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Originally posted by Haydn_17
Its like ATS has been over taken by 12 year old..
If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.
We are all familiar with that chestnut. I'm talking about posts that do nothing but slam the OP. We've all seen those posts. Just commentary on the OP, nothing constructive to add to the topic. Here's a few that I've seen lately:
"This is a waste of bandwidth." Guess what, you just wasted more.
"This topic is pointless." So was that contribution.
"What a waste of time." Thanks, you just wasted more of everyone elses.
THAT is the purpose of the Complaints/Suggestions button. There can be many reasons why the thread is active. 1- The staff is unaware of it, thus the Complaints button. 2- The staff has seen it but it's under discussion. 3- The staff has seen it and it was determined that the topic is OK. Just because you don't think so doesn't mean that the topic isn't valid. We are guided by the T&C and that will determine the outcome.
Post of that manner will more often than not be labeled "Off topic" and rightly so. If you think a certain topic is not ATS worthy, send an alert. After that check out topics that you are interested in. There's no need to drop off topic posts in a thread.
Thanks for considering this.