posted on Aug, 2 2008 @ 10:11 PM
Having been a member here for a number of years, I've seen how the election cycle gets, especially the American one. However, the difference in this
election cycle is beyond the pale and I know there are large swaths of dedicated members that feel the same way.
I see rampant trolling from grey no avatar pointless posters that are so poor and so intellectually dishonest that many of us can't help but speak up
against such a tidal wave of idiocy.
I also see full time haters, bigots, fools, and liars with little interest in reasoned discussion which further promotes animosity and foul threads
There is thread after thread after thread of trash talk, unsubstantiated slander, and a serious lack of meaty conversation many times.
This is what I propose:
Censorship sucks and I don't advise we rely on the mods to be foolishness filters, otherwise they'd need to get paychecks for all the time they
would spend doing it.
Simple as that which will kill the thread. Otherwise we will get sucked down into the filth that is the American political system, faceless internet
politics, and embracing ignorance.
I know it's hard, but their threads will be buried by others rather than sit in the limelight while poster after poster props up garbage threads with
banter on how racist or bigoted said OP is, or how much the thread resembles garbage, petty bickering, etc, etc, etc.
Actually Deny Ignorance. Deny it your attention, your time, your posts, and if you feel a topic has SOME merit, then start a new one that has
intellectual content to it.
Please, lift ATS up, don't contribute to it's pollution.
Your thoughts? You with me?
[edit on 2-8-2008 by KrazyJethro]