Originally posted by On the level
reply to post by markygee
Mark if it was just about some strange subjects then it wouldn`t bother me, I don`t discuss cryptozoology for example as does not interest me. This is a site wide issue with new members being disrespectful and trolling
Originally posted by On the level
I really don't think this is either a crazy statement or asking too much, before I joined ATS I lurked for a good year and posted anonymously. On ATS there is a deluge of absolute BS hitting us on a daily basis, we have trolls by their hundreds and some generally insane people. I have noticed more and more established members leaving and am thinking of joining them. I love this site and try to be an addition to its content and membership but nowadays on the site there is at least 35 crackpot and trolling posts to every quality one.
I have been giving it thought as as per the title propose that is someone joins they can post however have to be active on the forums and if they do not get warning etc then after 3 months they get the privilege to make a thread. The 20 post rule or making it 100 posts wont work, these people are too obsessive and have too much time on their hands. Again due to this new members come on and add "S+F second line" to threads or just add brief snippets of abuse.
If you make a 3 month rule for threads then it would stop a lot of the trolls and crazies posting as they want attention and they want it now, it takes them minutes to set up new accounts in Libraries and come back on saying they are a Prophet of the Reptilian Stargate. it would make dedicated new people more likely to get a feel for the place and make their first threads more of a success.
I know this would have an effect on some members and would not be a popular with new members however if you don't act you will lose your established membership and have nothing left but some quality and a whole stable of trolls. I know you always tell members that complain that "ATS is what you make of it" which is correct however when the content is becoming so shoddy and crazy what is the point of creating some quality work when it will be over looked for the latest "OOHHH NOES A SOLAR FLARE" or "LOOK PROOF NIBIRU TOTALLY NOT A SUNDOG" threads.
Thanks for your time.
Originally posted by Hefficide
So, to beat a dying horse to death, once again... be the change you wish to see.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
If it is not against the rules of this site and you feel it is a less than stellar thread or post, then I would suggest to either debate and discuss or ignore and move on.
Originally posted by zbeliever
I still like my idea best...Post 5 postings a day....I hate to read a thread and find out the poster just became a member today...I realize they are usual just here for their amusement and not the knowledge this site has to offer...No matter what I 'd like to see some kinda of intervention for this problem...
Originally posted by Advantage
My personal solution : Dont visit crap threads, ignore trolling posts in threads, and let the insane ones die on the vine. They WILL go away if they arent fed, receive no replies, get any attention.
Originally posted by Expat888
What a load of rubbish.. Thats the mentality that feeds censorship, internet restrictions and promotes ignorance via open and honest dialogue.
Pfffth.. And a two-finger salute to anything that would restrict / limit / prohibit open dialogue.
No, I think self appointed skeptics should have their own sub forum, that would be fair, then we wouldn't have to wade through all of those negative comments and not see good things hoaxed.
How about members just alert staff to threads and posts that violate the T&C.
We don't mind the complaints folks, that's what we are here for. And every one of them will be reviewed and discussed at lenght before any decisions are made.
One of the reasons that I love ATS so much is that I can refresh my browser and almost always there is a new reply for me to see.
Just skim over them... don't go to a thread you KNOW will get your dander up...
With the ever increasing amounts of ads on this site, It looks like the owners don't really care much about the quality of the board, but just the quantity of hits.
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by rusethorcain
A lot of my favorite threads dont follow your forumula for success. If I wanted a news feed, I would subscribe to one. I want peoples voices, input, research, ideas, their experiences, their insights, their metaphysics. To discuss out of the box, right brained, not left brained, freedom from the matrix, solutions, ideas, musings. That is the reason many of us go on ATS. And the level of truth, insight, and precious pearls to be found is good.
Not even interested in the same kind of info the ones promoting this are. And by the many varied threads on ATS, many aren't.