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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Originally posted by tomfrusso
No action is ever taken against a member account for any reasons other than what is stated in the Terms & Conditions. Overly-intense posters unable to participate in a collaborative and civil manner will very often mistake action against their ATS account as a staff disagreement with their opinions.
Originally posted by IceOwl
Actually every day about twice I'll get halfway through typing a response and then just cancel it. Sometimes because I end up answering my own question, but generally because I know it won't be well received, or received incorrectly, giving others a disparate view of myself, which is not something anyone wants.
Hopefully I don't just sound whiny like "Why's everybody always picking on me?". But negative emotional expressions directed toward me do more damage to the person sending them than they do to me, so I think it's best I just try to avoid needlessly initiating them.
Originally posted by XL5
Alot of times whats already said in a thread is what the poster that didn't post was going to say.
I think alot of people spend their posting time reading 4 pages of stuff and realize what they wanted to say has been said already.
I will post when I have solid proof and understanding of something and know that my words mean something.
Originally posted by time91
I agree with you, most threads and posts are by a fraction of the members. I don't have much to add, it would just be pathetic if you made a thread about lack of posting, and no one replied...
Originally posted by Glencairn
To add to this, though, what does it matter if you, the OP, recognize someone or not? Do their posts only matter if you recognize the person? I've been here for a while now, yet I have no doubt that pretty much no one recognizes me solely because I read more than I post, but does that mean that my opinion is less valid than someone that you do recognize? Maybe calling people out and saying "Hey, I've never seen you before" is not the best way to encourage people to post. Frankly, it's no skin off my back end if you recognize me or not and if that is the criteria for my post being deemed "worthy" of consideration, I'm not that worried about having your approval.