posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 09:34 AM
I agree that you often have to "hitch up those waders" to navigate this site and the threads contained here. But, that being said, it is also my
opinion that needing those waders in the first place is part of what makes this site what it is. You say you come here for the world news and your
ufo fix. I come here for alternative news and my hollow earth fix. We each may have different interests, but we are fortunate enough to have this
site which caters to all of them.
However...I too have noticed that politics seems to have taken over as of late. But, one must remember that this is a big election year in the US,
and the entire political scene worldwide seems to be in an uproar of sorts, so of course there are people who are going to want to discuss these
things because rather than ufo's or hollow earth, they need a political conspiracy fix. So while I will admit that I'm sick of seeing political
threads, I realise that those threads do for some folks what hollow earth threads do for me and what ufo threads do for you.
And finally, I agree that there seem to be some very young folks hanging out here. And while I support that whole-heartedly (it means they are
reading and thinking and questioning their world which I think is good), I do wish they would at least take note that this is a grown-up place on the
interwebs, and their behavior here should reflect that. Rather than acting like a teenager with an attitude problem, it would be soooo nice if they
would buck up and show us they can be mature and responsible in their online conduct. Even better, they could strive to write better posts that
actually convey some meaning relevant to the topic, use a dictionary and proofread before they post. Actually, I think every member here would do
well to do so (myself included - I know I'm not perfect!).
But overall, I love ATS for what it is, good and bad alike.