posted on Jan, 29 2010 @ 01:30 AM
reply to post by zoso28
You can only reply if you joined pre-2006
Is it just me or is everyone who participates a newbie? Where are all the old members who can remember when ATS was great?
I don't think new-ness is an issue so much as the rate and quantity at which new members joined. Usually when a culture gains new memebrs, it can
assimilate them into the culture...but if the newcomers come to quickly and too many...the newer newcomers see the recent newcomers and accept their
not-quite-yet-assimilated behaviors and accept those as the norm instead of the older culture. And of course, the newer members see their
half-assimilated state and think it's always been that way...so they don't know what you're talking about.
Same thing happened when the internet becae popular. A lot of the older internet culture died out.
Before all the insults and agendas?
I'll grant you that things did seem more polite and there were fewer idiots in 2005 but personally it was more like 2008 that I really started
noticing the difference. But I'm sure it was a gradual process over years, so it would be difficult to pintpoint an exact date.
Can we reign this in and get the site back on track?
Nope. Not any more than you can give land back to US natives and expect life to go back to the way it was. Even if you give the land back...it would
still be different.
Cultures change. "Going back" isn't usually an option.