posted on Jul, 5 2007 @ 11:07 PM
This thread started out as a way for people to take a look at how they act, and interact, here at ATS. But it's went down hill.
Now it's a pity party for "I don't know why no one likes me."
Bo, people get tired of you preaching to them. Is that plain enough? Some of us are not of your faith and damn well never will be. You have a mandate
to convert the whole world, but it's not going to happen.
The rest of you, and you know who you are, need to get a clue that there's a world of crap out there, and in here. If you want to learn, then you
have to deal with it because it will NEVER go away.
Here at ATS, and on the web in general, you have the chance to sort through the BS and find that which is worth knowing. A SINGLE new piece of
informtion, which is true, is worth days of reading and seeing crap.
The problem is that most of the people complaining here do not place a high enough value on learning. You're mostly from a instant gratification
mindset that has a short attention span. If you can't find something of value in the first four or five posts, then it's all a waste. You're the
product of the new age.
Look deeper, there are things to learn in everything. Even some "hoax" has something to teach. And it's not the childish "I called it a hoax
first." pat on the back that some of you give yourselves.
If the only reason that you are here is to prove to yourself and others just how "right" you are, then you're wasting your time. If you die
tonight, no one will remember you next week. This is your big free chance to learn, not show how frigging brilliant you already see yourself.
And there are some really good minds here. There are some people that actually think. This is a good place, if you'll get past the "poor me, nobody
understands me" crap.
Am I sometimes short to the point of rudeness? Damn right. Because I'm an old man and I might die without the answers I want because some of you are
insufferable idiots. But if you are just halfway human, then I and others will take the time to try and bring you up to speed if we can. I want to be
a good "citizen" of ATS, but that does not include letting every moron in the world hijack every thread they find.
Stop the damn moaning and complaining about how bad ATS is/has become, and start making it better. You're here. It's your forum. If there's not
enough give and take, enough civility, then YOU need to change it. You need to tell younger minds how to behave in civilized debate, and if they
refuse, then ostracize them.
But while you're at it, make sure you are not guilty of trying to push your own agenda and viewpoint down everyone else's throat while disguising it
as deep thinking.