reply to post by shug7272
A sensible rule in my opinion.
It's the same way I operate my business.
Here are the rules.......blah blah...Not very many,not intrusive or restrictive but VERY rigid.
Stick by them and we can have a whale of the time and make some cash too.
If you don't like them,then I'm sure you can find someone else to work with..your choice,your prerogative..
A very wise man once explained why he didn't mix with his employees socially when I suggested he would do better if 'socialised with them a
"Familiarity breeds contempt".. Was his reply..
It turned out he was exactly right.
Give an inch and some people (not all) will take a mile.
This discussion is only taking place because The Amigos obviously had the idea that this would be a very interactive site,with approachability second
At no time,from the moment I joined up,did I have any reservations that I should conduct myself in a fashion that wasn't true to my own character.
I've unwittingly(and 'wittingly' too
)broke site rules
had posts removed for being off topic/unsuitable..
Links removed for being unsuitable..
Threads I started I wish I hadn't etc...
posts made in haste/anger..
But I always knew where I stood with the rules,and UNDERSTOOD why they were there.
I had a friend who was banned too due to a misunderstanding/bit naivety..
Of course I gave my 'character reference' behind the scenes,but I knew it wouldn't be wise to badger the mods about it in public.
Summarising it all,
ATS is a friendly,respectable site,without all the typical 'googletube' idiotic,annoyingly juvenile,nonsensical insults/comments section you see
after most videos.
I enjoy it and would hate to see it changed for the worse,but having said that.
If it were to become somewhere I no longer enjoyed,I'd have no qualms about moving on..
I wouldn't demand that it changed to suit 'my' standards.
But I will feel free to say if it appears that some people are trying to bring it down.
I've seen the cycle happen before,fail and repeat a few months later.
Some of the longer standing members will have probably lost count of the amount of times they've seen it too,and this thread will be just another one
they will happily skip over.
No one here really 'wants' to see members banned,hell if we were all on the same side it would make debates very boring and very short.
member a) "I think the government is trying to keep us down"
member b) "I think you're right..."
I just think some are missing out on a HUGE amount of content by getting tied up with how they think it should be presented.
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