posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 10:08 PM
Again, and again Neformore covered this a while back, I thought his ideas on this subject were well thought out. I liked his ideas so much I linked
his thread into my signature Be the change you wish to see.
This is paramount in my opinion. Don't post to bad topics even to tell the op that it is a bad topic. Just let the bad topic die. It happens, the
offending topic if not fed will eventually slide right off the board never to be seen from again.
Also BTS/Skunk Works is not the garbage can of ATS, I really find it offensive that some members think that these areas are the place to put garbage
posts. BTS is for less than serious or off topic or non conspiratorial contributions of members.
Again it basically comes down to you as a member, what do you want to see? Make that effort instead of making a relatively whiny post about threads
you find not to your liking, make ones that are or better yet find those topics that are worthwhile to discuss and add to them.
I have seen a great many good topic just slide off the board because of what I feel bad topics taking all of the members time and effort. But then
again that is of course up to members, as this is a user generated content site, it's up to the members to contribute to it. So my take is that those
topics that in your eyes aren't worth discussing others seem to want to discuss them. Therefore they are valid topics aren't they? Those members
seem to show the change they wish to see.
There are tons of topics that I find ridiculous on this site, I don't post in them because I find them ridiculous. But others feel that they have to
share their thoughts about how ridiculous the topic is, which unfortunately is the wrong thing to do as it brings the topic back to the top of the
page, gives the topic another view and another reply. When in my opinion the topic if left alone would die a natural death never to offend the main
board again. Yet these members are in their way being the change they wish to see.
This site is evolving, it is evolving at an ever increasing rate. This means that we all have to either evolve with it, force it by our contributions
to change to where we want it to go, or leave altogether. That is the only real solution. Why bother a mod with a topic that you find stupid? Just
because you find a topic ridiculous, stupid, moronic, or pathetic does not mean it's not a valid topic. It just means that you feel those things
about the topic and if you do not post in them that is one less time it will be at the top of the board and you in a way will be the change you wish
So my suggestion again is to read the well thought out thread by Nefermore and initiate the change you wish to see on this board by bringing what you
feel is quality content to this site.
Sorry SteveR but that's my small minuscule opinion on the matter, nothing personal against you, but I am quite getting tired of reading these kinds
of whiny threads about this site when it's perfectly obvious that the original poster in each case has the power to instead of bitching about the
site could be contributing to its content in a positive way and make this site what they want to see.