posted on Dec, 2 2020 @ 12:45 PM
Good (time of day),
It has been some time since I've been to this site and I am proposing something that I am near 100% certain has either been proposed or at the very
least thought about more than once by most of the members here. In fact, I would be surprised if it hadn't but that's not the point.
The point of this post is to make a genuine proposal, both to the mods and to the community at large, for the sake of the integrity of the site as
a conspiracy site and not just a political conspiracy mud pit.
My proposal is a call to one of two courses of action: either split ATS into two sites (one for legitimate conspiracies and one for political mud
slinging) or create a secondary function of the site through which you can view the site as it exists currently but with all of the overtly political
forums and their posts hidden from view. I say this because the unique nature of this site is just about gone, buried in the political mud (at least
sure it's mud) and I am sure I'm not alone in wanting to see it restored to its former glory.
I have a strong understanding of what goes into the building and maintenance of a website and so I know that both proposals are no small task,
especially the first since it would involve the archival and migration of the political forums and likely an ongoing migration of past topics
regarding politics that were in the wrong forum. That said, it seems the second option would be the least onerous but I can't be sure. I'm not even
100% sure this is in the correct forum. If not,
Now, that said I am sure there will be plenty of people arguing that politics is a legitimate location for conspiracy theories/talk and I don't
disagree, I just happen to take umbrage when I attempt to generally lurk a site that was once a favorite of mine and being mired in politics. Yes, I
know I can go to the individual, non political forums and that's all well and good but really, at that point why not just find another site. I've
looked. Nothing matches what this site used to be, not even close. So what I'm calling for is a simple comment vote. Single word (yea or nay) and
maybe your own 2 cents on how to carry out those two suggestions, or perhaps something new. Maybe it'll happen, maybe it won't but we can take a
minute away from the political to think as a community.
I'll check back in a few days. Best wishes ATSers