I used to come on ats to find out new subjects to learn about new inventions new ideas and what people here on ats thought of them, lots of them
brilliant people with great ideas about how to change things and they did there research, and i felt like if i posted a comment with a question about
the subject or my idea of the matter that was being discussed that i would get a answer that would create more discussion or simply put my mind at
This is not the case any more.
Now i come here and after 30min to a hour i find a subject that honestly stimulates discussion or simply enlightens me on some matter that i had
little to no knowledge about but sadly lots of those subject get spammed with rants or trolls feeding on those who get sucked into a argument with
them steering the subject away from the subject matter.
And as that´s not bad enough the non stop misleading threads.
THE NON STOP MISLEADING THREADS..............
A small example , i saw a thread named " A meteor is heading towards earth" The guy was actually just asking what could be done if a meteor would be
on a impact course with earth. (prolly would get a straighter answer just googeling it) It´s these kind of threads that just make you want to post
some ironic comments which bring out the (small evel devil in ourselfs) Now if the thread had been called "What can be done if a meteor is heading
towards earth" i would have enterd the thread with the idea that there might be a good discussion about our defences against a meteor striking the
earth, and not (the evel devil inside me) wanting to post "Duck"
I have been seing a lot of old timers here on ats loosing there cool over these matters and simply allowing the unleashing of ze inner deamon upon the
threads bringing them down to my level of immature behavior. Which we can all agree no one wants to see.
If i wanted to i could waste a lot of people´s time with non stop misleading threads with nothing more then 10 lines of words about the matter im
discussing and a link to a youtube video that i know nothing about or even have any idea about the authenticity of video or even if the research is
even remotely correct. And considering the non stop rat race for stars and flags , we all know that is what is going on. Well im pretty sure that is
the case because i could see myself doing that, and if im willing to do that im pretty sure that there´s a few others as well.
These trolls and star and flag spammers don´t stay for long on this site or simply give up after a little while but with the amount of new people
coming here and trying this makes this a endless loop that won´t stop unless it is dealt with.
Im not just going to rant but also toss out a simple solution that i find fitting to handle this matter.
There should be a one week waiting period before giving new members the privilege to post a comment there fore eliminating the instant ranters just
joining to troll some persons subject who worked hard on researching a matter . There would be a instant decrease in trolls as most of them come here
to rant as they can just go ahead and do it instantly. Waiting would discourage them from joining.
New members shouldn´t be able to post threads right away after they reach the post limit required. There should be a waiting period for that also, or
some sort of screening process to sort trough the new threads or simply give new members a new thread limit like 1 each week for a period of 1-3
months. This would decrese the 3-10 liner threads with a youtube link.
There are of course those rare cases where a person actually has something really important to post and i for one wouldn´t want to miss out on that.
To handle that there should be either a special forum inside here that new members could post instantly and that post could then be moved to a
appropriate forum if it is that important.
But of course that forum would not have stars and flags.
This would mean less spam posts, less spam threads, more real discussion and more happy old timers.
WIN WIN WIN WIN as i see it.
edit on 26-3-2012 by Spacedman13 because: i added another WIN