reply to post by Springer
I hear what you're saying Springer and I completely agree that the alert button can be used for this purpose, as no doubt, it has in the past to good
I guess the one sticking issue for me is that many of us do not want to appear as serial/petty whiners about these types of issues. As an example,
many times in the past, I have wanted to hit the alert button but have second guessed upon it and neglected to do so for the afore mentioned
Though staff may not perceive the action being as such, the thought remains in the back of my mind that there are more important things for staff to
dedicate their energies toward, and one may appear as more of a nuisance diverting their attentions.
I think, when it boils down to it, the are many members here who truly care for the integrity of the phenomena, the research and the way that it may
be viewed by the casual observer on the site.
It does feel like an uphill battle most of the time to have UFOlogy taken seriously (as you know) and it's the constant sensationalism by the few
that grind on those putting their heart, soul and many years of toil into presenting a phenomena that will be palletable to the mainstream.
Kandinsky also raised a valid point that it's simple case of passing the thread by with the foreknowledge that it's likely to fall short of it's
claims, and again, I completely agree that this is a good tactic... but the problem still remains for others that may not be so savvy.
Perhaps we could have a sticky thread on how to recognize the hallmarks of a thread that is unlikely to deliver any more than disappointment?
Perhaps a filter that automatically changes 'UPPERCASE' Thread Title strings into 'Heading Case' and searches the string for repetitive
exclamation points and deletes them if there's more than one in a row?
Anyhow, I'll finish on a positive note by saying were lucky to have such a wonderful place as ATS to meet and exchange our ideas on such a vast array
of topics. Many Thanks for making it possible mate!