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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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Is there anything more annoying than a member continually bashes other countries in their threads and replies but doesn't signify their own country?One of the most cowardly things iv'e seen on any board.As these keyboard cowards refuse to do so willingly i propose that ATS make country MANDATORY to complete the registration process to cut down on the political trolling.




posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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Membership Privileges

Privacy is a very important concern for many of our members, including me. The ability to express controversial opinions without fear of retaliation is the only thing that allows most of us to overcome the reluctance to post.

ATSers live all over the world. Some of us live in countries where they could be harassed, prosecuted or even killed for sharing their honest opinions here. I don't think they are going to want to disclose anything that can lead to that.

What's nice about ATS is that you only need to provide an account name and an email address to register. No other personal information is needed, and that email address can be from any service, including services that exist specifically to protect identities, and isn't made public.

No member here is required to provide any sort of personal information to anyone else, posting personal information such as real names, addresses, phone numbers etc. is prohibited, interrogating members for personal information (aside from nearly always being off topic) is also inappropriate and, if it rises to the level of harassment or abuse, may result in suspension or termination of posting privileges for the offender.

The bottom line is the only thing that should matter is that we are all ATSers, and all entitled to express our opinions.

If someone wants to declare their nationality or volunteer other kinds of information about themselves, that's their business.

If not, then it's not anyone's business.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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I understand where you are coming from and I admit I have seen a few doing exactly what you talk about in your OP.

But I can tell you from experience, it wont stop country bashing. If people want to bash a country, they will do so.

Best thing to do, when you see trolling is just ignore it, report it to the mods and let them take care of it.

At least that is my humble opinion.


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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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post removed for serious violation of ATS Terms & Conditions



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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reply to post by Sorgmodig
 


“In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

― Dr. Seuss





posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by Sorgmodig
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Of course you're entitled to your ignorance.
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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All members are entitled to have an opinion. Doesn't have to be a popular one.

However, we expect that all members will be able to express those opinions in a way that follows our Terms and Conditions.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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reply to post by AgentX09
 


I am soz.I dont agree with your thinking...




posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:27 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Sorgmodig
 


“In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!”

― Dr. Seuss




lol I watched that film today or I would not have had a clue what you were writting about.. Horton hears a who.. Nice film too...



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Open House

Aaaanyway...

As long as you post in accordance with the terms & conditions, you are entitled to share your opinions. Although some topics or comments are prohibited (drugs, porn, sex, racist bigotry, ethnic slurs, threats, etc.) the house rules are neutral with respect to just about everything we discuss, and criticism of governments is something just about everyone here does.

The idea of prohibiting criticism or opposition to any government is antithetical to what ATS stands for.

We always appreciate ALERTs, because they let us know something is wrong.

That doesn't always mean a violation has occurred. Sometimes people alert because something offends them or they disagree, but as long as the members we have been alerted to hasn't broken any rules, there is no basis for action, so we don't.

Anyway, the bottom line is that any opinion expressed politely and not in violation of the AboveTopSecret.com Terms And Conditions Of Use is fair game and welcome on ATS.

Although we do expect them to be on topic, so let's.



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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Well put. We are mostly anonymous here. We adhere to an avatar, which tells a little about ourselves, but the rest of our character is derived SOLELY from what we type on our keyboards and post. We are judged by the words we put here. Nothing more, nothing less.




posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by lacrimosa
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At least capitalize it and give it some respect...it's America...and on that note...did you mean South America, Central America, or North America...or where you referring to all of America?

Does it suck geographically...economically...I mean can you be specific on what sucks?

God...what a worthless thread...drawing out all the "______ sucks..." how can this be valuable to ATS?

Just my thoughts!
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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You're right. I just OT'd the off-topic posts, and won't look kindly upon further such posts.

There plenty of nation-bashing out there for everybody. No need to enforce the Law of Irony by posting it here, too.




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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Doh!
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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about 99 percent of ATS is either troll bussiness or just random comments that are tangent to the original subject or other, it's just the internet - no need to take personal



posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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Like I was saying earlier, if folks want to talk about the topic, that's fine.

Nation-bashing or other forms of trolling in this thread are not recommended. Also, please don't take the bait when someone is trolling. Just ALERT troll posts and enjoy the show.




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