posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 03:55 PM
Despite my registration date, I've been coming to ATS for years (since 03/04 I think). The problems with the forum can be summed up thusly IMO:
1. Too much discussion around politics and religion. These two topics ALWAYS bring out the worst in people. However, threads bashing Obama, supporting
Ron Paul etc get a lot of views and replies so I'm sure they're here to stay. I remember when ATS launched its politics section of the website a few
years ago - I think the current problems can be traced back to that point. Which leads to point two...
2. ATS has become more popular. Back in the day this site was for hardcore weirdos and conspiracy theorists. There was still a lot of crap posted,
don't get me wrong, but it didn't drown out the genuinely interesting, detailed and thought-provoking threads posted on here, simply because the
forum was less populated and there was far less non-conspiracy related discussion cluttering up the board. Basically, if you weren't interested in
aliens, UFOs, paranormal, NWO, Illuminati etc - back then, you wouldn't have posted here. Now ATS has broadened its horizons, which has attracted
members far removed from its initial target audience. This leads to a higher number of idiots (spelling and grammar on here has nosedived noticably in
the past couple of years for example), higher number of inane crap posted and this has drowned out genuine conspiracy theories and "alternative"
Just my opinion. I still check out the most read threads on the current topics option (a feature I like) but have pretty much given up scouring the
forum for good threads these days, too much like looking for a needle in a haystack.