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An experiment I have been running

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit
When I saw the title of your thread I thought it might have something to do with fire for some reason. Then again, most of my experiments have to do with fire. Ever play "will it burn"? It's a fun game.




posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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I didn't see your posts.

But I would posit to you that one incident is not a good sample size to draw conclusions from. At best, it's an anecdote. Isn't that what we always get told when we draw from personal experience?

You made some posts trying to inflame and doing your best to play devil's advocate and you didn't like what you thought was a non-response or the opposite of the response you thought you should see and so now you are making the broad conclusion that A must be B because C based on a sample size of a single poorly constructed incident and your own perceptions.

Sounds like a possible incident of confirmation bias.
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit


That has been hidden in the shadows for years here imo. And it comes out at times when stuff happens and makes people upset. Now that I type this I see a connection to Bigfatfurrytexan "Some help with human behavioral studies" that has 404'd somehow.


Only in dark times you will see the real motivations of people



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Ah, okay that makes more sense now.

There have been far too many threads of late that have brought out the worse in some of our fellow members. Maybe it will settle down once the election process has been completed, both here in the U.K and over in the U.S?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

I would mention that if we see the political landscape in the US shift back to what is perceived as a more "right-leaning" one, I would guess we will see a more leftward tilt here. Generally speaking, a conspiracy site is going to be anti-Man and like it or not for the US (and this is a US dominated site) "The Man" is the political left.

I am guessing the left was fairly strong here during the Bush years.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: TrueBrit

Bear with me. Unresponsive iPad issue.


Hopefully the experimentation involves latex and photographic documentation.



He can't even get the iPad to respond.....



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: DutchMasterChief
He can't even get the iPad to respond.....


The gloves on the Gimp suit made it hard to type.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Another reason why you may not have gotten as many posts calling you out:

The thread you posted in was about the UK. Had you posted something like that in a thread about the US, you'd probably have 6000 responses to it by now.

UK threads don't get as much participation from ATS members as the US threads do just simply because there are a lot more US members than there are UK members.

US members tend to be more interested in US stuff and UK members tend to be more interested in UK stuff.


So naturally, you wouldn't have as many people calling you out on your hateful post.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Not hard enough.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: DutchMasterChief
Not hard enough.


It may not have been hard enough but then I broke out the bullwhip.


Problem solved.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I do not appreciate being part of your 'experiment' but whatever.
I don't believe you. I think you have invented this to cover your arse after I called you out.
Either way you have been dishonest. Only you know the truth.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand


The old "It was a social experiment" excuse.

The first thing I thought.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: TrueBrit

I do not appreciate being part of your 'experiment' but whatever.
I don't believe you. I think you have invented this to cover your arse after I called you out.
Either way you have been dishonest. Only you know the truth.


Ohhh looks like a fight I missed the inrto too..


Going to grab a beer and remail impartial.


As long as the left wins that is.


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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:02 PM
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originally posted by: DutchMasterChief
a reply to: grainofsand


The old "It was a social experiment" excuse.

The first thing I thought.


What is this so apparent tactic Sir?

I tend to get drunk and told off.

Social experiment excuse?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:03 PM
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This is quite an interesting experiment you have conducted TrueBrit, one I actually think is worth investigating.

I am a member of several different and diverse forums and have seen outright hatred, bigotry and things that are apparently instabans under their t&c posted quite freely and without moderation, sometimes by moderators themselves.

I have never felt aligned with either left or right. I have noticed the archetypes that seem to have been formed from them ie;
Right being racist, ignorant, fearful and nationalist . Left being weak, naive and having a slant to socialism.

It would seem that "we" are confused. I have witnessed people tell others that their liberal views were wrong and weak then in another thread complain how their freedoms are being eroded, failing to see the irony in it.

I think though, your experiment is flawed. The flaw is duality. It's within everything, certainly this reality. Could it be possible that you haven't accounted for people's personalities changing when they get in front of their computers? Many people use their online postings as an avatar to hold up their own insecurities and this is feel distorts the truth.

The UK is slightly racist within its culture, yet we aren't killing each other wholesale in London. I can go to just about any work place (I do get about a lot) and because I'm a big mean looking dude with weird tattoos on my hands people either filter the conversation to fighting? Their hatred for foreigners, or usually something negative. My point is, we respond to our stimulus. Everything is amped up in the media, we all certainly within this forum understand how the news and media are used to manipulate us, the Internet is no different.

A saying here springs out to me.

Learn what is false, so you can know truth.

You can take that how you want.

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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As long as the left wins that is.


I don't think the fight would involve sucking golfballs through straws, though.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:09 PM
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I believe the OP has just made this up to cover his arse when I called him out.
I do not believe for a second it was a 'social experiment', he posted what he posted, and argued with me about it for a few posts.
I assert this thread is a pack of lies, or if it is not then the actions the member carried out in the 'experiment' thread were absolute lies.
Either way the member lied, are you happy with liars, or those who would wish death and deportation on people we consider to hold vile views?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Someone lied online?

OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Not worth pointing out?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: DutchMasterChief
a reply to: TerryDon79

Not worth pointing out?



Have you seen the LOL or HOAX forums? They be full of lies.

As for the op? Meh. Could be worse.




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