posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 01:31 PM
I would like to make an appeal to my fellow ATSers. I believe that one of the reasons that we joined ATS was that it was different from many of the
other sites that deal with the numerous topics that we find interesting. At ATS you could not do the crash, burn and run post with impunity. No
anonymous postings; we are held to a higher measure and at ATS it was expected that we would have a place to share, learn and communicate in a civil
and respectful manner. As you surf around the threads you will notice that ATS is losing the battle on civility.
ATS covers a wide variety of topics and there is something here to fit the taste of everyone and if a thread does not exist addressing a subject that
you wish to discuss, then you can make one. If you don’t find what you want you can create it.
I am suggesting that members that do not find a post to their liking to continue your search until you find one or make one of your own. We all have
different taste and different ideas. No one will ever be able to please everyone every time. I am willing to bet that if Jesus appeared and attempted
to speak to the masses there would be someone doubting and heckling him as well. Some people can’t help themselves. I don’t know if it is because
of anhedonia, a misplaced sense of humor or sheer malice, that compels them to post negative, derisive, or hateful post.
The Moderators have a huge job having to scan over all of our posts in an attempt to cleanse the board of posts that infringe on the rules but they
can’t catch them all. It is a shame that we need that kind of supervision and cannot be trusted to behave as mature adults. So my appeal is to those
that feel the compulsion to trash someone’s post because you don’t like it, to leave peacefully and create your own or find one you do like. It is
not difficult to be civil and respectful. I promise I will give you the same respect that I am asking of you.
This post was a simple post about an interaction that I had with my nephew that I chose to share, because I found it humorous and because it created a
teaching moment for him and for me. It was not created to appeal to everyone and it won’t. If my post fell short of your expectations then it was
not for you. This is ATS; what you are looking for is just a click away. Don’t tear down the building because you opened the wrong door; just try
edit on 8-9-2011 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: (no reason given)