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Originally posted by Ben Niceknowinya
Originally posted by sliceNodice
I think trying to police negativity would only result in making people feel oppressed... When you try to control one's feelings, you essentially control who they are and what they say. I could see how this would result in a 'fake' vibe from people.
While policing negativity may provide some short term relief for people who can't stand negativity. In the long term it would result in a good number of people leaving this site and in addition; make people more unhappy than they already are.
Just my 2 cents...
Your 2 cents hu?
I think you need to respect T&C of ATS and RESPECT OTHERS according to the site owners (AND members) request, period!
Exucse me if I'm coarse and raw, but this is tiring.
And wadddya' mean "fake vibe.?"
Get a grip playa!! Do you have any idea how ridiculous you sound?
There is nothing greater here on ATS than rolling up your sleeves and getting into it on a good discussion or debate. True dat. It's why we have friends and foes buttons......and i'm not going to aim all this towards you, I apologize......but....
However, offending another person with bigotry and *especially racially natured comments "really" doesn't contribute anything positive OR negative towards the discussion, and imo, might fall under your category of 'fake vibe' towards other people. No????
I've been here a short time so maybe my fuse isn't as short as some members (and staff members) who have been here long b4 me.
But pretty short.
Lately there has been alot more anti-semitic, and racially diverted comments on this site, and it makes me sick. WTF?
This is where I draw the line.
People like this just sidetrack discussions and literally ruin threads that others are trying to enjoy, and participate in.
You see, at some point in your life, you're gonna realize and say to yourself: That was wrong...... And I'll be certain it will come at the expense of another person's feelings anyway; But my point is, if you have no feelings and you have no grounds for a decent discussion if you just wanna HATE and pick on others, then I suggest you pack your sh*t and
join a message board where they will accept behavior, negativity, racism, profanity (I shouldn't talk on that 1) and whatever "expresses your true feelings."
Catch my drift there swifties?
[edit on 5-5-2009 by Ben Niceknowinya]
Originally posted by WarmthofSunlight
reply to post by Parallex
One very telling thing about this whole issue is that people can't rank the posts on this thread, and others in the past like it, so the whole token economy thing seems to get trashed when the site owners want to make doctrine.
Devil's in the details. The absence of the Digg icon on certain threads is also indicative of bias on several topics.
All of the above is normal human behaviour... but that dosen't mean it's right.
Originally posted by nunya13
Topics being posted over and over and over again. I believe int his case it should be shut down and redirected to the thread that was the first to be posted on the topic.
Originally posted by jackieps1975
This would not be any kind of problem if people would simply conduct themselves with a bit of class. Generally the nature of debate around here is healthy. People who take it too far and act inappropriately know who they are. If they are too intellectually inferior to realize when they are acting poorly, then perhaps they shouldn't be here to begin with. So perhaps an IQ test should be administered at the time of registration???