Originally posted by jiggerj
Atta girl! (Girl, right?)
Originally posted by Djayed
First it was the elections
So when elections passed I was exited to get back into the normal flow of discussions here on ATS...that is until Sandy Hook.
Which of course Sandy Hook led to the gun control conversations/laws, which again leads into irrational, argumentative, and disrespectful discussions.
EXACTLY!!!! You just wanna take the easy route. Sadly, you are not alone with that. There are many other lazy punks who wanna complain about it, without even attempting to do something about it. This site is 100% user-generated content. If you're not seeing threads based on the topics that you're interested in, then start one yourself. It's an extremely simple concept.
Originally posted by KashiDoll
The semi-hateful or full on hateful posts to the OP are a prime example of why newbies to this forum, like me, can be sometimes afraid of posting.
I've had an account here for like half a year and lurked for quite a while before that and as you can see, my post count is nearly none existent. I don't want to come off as a coward or something, but hell I'm actually kinda shy around new people and I worry about if I don't say something right that I might get torn a new one. I'll be the first to admit I don't know everything about everything or even half that, but that is one of the reasons I am here, I want to learn, I don't want to be ripped to pieces because I may not be as experienced or as knowledgeable as the ones who are.
I just want to hang out, talk with and possibly debate likeminded individuals without the fear of being called names and torn down. I don't think that is too much to ask.
And now I'm rambling and not even sure if this still fits the OP.
*hides back under her lurker rock of lurkiness*
Originally posted by restlessinMT
reply to post by solarjetman
We all need to relax a little.
This thread is under Rants after all which always results in some kind of pissy match some how. Like the original OP I just think some are getting fed up with all the harshness that seems to be consuming this site lately.
Aren't we all here to communicate and share thoughts and ideas? We are free to express your opinions, ideas and news. Everyone should already know no matter how fluffy and magical it maybe someone is going to question you or disagree. We need to put our big girl or boy panties on and get over feeling hurt by what others say. Just think of all the lurkers not even signed up... think of all those like me who hate any confrontation at all. Heck I really don't like to get involved in a 6 or more page thread. The battles or arguments have often taken control of it and what I have to say well. Is usually a one liner ...OMG or similar.
ATS family we are living our own lives with a lot barring down on us. I just hope things here can get back to some sense of real thought and discussions while not letting our emotions pound out negativity through our key boards. That's all I gotta say and will stop ranting myself.
I have been kicking around the idea of making a thread regarding dreams, the psychology behind them and popular belief behind what they actually mean (just haven't gotten off my butt to actually do it yet).
Originally posted by bigcountry08
I'm so tired of these rant threads where people cry about the topics on the main page and how they aren't what they want to see. Well if you want to see something else make a thread about something else and make it good enough so it becomes popular and gets on the front page, its that simple. Gun control posts are on the front page right now because its a hot button issue and people want to talk about it, its that simple.
Originally posted by stuntmanbob
Wow. What a miserable OP.
What a greta world its turning out to be now that we cant talk about anything.