posted on May, 12 2013 @ 12:53 PM
I've generally just been watching the thread with interest but not much in comment as I don't really see discrimination.
There have been times where I've been on the receiving end of tag-team debate style on the left ..and gotten my fuzzy little tail stomped into mush
on the thread. It's annoying at times...infuriating at others. (I've also been the recipient of U2U's asking if I'd come join the same being done
the other direction...and declined without comment) It's all a part of the package though and not discriminatory. That's the breaks in a high tempo,
high energy political debate forum. Others have noted that staying outside the traditional debate forums where 'combat threads' tend to crop up is a
real good idea for those who it genuinely bothers. Right or Left.
Having said that, I popped in here to share this.
Those are the stats as of this afternoon and posted by ATS on the Forums index page. I post them to make the point that people need to Alert, as the
tools allow, when they see something out of line. It took me awhile to realize and then fully accept what Mods have told me when the subject has come
up. They honestly and sincerely DO NOT see everything or even every thread that crosses ATS. Given the above stats, it's not that hard to see how
As I've come to drop alerts a bit more than I ever used to (At one time, I wouldn't click that if it was a figurative 5 alarm fire, burning the
house down...then realized, I was part of the problem by thinking that way), I've found they do respond when asked to come look. Certainly not
always, and sometimes I think they've been a bit ...over-tolerant. I'll bet cash others would say the very same about things going the other
direction though. So it balances out. It always seems to around here in some way.
The fact they do respond when alerted, as much as they do, tells me they are completely honest about not seeing whatever it was. If that weren't the
case, merely telling them about it wouldn't bring action they already chose not to take.
*A couple things I've seen them respond to only after Alerts WERE raging combat threads....but not one's they'd had anyone mention they ought to
look at. Not ones they'd stumbled into out of personal interest either. They're only human against those activity numbers, IMO.