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Originally posted by alttracks
These people must have a lot of time on their side and a strange personility to be basically "talking to themselves".
Originally posted by mmiichael
From my anecdotal sampling on ATS I see a division of kids and adults.
The kids, teenagers, college students, gosh wow types, appear to be greater in number these days. They are avid posters of threads and questions. They seem to get into the report card aspect, starring, flagging, adding friends, etc.
The more mature members, professionals, experts in certain areas, more politically sophisticated and generally more skeptical, provide much of the new information and particular insights.
They aren't into the game aspect of it and often have lower point scores, less stars, etc.
While the mix of the types makes for interesting encounters, those wanting to have serious discussions often get shouted down, accused of being disinformation agents, or just ignored.
I notice a lot of them taper off or just stop posting after awhile.
This may not be immediately perceptible to the staff, as numbers are up as well as activity. But I think this contributes to a dilution of the content quality.
Thoughtful knowledgeable exchanges are valuable commodities. They need to be cultivated and encouraged.
Originally posted by masqua
reply to post by Jessicamsa
No, it doesn't work that way.
What you need to do is click the 'Subscribe' button which is in the same location as the flag button is.
Once you do that a new button appears to 'Unsubscribe' if you are tired of reading the thread.