posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 11:52 AM
AS A NEW MEMBER of the ATS community, I found your post about the 'bad-word' filters very enlightening. I am trying to imagine the amount of
information that is not reachable simply because the filters are not filtering.
It is very wise of this site to employ such features. I have seen tons of good information on unfiltered sites that is spoiled by unecessarily blue
In my actual 3-demensional life, I am, at times, prone to use words and phrases that would warrent a healthy slap from the majority of mothers,
aunts, grandmothers, and caring fathers and brothers. However, when I wish to communicate with one of these people, I would dare not use language that
would impede my making whatever point or statement I was trying to convey to them. Such a conversation would come to an abrupt end, due to the fact
that I would be perceived as disrespectful.
Putting it so concisely, and simply stated, as you have done gives me pause to wonder: How many people STILL insist on pushing those limits? If these
limits were not imposed, the very opinions they are espousing would merely reach a contingency of like-mouthed individuals. Perhaps that is what they
want; to boldly go where lots of other people go all the time...
It is refreshing that there is an explanation for everything ATS is up to in the form of these links. Other sites have not the experience or know-how,
by and large, and perhaps this explains why it took me so long to even hear about ATS. But hear I did, and here I am.