posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 12:12 AM
Hey, ladies and gentlemen, I would just like to say I have been a longtime lurker turned into a member, but I am ready to go back into the lurker’s
corner. I have enjoyed participating in some excellent threads and authoring a few of my own that highlight my experiences in the paranormal, fringe,
I have an abundance of respect for many of the members of ATS and honestly appreciate the hard work and effort that many of you apply to your
postings. I will continue to enjoy them and learn from them.
However, there is just something about getting into a discussion which potentially brings out the worst in me and I get involved in the very thing I
detest most; insult contests and mud-slinging. I would say most everyone I had the privilege of discussing with has brought out the best in me. But
risking the moments where I lose myself in the heat of ignorance isn’t worth it. I came here to deny ignorance—so that is what I must continue to
do. I thought I would be more emotionally prepared to handle the discussions without allowing myself to get baited into futile arguments, but I have
only proven otherwise. Frankly, there is a lot of immaturity and childishness on ATS, but I will not be contributing to that end of the scale any
I have enjoyed actively participating in a variety of threads the past few months, but I have had my fill and I am ready to return to the observer’s
Sorry for wasting thread space to dramatize my announcement in this way. I know I have hardly even introduced myself, so this announcement actually
means very little to ATS.
For the record, ATS is a beautiful place and this sense of communitas has helped me in a variety of ways, but I feel I am not capable of giving back
through my posts. I will still participate as a silent member.
Thanks for the ride, ATS—but this is where I get off.