posted on Mar, 6 2007 @ 08:27 PM
There is currently a small population of our membership who are giving us, members, a bad reputation. Petty bickering, he said-she said b.s., finger
pointing, basically, anything that consists of immaturity and the pre-school mentality. Frankly, this current behaviour has had me posting less and
less over the last two, three weeks. Now, I am on ATS as much as ever, but I find myself reading more and more as I have no desire to jump into
threads. If I create a thread about an issue, ten others are discussed in the first two pages of the thread. Members are ridiculed and mocked, off
topic one-liners are everywhere, and others come in, call everyone out on their post's, and then never follow their little "rant" up.
I mean, I'm not in any position to assume our age here, but certainly we can 'attempt' to carry ourselves with a little more decorum then what we
are seeing. I am doing my best to leave specifics out of this, but I am astonished to see some of this crap.
I post this here in this thread, but so much more falls under this umbrella. I mean, how many threads have we seen recently that are directed at our
staff? Regular Joe's who are volunteering a butt load of their time. And for what? To be ridiculed at every corner for making strides to assure
longevity of this board? I've reached the point that I honestly wish we, as members, would be censored. Do not allow us to speak out against the
board, the administrators, the moderators, or anything else that pertains to ATS. The hypocrisy in our "rants" is too much for me at times. We
bitch about all of these "double standards" and "censorship", yet we are given every opportunity to express all of our displeasures. Even if they
ATS Chat? I absolutely love it. But honestly, I hope it is scrapped. I'm sick of watching this crap play out before us. It has done nothing but
create drama over the last few weeks, and this drama is pouring out into the boards.
For the love of everything that is decent in this world, can we at least try to behave in a manner that is not absolutely embarrassing?
...I don't think that is too much to ask.
Off to read more threads, and see if I can not "luck" out and find one or two to post in.
[edit on 6-3-2007 by chissler]