posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 02:25 AM
As Bluesma stated above here's one of those "things are going downhill" threads again but I will admit I don't think I have ever seen such a new
member posting one before. You read for a few days and started your account a little over a month ago and you hit the ground running. You state you
gravitate more toward the spiritual yet you have 978 posts and most of them very judgmental. I see you, thus far, either a member that has made
another account due to being banned or extremely over sensitive. You say you do your best to make sure your threads are within the T&Cs yet you have
had some 404rd, this is not doing your best to remain within the T&Cs and posting a U2U without the permission of the sender shows you either did not
even read them or your comprehension of them is incorrect. It is not that hard to remain within the T&Cs, really it's not. Of my 2,411 posts I have
had 6 removed and 2 of those were by my own request and none of them were any of my threads. Yes I have made mistakes and yes I have pushed the limits
when another member gets under my skin but it is not that hard to remain within the T&Cs of this site. You have made yourself to look like a
Please with all this said, I have found a lot of your posts are well put and many have had good points. I couldn't tell you how many Stars and
Flags(from your intro on(my favorite song by the way)) I have given you myself but if you feel this way this early in your membership you are going to
have a rough year ahead of you. Also I know what situation you are referring to as this is not the first thread you have posted expressing your
distaste, and I agree with you 110% on the issue.
I say all of this because in your OP you repeated variations of the word sensitivity and lately, how can there be a lately with such a short period of
membership? I can understand the word lately being used by a member who has been here a year or more because they are familiar with the trends and how
"the waves hit the sea wall" but not such a new member. If you are this frustrated over this situation you will never make it through the kids
posting while school is out during the summer months. I see you as a good contributor and I would hate to see you gone because you get too frustrated
and loose control. It is very unfortunate that some members of our Family have the opinions they do and that some see deeper conspiracies than what is
really right in front of their face but this is part of what this global Family is and through more time on this site you will begin to see what I am
writing is true.
Take a deep breath and don't let yourself get baited. Avoid replying to those that anger you without taking the time to see all sides of the
situation and opinion, then take a little more time to think out your reply before hitting the reply button. Always keep in mind the only thing people
have to base an opinion of you are your posts and they are seen by not only the people active in the thread but people who are not members and people
in the future as well. My first paragraphs in this post show you just how much people will break down your opinions and judge you. Like I said before
you have the potential to be a great contributor to the intelligence and quality of this site your sensitivity will hurt you in the long run.
I apologize if this post upsets you but I, like many others in the Family that is ATS, call it like I see it. I am, for the most part, very open
minded and try to look at all the angles of a situation. Sometimes I write things others don't want to see or admit(read my post and thread history
for conformation) but please know this If I didn't think you are/can be a great member I wouldn't even waste my typing time.
Take care and good luck