Threats, threats and more threats
I was just sitting here, surfing the board and all of a sudden it hit me how many threats I have been seeing around ATS lately.
Threats about the Candidates, The Police, The Government and just plain other people.
This brought to mind something my Granny used to tell me all the time. “Watch out for the quiet ones.”
Almost every “Truly Bad Man” will tell you that the ones that are constantly “crowing” about violence, are the very same ones that when faced
with violence, will do nothing.
The point being, we are here in the digital world where people don’t really “know you”. And here especially, most of us are skeptics anyway, so
we tend to disbelieve something said as a matter of course. While making a threat is specifically in violation of the
Terms and Conditions
2) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive, hateful and/or racist manner, and will not harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.
And can cause you all kinds of consternation and trouble as members, the best bet is to refrain from any kind of threats here at all; particularly as
most here are not going to believe you anyway.
While most of us are normally rational, calm and thinking individuals, every so often something gets under our skin and we get mad. Mad enough that,
at that one moment in time, nothing matters to us except the thing that has angered us. Then all of a sudden it is a new day and we have to face the
consequences of the actions we took when we were mad. Consequences that so very often are much worse than what made us mad in the first place.
So please, try and always remember how wonderful it is that we get to post, make friends and interact here at ATS, and how horrible it would be if you
could no longer be a part of this wonderful place. Then when you get that feeling that you are getting too mad to intellectually respond, walk away
for awhile, remember how much you enjoy this site, and calm down before touching the keyboard again.
Here is some very valuable reading material:
Terms and Conditions
How Not To be Banned
Civility and Decorum
And finally when someone really makes you angry, here is the proper way to handle it.
Complaints and Contacting Staff