posted on Dec, 30 2008 @ 03:41 PM
Im looking to build a more positive and friendly forum for the people of ATS. Simply put I wanted to express a few frustrations that I've come across
in my interactions and observations as of late and I'm hoping you will read and also contribute to what you would like our Forum to Evolve into.
I think, for the most part a majority of the Threads created are of great importance. I know it would be a complete stretch to ask that in 2009 we
only create threads which actually move us foward but we all know the wishful thinking involved with this one.
I would like to say however, that it would be nice to see day to day interations become a little more how should I say this...'Friendly'. To some I
may have lost you already
For example I've been caught up in a few conversations where a certain individual took me literally (meaning word for word) and decided to quote me
and then tell me how obsurd it was to say something like that. Well turns out I didnt mean it literally but 'Figuratively' and so I realized that
far too often people quote others and simply dissassemble the sentance in order to express THEIR superior 'common sense'... And this just isnt in
the best interest of those who simply would like to discuss whole heartedly.
SO, please take a moment not to abruptly assume the person is being literal and actually try and confirm if they are or not, first. so that way we
dont have to skip pages of BANTERING back and forth trying to find unique thread input.
Also, id like to see threads about those who have put skepticism behind them and have made the leap forward to acceptance (not to be confused with
believer-sounds to religious for me).. or possibly vise versa, someone who once accepted the visitations and now finds it lacking sufficient
Ive enjoyed reading and participating in SO many threads this year, and I look foward to an eventful and possible earth shaking year to come.
Keep up the good work to ALL who have contributed. stars for EVERYONE
and I hoped you all enjoyed your holiday's with family and friends.