Originally posted by neformore
reply to post by Hawkwind.
I don't consider a thread move to BTS to be some kind of "demotion" at all. That might be your perception, but its certainly not mine.
That's the spirit!
But...really, this thread should have been titled "don't be an ass on ATS" and even "then" it still would be you ranting on a type of person that
is not "the problem".
Even if you added believers in there as well, there is "no" problem like you have stated.
Is there trolls? Yes...we have mods to destroy them.
Is there sarcasm and arrogance (ass-ness)? OH yes! And I surly find those types of posters worth their weight in gold "as long as" they deliver good
information and follow the T&C.
I think you did drop a ball here choosing a side and picking a target that are both one in the same and neither the "problem" or "a crime"
I admit when I am wrong...heck I even did it here in this thread twice thus far.
But you seem very confident that you did not "single out skeptics" and then try to make their content seem "undesired" unless they were pandering
sweethearts fully nice and unsarcastic.
As for the thread moving being a sign that this thread is a fail? Not true. The thread was moved because people reported it and it was just in the
I personally dislike BTS, and will make this my last post in this thread for reasons that I already miss ATS.
But yeah...the fact is, your thread pointed out posters like "me" and then attempted to slander them as useless or undesired.
Yes, I know you also meant "people worse then me" (I hope) but if you noticed, more then one user here has already pointed this thread's "title"
at me as if I was in a line-up and this thread was a witness to my crime.
But, I am no criminal or a destructive part of this site. Nor are hundreds of other asses who post here.
Being an ass is NOT enough to warrant a witch hunt or even a ban.
That is what T&Cs are for.
Like I said...it is disturbing to see a mod take such a strong stance against our resident "jerk heads" and even worse to see it pointed at only one
side of the spectrum of "offenders".
I asked you to think critically about that, but you refused to see it my way.
YouOP didn't say "people who break T&Cs are bad"...nor would a thread like that ever need to be made by a moderator, since moderators have easier
ways to handle those types.
It plainly was, a one-sided attack, on ass-like posters who you would rather see remain machine-like in their niceties, while completely ignoring the
believers who do the same equally (if not more).
And let me remind you...some people would bet money on the fact that "believers with no evidence and a chip on their shoulder" are far worse and
more "assy" then most skeptics.
After all...a skeptic needs only to fall back on logic, rationality and facts to find thier safe spot.
Believers need to prove the impossible and can't...they tend to snap more in that process.
And let us not forget the "hoaxer" types...ever see one of them go super nova the second their made-up BS doesn't float with "adults" that read
whooooboy do they ever get "rude".
But alas, this thread is only about skeptics with an ass-like attitude.
Just know this- You and nobody are ever going to remove my sarcasm or jest. I am surly not going to learn to be less "arrogant" from threads like
these, and I really hope you understand that you publicly called out skeptics while you ignored the problems at hand with other sides to the ATS
crowd's dynamic makeup.
Like I said...you don't seem like you are ready to accept that fault with this thread, and that is fine. Many people here who posted also pointed out
your blind-spot on this topic, and many more also agreed that you took a swing in favor of one side over the other.
Whatever the case...I am STILL an ass, and I am STILL a full supporter of ATS, its staff and its goals to become bigger better and more in the face of
If you can agree to allow an ass to join that quest, then I would surly have no problem making that journey with a guy who seems biased towards
slandering skeptics over believers.
I hope I made points you can think about and not just arrogantly wave off as if they are buzzing flies.
You messed up...no big deal...I do it often.
Difference is, I admit when I am wrong and usually do it in a way that shows I am a good sport.
I don't quote and posts T&C rules to back up my views when in effect "breaking T&C rules" is not the subject at hand.
It is ass-like skeptics.
I fit that description...if you can't see how that is offensive to a large part of your community here, I suggest you spend some time considering
public relations and the power of word.
All said and done, you have been a great sport and I have respect for.
Even if it is apparent that you do not have respect for ass-skeptics from the get-go.
Think about...its really important that you "understand"where you messed up and where you didn't.
Unless you are set on not learning from a mistake.