posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 03:34 PM
I just wanted to step in applaud the Mods on this one. I know you guys have a monster of a job here, and you go to so much effort if there is a
problem. ATS is not and will never be a perfect entity....none of us is. What matters is that there is intention and progress towards something more
civilised than some of the recent debates.
Abuse here is not limited to the political forums either, and recently I've had to flag up more than one sad situation to a mod for very personal,
aggressive, hate filled and even sexually abusive comments, which is kinda worrying, as they are based on no more than a few words on my profile, and
not even any particular arguement in a thread. The tone at times seems to have changed, and this site, maybe because it's so much more high profile
now, is attracting people with very little sense of how to behave courteously around other humans. Abuse here does happen, and I would encouage anyone
on the receiving end of it to shout to a Mod. Please. Unless abousive behavious is challenged, it will continue and only get worse. Some comments need
to be taken very seriously.