reply to post by Doodle19815
You shouldn't take it personally... it wasn't better because you weren't here, it isn't a personal remark about you as a member so not sure why
you're so bothered.
It's not that there are new members and the old members don't like new members, that has nothing to do with it really..
It's the people that join where there is a big thread or popular campaign
ATS has been used over the years by many groups when a big thread/topic has raged.
Anti/pro Obama supporters
9/11 fanatics and deniers
And any other group you can think of.
Popularity is the reason ATS is used as a platform.
This always results in the owners making a thread warning people of their behaviour and blah blah blah..
The site has become massively diluted for many, many reasons and the one I list above is just one.
ATS used to be a relatively civil place to discuss things and even if you were debating fiercely, you still thanked the person or sent U2U's after
thanking them and chatting and so on... at least I always have.
I'm sure the economic climate/recession/depression has a lot to do with it...people are on edge, they're snappy.. they're looking for someone to
blame and usually it's each other and anyone that's different.
Don't take it personally when people say that ATS used to be better and nicer and a more fun place.
It just did.