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Originally posted by lpowell0627
People also don't read. Lurking for years off and on is not the same as a person only familiar with the site for a month or two.
Originally posted by schuyler
Well, I'll tell ya: To have someone's first post instruct people who have been here for years how to behave is over the top. Here's the deal;You must conform to the site; the site need not conform to you. If you really don't like how the site operates or what and how people post, vote with your feet. Just like anywhere else, you have to prove your worth here before anyone is going to pay attention to you. You have not yet done that.
Originally posted by whirlpool
Hello, and yes this is my first post here. I've been lurking around here and other sites for many years off and on.
Why am I only posting now? Well honestly, I've been trying to read a few threads here and have just been getting annoyed reading through so much drivel. Let me explain.
I don't post because I rarely have any new breaking news to share. When I do come across something I'd like to share; I do a quick search through the forums and find that it has already been posted on. This pleases me. Then I start to read the posts on the thread, as I like to do the due diligence of reading all the posts before posting my self. This is where I become annoyed. There are dozens upon dozens of pages of trivial comments which add nothing to the debate/story. And rather than just go ahead with posting my two cents without reading the all the posts, I go read elsewhere.
I am posting now to simply remind people to follow forum etiquette. Please try to limit your sense of humor, and casual comments to the social forums and try to keep the "news" forums as informationally dense as possible.
I see some of topics here with comments back and forth between people, only minutes apart, yes this could be seen as being a healthy and active forum, but when you look at how much information has been shared between these posts, you will only be disappointed. These comments would be much better suited for a chat room/irc channel.
"No 1-Liners: Please do not create minimal "me too," "I agree," or similar very-short replies. (Adding "second line" to short comments doesn't count.) "
I really do enjoy ats, but only wish that it wasn't such pain filtering through all the drivel for the nuggets of gold.
Thank you for reading, and don't feel you need to reply.