Originally posted by space cadet
As much as I would like to follow up all my threads, I cannot find them.
I have been on ATS a while now, and it is one of the most complicated sites I have ever used. I still cannot, unless I remember the whole thread name
and search for it, I cannot find them.
i use that box at the bottom of ones every post - the one that looks like this -> [posts]
if you click it more than half of your searching troubles will be solved...
unless of course your looking for something +3 months old.
for the threades that are foggy memories, i usually look into my own archive where i print
a single post of something which i felt my reply
was superiorly pertinent or enlightening...and i file it in a hard copy manila folder which merely serves as a collection file for now,
but can be used as a citing reference whenever the rest of the group comes around to that viewpoint of the issue at hand. ~ which is just another way
of recalling poingent topics/threads ~
top of of Page 2, by ignorant_ape;
a 'discussion' includes the opportunity to present one's viewpoint period
interplay by presenting other viewpoints does not require
one to reply to every or any post.
the Forum is not exactly a Caucus, and its not exactly a chatroom...
ATS has seperate locations for those activities,
Even the blog has a response section following the blog presentation,
so the 'post your musings and walk away' analogy is not that correct an example.
etiquette does not require one to continually reply, respond, keep attentive of an OpeningPost or Thread starter either,
you may see it that way, i do not...
in the broad sense discussion is not debate (which requires response &/or retort)
[edit on 31-5-2008 by St Udio]