posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 02:35 PM
I think the main problem is people somehow think that just because something is a topic on ATS, it automatically is somehow more likely to be 'true'
than if they read it on a geocities website. I will say this again- ATS IS JUST A WEBSITE
. A very large website, but not some beacon of truth
and light (not that I'm complaining, I like ATS, but it doesn't give me a hard on like some people
Most of then stuff here I read I know is fake without any analyzing whatsoever. If a story sounds like it was written by a 15-year old for a star
Trek fanfic, it probably was. If the author doesn't understand the concept of a paragraph or capitalization, then I'm not even going to bother
Many of the people who register and post a fantastic story here once are doing it for #s and giggles. What better than to watch people argue over
whether your story is true or not, when you know
it's total BS?
Then there are the members here (and there are quite a few) who are medically insane. They're good for a laugh, although it does pain me that such
people actualyl do exist. I guess I'm glad that they're always here and not out in the real world screwing things up.
Then there are just the idiots who believe anything they hear, and proceed to post it with "Is disclosure imminent???" or "The Bush-Avian Flu"
Then there's the people who are just so partisan in politics or other things (There are UFO partisians, too) that they will post anything and argue
it to be true simply to advance their side or damage the others.
And finally, you've got the 1-5% of topics that are interestng, logical, thought provoking and ultimately true. But when you're swimming around in
the stuff above, then you need to have a system of without mercy to get to them. If a story can survive the reaming it gets here, then it's worth a