I do hesistate to create this thread, as we have had too many of them already.
But with all this talk of behaviour on ATS as of late, I need to ask if this being completely blown out of proportion?
Is ATS all that bad?
I have visited other message boards where they constantly cuss each other out and use derogatory remarks on a regular basis. And it actually goes
Here on ATS, we have a staff that enforces the Terms & Conditions
which keeps our
discussions inline. Some people step out of line, but they are dealt with accordingly. Dealt with behind closed doors, as it should be.
Calls for public executions have caught my attention, and confused me. Why would we fill our boards with this drama?
I believe we are taking a very small percentage of our membership that create this problem, and blowing it out of proportion.
So many threads lately have been set out to change ATS. Creation of forums, behaviour of members, even think I seen the staff get called out in a
post or two, and for what? What is so wrong?
The creation of forums is not a negative influence on ATS. If there is a strong desire for the Forum, than I am all for its creation. WCIP mentioned
it in a post today, he asked why would we create a forum when no threads exist on it? Why build a basketball court when nobody is playing basketball.
(Well Said) So members who want to create a forum, should be willing to work. Not just post ideas and never look back.
It needs to be said,
ATS is GREAT the way it is!
Don't change a damn thing. Allow the trolls in the front door, and even give them a second chance if they flub initially. Continue to permit heated
discussions and the possibility of members getting offended. It makes for great discussion. This is a discussion board, right?
[edit on 17-10-2006 by chissler]