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reply to post by frozenP
Like another poster said, mostly from other sources, either more credible news sources or sites like Reddit, ie. they are posted there, then ATS and places like the Daily Mail online. Similarly as per this thread's 'conspiracy', the article and pictures were first posted on a Russian news site, then youtube, ATS and the Daily Mail.
So many times have I seen practically word for word article pasted from other 'similar' sites, often falsely claiming originality with little fake disclaimers like ''I stumbled upon this'' or ''I was wondering about something the other day and I randomly and originally came up with this'' etc.
I guess it's a star and flag thing for many on ATS.
For those of us that are here for less ego serving purposes, it does make the sifting more tedious and perhaps at least 80% of the content less worthy. I mostly read the first few lines of a thread and know if it's bunk and ignore it, but sometimes comment on it if it's sufficiently worthy of commenting on.
The irksome thing is when something you know is bunk gets 200 flags and zillions of stars followed by heaps of unwarranted, sycophantic praise for the poster. Along the lines of 'it's a conspiracy site, aimed at educating sheeple about the truth filled with sheeple buying BS in spades from egotists and charlatans' is there a freaking point at all style irksome.
edit on 10-3-2014 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)
Who's are the bigger fools here? The one who claimed to "scoop the Web" with material he found ON the Web, or the fools who rush to defend this practice because he's "popular"?
What happened to the old ATS, where users got to the truth no matter what? In two years this site has gone downhill, now its a competition to who can rush here to post headlines the first.
This post is slaying me, I thought it was a joke at first, but now I see the OP believes his own hype... oh dear, keep the egos in check, if that is to much to ask, otherwise we'll all feel violated by a lack of trust.
Good catch on the Alexander Dugin link Black, he is a Russian propagandist, it's too bad our vaunted ATS members would rather be fed lies than do any fact checking these days.
reply to post by OpinionatedB
It was nothing to do with supporters or debates or the like.
This is about ego, dishonesty and the 'game' being played by some on ATS.
As somebody previously mentioned, it used to be about the content and sharing info, not being popular and having followers and winning arguments.
Just engaging one another in discussion and striving for a common goal of seeking the truth.
Some people have long forgotten that and the site suffers.