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In short, if I ever did "position" snipe you, and collect stars without earning them? I didn't mean to!
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
Hey Heff, can you get a sex change so I can have a crush on you?
1) Rarely, if ever, will we debate anyone else into changing an entrenched position.
2) By standing up, strongly and loudly, for what I thought was "right", all I actually accomplished, in the end, was putting my own account at risk. Which would have made the people I was debating happy - which would have sucked! All of my righteous anger did not change a single persons mind on the topic.
3) It really isn't hard to get sucked into the wrong things, even with the best of intentions. Everyone in a mud wrestling match ends up dirty - good guys and bad guys.
4) When ATS follows you into the real world, stress wise? Something needs to change! I love this place, but when I walk away from my computer? I leave ATS in its place.
5) Keyboards break easy
I've thought about this myself. The more "established" members tend to get more stars/flags and it kind of does seem unfair but at the same time they do earn respect for all their time and contribution here. There are also people here who just seem to be controversial just to earn stars/flags and I try to avoid/ignore them whenever possible. But at the same time, if I agree with what they say I will star them, even if I disagree with their stance in another thread/topic.
I don't make a lot of threads/posts because I try to read the whole thread to see both sides before commenting myself, unless I feel the need to address a certain issue. I don't know about anybody else, but I remember from Sunday school the teacher always said "God gave you 1 mouth and 2 ears so you can listen twice as much as you speak." I try to make every post count in some way/shape/or form.