Originally posted by snowen20
reply to post by chrissiel123
LOL I have to give it to ATS in that instance, they really have maintained a well regulated thread in that respect. I have lurked around that 3rd world site and it is a piece of trash. What i mean by that is, there is hardly any regulation and people get into that internet warrior mentality and turn debates into name calling racial slurring, hate mongering BS.
Originally posted by chrissiel123
Originally posted by snowen20
reply to post by davethebear
but one thing you said stuck out. You mentioned up until 2008 as the glorious age of ATS..wonder what could have happened in 2008 to change the atmoshpere.
You want to know?
I guess what I mean by that was people took themselves less serious than they do now even with more serious topics.
However, there was one thread that sticks out in my mind and I can't find it for my life.
Essentially there was this guy sleeping in his bed with his wife, when he was awakened by a sound. Upon opening his eyes, he sees a ....GOLD FISH MAN LIKE CREATURE... and then proceeds to kick its ass six ways to sunday with the fish putting up a decent fight.
After rolling around on the floor for what I think he said was fie minutes he somehow produced a knife and proceeded to stab the SOB fish man in his "Big fish Eye" repeatedly until it let disappeared.
That my friend was a priceless thread for the sake of humor.
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Originally posted by Partygirl
This is a reply to the OP's first post (the only one I read in this thread):
That was pretty cutting. I havent been here as long as you so what do I know. I do know this, though: On any decent messageboard the junk posts are going to vastly outweigh the good ones. That doesn't make the good ones any less good. Who cares about stars and flags anyway? Just post good stuff and good people will be there too. I thought that was a given for every "online community" and if anything I'm suprised at how little true garbage there really is here. So what if more people post in threads you don't read? You didn't care what those people thought before they got here so why should you care now either? Just keep on doing your thing.
Originally posted by snowen20
Atheists are useful idiots
Christians are Brainwashed Lunatics
(Introduction) Hi! I am Alien time traveler from Vela Ra, allow me to enlighten you!
I have recreated ancient Egyptian high technology through the power of salvia and meditation,.. maaaan.
I SAW MICHAEL JACKSON AT THE GROCERY STORE,… NO REALLY!
I feel like chicken tonight,… like chicken tonight.
A flying carpet seen in 911 building collapse video proves Islamic connection!!!! (Video!)
This and many other ideas and philosophies have become the staple of ATS forums lately.
In order to contribute what I suppose ATS considers “Decent Material” to this site, you must do one of the following things.
1. Cause people to fight, and openly encourage trolls.
2. Insult other users of ATS in order to make a point, and get noticed.
3. Make statements that are so utterly freaking retarded as to be borderline………..Retarded. (like this statement)
4. Tell everyone who doesn’t believe your BS story that they are a closed minded fool.
5. Post video of things and claim they are something, when they are not, thereby causing every normal human being to facepalm themselves and hang their head in shame at the concept.
6. Introduce yourself on ATS by sneakily turning it into an off topic thread. … Very clever.
7. Create a onetime official ATS horoscope thread.
8. Create a thread wherein you will guess the height and weight of an individual.
9. And maybe,…just maybe, create a thread bitching about all the other pointless and potentially IQ reducing threads that are sprouting up on ATS message boards.
You get the point? The list can go on and on. I have seen in the last few years ATS go from being a decent website where you could proudly be mocked, shunned, and ridiculed for your belief.
To a place where you ONLY get mocked, shunned, and ridiculed for your belief but without the added courtesy of the mental and emotional,…(Can I say this on thread?) …Reach Around.
I will be the first to admit, I am no gem thread starter, and in fact I rarely have enough time to contribute to ATS, though in a stunning turn of events I actually spent 12 hours on here the other night.
ATS is becoming rife with (Alternative Pop Culture).
Wait,…what? Snowen20 in order to deny ignorance why don’t you tell us all what alternative pop culture is, because we at ATS are rational, and of a higher order of intellect. Uhm, okay I’ll do that.
My Definition: (Alternative Pop culture)
(The attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization participating in alternative media.)
What does this mean?
Well it means the following:
A well thought out thread or threads that someone took the time to research and share with ATS gets (almost immediately) pushed to absolute obscurity, and or mediocrity, while threads with titles more fitting for weekly world news or latest celebrity tabloid Hook Line and Sink every hapless thread user on this site.
I was going to give actual examples, but because I actually attempt to follow ATS T&C policy/ manners and decorum I will not give names or actual thread titles.. I think everyone is smart enough to know exactly the kind of scenario I am talking about.
How to be famous indeed!
ATS notoriety comes at the barrel of an alien plasma rifle powered by the spirit of Prince William, unicorn Farts, and overarching insults to your intelligence.
I have been on this site since 2005, and relogged in 2008. I have taken this site seriously for the most part as a place where one could disseminate the lies and propaganda which endlessly flow from MSM.
I always tried to be polite, and even now I’m maintaining manners in not exposing the type of threads specifically. I am not a writer, I am not a philosopher, and I am not overly intelligent. I am normal, and I am REAL. When I contribute, I honestly attempt to find something that I feel may interest ATS.
There are several threads where I bitch, one where I complain, and one where I thought, “Ahh screw it lets just write some BS and cash in on it flag wise.” Hence the thread “The Twilight Zone, A Chilean Miner Rescue and one BIG FAT QUESTION” Amazingly enough I actually got 33 flags for that utter nonsense.
This is not about me, it is about everyone on ATS who has ever attempted to contribute, and taken time out of their day to try and improve a website they enjoy, and been passed over for “Madonna cooking her baby in a microwave.”
I have to ask myself what is it I am doing when I sit for an hour writing a thread, and researching information, and compiling it in a way that is easy to read and understand.
There is a trend on ATS, and it goes like this.
Everyone who proclaims they are awakened, everyone who mocks “sheeple” are in essence just as guilty as blindly following popularity as all those people out there in the world so many of us complain about.
The herd mentality does not stop at the doorstep to ATS but rather continues all the way up into the very posts people apply to threads.
Have a nice day.
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