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Originally posted by UtahRosebud
I chose ATS over all the rest of the "conspiracy" sites for several reasons. Mainly, because people HERE AT ATS treat each other with respect, with dignity and with a true attitude of "sharing information for a greater good".
Well, that was the case until the damn earthquake hit Japan. With tsunamis and possible meltdowns adding to the already disturbing crisis.
There has been thread after thread after thread started on many of the various issues we are ALL concerned with. Many of these threads are filled with a wealth of information, both good and bad. These are threads that so many of us go to, in order to find answers and seek the truths.
I value opinions and we are ALL entitled to share them. But what drives me absolutely MAD is the constant bickering and arguing that fill up WAY TOO MANY pages within these threads!!!
The Mods & Admins of this site work extremely hard, and pretty damn quick... to remove the nonsense. And I thank each and every one of you for doing that!! However... they have their work cut out for them. Especially during times like these, where new threads are constantly being created.
If you feel the need to insult, berate, belittle and act like a child, please take it to a U2U. Or better yet... go do it on one of those "other" sites, where that behavior seems to be welcomed and relished in.
If you have a differing opinion from an OP or from another poster in a thread, and feel you have something relevant to contribute, then please do! State your case, share your sources, and remain on topic. It is absolutely ridiculous that anyone has to scroll through a continuous 5 pages of "bickering & insults", before they find something that contains pertinent information on the subject at hand.
We are all stressed out with the current times. We are all seeking information, ideas, theories, etc. And we are all seeking the truth. Please show respect for each other in these public discussions.
Thank you for listening to my rant. I really needed to get that out.
Originally posted by DevilJin
What you described is pretty common on ATS as on other sites. When the Arizona shooting happened, there were tons of threads on the same topic, tons of bickering and arguing, etc. etc. Same with the Middle East crisis. Topics sweep away old topics and become the norm until news topic pop up. Nothing new. I understand your point. On some topics, I really get into it then people start arguing and derail the thread but that's what happens on a forum.edit on 14-3-2011 by DevilJin because: (no reason given)