If you ever go back and read some of the threads from the "good ole days", among them you will find multiple threads discussing the "good ole days".
Old threads complaining about lack of quality, trolling, and wishing for how things "used to be", can be found as far back as I have ventured, which
is pretty far, in ATS years.
Having said that, there are members who have left for some reason, or been banned, that I miss too. But's it done. Some old members come and go, I
think depending on life's circumstances.
I am getting a little better at smelling the roses, and taking a step over the piles of dog crap that we see daily. And I try to keep in mind that
your "roses", might very well be my "pile of dog crap", and vice versa.
But whoever said "it's deny ignorance.....not deny everything"!!
I do see your point.
Sometimes I might say to a friend "That's interesting, why don't you make a thread about that?"
The answer is usually, "nah, I can't take the flaming".
But if you will go back and read some old threads, I think you will see this is nothing new.
It seems to have always been this way. I guess it's the nature of conspiracies. ?