Originally posted by jsobecky
Where I disagree is that not all members have had your positive experiences on ATS. And I'm not only talking about member responses to you.
I believe ATS is what we make of it. For myself, most times ATS is a positive place and rarely am I found bickering with a member. A lot of my
heated discussions are with members I have come to know and respect, and these discussions only further that. If I'm not familiar with the member,
normally by the end of it we have become friends. Now if the member is not willing to remain respectful, and wants to make it a personal issue,
I will just walk away from the thread and allow other members to debate the issue. It's just not worth it. Every thread is not
changing the world, sometimes its just easier to walk away than attempt to change someone.
Jso, My intent is not to take a narrow minded approach and deny the existence of the negative here. By creating this topic, it had been opened for
discussion. I thought it would of been better for me to speak from my experience, and then allow other members to offer their opinions and
experiences. If my thread is stating how I disagree with the other side, it wouldn't do much if I begin to talk about all of my personal experiences
with the negative aspect of it. I would be lying if I said I never had a negative experience with ATS, I just feel the pros seriously outweight the
So again, I wasn't being narrow minded. Just leaving the door open for other members to voice their opinion.
button can be a tricky one from time to time I believe.
Sometimes we do as we should, turn to the button and hope for justice. Maybe it doesn't always come, which can create even more frustration because
we turned our backs on the issue hoping a Mod would step in.
For every 10 times I used the function, I would say 8 times I recieved a quick reply and was satisfied with the outcome. We need to understand that
at the time of the submission, there may be a serious lack of staff members logged on at the minute. That would create a major problem if were
looking for a swift response. And yes, there was a time I used it and twiddled my fingers looking for an answer. I'd sneak a quick look to see how
many staff members were on the site, and there were a few. Twiddle for another minute or two and still nothing. Then we debate whether or not to go
back to the thread and take care of business
So yeah it happens, but I am satisfied with the success rate of it. As Jso states, they are unpaid volunteers.
...Or are they?
[edit on 19-10-2006 by chissler]