sorry to the op for this, i just had to do it.
reply to post by joejoejoe
ATS has failed me in the past 2 year by distractions.
then why did you come back? looking at your stats you just joined today.
Members feel it's necessary to comment short additions, thoughts and possibilities because they feel they know an answer to a similar topic.
no need to use a thousand words when a hundred will do, and sometimes the short answer is the best answer.
the point of threads is to accept the op's declaration as the only thing to answer.
that's not always the case, sometimes a op overlooks things, omits things, or down right lies. and some times other information needs to be given in
order to answer the op.
If you have nothing to add of value to the most acceptable or nonsensical post, its OK. someone is curious and would like a response pertaining
to their specific topic.
sounds like good advice. why didn't you think about that before you posted? you sure didn't give any answers to the question asked.
if you alter the focus perhaps it should inspire you to create a new thread.
in my experience on ATS, most members that reply to a op, ignore such posts and focus on the subject, but then there's that special post such as
yours, that just deserves to be answered. again why did you ignore your own advice, and not wait and get your 20 and make your own thread?
Then, knowledgeable people can have their replies prominently displayed withing the firths few pages.
knowledgeable people? you mean sheldon cooper types, who think their brains are the end all to all knowledge, and are often wrong, and who thinks that
their replies should be "prominently displayed withing the firths few pages.
,and why would you want to display your reply in a
body of water?
firth [ furth ] 1. estuary: a river estuary 2. inlet: a wide inlet of the sea
you might want to use spell checker, i would think that a knowledgeable person would know that. i see at least three mistakes you made. now look, you
made sound like a spelling nazi.('
please stop being clever, agreeing with the obvious or just saying something random and awesome.
i must say that, i think the mods do a pretty good job at monitoring the posts, if a post doesn't fit, they remove it. and you know some op's and
people who reply might appreciate, someone agreeing with them. kinda lets them know where their thoughts lie in relation to others, obvious or not.
also sometimes random and awesome replies can and do display great thought and knowledge.
the point of this medium is to allow people to teach us. We have so many smart people who help accept alternate paradigms.
again, who sheldon cooper types. who only think that people who have higher IQ's hold all knowledge and there is no other acceptable knowledge but
their own or their contemporary's. which most couldn't find their way out of a wet paper sack and lack common everyday sense. being arrogant, is not
smart by a long shot.
how bout we let them be showcase instead of hidden by pointless posts.
no, i don't believe in placing people up on a pedestal, doing something like that only promotes the belief that they have the only answers, and that
no others have the ability to think for themselves. what you see as pointless may have meaning to others.
No more jokes, we get it i mean we Reddit, please stop wondering by writing instead of reading.
really sheldon, don't you know that humor is good for people. smiling is one of the healthiest things people can do. there are studies that show that
smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. together these three make us feel good. besides it's fun to smile.
Last but not least let's make it an obligation to provide new sources for every reply to prove it made you think and reasearch something new. and yes
even if its wrong.
once more, really sheldon. why would any body want to do that every reply, so you cooper types can ridicule and belittle people. no thanks, there is
enough of that now, hell i'm guilty of it from time to time when i see someone using a tabloid type source, and besides there is not always a new
sources available, what do you think only people that are published are the only ones who think about things.
after my first 10 replies I to will stop this scolding and start my own posts. sorry for wasting your time too
last time i checked, it was 20 posts before you could write a thread of your own. maybe they changed it. i'll check in a bit. but in the mean time
your scolding is nothing but laughable to those who know better, and see you for what you are. and if you knew you were wasting the op's time when
you typed that, why did you post your reply. seems like a knowledgeable person would have known better, and practiced what he preached.
i also wonder if you understand the sheldon cooper reference, i kinda doubt it even if you know who he is.