I have never been ashamed to be a member of ATS. Sometimes I am ashamed of some of the members on ATS. That is two different things.
Ats is a good place full of bright inquiring minds for the most part. THen, you have the few who are here for the wrong reasons (apparently stars and
flags by reading the first two pages of this thread) and seemingly will do anything to get stars and flags.
Why are so many obsessed with stars and flags? I do not get it. Fine, a star means someone essentially "liked" your post. A flag means "I want to
keep up with this thread". Its not like flags and stars lead to money or fame.
Stop bickering. It is the bickering that brings ATS down. Do you want stars and flags? Then contribute to threads. It is that simple. Contribute in a
meaningful, intelligent way.
Sometimes I feel like I am in middle school. We are all adults. Please start with yourselves. Conduct yourselves like adult men and women. Treat
others how you want to be treated even when they do not reciprocate.
Some motherly advice...all of the stars and flags ATS has to offer will not earn you respect if you gain them in this manner.
ATS is going to be what WE make it. If you want it to be juvenile banter and arguing that is what it will be. If you want it to be a place to learn
and grow and share then that is what it will be. We are only as strong as the weakest link, we each have a responsibility to ourselves, each other and
ATS to stop it now.
It is usually the same ones who ruin ATS. Someday they will slip up and no longer be welcome. You do not have to help them along or go with them.
Everyone needs to worry about themselves and conduct themselves the best they can and the rest will follow.
Each and everyone of us need to commit to starting today to strive to make ATS the place we want it to be.
My little rant within a rant~ the momma hat is comin' on and she is mad~ so, here goes:
put on your big boy/girl underwear and stop the whining and bickering, worry about yourselves, and stop stop stop the trolling. The consequences if
you dont? Well, you will make the momma mad. AND NO ONE wants to make the momma mad!! lol