posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 12:19 PM
Holy crap! I read your post then went about my business surfing ATS. I HAD to come back and post a reply here because you are absolutely correct!
It's pretty ridiculous. Some people are posting duplicates to stories that appeared on the front page of ATS just days ago.
I always get bummed out because everytime I think I've found a good topic to post about, I do a search and 98% of the time someone has already beat
me to it.
I will say that sometimes it is hard to find in a search because the title may be completely different than it should be. there's been a couple
times I didn't post a thread because, even though I couldn't find it according to the words I put in the search, I was sure that SOMEBODY had to
have beaten me to it but maybe just used a variation in the title. Then, lo and behold I find it on the front page only to see that it was initially
posted AFTER I was going to post it *sigh*. I'm too worried about being one of THOSE people.
But the one's I'm seeing are pretty blatant. I'm thinking some people don't give a crap and want to see if there thread gets more attention. Why
they are still open, I don't know.
I got pretty annoyed one time that a thread I had posted was identical to another's and was posted before the other members but mine went completely
ignored even though I pointed out that I had already started a thread. I think it was because this member was more popular and I was dismayed that
the mods let the thread stay open. I didn't think to use the alert button though. I assumed the mods would take notice and close it down. I
didn't want to be a duplicate thread nazi either!
[edit on 19-7-2009 by nunya13]