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I have had 3 threads trash binned that were well thought out and I put a lot of effort into and then I see ridiculous threads that get closed and not trashed, I see idiots make threads that get starred and flagged out the wazoo. I will be lurking but my days of effort are pretty much far and few between now. I understand there is a need for some to just be evil, I refuse to put up with it anymore.
Most of the moderators have an impossible job, they do the best they can for the most part, but I feel there are some that let their own personal feelings dictate how they treat individual threads. The trick is being consistent in regulating, and that just hasn't been the case. I have seen way to much that is unacceptable behavior that goes left unchecked. I have been penalized for comments that were very tame in comparison to what I was responding to. I do my very best to follow T&C and to alert those that don't, yet the alerts often go ignored when the obvious is clear. If I dare question any of it I run the risk of alienating a moderator or 2, it just isn't worth the hassle.
I came here to try and talk sense to people that harped on 2012 as being an "end of the world doomsday" scenario and try to point out to them that it is not about one day. Every day is important. The sandy hook and sandy storm and the batman scenarios and katrina and tsunami's can all happen any day. I wanted people to get this message...instead they dig their heels into every conspiracy angle available and try to justify behavior.
The simple fact is, this world needs to change and it is going to take a monumental catastrophe for that to happen. Which is unfortunate, because I don't feel that should be necessary for people to learn to love each other and accept that we are all part of the same energy. It does not matter what weapon is used to kill...people kill people because they are evil. Who cares about gun control or why the killing happens...the fact it happens is bad enough. That is what ticks me off about most. They don't get it.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by BrokenAngelWings33
Did you ever stop to think that, perhaps, ATS is a mirror to society?
ATS is a microcosm of the world. Between the skeptics and believers, the panicked and the calm, we see a slice of what the world is actually thinking.
We have wars, financial meltdowns, issues with freedom assaulting us from all sides. Some posts/posters are agenda driven, others just want to share their insights to the ongoings of the world.
We all can't agree. Humans are a contrary lot that will bicker over the sunrise if given the oppourtunity. Calm, reasoned approaches to any number of topics should deflate the majority of those who spend so much energy and time creating discord.
Sticking to principles, and ingrained values should always weather any storm.
There are great people in here that I read awesome threads and put a great deal of effort into them. I am forced to remind myself that the reason the behavior exist in here is because it exist out there. This is a microcosm of a macrocosm of society. Evil is evil. Evil Lives and it is VILE. There is a different level of intelligence of all members, different ages, different countries of origin, one thing is a common denominator in all...we exist on the same planet and have the same EVIL to deal with.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by BrokenAngelWings33
I'm kind of shocked you posted a private message from another member, into an open forum. It just feels..wrong. No matter how much you are trying to get your point across, to violate the private communications from another takes away from your message in general.
If, you had the other members permission to do this, I apologize for my post. JMOHO...
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
POST REMOVED BY STAFF
I will point out one thing you may not have noticed...I said I understood why my threads were trashed. I did not question why or by who...Don't Tread is very well respected in here by 99%, but they did not trash bin anything without a Moderator consensus. Ease off.edit on 30/12/12 by JAK because: Quote correctionedit on Sun Dec 30 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)