After a full day of all manner of mostly entitled finger pointing
and generally "not
getting it," it has become clear to ATS staff and owners that there is very little desire by the most-active 9/11 Conspiracies forum contributors to
clean up their mess.
EDIT TO ADD: Please see the new addition to the strict rules; External Sources.
This is sad. It's an important topic. But many of you are making a mockery of it, contributing to the continued maligning of the subject matter within
the public at large. This cannot continue.
Beginning shortly, the forum will reopen. However, no new threads will be allowed. If you have an issue to discuss, please choose from the 9,204
existing threads, and contribute your new information.
IMPORTANT: STRICT RULES
Within the 9/11 Conspiracies forum
Terms and Conditions
will be strictly enforced, along with the following
Tossing around indiscriminate name calling such as "OSer," "Shill," "Troll," "Truther," and all the other related nonsense will
not be tolerated. Depending on the severity, you may experience an immediate account termination with no warning.
Taking focus off the subject matter and toward each other will not be tolerated in any form. You will experience an immediate
account termination with no warning.
Posting of any irreverent or ridiculous information that disrupts the flow of productive discussion will not be tolerated.
Depending on the severity, you may experience an immediate account termination with no warning.
The repeated posting of content that supports any specific position, without interacting with members regarding that position will be
considered Trolling in the 9/11 Forum. Depending on the severity, you may experience an immediate account termination with no warning.
Any minimal post that is nothing more than "atta-boy" agreement, or "nope" disagreement will not be tolerated -- if you post,
contribute something. Depending on the severity, you may experience an immediate account termination with no warning.
There has been way too much copy-and-paste of massive amounts of content from external sources. You should never post more
than FIVE (5)
paragraphs from each external source. If you post more, we will indiscriminately cut it down to two or three paragraphs. If you
do this repeatedly, you may experience an immediate account termination with no warning.
IMPORTANT: THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING
There will be no notices within the reply form, this is your only warning. If you see members potentially running afoul of these new rules, please
show them this thread.
IF ALL GOES WELL
If, by these new rules we happen to improve the nature of discussion in the 9/11 Conspiracies forum -- perhaps by culling the inconsiderate fools --
we may restore the forum to normal operation after 30 days. I'm not holding out much hope.
REALLY IMPORTANT: STAFF CAN'T BE EVERYWHERE
If there are repeat offenders that continue to disrupt productive discussion in the 9/11 Conspiracies forum, and all doesn't go well, it's not our
fault, it's yours. Please use the alert button to let our staff know about any issues that come up.
FORUM IS OPEN TO REPLIES
As of this edit at 11:40 PM EST, the 9/11 Conspiracies forum has been reopened, for replies in existing threads only.
edit on 2-1-2016 by
SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)
edit on 3-1-2016 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)
8.11.2016 by Kandinsky because: (no reason given)