posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 09:51 PM
I have a different take. If you want to post a thread, you should really think about what forum it belongs in. You need to, out of conscience, have
already read the forum list on ATS. You should know where your thread goes.
Ok, so there are new folk. When you have a thread, BEFORE you post it, send a simple u2u to a mod, and ask if the forum you've picked is
appropriate. They ALWAYS answer. As you learn how ATS works, get used to talking to the mods, and get to know them. Ask them questions. I have,
and every mod I've talked to has sufficiently answered my questions. I asked an SMOD once about profanity on ATS, and the answer I got covered
absolutely every aspect of allowable words, and why certain words are sometimes skipped, and others are instantly post wiped. Since then, I have
learned to tailor my ATS language to use darn, and butt, and more acceptable terms, because their job is to enforce the T&C. I'm not going to let my
own ignorance make another person's job harder, so I respect the mods when they do what they do. I have sent u2u responses, in the past, to ask
about a mods actions, and they always explain it in a rational manner, always quoting their stance on the T&C.
Most people don't understand the T&C's, and the reasons for them, until you read the WITD episode from the past. Try "WITD" into search, and read
about it. After that chaos, ATS solidified into the entity that accepts no bovine fertiizer. That episode in the ATS archives is what made and make
the mods into what they are today. I agree 100%. It's reading all that past that let's me understand why the mods are the way they are. It's the
way it should be.
I like the "strictness" on ATS, yet I sometimes push the envelope. There is still a thread in the complaint forum that can't be decided upon.
I'll wait, and forget, then in six months bring up the issue again.
Before you ask the mods to move a thread, just ask them what they think. Much easier.
They can be your friends. Learn the mods on ATS, their personalities, and you'll see they are all very caring people, just like you and me.
Which leads to another question....not be be off-topic, so a new thread is in order.....