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One user who's had enough for the moment...

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 10:56 AM
reply to post by Partygirl

Thats not nice to open a new profile and try to load a pretty girl in the avatar to sucker this guy in.

ohhhh you women are fresh.


posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 12:17 PM
i'm with you friend, as I expressed in my own rant. Coming here I was looking for information and discussion on topics like most are. From my experience here at ATS lurking and posting I've come to a realization.

We are not being visited by aliens and anyone claiming to have contact with them is:

a liar
mentally unstable
attention seeker

Yes i'll piss some people off saying that, but after going through countless videos and threads, this is my conclusion. I'll never rule out the possibility of life out there, but thanks to the countless hoaxes and morons, I'm thoroughly convinced no one HERE has any proof other than half baked waking dreams, hoaxes, and religious under toned crap.

And it's not just that, I enjoy getting to the bottom of some of those videos and showing how they are hoaxes, I enjoy the hunt for truth. It's the influx of idiots, and I truly mean idiots, that has me down. You've nailed it completely, never searching, 1 line posts, off topic posts, blatant trolling......

all of this and in the meantime who do I get thanked for my efforts to remove the layers of hoaxes to get to the real stuff? I get insulted and called a shill. It's hilarious, I do indeed work for the government of my province, but in an IT related manner for Education, at no point does that translate into anything related to me being here, and I've never hid that fact.

It's getting harder and harder to sift through the crap...

HAARP is a weapon making my ears hurt, oh and controlling the weather, solar flares, and earthquakes
I'm an insider with secret info I won't give you and I will insult you for not believing me then abandon my threads
Obama is an alien Hybrid because he has scars and his palms look similar
100% Proof Nibiru is REALZZ!!!!!!!
Why you should believe in my religion
Why you shouldn't believe in his religion
Jews are evil
Muslims are evil

And now my newest favorite :

Government admits it did 911!!!!! 100% PROOF! MUST READ!!!

Then you go into the thread and it's an "experiment" and a completely bogus title. Loverly. That's exactly the type of content ATS wants to spend money to store forever.

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 01:33 PM
wait... are you describing ats or glp?

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 01:44 PM

Originally posted by amongus
So, you wont post...but you will lurk. Guaranteed.

You know you will.....ats is legalized coke.

The Eagles' - Hotel California, comes to mind.

reply to post by phishyblankwaters

Lol... Good rant, true though. Perhaps it's time to re-acquaint with the library? Lots of good research (the real and the unknown) out there. Cheers

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 03:33 PM
Unless I am misunderstanding something here; virtually all ATS content is member generated. So if you want things to change then you will have to change them yourselves.

I have noticed that when things are a little dry, for instance on the UFO forum, more seasoned members will do fairly expert re-synthesis of older reports to keep things going. Those seem to make up the better posts, at least on the UFO threads, when things are slow.

For instance; MadDogTheHunter's compass thread. He put that up one day after complaining like this thread does. He put his money where his mouth is, no? nearly 1500 replies if not more since the last time I checked. There was even an extended visit from Phage.

I have actually the past 2 weekends in a row put in 4-6 hours on threads that I thought would deliver new info that members would be interested in. All in the spirit of Denying Ignorance and providing quality material for other members to read. They were virtually ignored in favor of the types of posts you cite above. But it ain't gonna stop me.

So if you want better more salient content you had better get down to generating it. C'mon, take this bitch over and show us what you've got.

Here's what I got...

I also thought that maybe ATSers would like to have the latest UFO videos dragged over here from wherever they come from so they can be analyzed on a thread ala ATS but most folks acted as though I had just crapped in their Wheaties so I stopped.

The fickleness here at ATS is entirely member generated as well.

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posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 03:45 PM
Agreed Op, most posts and threads are now made by people that have registered within hours or days, shame but I have tried to become the change I seek but it is literally pissing in the wind on here, I choose to lurk now let the lunatics run the asylum

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 03:53 PM
reply to post by venusstarlite

Don't mind them, I am with you in your belief.

