Originally posted by smallpeeps
I had a moderator bristle when I suggested that moving threads to BTS is a 'downgrade' of the thread, but in this case, I had to comment:
I've been here for a few months and I am wondering why some posts get moved to BTS.
The "it is subjective" line is acceptable in this
environment, where I presume many websites do not consider themselves to be a true going concern especially in the sense that corporate philosophy and
signature in regard the latter, is tightly governed.
Is it a conspiracy site? The below are the forums excluding those relative to membership. The first 16 mention nothing about conspiracies in their
description, where the next 10 do.
Collaborative Works Of Fiction By The Members Of Above Top Secret
This Is No "Project Mayhem". This Forum Is For Structured, Interactive Debate Between Two Or More Parties
Guest Speaker Events
Special event community interviews with guest speakers.
ATS Sponsored Games & Events
Speculation and discussion of official games and events.
War On Terrorism
Discuss The War On Terror, The War With Iraq & The Situation With N. Korea
Other Current Events
Other World Events Of Major Importance
Discussion of the issues related to oil supply shortages
Serious, Organized Research Projects by ATS-Scholars And Staff.
Military weapons technology past, present, and future.
Science & Technology
Cutting edge science and technology discussion.
Anything From UAVs To Secret Spaceplanes. FSME: intelgurl
Space-Based Science and Discussion. Exploring the Universe.
Discussion of climate change, pollution, and environment issues
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
The Mayans, Atlantis, Pyramids... Discussion Including Myths & Legends
Cryptozoology and Mythical Beasts
Mysterious And Mythic Beasts That Defy Explanation
Predictions & Prophecies
Discussion of modern clairvoyant predictions and ancient prohecies.
Really Above Top Secret
New World Order
Military & Government Facilities
Military & Government Projects
Education & Media
Conspiracies in Religions
Only 38.46% of those topics require a conspiracy correlation, where I am sure if the threads were to be delineated by movement to BTS, it would
certainly show a bias toward subjective interpretation rather than tight definition. As an example I cite the Peak Oil forum, where the first page
shows the following topic captions out of 50, which do not suggest a conspiracy.
Why people drive large vehicles; Compare- EU/US fuel efficiency; Will peak oil spark the third world war?; gasoline sticker shock…; Not just
supply/demand…; Smart versus dumb; A possible solution; Endless oil supply?; Production in the world’s two largest oil fields…; Oil: Conditions
are ripe for another Great Depression; A painful transition; Will oil strike #380 a barrel..?; Thermal Depolymerization…; The absolute answer to
peak oil; Upcoming US geostratic reorganization…; Societal effects of vast rises…; Alernative energy sources which are best…?; We have our own
oil…; US a gas heaven?; Antactic Oil; Re-processing of nuke waste..; Use of undersea currents…; Where are the priorites of Americans?;
The above total of 21 or 42%, relates to non-conspiracy just by the thread title, since I have not read them, I could be wrong. The analogies go only
to show that in fact your question is well warranted.
[edit on 5/8/05 by SomewhereinBetween]