"
"Been there done that!"
Nobody gets hurt from this, although I have seen much worse. Do they warrant a warning or punishment, No way. But a new member has to be thinking to
themself, "Hell next time I'll just keep my opinion to myself". I do believe new members should browse the board for a certain amount of time and
learn the ropes before criticizing, but as a senior member you should be more than willing to listen to what they have to say. If not, don't bother
to respond to the thread.
If you choose to post in a thread where it may be in the wrong section, post the link to where the member can go for the next time so he does not make
the same mistake twice. Sometimes being corrected by the Mod isn't enough, if another Member comes along it may stick alittle better.
We do not have to accept somebody elses opinion, but you should respect it. If you can not respect it, Don't Post! I have had several discussions
with members who thought the complete opposite of myself, and were just as set in their way to prove the other one wrong. But the conversation
remained respectable and open to the others opinion, in the end we both came out of it with the other side of the coin and became stronger in the
defense of our own opinions.
So if you find yourself in the morning waking up on the wrong side of the bed, squirt alittle bit on the toilet seat by accident, burn your morning
toast, try not to take it out on a member of ATS. New or old, everyone has the same rights to ATS.
If your not able to show some respect to a member in your post, do ATS a favor and simply do not post.