posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 09:04 PM
Quite an interesting podcast. And let's be honest, most of yours are, for one reason or another.
But I don't understand the rationale behind it. If you truelly wished to put aside that thread, why the need to make this podcast at all ? If
anything it just continues the bad feeling and to an even greater extent too. You've rubbished SO & some unnamed Mod, although it doesn't take a
rocket scientist to work out the latter. There was just no need for it. Far from soothing matters you've just upped the ante yet again. It's totally
futile too, unless of course you particularly aspire to victim status and wish to lead your posse, lemming like, off the nearest cliff.
And since you've mentioned it, I'll be very candid. I think you shot yourself in the foot when you took on the self appointed position of "ATS
Legend". That seems to have upset rather a large number of folks who don't possess your capacity for self-aggrandisment. There's many people here
who work away doing their own thing who don't get any recognition for their contributions, apart from the occasional applause from a passing Mod. And
many have been here an awful lot longer than you.
They don't initiate controversial threads simply to gain points. They don't flag their own threads. They don't go around acquiring friends as if
popularity in itself is a measure of how valuable they are to ATS. They just do their own thing, quietly in the background, a post here, a post there,
perhaps a thread ... assuming they've ever registered on ATS at all.
Nor do I think you can pass this Legend thing off on some online persona with whom you now only have some distant connection. I find online personas
terribly troubling because they exist either to trump you up to be something you really are not, or exist to hide something you don't wish others to
know about. Either way, I reckon most people come to ATS as themselves and not as some fantasy figment of their own imagination.
Why can't you just get off your perch and join the rest of us, as Jasn - the guy from Georgia who swears like a trooper and spits during podcasts ?
We're all Jock Tamson's bairns, you know. This place is only an online forum. It's already got management. What it needs are active, intelligent
contributors who take a genuine interest in the subject at hand ... and there's no doubt you do that extremely well. But there's no progression here
Jasn. None I can see anyway. It's not a contest. If you think points make prizes you're in the wrong place altogether.
As to the rules needing clarification, how much more clear would you wish them to be ? Profanity is banned here. Completely. And if you try to
circumvent the censor and get caught you'll be toast ... for a day or two. And then you learn and move on. It's not hard to understand. Other folks
seem to understand the way it works. So why not you ? You're anything but daft.
I dunno. I'm just gunna say here what others are saying backstage. Your whole objective seems to have been to pass from rising hope to elder
statesman without any intervening period whatsoever. Why ? Only you know that. Perhaps yours is a natural talent, that you have a real gift for all
things ATS & which is only muffled by all your self generated background noise. If that's the case just take a step back. Drop the whole persona
thing and just be ... you ... because then you'll be genuinely liked & respected and not just by your own little posse but by the wider membership
How great would that be ? Much more personally satisfying than an online persona, that's for sure. And you deserve that because you truelly have
great ability and put many of us in the shade when it comes to "Denying Ignorance".
Come down to Earth, Jasn, seriously. There's no shame in being a mere mortal.