I'm starting this thread not to cause an uproar, but to take a good hard look at why some things are allowed, and some things get snipped 5 minutes
after being posted. Please do not mistake this for anything else than an open discussion. I firmly believe that ATS is the greatest discussion forum
on the net. hence the reason why i am starting this thread... So here goes, these are a few things that i've questioned in my short time here
posting at ATS. Please keep in mind that the politics and the rules were clear to me when i first started browsing these pages about 6 months before
i signed up.
You all should know, it says respected foes on my profile..... if your name is listed under that category i have no respect for you... and i don't
like you. people i respect don't qualify as my foes.
The fact that i cant be passionate about a subject and post my mind about it completely and with out fear of reprisals is BS. I understand completely
and 100% about forum niceties and being polite, but it should apply to every one equally. If a person is doing everything they can to push buttons
and stir up the poo pot, those people should be dealt with to the same degree as the people who put them in their place.
I have 111 posts as of this moment in time. Only one post, that was no larger than a paragraph, got me a ATS status of -880. Thats crap. My
accountability shouldn't be ruined because of one post.
If you take a look at what i've posted over the past 111 you'll probably notice that most of them are insightful, and honest. You may even learn
something or be motivated to research a little more based on something that i've said or another member has said... thats kind of the point i think.
The ones that may raise a flag are a couple of one liners, or agreements.... BUT, I feel no need to repost in my own words what i think or feel about
a topic if another member has already laid out my exact thoughts before i have.
I love this websight. i love the forum, i love the intelligent conversation it offers. But some times the old saying that rules were made to be
broken comes to mind and i cant help but do what comes naturally to me. I also have the utmost respect for the 3 amigos and the fact that with out
them, i wouldn't be able to post this here and now. The expertise they bring to the table, and the sometimes awe inspiring power of the prove it or
get banned ultimatum is pretty effing cool.
In a place where the general concensous is DENY IGNORANCE, why are there so many ignorant emmeffers on here trying to get us riled up??? I'm not
quite sure i understand the motivation of some members to even belong to this discussion forum.... why join something only to try and tear down what
it is here for??? I'm not talking about debunkers or skeptics, i think a degree of skepticism is a good thing. I'm talking about blatant "thats
stupid, no way, your a retard" type posts. that really pisses me off. Any one who has been here for a while knows exactly what i mean.
Any way, i guess what i'm getting at is that i want to hear some other peoples opinions and, or, experiences from this board... sometime i cant help
but thinking people like me are trying their asses off to get a message to the world, only to have it fall upon deaf ears all the time....