posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 12:17 AM
Some time ago this used to be a website with so much interesting content, and I mean, it was SO GOOD it took me a while to realize it was a place
where any registered user could post. Now the place is crowded with people who have the intellect of a seashell. A dead one that is. If that was all
there was to it, I'd leave and never look back. But every now and then I stumble upon a few threads and posts that are like beacons of light amongst
all that mediocrity.
Hey I have no problem ignoring the troll posts, my skin is as thick as it gets, although I may have to admit that at times it's a bit challenging to
browse through dozens of pages of troll posts in order to milk the very few posts worth reading. But I do resent that people who have a lot to
contribute and has thinner skin than me might be drawn away from the site because of aggressive trolling which frankly seems to have become the norm
The site motto, "deny ignorance", seems to have become an excuse for some members to impose their point of view onto others, either by ridiculing
threads they don't agree with or by demanding proof of whatever is said on a given thread, even if it's a personal story/experience.
I can and will go on ignoring the trolls, but I still believe that the site's content quality would benefit from a "ignore user" option. And no, I
haven't contributed a lot yet, because differently from the vast majority of ATS posters, I only post when I have something useful to say. I neither
collect nor care for flags or stars, that's for idiots.