posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 05:50 PM
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by ravenshadow13
Its a big problem on ATS now, people just hang around in groups starring and flagging each other no matter what the content is, and basically making a
mockery of the system.
Yep! Star for you!!
There is far too much, as we say in UK, arse-licking going on, too.
Too much fawning sycophanticism. Too many people littering their posts with other posters names and declaring how simply ammmMMMmmmmmzing they
. Too much "your post is fantastic, as ever, ohh I wish I was as brilliant as you!!" as a reply to a ridiculous deduction that a rock on Mars
is actually a "Grey" delicatessen.
I dunno, I don't like what we have turned into here but I saw it coming, years ago! With all the mod censorship that began a few years back. The
nannying and the way we were all herded into a state of complacense, where we couldn't possibly show any passion in a subject, we couldn't argue
back and get animated.
You would get really frustrated with a poster and try to firmly explain your point of view and where they are completely mistaken in theirs, only to
find five minutes later your post has been deleted and in it's place some 1984-esque warning!
You know what it reminds me of? Do you remember the Simpsons episode where all the school kids were made to wear the horrible grey uniforms? They all
became extremely polite, quiet, didn't cause any trouble, studied well and were always very nice to one another but they were completely bereft of
any life and passion! Suddenly a downpour washed out the uniforms and released a technicoloured dreamcoat and the kids became themselves again! Do you
remember that episode?
Anyway. I think here as much, if not more than any forum, needs the passion and the anger. Of course that doesn't mean we need become obnoxious and
cruel to other posters but we do deserve some space to air our grievences, without constant censorship.