posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 03:08 AM
Quite honestly this thread is more true now than it has been in the past, at least from my perspective, I mean, look at all these people disrespecting
the staff as of late. People crying "censorship" and the what not, even people going as far as to publicly state they're going somewhere else, as
if they stand a chance gaining the respect the community here has.
I don't believe I'm being one sided when I say that either. ATS, and it's staff have gained quite a lot of respect from a good number of people,
unfortunately it's those people who are new to the game don't have the know about to show respect in return, and thus we have conflicts similar to
what have arose lately. I suppose it also has to come with the terms of getting larger, I'm sure many large and astute communities have had the same
growing pains over the years.
The sad thing is that it does feel like it's affected the discussion here for the worse, these "pesty" members. It might just be me...but I
remember the good ole days when ATS just always smelt of conspiracy, now it's more of the hoax killer site and what not, and at the same time, full
of some of the most "too open" minded people on the net it seems. Again, it might just be me, and might also be my lack of therough browsing
Still remains though, ATS mods do a thankless job, and it really does sadden me that there are so many users who seem to have a problem with them, and
feel a need to draw attention to themselves.