posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 04:16 PM
I have noticed a trend occurring here on ATS as of late and that is people who write a thread and then leave. Maybe it is just that I am lucky enough
to find these threads more often lately(which is probably the case), but it is frustrating to read a thread and follow or post a question and the OP
not even be following their own thread. I am not saying if one posts a thread they should refresh every 30 seconds for 12 hours, but really, is it too
much to ask that an OP stick around for an hour or so?
There are so many threads that begin with "I don't have time to research this right now but I thought I would post it here for you to read". Is
this because it is more important to them to be the first poster of the topic? Is it because they would rather not do the research and thus leave it
to others to do so?
To take this a little further there are many posts that state " I don't have time to read all of your post but here is my opinion of your title" or
"I don't have time to watch your video but here is my opinion anyway". We are on a forum, you are taking time to sit here and go through the
threads. If you don't have time, don't reply. Give the OP the respect they deserve for bringing it to your attention and give them the time or
don't, but posting with half the information is a waste. If you catch a thread as your time is coming to an end and you must attend to other
responsibilities then simply subscribe to the thread and come back to it. There is no reason to post, and take up space, stating you don't have the
time to give to the thread.
I have gotten used to the petty discussions of errors in naming a thread or spelling and grammar as some people just can't overlook it and go into
the thread for the information posted as was the purpose to begin with, but not taking the time you obviously have, if you are here in the first place
is, in my mind, at the very least disrespectful.
In conclusion, to the OPs that are posting, Please, if you are going to post, be respectful to your replies and stick around for a while and address
your comments. This does not mean reply to every comment but at least be around to answer questions posted by people who take the time to reply to
you. To the repliers, please learn to use the subscribe button, if you do not have time to make an educated reply or opinion.
Thank you for reading,