From spending a lot of time as a guest here, and recently joining I've noticed one thing more often that any other:
People DON'T READ.
All they do is TYPE.
If a news article, or most other thread is over a certain limit, it appears that most people don't even bother to read it. People asks questions that
they wouldn't need to had they read the report or the thread.
This is not QUALITY BEHAVIOR.
If part of my thread contains, "I am x years old, and have been living in yy for 10 of those years. I have a lot of experience with zzz."
... and questions pop up saying, "How old are you?" Or "You don't even live in yy, so how would you know?"
Or any other of the thousands of threads where people have already told the vary things they are being asked... time and time again
I remember reading a thread a few months ago, it was a long thread about aliens or something and people kept asking the OP... THE SAME QUESTIONS...
over and over and over
again. The OP kept responding "I won't answer repeat questions" over and over again
It's like, what is wrong? with these people?
Who in their right mind wants to read through that mess?
My experience on ATS, so far:
MY FIRST THREAD HERE had a post that I consider NON-QUALITY: In part of my post, I mentioned that I was active duty for 6 years. This should imply
that I know a good deal of things about the military.
Someone in the thread posted this, as if they had never even read what I posted;
To the OP, Um sorry to tell you but it is written in the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. Hate to break it to you but a military person is
basically nothing more than government property. Sounds harsh, but very true.
Did you know that you can confine military personnel indefinately, limit them to bread and water rations for punishment and can also take away
personally owned items, to include weapons.
I'm not making a mountain out of these either. That is all included in the "myth of the UCMJ" which every military person eventually hears
... but to the poster: No, I didn't know that. I also didn't know we had to go through boot camp, or learn to fire a weapon.
It is RIDICULOUS.
Or how about threads were people are OBVIOUSLY taking BOGUS information and PUSHING IT ALONG AS THE TRUTH.
In one of my other threads, I wrote this:
It's only putting a 0.5% tax on all energy consumption above twice the normal rate of any household, based on statistics from the last 15 years.
If that's not what it's going to do, THEN WHAT IS IT GOING TO DO?!
You'd think someone would ask for a REFERENCE or something on that, especially considering the DRAFT of the bill wasn't even available.. but still,
I get this:
The small .05%, "Starting" tax rate is effectively a price entry point, it is low so that the public & commercial business owners don't flip their
lid when it is implemented; however, this small tax will most certainly be increased, and a lot faster than anyone would imagine. It's all smiles,
handshakes, and promises of, "strong limitation" when they want shove it to citizens, but, mark my words, when this bill is passed, it is going to
There is some SERIOUS, momentum behind making this tax a reality, and I think that, "Cap And Trade" is just the beginning.
The above just shows me a member who will take ANY amount of tax and BLOW IT OUT OF PROPORTION for the sake of doing it.
I realize that ATS has created some fancy "quality system" after reading a few threads about it. It's clear that ATS is trying to get the users to
I think we all know that Moderators are not impartial for the most part. Case in point, once a mod begins participating in a thread they can no longer
act in a moderator status in said thread. We've all seen Moderators get involved to the point of looking silly because they are putting their
personal obligations before their moderator obligations.