posted on May, 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
Before I kick this one off, let me first say that this is not intended to be some kind of debunker vs truther debate nor is it in anyway intended to
stir up such a debate however I am aware that it may do just that. This is more for a open discussion free from the vigorous tit for tat debate that
is rife on these threads about the overall state that this forum is in.
One of the biggest attractions for me on ATS has always been this 9/11 forum, regardless of ones views on the truth behind what happened that day,
either way it makes for a fantastically tragic yet interesting historical event. Many would even go as far to say probably the most significant event
that has taken place in our generation.
Yet in the last few months I have noticed that there has been a huge decline in the attention this forum receives. It is noteworthy that in the last 3
months or so there as only been about 10 threads published in the forum, three of them I have authored. In all of the threads written regarding the
events of 9/11 in the past year it seems to be the same members who pop in and out of each thread debating to and fro and even at that, it should be
said with noticeably less vigour with each passing thread. For example there has not been a single reply to any thread in the 9/11 forum for almost
two weeks, not a single post, never mind a thread.
This has lead me to ponder the question in the tile of this thread:
Is the 9/11 Forum Dying?
I personally believe that there is still much information regarding the attacks to be disseminated and much debate still to be head. I refuse to
believe that proponents of 9/11 truth have just gone quiet, I refuse to believe they have just run out of new theories or view points to discuss.
So I am left wondering what is happening to this forum, why is it that there seems to be less and less debate being had. I suppose for some the
continued debate on the subject may just be no more than a exercise in going over old topics again and again. Although I personally find that every
time I start to research a new facet of this horrible crime I find another interesting detail or see a new way at looking at a previously dismissed
One of the big reasons behind this decline may be as a result of ATS's continued policy of only allowing members who have a WATS score greater than
10 to create new threads, perhaps if these restrictions where lifted it would be encourage newer members to engage in more discussion.
This was really just a thought I had today as I was perusing the boards, I happened to notice that this forum just doesn't quite seem like it used