posted on Dec, 12 2009 @ 08:32 PM
For the past few weeks now, I have seen some threads pop up complaining about the membership of ATS. In almost all these threads, I've seen
LiveForever8 say something akin to "Oh look, it's THIS thread again." I was annoyed the first couple of times he said it, but after a while, it got
me to thinking.
There may have been an increase in debunkers, rude posts, etc., but there also has been a drastic increase in people complaining about said
posters. I've also noticed that the majority of these threads have been griping about the ATS membership as a whole, as if we are all causing it. As
said by Vladimir Lenin, "A lie told often enough becomes truth." If this notion of the ATS community declining in quality gets told over and over
again, week after week, won't the general community believe that to be the case? I really don't think the ATS community is falling down a slippery
slope -- on the contrary, with each day that passes, we all gain more knowledge, thus by default, we are improving in magnitude. Maybe it's seen as
declining because the small percentage that is throwing around negative comments are getting better at their field as well, so they're being noticed
more. The people making the threads say there's a conspiracy to bring down ATS, but I'm starting to think these types of threads are a part
of that conspiracy, whether the thread maker realizes it or not.
Am I making any sense?