I'm posting this as I feel there is a conspiracy among some ATS members, or at the very least an unconscious undermining of decent threads.
By the way thanks mods for putting me in the right location.
This is not about me specifically but a general observation, maybe others have noticed too.
The key question: Who do you have to #$@#% to get some flags around here?
I have noticed since returning to ATS in the early part of this year that we had these funky new FLAG CONTRIBUTION LEVEL bars.
Personally I think they stink, but people apparently far wiser than myself disagree.
In any case, Aside from feeling like there is some kind of ATS clique out there deciding what’s best for everyone else I have to ask myself?
I’m not going to name names on this thread, so if the shoe fits wear it if it doesn’t it’s no biggy.
Why it is some threads receive like 50 or 60 posts but have only one or two flags?
It has happened to me, and I have seen it happen to a lot of very thought provoking posts.
These posts are decent enough to get flags to be sure; especially when the replies to posts are compliments to the OP for their thorough research or
for bringing an issue to light.
However the posters with the most flags are the ones that have in the past definitely proven themselves as great informers of the public.
While that’s great, I’m just wondering why it is that when they essentially slack off and post something less than astounding they once again get
flags out the wazoo.
In addition, threads that post pictures of animals doing animal stuff (whatever that means) receive flags the likes of which not even God has seen.
So I don’t understand what the heck is going on here.
I hate to be the nutty conspiracy theorist, but I can’t help it, I have a mental disorder that precludes me from accepting reality at face value, or
so I’m told.
I know that getting flags is like hitting that “niche” where you suddenly just get it.
Like the janitor who discovers an idea for glow in the dark toilet tissue, these peoples ATS success sky rockets to Niburu or wherever.
Once there it seems they can’t be taken down from that position even when posting non flattering material by some standards.
At any rate once your part of the HIGH FLAG SOCIETY you’re the schiznick,
I mean its wine women and song baby, or men if you’re a lady.
Supermodels, penthouse parties and late night clubbing at the most exclusive locations, perhaps even your own private jet.
All I’m asking for is a little love ATS for myself and for others. Or maybe I’m a little jealous, but I still think there’s a club out there and
I’m one of those guys who want a fur coat and some happening shades too.
When I first came to this site in mid 08 I thought it was just another post random BS forum and boy was I wrong. Consequently a few of my first posts
were quite stupid, and looking back I wish I could remove them for their sloppiness.
Since then when posting I really make an effort to be “smart” about it. I try to make sure I put together something that is easy to read and
interesting in all the right places. I’m no Philosopher, Scholar, or any number of other exquisite ATS titles. But I do fancy myself a fighter and a
thinker. I know that doesn’t mean that I’m right but come on.
There have been so many great threads go the way of the Dodo on this site while at the same time other threads like …….. “I slept with an alien
last night, ask me how it was.”……. Get the kind of attention you would expect from people who watch to much Lindsey Lohan.
Unlike some people on this site I don’t think anyone here is stupid. Maybe misinformed or not as well versed in areas as others but everyone is here
because they are curious and that’s the first step in discovery. I know I have learned a lot myself by coming here and I learn something new
everyday. Thanks for that by the way.
Something seems a bit off to me that’s all.
I’m just saying.
Flag it if you like it.
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