Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Then why do you go onto forums like this? I'm curious.
For me I have always been into reading and research with some writing. I like that there is a site where I can do this and share with others who have
similar theories or ideas. I don't find any kind of new knowledge worthless. There is so much online that you can learn, for free and I enjoy it. If
there wasn't the internet or places like ATS I wouldn't know about many things, probably most of the things I have learned about the world around me I
learned via the internet. How is that worthless?
I come on here because I can, that is all. I am exercising my free will to come on the internet and communicate with others, be it ranting and
complaining or learning new things. You are right, I have learned a bunch of things from the internet, but at the end of the day it amounts to nothing
because any joe shmoe can do the same thing. More people on here would rather worry about their stars and flags than anything of any value, this
particular website is rampant in it. You can thank ATS for entertaining these ideas, unless they are complete morons then they should have already
known it would do nothing for productive discussion of any kind.
The way I see it, they appear to actually be against discussion and raw information, why should I spend my time trying to provide information so some
other guy can sit on his pedestal on top of ATS with a website full of trolls and idiots? Only to be censored at the end of the day because they don't
agree with me while this person claims ownership of everything everyone produces on ATS, what a scam.
I guess they don't understand that the environment they are nurturing is becoming garbage because of the very rules they impose on it. You can't claim
something and do the opposite, that is exactly why this forum has been going downhill for years. I am here because I choose to be, if no one listens
to me so be it. This forum speaks for itself, all you have to do is look at any given topic and you can see evidence of what I am talking about.
The internet is a beautiful thing, but in the real world it is shunned. The knowledge within the internet is great on a very large scale, but to an
individual it rarely means anything. You can't walk up to a college professor and debate with him about things you've learned on the internet, because
he will think you are a joke no matter if you are even right. This goes for almost anything similar, not many people are going to take a person
quoting something from the internet seriously, no matter how right they might be.
The internet is worthless because people buy into it, at the end of the day no matter what you have learned means nothing in the real world, unless it
is some specific circumstance related to higher education or something. Even that is a joke, if you go to school your professor will more than likely
try to do nothing other than fill you full of his opinion on the world, not always true, but it shouldn't exist nonetheless. Welcome to the decline of
No matter what you do here, it will mean nothing to anyone other than you. It really feels like the internet should be a lot more than what it really
is, even though it is already one of the greatest achievements of mankind. Maybe culture just hasn't caught up with our progression in communication
tech, and we are really too stupid to be using the internet. Maybe I'm too stupid to be on here too.
All the knowledge you gain from this is still there for everyone to see, everyone has this knowledge at their fingertips, not just you. It will only
matter if someday the net disappears, until then any knowledge gained from the internet is not "special" in any way, it is public domain and honestly
that's a good thing.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I enjoy places like ATS or even blog sites where I can blog my own thoughts on a topic. I guess you would have to have a sort of passion for this
stuff to feel it's worth it.
I resent that, I have been on the net since the beginning. Perhaps I just see it for what it really is instead of glorifying it unnecessarily. Don't
mind me though, I'm just another disgruntled fool on the net.
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