posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:01 PM
reply to post by sonjah1
Sonjah, all that has occurred is that you have encountered just about the weakest and least creative ad hom attack known to ATS. It just means that
the person who said this couldn't counter your argument and resorted to BS as a smokescreen. It's a sad thing to resort to in debate and you shouldn't
let it get you down.
We all start "new" at some point. And, to be frank, I've seen members with astronomical point totals and ancient join dates say some idiotic things (I
know I've made less than stellar posts myself). I've also seen first day members with a post count of ONE, and no points at all, state things that
were worthy of applause. Just because senior members usually know more about rules, and ATS standards... It doesn't mean that we know "more" about
Don't let it get you down! You are a valued member of the community here!
And, RE: Other boards... Truth be told... SSDD. You'll run into the same types of problems and, more often than not, problems that make ATS look like
heaven. At least on ATS the mods aren't all in lock step, banning anyone who doesn't tow the party line. Most other sites end up falling into this
trap. Hell, a thread like this, on the other sites I know about, would have gotten you insta-banned.
Don't give up on ATS. This is the gold standard for these types of topics. Nowhere else even comes close!
edit on 12/14/10 by Hefficide because: typo