posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 02:34 PM
Against my better sense, I'm tossing my 2 cents in the ring (a mixing metaphors to do so). I just think that when I see this level of frustration,
it's because you're trying to make an apple of pear. ATS is what it is, and getting frustrated at that to the point that you're yelling
accusations at the community if more reflective of your lack of understanding of this community than a condemnation of the community itself.
I was talking with a friend the other day, and he was saying how he's becoming frustrated with a lot of his friends, that he wants to stop hanging
out with them because they can't handle a lot of topics that he wants to discuss, that they just want to laugh all the time and party. I told him,
well, then just realize that they're party friends. If you want to have a deep conversation, call me, because you know I will and can and we'll
enjoy it. But also, sometimes you might just want to laugh and toss back some drinks and go out, then give them a ring and go enjoy yourself and
appreciate them for providing that in your life. Not all things for all people. I would urge you to view ATS in the same way. Geo-politics is part
of what is discussed here, but there are also people here who want to speculate about UFOs, God, the moon...take your pick. I guarantee you that
there are a lot of sights devoting most of their threads to Tunisia...go and tap into them, and don't abandon ATS, try to bring the message here, but
recognize that the community is as it presents itself. You can't change that, because the "face" of ATS is created by those who are members, and
their interests are made known by what captures their attention. Doesn't make them hypocrits...you were wrong to say so.