posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 01:44 PM
Alright, I have to address this issue.
I will not name specific members, I do not expect others to do so either, trust me those I am about to address will come here of their own free will
and probably do EXACTLY what I am about to discuss.
The ATS Complainer
We all know who they are. These are the members that come to ATS with what seems to be only one goal in mind. To demonize and disrespect those who
work hard to make ATS better and more enjoyable for ALL those who frequent the website, member or lurker alike.
These are the members who whenever something new comes to ATS, are the first to jump on the Anti-ATS bandwagon. Pooping where you eat is NEVER a
productive thing to do and it seems this is what happens every time.
This is not to say that constructive criticism isn't allowed or even OK. I think it's encouraged on the website. Only when that criticism is
directed at the staff and moderators in a respectful and intelligent way.
In a way that shows that they care about ATS and overall direction it is taking moving forward. This is not what we see here.
Let's take the ATS Chicks for example. What was suppose to be a great thing for ATS, which is to say, giving a different perspective from two of the
most intelligent and well respected female members of ATS; has turned into an all out poo flinging match against them and the staff in general.
Even AFTER those who are directly involved expressed the fact that they are not personally bothered by the terms being used and the way it is being
Do you all know how much works into ATS on a daily basis? How much time, money and effort goes into these new special projects to make ATS and even
greater place than it already is?
You are a Disgrace to ATS. All of you who parade around, posting your negativity. You consistently use your insecurities and flawed belief
systems and apply them to the actions of the staff and moderators.
You'll all become the thing that you swear to fight day in and day out. Those who willfully and knowingly bring negativity to a place where there is
SO much already just in the content we discuss.
I am ashamed at the behaviour. So much so, that every now and then I feel the need to apologize FOR you. I did so today. It's our job as members
to moderate ourselves and create the environment that WE want on ATS.
These members are preventing us from moving forward. Keeping the status quo alive and preventing a positive evolution of this place.
So come on, come here and PROVE that I am right by again attempting to change the message of this thread to something completely arbitrary and
I want to open a discussion about this problem of negativity and the consistent mod/staffer bashing whenever a new thing comes to this place.
As stated in another thread, sometimes I wonder why Bill, Simon and Mark ever bothered to continue after reading some of the nonsense that I have even
just today on the boards.
ETA: I admit my language is a bit out line in this thread, mostly the comment about people being disgraceful to the website. I allowed emotion to
cloud good judgement on this one. My apologies folks, it's just the way I feel.
[edit on 4/19/2010 by tothetenthpower]