I am saddened and astounded....
We have tried time and again to accommodate the discussion of these topics, it has FAILED miserably and threatened the very existence of ATS every
, so we did what any good stewards would do and banned the topics because we don't have the time or the ability to police them to the
A small but vocal group protested loudly, so we decided to offer you, the members who want to discuss these topics, the chance to solve the problems
that S.O. outlined in his post in this thread, that so far we haven't been able to solve.
We asked that you select a small group from among yourselves (we simply don't have the time or the ability to deal with 20 or more people and
perspectives, we have a company to run and there is only three of us running it) who will bring the ideas to the table after you have come up with
what you believe to be viable solutions and now THAT
is being called a manipulation?! Some sort of dastardly scheme?!
Does anyone but me see how it appears FUTILE to try be a nice guy some days?
Does anyone else see that no matter what we do it will ALWAYS be
twisted? "No good deed will go unpunished" comes to mind.
We've already given up on these topics because the costs have out weighed the benefits by a thousand fold, as the OP of this thread states. Several
members believed they could figure it out and were willing to try, we could have said no, our decision is final but we didn't, now we are the "bad
guys again". Unbelievable.
I have to say that this threads last several pages illustrates exactly what we have been saying all along.
Some of you are trying to reach a consensus, bravo, those who see this attempt, by us, to compromise and let YOU figure out how to give you what you
all want as some twisted scheme REALLY need to rethink your thinking.