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It's getting hot in here...
Due to recent events and the ever increasing popularity of the AboveTopSecret.com (ATS) website, new memberships and post counts have elevated over the past five days. As with any growth, the positive is mitigated by the negative, and that negative is an upward trend in rude and discourteous posting. ATS has long prided itself on maintaining an atmosphere of civility and decorum, free of rancor and personal attacks against fellow members. This atmosphere has diminished in the preceding days, fueled by politically polarized rhetoric and the desire by some to use a tragic event to further certain agendas. While ATS has, and always will be a venue for spirited discussion and the exchange of opposing point of views, it will not become a mosh pit of vitriolic mudslinging where ignorance is embraced vice being denied.