posted on May, 22 2004 @ 07:38 AM
so let me see if i understand you people correctly...
you want to to be able to post any way you please on a private board?
you want to make the rules on a privately run board that doesnt bleong to you.
this is correct, yes?
that seems to be the general consensus from what i see here...
you dont like being given rules set by the owner of this board. i see.
as advisor said before its not what you say but how you say it.
now i'm expecting just about everyone on this thread to flame me. go for it. doesnt change the fact simon owns this board and makes the rules.
william makes everyone, including staff aware of these rules and then we as staff enforce them. its his board and we play by his rules.
now for those who think this is trampling on your freedom of speech...tough.
that doesnt apply to something that is privately owned. if simon wants to make a rule that you cant use the letter T in your posts then guess what?
thats the new rule and we have to enforce it.
this isnt romper room and most of you arent children. even those i know who are underage on this board act more mature than this. time to grow up
people. things dont always go your way, especially on someone else's board. this is the attitude we are tryin to combat. this is the behavior we
are trying to avoid. this is the sort of example we DONT want to project into the rest of the internet. we didnt get this large by having a happy go
lucky set of rules where people are allowed to do as they please.
there are tons of other boards that allow that behavior, this isnt one of them. even when william has created forums for more "colorful" kinds of
discussion people are still making such posts outside of those forums and its taking those forums down. it certainly appears to me that if you all
want to insult and make vulgar posts staff shouldnt be able to tell you no thats not right, that seems to be the attitude. we're accused of being
nazis over and over by the same people over and over who are still here despite their thinking we're out to get them. simply put if the admin doesnt
want you here you wont be here. there is no ego trip harassment going on here. if the staff was as bad as some make us out to be, they'be IP banned
by now but they arent. they're still here posting their views and opinions.
now personally i see this issue in two ways...on one level i think the censors are there for a very good reason, not everyone who comes here is an
adult and not everyone who comes here wants to see people acting like children, acting out just to be acting out because they think its their right.
on the other hand i use vulgarites on ocassion but i usually reserve that language for the proper forums where its MORE tolerated than on other forums
on this board. its still frowned upon just the same but overlooked more often. i dont say squat about anyone cursing on BTS, the rules are more
relaxed there so i tend to not enforce them unless something is way out of character for the thread its in. as for ATS the standards are higher and
rightfully so. we are here to DISCUSS matters of conspiracy, not argue fight flame insult and curse at each other. i agree to disagree with anyone
who has a view differing from my own, i might not like what they say or agree with it but i dont flame them for it, i dont curse them and i dont
harass them. most of this behavior is being done to people who have an opposite view of how you see things, this intolerance is getting out of hand
and i dont understand it. is it not ok for someone with free will and their own mind to think what they want and express their views? they're
opinions, not facts and those who are bashing flaming and cursing others for merely voicing their opinions are hypocrites. in fact i know some of the
people who are accusing the staff of being nazis are some of the same people who run around on this board telling other people to shut up because they
dont like their views.
i'm not telling you you have to like it but thats how it is. its simon's board and if he felt like yanking the whole operation tommorow guess what?
not a whole lot you people can do about it. this board offers a lot of stuff to you for free whereas other boards offer the same or less but charge
you for it. william didnt have to start BTS or the ATS store or the mud pit, he didnt have to create ATS webmail for us. but he did to show his
appreciation for EVERYONE's hard work at making this board what it is.
and this is the "hark work" you people give him now? i'm ashamed.