posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 12:22 PM
The funny part of this concept, and all that goes with it, to me, is perspective...
In the plethora of threads that address this notion that ATS is going down the drain (BTW, if one looks back they will find that these threads -
claiming ATS is not what it used to be - going back almost to the inception of this website.) I always find it funny that our divergent perspectives
get lost here.
In short, one might jump up and say "Yeah, ATS has suffered!" and another might say "I agree!". But if these people were to actually communicate
they might find that poster #1 feels that things are "worse" because they think that skeptics are being moderated against too much - whereas poster
#2 might feel that skeptics are running amok.
The seeming agreement is superficial.
Here is a great thread by Maxmars
that shows that our perceptions about ATS - and the
belief that it is not what it used to be, might largely be more an internal thing than an external. After a couple of years on ATS most of us have
seen most of the fodder and subject matter... Finding new and exciting thrills is a more difficult prospect.
We become jaded. The honeymoon ends as the newness wears off.
There has been a constant procession of outrageous posters and super skeptics over the years... they show up, build reputations, gain followings, get
bored, and move on. It's just the nature of the beast.