I presume that developer also had a vision of what type of vendors he would hope those sidewalks would eventually connect to and what type of consumers it would attract and use them?I would say that it's your fault if you're not enjoying the site. It's a blank slate to be made into whatever we want it to be. I had an old building developer going down tell me that when you build a shopping center, it would be wisest to not install sidewalks right away, and wait to see how the pedestrian traffic moved so you don't build them in less than ideal spots.
This is essentially what Andrus has done here. A nice new appealing shopping center built and ready for use, and he's letting us show where we want the sidewalks to be built. And if we can't come together for something as simple as that process, then shame on us.
Incessant hounding and demands for links to every utterance and demands for fact checks for things that people can look up on their own, if they so desire, still seems to be the social norm.
Over-used accusations of "conspiracy theory" and "spreading a false narrative" still abound, still being lined up as a pretext to get other posters removed from the site. It seems to be a hard habit to break.
You'd think that after the FBI was found to have deliberately falsified documents to obtain FISA warrants, it would dawn on people that maybe they shouldn't toss around accusations like that so carelessly.
Even when it turns out that what was labeled a "conspiracy theory" and a "false narrative" turns out to be the truth, retractions and/or apologies never seem to materialize, while excuses to continue the such accusations proliferate.
I presume that developer also had a vision of what type of vendors he would hope those sidewalks would eventually connect to and what type of consumers it would attract and use them?
He wasn’t just opening up the buildings and letting anyone walk through or occupy his spaces?
And those choices likely determine whether you are going to attract good buying consumers or vandals and ruffians. (I am saying this as a general principle, and a general response, not implied toward this site or anyone involved with its operation here)
Site specifically though, and directly toward this topic, my interest has also been waning. As it seems there has yet to be a topic of discussion that hasn’t devolved into a few of the same posters crowding out meaningful arguments and discussions with incredibly low effort engagement that simply overwhelms the topic a majority of the time. The internet equivalent of a dog dragging his arse across the carpet in every room they go in. Where everyone is inevitably drawn to the behavior, therefore making personally ignoring the behavior meaningless when the dog will remain the focus of the room, but powerless to mitigate it except to just try and talk to the dog as nicely as possible to get him to stop dragging his arse across every room instead of someone just removing the dog from the room.
That's what politics is today. We have entered a period during which it seems that one side simply doesn't want to discuss anything. They get their marching orders from CNN and MSNBC. When they engage in shameless behavior, they accuse the other side of the exact same thing. There are no limits to the low to which they'll stoop to get their way and no hypocrisy that even registers on their morality meters.
Well so far I am liking it... It's nice to have a conservative voice around here and have them be able to speak up without the fear of repercussions.
As to this. I've noticed, as have many others, that many (not all, but many) conservatives and particularly Trump supporters that post here have a track record of drive by postings, a lack of civil engagement and intelligent back and forth discussion protocol, as well as a visible aggravation to fact checking their statements.
Again... Some of you guys have some kind of fascination or fisxture on how people are suppossed to be posting around here and what is protocol. What you see as a drive by or troll posting may actually be just a simple communication of facts in the simplest form.
Not everyone went to college, Not everyone is a liberal, not everyone lives in S. Louisiana, not everyone sits at a computer all day for a job, Not everyone is the same age... or in today's worlds... May not even be one of the two genders..
So therefore everyone's posting style may not be the same either. So to set some kind of rules as to: "This is how you are supposed to post, debate, or participate IMHO is hogwash as Greta Thurnbergs Parents true goals.