Interesting thread, I hope you don't mind me chiming in here..
See, I think frustration is something we're all going to get at some point or another while posting on ATS. I know I've been frustrated with thing's
before and I'm sure there's going to be times in the future where I'll get frustrated again, whether it be because of a ridiculous thread, or a person
trying to troll me for whatever reason. I remember in one of the last instances I spent a few weeks writing up a thread, I got to posting and then
before I was even done editing it I had someone claiming I copied the entire thing - Frustrating to say the least.
Frustration, it just happens. Nothing wrong with it in the slightest and there's nothing wrong with expressing it as well, in my opinion anyway. But I
think it's just really important that we all remember something and I'm saying this at risk of sounding like a broken record, but.. We, as a whole,
really do make this site what it is. If we're not totally satisfied with the way thing's are, then in my opinion we should all take out the time to
put that little bit more effort into what we're posting, typical post like this or a new thread.
That extra bit of thought, or those extra few minutes of re-reading whatever it is we're getting ready to post really does make a difference I've
found and in turn it helps create better content - What we all want to see, I'm sure. As they say, be the change you want to see. Now, ATS, for me,
has always been a site where we can learn a hell of a lot about various different, fascinating topics. I know I hope that at least continues.. and it
can if we all want it to as well.
That being so I don't blame some people for complaining about the state of thing's still. I mean, we all do care about this site quite a bit after
all, otherwise we wouldn't spend so long here - Thus why there's so many different thread's asking for others to contribute that little bit more, or
to take thing's that little bit more seriously and so on. We all just want a better site. Ignoring those troll posters is something we all have to do
to make it happen, and that's something I, personally, need to learn how to do that bit more as well. They're really not worth the time or the
attention I've come to learn - That's time and attention better spent trying to contribute.
That's the way I see thing's anyway. If we want this site to be better.. then let's go and make it better. We can all do it after all. Just a bit more
time and effort is needed as well as a bit more discipline to ignore those dragging the site down.
Anyway, just throwing out my opinion here. I think we all care enough about this site to "get it back on track" so to speak. Sure, there's always
going to be annoying thread's with wild claims or little content though, this is the internet, we need to learn how to deal with that kind of thing.
It's always going to happen no matter what. But I think we also need to focus on the good a little bit more as well instead of getting so bogged down
over the bad.
On a final note, I remember SO once made a post on a thread fairly similar to this one and It's always stuck with me. I think it's probably worth
posting here as well, I think it really does well to explain a little bit about why we sometimes feel content is declining when it actually may not be
and it's certainly worth a read: www.abovetopsecret.com...
..That's what I mean when I say we should concentrate on the good a bit more. I don't care what some people say, it is
there. We just sometimes
miss it because we choose
to focus on the negative. Something we all do from time to time, some more than others.
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Rising Against because: (no reason given)