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 04:16 PM
I agree with all of you. I promise to do my part by following rules, common sense, be nice(ish) etc. But here's the thing for me as a total newcomer, I join in on conversations, send U2U's and blam! ...nothing. I am NOT rushing to comment on every little thing or troll for s&f's or whaterver to get attention (no time for that) but it makes me feel inadequate when I get no feedback, even if someone were to tell me to shut the hell up. I lurked for a long ass time and still only post something when I have the intention of following up on it. I have yet to start my own thread but am making sure I have ample time to write it out thoughtfully, and get all the facts in place so that I can have an INTELLIGENT converstation about it. Anyway, my 2 cents.

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 05:08 PM

Originally posted by venusstarlite
reply to post by MiTS1965

You aren't playing nice,like they said to do here.Why do you talk(call People names) not cool. God don't like ungly talk.Also this thread didn't bring out borons.............

And you are spouting religious propoganda on the UFO&Alien forum. I find that highly offensive. I did not come to this forum to be indoctrinated into your narrow-minded religion. Please take it elsewhere and keep it there.

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 05:31 PM
reply to post by venusstarlite

Totally Off Topic - post it in the Religious Forum - this is exactly what the OP among many other members are talking about threads being derailed continuously!

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 05:55 PM
Sorry to hear you feel this way McClainic however, I do think the feeling is mutual in many ways. I'm sure at some point, we have all been guilty of rubbish posting - myself included - especially when first signing up we can get a bit over enthusiastic.

I don't know how (I'm not a computer geek at all) but surely there is a way to incorporate some kind of step system on the site.
Could the Mods not categorise members according to age or quality of posts for instance or perhaps length of membership and so that we don't segregate to much and lose out by say, segregating younger members who perhaps have very mature, intelligent, well thought out threads - they could have a system whereby these people could jump up the ladder - the star and flag system could be used in a slightly different way.

Three strikes and you're demoted type of thing could be used - something to make folks think before they post new threads.

And I definitely think there should be firmer control of rudeness.

If you know what I mean (I do, lol) Yes I definitely think there should be a way of sorting the chaff from the wheat so to speak.

"Change the way you look at things and what you look at will change" (Wayne Dyer) Pleas stay with us!

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 06:01 PM
Oh and Mods could we have an Personal Argument Forum for those who have reduced the thread to personal attacks on each other, we could call it the boxing ring where you are automatically sent when involved in this kind of behaviour - it would be so much fun to lurk there too.

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 07:49 PM
reply to post by Mclaneinc

I feel your pain. However the search continues.

Try a good political debate. It absorbs the anger and cleanses the soul.

I've used an interesting method for a while now. When I have angry days, I type out my posts to get it out of me and then delete it without posting. Helps somehow and I don't piss people off.

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 08:01 PM
i read these posts from ATS vets. in the short time i've been here i've seen this sentiment echoed every other day (approximately). sorry i can't relate, i've been here just weeks and i find ATS reminds me of a tabloid newspaper. overall it seems the online experience requires one to sift through a lot of dirt to find a gemstone, so i try to take it with a grain of salt.

my observation of ATS forums is there are posts that should be culled from threads, the earlier the better. there are too many people that would rather insult that discuss; their 'contribution' weakens the thread. there are a steady supply of noobs that post snark, troll and detract from threads; i've seen a few OP's get de-railed and ruined because of a few fools.

maybe when the user numbers drop off and fans have jumped shark someone in the Front Office will notice their is unhappiness amongst the rank & file.

OP i hope you don't leave. you write a good post, stay on topic well, state your case and make sense. This site needs members like you!

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 10:17 PM
Maybe the novelty factor has wore off too? I remember when ATS was awesome. I'm not sure it's gone THAT much worse. More so I've probably got bored

The whole conspiracy alternative field has been commercialised in the last few years and it's hit the internet hard. Too many MTV watchers and Alex Jones fans

posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 10:49 PM
reply to post by LostMyPassword

I gave you a star, for some insightful ideas and comments....however....wellll....
peering in again......

.......OK, the "username" is a giveaway, when looking at the "join date". AM I right???

....regardless, spot on sentiments.....

