posted on Oct, 22 2011 @ 04:34 PM
I was wondering the same thing. Even if you don't personally remember some of the older members who always had something great to share, simply
rifling through older threads and looking at the authors will show you just how many don't seem to post any longer.
I don't mind new members at all, because as you said, everyone is new at some point, but I hate the fact that so many new members post nothing but
junk...one liners, breaking the terms and conditions, not using punctuation, and the list goes on and on...and on and on and on.
Something else that gets me is seeing a member who has just joined like two weeks ago, and they already have somewhere like 1000 posts. THAT is
ridiculous in my opinion. Nobody, and I mean nobody, has that much information to contribute. So that means there is a very good chance that the
majority of what they are posting is probably useless.
But this happens with any forum. There was a gaming forum I was a member of for many years, and the large influx of new members eventually caused me
to stop posting...then to stop visiting at all. I had many informative posts, and had even written lengthy guidebooks and strategy guides, and the
site went through some changes and every single one of my posts were lost. That made me pretty upset, but at least my guides were mentioned on many
other forums, so they live on to this day.
Sorry for the rant, and I really do agree with everything that you brought up. I am just wondering if this thread will be shut down due to the T&C's
of ATS and the fact we aren't supposed to discuss other members. Something I loved about ATS at first was those terms and conditions. They are
strict, but I though they would serve to keep the trolls and other bad people away, but now I don't believe they really do.
Maybe that isn't fair. They do censor a lot of the useless bantering that shouldn't be on the forums to begin with, but imo quite a bit still gets
through. IMO it's just too bad that ATS doesn't ban people for being morons, lol. I don't know. I am not really complaining, as this is probably
the best moderated forum I have ever been a part of.