posted on May, 31 2011 @ 04:51 AM
The overall feeling I get on ATS these days is that the mental age of members reduces with the increase of members and time.
The juvenile mind seems to rule some threads and it's not worth posting.
Research has been replaced with questions and humour and sarcasm has been replaced with blind insults.
Either we educate the young newbies or sit back and see the world of conspiracies ridiculed into a bigger joke than it already is.
I do my best to support thinking outside the box, but often there is no thinking to support or enlighten.
I WISH the staff could be stronger and act more to draw a line, but quantity rules these days and if paying bills and funding profit is the priority
then ATS is destined to follow it's current rate of growth regardless of content.
There's still some gems on the boards but they are becoming buried in ignorance more and more.
Yeah, yeah...this place is what you make it, but give me a reason to put the time in when a lot of the audience will probably never benefit from true
critical thinking. Wisdom gets ignored in favour of sensationalism and ignorant belief.
I won't quit ATS, but have become a daily lurker who often visits just to feel satisfaction in knowing I'm not that dumb.
I try....I will keep trying...some of us will regardless of what happens here.
The adament refusal by ATS staff for some kind of displayed negative member feedback is long overdue for implementation regardless of the statistical
drawbacks for numbers....please.
Give people a reason to think BEFORE posting.
edit on 31/5/2011 by nerbot because: stuff