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Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by NadaCambia
16e.) Illicit Activity: Discussion of illicit activities, specifically the use of mind-altering drugs & substances, engaging in computer hacking, promoting criminal hate, discussing sexual relations with minors, and furtherance of financial schemes and scams are strictly forbidden. You will also not link to sites or online content that contains discussion or advocacy of such material. Any Post mentioning or advocating personal use of illicit mind-altering drugs will result in immediate account termination.
i) Narcotics and illicit mind-altering substances: Due to abuse of the subject matter by some (promoting various aspects of personal use, and discussing actual personal use), no new topics on this subject are allowed in any form.
Neither naive nor misinformed. But I did read what I signed up for, when I signed up for it.
There are plenty of other sites where drug conversations are not only allowed, they are encouraged. ATS just happens to not be one of them. We have members of all ages, from all cultures, and we do our best to respect that. My kids are both old enough to know better. But I'd hardly want my child visiting a site where they might come across a thread about the great hallucinations to be had from any given chemical. This is a major reason why such subjects are not discussed here.
I wasn't involved with the circumcision thread, that I can recall, as a member or as staff - so I cannot comment upon it.
And, yes, ATS is a business. People tend to bandy that around as some proof of nefariousness. The reality is that every website on the Internet that gets more than a few hits is a business. Why single ATS out in that regard? To do so seems a bit misleading and vapid. No?
As to the quality of the remaining content? 100% member generated. So pointing 'blame" at staff isn't quite accurate. The "blame" lay in all our of mirrors if content is suffering. Be the change you want to see.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by NadaCambia
Have you read the T&C? If you read them you should understand everything you just mentioned and why they do it.
Also the whole CGI thing, that isn't bad it's true. There are people from all over the world posting and no you shouldn't laugh at another person because they arent' familiar with something. I didn't see anything wrong with that thread by Springer.
The things you point out there are reasons why they do what they do.
Drug talk it allowed as long as personal use isn't mentioned and there is a forum for that as well.
Also when a thread gets out of control like the circumcision one they will close it esp after they have to warn people. If people are going to act like children they will be treated like one. I don't like it when a thread gets closed because some idiot can't follow rules but they are ATS' rules and if you can't abide by them then you should probably go elsewhere or just deal with it.
I dont like somethings on here but I respect the owners and their rules.
Originally posted by NadaCambia
And why can't we talking about smoking marijuana? But we can talk about abusing alcohol. What's the difference?
Closing this pointless thread.
The introductions forum is for introducing yourself to the ATS membership, not presenting silly ideas that promote meaningless responses.