Personally, I really admire this website and the members on it. I don't think the overall quality is anywhere near as bad as people claim it to be,
and I don't think we're on any kind of downward spiral either. That being said I do have to concede that sure, there is however some rather bad and
unsavory content here and there are those who don't even seem to try and contribute or promote anything remotely positive either, but of course all I
have to say in reply to that is,.. so. That's just something that is always going to be found anywhere on the web, not just here. Fact. There will
always be those bad, lack of quality members and postings. Again, fact. To expect otherwise would be wholly wrong of us because the internet is just
not going to change unless something drastic happens.
On the whole though, I honestly do see ATS as one of, if not the, best website of It's kind, one full of the most Intelligent and kind individuals
all in one place posting at the exact same time, all trying to get to the truth in their respective fields. And I can say that soley based on what
I've personally seen in my time here, what I've seen when I've posted some of my research and members have jumped in to try and help me with it and
so on and on. Very few forums are like and are as advanced as this one is, in my humble opinion.
Now, that being said, I do also have to say that at times I am frustrated with some of the membership. See, we're in a rather rare position. ATS is
extremely popular, as I'm sure we all know, and It receives millions of hits every single day. That's truly amazing to say the least. What's also
amazing as far as I'm concerned is how some people completely fail to take advantage of this. Here, we have this venue, a platform to speak out and
share our own thoughts, opinions, theories etc., here we have an opportunity to really try and spread a message and get it out there to the world, and
some just completely fail to acknowledge and take advantage of this. That, for me, is actually quite sad.
ATS is about learning, It's about advancing our knowledge, It's about uncovering and discussing conspiracies, one's important to our world, our
well being and so on. Too often some post a mere one liner thread, a real pet peeve of mine, aimed towards nothing at all and all too often some post
something else here on a whim.
Perhaps It's the new age of the internet where everyone wants to get something out there as fast as possible, I don't know but from someone who
likes to post rather long, in-depth threads (which I won't be able to do much anymore due to personal circumstances) which take days and sometimes
weeks to write up from start to finish, I really do urge everyone out there to just take at least an extra few minutes before posting something. Just
reread it a few times, just try to look for what can be added or contributed to it in anyway, shape or form. It all makes a difference and it all adds
to a better ATS, which is surely what we all want?
If we all did that, there would be no one complaining about the state of the site anymore, no one - And at the risk of sounding like a broken record
with this one here as I know It's been uttered far too often, but please, to those who have complained, just be the change you want to see. If we
want to participate on a better website, then it starts with you. Make it that little bit better by at the very least reading what you post before you
post it, look for mistakes, try to add to it wherever possible etc. It all does make a difference, on a site level and a personal level.