How many times has this happened to you: you start a thread in the War on Terrorism forum, it gets political, and sure enough, sooner or later, you
get a message in your U2U inbox: A thread of yours has been moved
You look, and see that it was moved to one of the 24 PTS
Horrors! That thread's a goner for sure now! Abandon thread! Abandon thread!
Yeah I know, I used to feel the same way.
And I won't lie to you. Things are still pretty quiet on PTS
Because people are talking about politics on ATS, that's why.
can't compete with ATS for political threads. ATS always wins.
I want this to change, and I'm doing something about it.
Gimme My Political Threads
The Three Amigos created PTS
to give ATSers a place to discuss politics because they don't want us
talking about politics in the conspiracy forums.
They went to a lot
of trouble to set up PTS
. I mean look at it: it's a clone of ATS but devoted
to politics instead.
But change doesn't come easy, and we have some forums -- such as Political Conspiracies and the War on Terrorism (WoT) forums -- where many, maybe
of the threads are about politics and don't even mention
a conspiracy (illegal collusion to commit wrongdoing) anywhere in
My friends, that's just wrong. :shk:
Really, when you think about it, when we talk politics on ATS, we're stealing
And now that I'm the PTS
Guy, I want what rightfully belongs to
: your political discussions.
So I'm coming for them.
I have asked the moderator staff to examine the threads in their forums in the course of their duties and, if they see a thread which consists either
mostly or entirely of political discussion, to move it to a suitable PTS
Also, I will be patrolling the forums myself, and if I see a thread of this kind, I will move it personally.
That's because I want
your political discussions.
There are many members -- and you know who you are -- who hang out in WoT and talk politics constantly. ATSers frown on this, the "p-troll" system
was designed to combat this, and many drastic policies have been created to discourage this.
And I want you to do it!
If Your Thread Gets Moved
Please do not be angry with a moderator if your thread is moved.
The owners of this site have made it crystal clear that they don't want politics on ATS. Thus a mod who moves your political discussion to
is doing his or her duty.
Please don't argue about whether your thread was political or not. If it got moved, it was political enough.
I want your political discussion on PTS
. ATS doesn't want it.
I hope you can see the obvious solution to this impasse.
Relax and unwind, and talk politics in a place where politics is not only welcome, but strongly encouraged.
Come to PTS