posted on May, 10 2012 @ 04:07 PM
As many wonderful and supportive people as there are on ATS, there are a few who are really getting under my skin with cheap shots and nit-picking.
The whole grammar police thing is getting old. People make mistakes, but that doesn't mean they're stupid, worthless, and deserving of being made
What is wrong with some of you? Does it make you feel superior and special to harp on somebody? Good God, either you have a severe maturity issue,
or you're just a mean person who gets their jollies from being snarky and cruel. You know who you are, no need to call you out by name.
I try to be as kind and caring as I can be on this site. I appreciate the people who have been kind in return. But I don't want to come on here to
be somebody's clown, their punching bag, or their excuse to be cute and clever at my expense. They start no threads, they add NOTHING of value or
insight, but they're the first to issues put-downs and negative thoughts.
I suspect that's why many people who used to be prolific posters are now gone. When all the pleasure is gone from participating on a site, I think
it's time to sign off and go do something else that doesn't cause negativity, irritation, or feelings of inadequacy. The insults, nastiness, and
cruelty are unnecessary and drag this site down. The only thing I learned from this is that there are many operating in the anonymity of the internet
who get fulfillment from being mean. ATS has become infected with them.
I put my neck out on a thread, used a different spelling of a word (but it sounded the same, so no warning on the spell-check), and am still being
made fun of on other threads for it. It's OK if you didn't like my thread, or thought I was way off and you disagreed, but the "eminent" vs.
"imminent" thing is being used to indicate that somehow I'm dumb and don't know the difference. What have I done to you posters to cause you to
use me as the joke du jour? It makes me incredibly sad, but it should come as no surprise, because that is how people are these days. I'm not
talking about people who disagree with me, that is their right. I'm talking about the nastiness. You can disagree and be a decent human being.
Many posters know how to do that and I respect them for it. But I cannot respect meanness. I despise it and abhor it. It disgusts me.
You can call me a whiner, a cry-baby, an overly-sensitive idiot, I don't care. People have feelings. We aren't robots, we are real flesh-and-blood
people behind our words and our avatars. Why is it necessary to step on other people's feelings, thoughts and ideas?? You want to do that on this
rant? GO FOR IT. Show the rest just how low and petty you can get.
To all the good ones on here, whether we agreed in the past or not, keep up the good work. You are appreciated beyond words. To the nasty,
unproductive, snarky ones, karma has a way of paying you back. Remember that.