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Originally posted by wcitizen
Here is one more recent example of what you describe:
I really hope the mods do something about these threads.
Originally posted by ELahrairah
I feel as the popularity of this sight grows more people are joining
and probably with that the quality of posts are going down.
ATS is more or less turning into a gigantic bulletin board.
Some of the best posts on here are years old and probably won't see the light of day.
Insightful posts that are well researched tend to get buried.
I feel it because of the volume of new people joning ATS is turning more into social network.
Probably in another year it will just turn in to a political sight.
Originally posted by silent thunder
There have always been silly threads, stupid bored kids, and evil trolls on ATS. There always will be. This is teh intranets we are talking here. But even so, I challenge you to find me one free board that gets as much traffic as this and is as well-organized and chaos-free.
One thing that has happened/is happening is the site is getting more popular as conspiracy/fringe increasingly enters the public mind. I see this as a very good thing, something important, something to celebrate! We are taking off, the launch pad is covered in clouds of smoke, chunks of ice are breaking off the fusalage, the thrusters are rumbling...can't you feel it? This is a very exciting time to be alive and to reach out to the great numbers of people waking up to all sorts of things. Yes, with popularity comes an inevitable simplificiation, but ATS has room for both simplicity and more well-put-together, reasoned arguments. Throw open the doors and welcome all comers to the great banquet, says I!
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
I wrote a thread a while back pretty much saying the same thing.
There's not much we can do. The anti political, religious, anti-conspiracy and anti "out-of-the-box" thinker assassins have been on this site for a while. Even some of our most experienced members have fallen prey to the hype!
I guess we just move on......
Yes, if you'll notice I posted on that (ridicule of course) right before I created this thread.