posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 05:16 AM
a reply to: frenchfries
I can't speak for the SCLGroup, but I can speak from my own years of experience moderating ATS...
To me personally "flat Earth" is an utterly ridiculous notion. One that, if given my druthers, I would never have to read a word about again.
Then again that same standard also applies to many other subjects that are discussed on ATS as well.
But that's the thing of it... My druthers don't matter. This is a discussion board and my obligation and duty here is not to cherry pick which
subjects are worthy of discussion - only that discussions remain civil and that some fairly basic rules of conduct are being observed. The fact that I
may find something absurd has absolutely no bearing on what I do.
Contrary to the endless background drone... We do not gatekeep. In fact if we did, I not only would not be a moderator here, I wouldn't be here at
all. There are only a couple of subjects that the site owners deem taboo - and despite some of the theories offered to explain the why of it - the
truth is much more simple. The owners do not want to end up on the wrong side of a litigious situation. A position that I, for one, fully appreciate
and understand. I wouldn't want anyone coming into my place of business and behaving in a way that could result in my being sued or prosecuted.
Oh, and that's not even addressing the elephant in the room...
You see it as a conspiracy that we don't
trash FE threads - now imagine the dozens of members who would see it as proof of a conspiracy is we
did so. Ours is a strange sub-culture where NOTHING happens that isn't seen, by some, as nefarious proof of a hidden hand in play.
Even this post will likely be "proof" to somebody or other of something conspiratorial.