Hello fellow ATSers,
In my travels through the wonderland that is ATS over the past few weeks I have found myself at various times pleased, saddened, enlightened,
bewildered and normally entertained by the various threads and posts that I have read.
But one thing that disappoints me is the way that some users of this site treat people whos views differ from their own. Im not saying everybody or
even most people fall into this catergory but there is a vocal minority of people who seem to delight in going out of their way to belittle and insult
the people who have spent time and effort in putting something out there for everyone to view.
Ive read on some posts people complaining about undercover agents, psy-ops staff, disinfo plants, MIBs etc etc now thats just say hypothetically there
are people here whos job it is to sow dissention does anyone think it would be more than a small percentage of the total amount? I doubt it very
This means even if you do believe there are undercovers here the largest portion of nasty posts still come from everyday normal users.
I had come to expect this sort of behaviour on most web sites but genuinely thought ATS might be different.
I had this naive view that due to the subject matter that this site contains the people who were a part of it would all be open minded, intelligent
and here because they didnt accept the MSM version of events in whatever their particular fields of interest were.
I fully appreciate there is a large number of dodgy posts out there (check out this pointless and juvenile pile of bovine excrement for a great
example The United Conspiracy of Everything
) but even when we dont
like or dont agree with something is insulting the persons integrity or intelligence the way forward?
If you have an issue with a particlur thread or post ignore it or even better yet, reply and in an intelligent, coherent and constructive manner
telling the person why you have the issue or why the evidence is wrong or what evidence they may have overlooked etc
But it works both ways
Posters realise when you put something (especially the highly speculative topics we deal with most of the time) out there that not everyone is going
to agree with you and if someone doesnt like what you post dont take it personal, respond to their criticism with calm and poise or else you risk
looking like an over sensitive child.
Im guessing everyone whos on this site would believe something that the majority of sheeple out there would think was at least a little crazy. If you
dont believe anything crazy then what the hell are you doing here? and if you do, try to be a little bit more subtle in your criticisms next time you
come a thread you dont agree with.
edit on 23-4-2011 by IkNOwSTuff because: (no reason given)