posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 03:20 PM
Over the last few weeks, I along with several other staff members have witnessed the increase in off topic replies, one liner posts, image only posts
and a plethora of other posting behaviours that are simply not necessary.
There are a variety of tools at your disposal to show approval of a particular member’s posts and threads. These are the Flag and Star system.
This has been said a million times but if you agree with what is said and have nothing else to add to the conversation please use these features
as opposed to writing:
S&F for you
Could not have said it better..etc.
Another nifty option you have is to send that member a U2U with a quick, “Hey that was an awesome post and I thought you should know I agree and
gave you some stars and a flag!”
ATS is built around the fluid discussion of topics. This cannot be done effectively when members, are flooding the thread with page after page of one
liner, off topics and as my title states “Back Scratching” posts.
Another area of concern are threads and posts where very little comments or content exist. These are posted videos, or images and even links with
little to no member comment about them. This is also not something that is productive to the ATS community. When creating threads or posts that have
media content or sourced material please give your take. We want to hear your
This forum was created to give you a voice, please choose to use it when bringing new content to the boards so that members may have an idea of what
it is they are looking at and can respond in kind to your thoughts/opinions.
Moving forward there will be increased staff scrutiny in regards to these posts and they will be removed if they fall in the categories mentioned
Please review the following:
Please Stay On Topic – Please Review Link.
Mod Note: One Line Post – Please Review Link.
Mod Note: Starting A New Thread – Please Review Link
2nd Line Posts -- Please Review Link
We always strive to make this community better, as members, not as staff or owners or any other title given to us. As members we all have a
responsibility to be the change we want to see. We can start by each doing our best to keep our threads clean, concise and ignorance free.
~Keeper & ATS Staff