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 12:52 AM

Originally posted by venusstarlite
Oh,by the way,I,am a college graduate to,in medicine,I,have a Associate degree,in medical administration,Also a supervisor in shelters and family service,for RED CROSS.I,had to study,weather,and medical things.I,am far from being dumb,lol. I,am also a nurse.Now in a wheelchair,with leukaemia.I,like debating,but in nice ways. I,don't push what I,say.I,just state fats and the truth ,the best I,know about.If,I,don't know about the subject,I,would go and learn about it.Then give a statement on what I, think the answer is to it.I,was just saying,there could maybe be aliens,I,don't know.Also,I,heard people,say that people may think,When Jesus comes back from the sky,people would be scared or think,he was a alien.We don't know what Jesus will look like.The bible gave us clues in revelations..I,wasn't preaching,the bible to you.You went fool,not,well,you are leaving everyone else alone. I,have big shoulders.So,if you think you can brain wash people have fun,Also I,am not unstable.You just can't handle people stating facts,if they don't match to your thoughts.That's okay,different views are great to have. But please respect me,I,am not a bot,or dumb.I,didn't call you names.If someone can prove,there are aliens,I really would like to see it.Like I,said,I,love unknown and science things.

Sorry, i cant let this reply go without pointing out the irony of venusstarlite's post. You are not dumb, yet you write like a two year old? The queen of comma splices sums it up.

That being said, if you do have leukemia I wish you the best. Seriously....i hope you make a recovery.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:51 AM

Originally posted by amongus
That being said, if you do have leukemia I wish you the best. Seriously....i hope you make a recovery.

I'm going to sound callous here but.... his/her medical condition bears no relation to his/her opinions of religion or ETs. He/she is making excuses to try to garner sympathy.

I, myself, have pernicious anemia and diabetes. I don't ever use those conditions to try to justify my opinions.

Its quite pathetic, really.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 11:25 AM

Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by LostMyPassword

I gave you a star, for some insightful ideas and comments....however....wellll....
peering in again......

.......OK, the "username" is a giveaway, when looking at the "join date". AM I right???

....regardless, spot on sentiments.....

Yeah I've been lurking since 2006 and joined in 2009. I keep losing my passwords because I have too many email adresses and my HD with all my website login details got fried

posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:23 PM

Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Sadly my head can't take the "I have an insider", "I'm in contact with X race", I'm a channeller but I can never give real details because that's how it is" and the other various frauds (in MY opinion) who peddle their unproven & illogical beliefs, I'm fed up with people pushing religion in the UFO threads, there's no connection if you look at the logical facts!

Then why are you reading those threads? Have you started any of your own threads that are up to your HIGH standards?

I was sat here and by accident I just clicked on the ATS bookmark while trimming them, I've not read any other threads bar this one.

Just to point out a few thank you's for the nice comments and to the people saying that I was whinging, I have to say no, I was merely making a final statement of what I thought, whinging more relates to people constantly going on and on about the same problem thread after thread.

I have posted about it before but mainly I posted on genuine articles with no reference to myself.

As for posting 'high quality threads myself', pass, only others can judge if I've posted any useful threads, I certainly would like to think so at some points but I have no ego to feed.


Wrong, you are try to dog me, if it mattered nothing to you and it was so silly why bother to reply to a rant thread? (ignore that as I won't see any reply)

No, I never asked or intimated I wanted anyone to follow me, please don't read my mind, you are doing such a poor job so far.

For the record, I DO know what I'm talking about because there are many like minded folks on here who feel the same, the difference was that I chose to go and save myself the reading of countless wasted, nonsense ego filled, pointless and god infested posts.

My choice me old mucker, about the one thing idiots can't take away from me..

So you nip back to Harvard or whatever the name of that bar is and feel free to attack this post all you like, you were wrong and seriously failing to understand the grasp of the post. I for one don't feel I'm worth a penny on here, I never posted for ego, never used the forum as a cheap place to take shots at people, I simply liked reading logical well written posts whatever the subject.

Having got bored of the dribble I walked, end of....

Oh well, its been a pleasant bookmark mistake, I wish all the good folk on here the best of luck and keep your good work up...

Who knows, I might give the place a look in around Xmas...
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