Lol i knew phage's name would crop up in this.
Sometimes a member will get a particular "following" due to the fact that they are good at what they do. They may be an "expert" in thier field,
or at least very knowledgeable.
A good lesson for people to try is to find out why a member gets such high regard before putting them down because others hang on thier every word.
A few months ago i found myself thinking the same thing about phage and also a couple of others....so instead of getting funny about it as though they
were getting more attention than me....i asked them.u
I u2u'd phage and politely asked him why he was so sought after in the subjects he advised on. The reply i got was more than good enough for me, so
now i just take it that he knows more than i will on the subject.
I sometimes find it hard to agree with what phage says, but that comes from not having the knowledge that he does, so i don't know any better.
I think many people will pick holes in a member because they do not like what they say. The answer may be so simple that it's almost too boring for
the aliens and ufo forum, or the space forum.
Sorry to pick phage out for this example, but it could be any nember of members here.
If it was about running a business, i might wait on Mark or Bill's word because they know more than i do about that.
If it was about security or singing, i'd be hanging on Semper's.
Yes i think ATS members should think for themselves, but they should also get to know the people here who know thier stuff. They are a massive asset
to the site and will help you free your mind more than most.
I just feel that sometimes thier answers are just too boring for people here, even though they may be the correct answers.
Sometimes a solar flare is just a solar flare people.
This is not an attention game, but if you disagree with someone, feel free to provide evidence to the contrary and you'll get people hanging on your
every word too.
[edit on 11/7/10 by CX]