We strive to make sure our rights are protected in every facet of life and work both as individuals and as a team to research and iether validate or
debunk. Thats what I believe we do in here to the best of our ability.
Yea there have been threads that attract derailers and downright rude members because they "view" the thread as "rubbish, stupid, a waste of bandwidth
and generally not worth the energy used by the OP that posted it. But......
There is always something to be learned from every thread, be it unknown information posted on page 23 or, that wee bit of info that fits in with a
thread you are working on or planning.
In my view there no unworthy threads and the amount of stars or flags a thread gets is immaterial to me. All have a right to be there.
What I will say though and this can be evidenced, is that the language used from member to member and the name calling is getting beyond a joke. In
the last week I have seen ( and they are still there), Moron, Stupid, Idiot, looney, bastard and others used to describe those who are supporting a
thread. This begs the question.. where are the mods?. Yea I know we have an allert button and Ive used it, but the "Courtesy is mandatory" warning is
not enough when there is an increase in this behaviour. True most are new members, but absolutly not all.
Prediction threads are part and parcel of ATS, dont like it, dont go into the threads. As a matter of fact, the solution is simple.
Allow others to have opinions and debate their evidence or thought. If you dont like, dont participate in the thread or keep it civil. This is very
pertinent to some new members Ive noted in threads because aggression and demand are there tools of choice when they are in debate. My advice, ignore
We dont need a members jury to say what should or shouldnt be posted and I would ban anyone who ever calls for a ban on anyone just because they dont
believe the Ops thread is invaluable.
edit on 9-11-2010 by captiva because: (no reason given)