posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 02:38 AM
reply to post by ownbestenemy
I never said you had to write an "essay" to make a point. I said that one was once required to apply for ATS membership (there was a comment box on
the membership application regarding why you wished to become a member, and not everyone was accepted).
As for one liners, sometimes it's all that's really needed to make a valuable point. Even in the "strict" days-of-old, here on ATS, there were
one-liners that were "given a pass" because they made a valid/valuable point succinctly, but it was the exception, not the rule.
Nowadays, with the twitter crowd invasion, it seems to be more "the rule" than the exception. It's not rare at all to see fairly pointless one-liners
that don't really share/contribute much. In fact, it's not unheard of to see one-word
posts (e.g. "HOAX!") with no reasoning or explanation
given to support the opinion. Just a clashing of two cultures as ATS threw open the floodgates.
edit on 1/16/14 by redmage because: (no reason