It is with a certain degree of dismay that I have noticed an unusual amount of 'Mod slinging' recently.
Now while it is perfectly healthy to voice your displeasure/concern over decisions that may APPEAR to be unwarranted 'front of house', it is always
worth consideration that there may be justification 'backstage' and you just DO NOT see the full picture sometimes.
I see so many discussions now about 'censorship' on ATS..
Threads being removed..more threads opened about why threads about threads being removed are removed..et cetera ad infinitum.
The ONLY threads I have seen removed are
Duplicate threads,hoax threads and threads that have degenerated into one or two members hurling insults at each other,resulting in mod warnings..more
mod warnings and finally closure as the OP topic is no longer being discussed.
Now I'm not the most 'serious minded' poster on ATS..
I prefer lighter/way out topics for light reading but,
ATS is practically my sole news provider,getting what could be described as almost instantaneous reports on events as they happen,from practically the
first reports posted.
I am seeing more and more threads that,to me, are nothing but a distraction from what ATS is supposed to be about and it has made me start to
Is this deliberate??..
Has a decision been made that,maybe, some topics being discussed are getting too close to the truth and covert action is being taken to attempt to
disgruntle the members.
Are ATS 'moles' trying to bring down the site by constantly projecting that it is no longer supporting free discussion.
I just felt the need to voice my concern here that 'loyalty' to a free access site should be paramount as it is not a 'right' to be a member
here,more of a privilege.
The last thing I want to see is the owners thinking.'Hey stuff this' and selling up due to a few people who,in my opinion, are crapping in their own
I've been reading this site for so many years now it's just not funny and am noticing a distinct change from a 'homey' atmosphere where
intellectuals gathered to share information that they have spent time researching and verifying..
To posts where a VERY basic and deliberately controversial statement is made and no opinions/insight given..except a 'Tell me what you think about
These are the ones that usually degenerate into total dross.
I really hope this is NOT the case and this isn't an ongoing sabotage attempt to turn ATS into a 'comment' site like the morons you get on Youtube
and a thousand other forums