posted on Jan, 11 2007 @ 08:57 PM
This thread was closed, then re-opened... hmmm....
Anyway - here's the original response I had for AA re this question:
You propose: Is ATS helping to withhold the Truth about Aliens and UFOs?
My answer: AA, your sounding off like a bunch of sour grapes again...
Listen, you're a good guy, and you have some valuable things to contribute, so let me just offer a little bit of unsolicited guidance…
You attract attention, often the unwelcome kind, because you’ve been inconsistent and contradictory in your posts. You’ve made some outlandish,
unsubstantiated claims, on several threads, and then you take great offense when a poster to one of your threads asks for a bit more in the way of
compelling, empirical evidence to back your claims. You may get more respect and be more successful with your Alien Agenda(s) if you just tone down
the belligerent, defensive posture when someone expresses a question or doubt regarding your topic.
A little humility, careful thought, civility, mutual respect. That’s all that is required. The mods at ATS have no hidden agenda – they are just
trying to maintain a smooth, safe, interesting forum for inquiring minds to share and debate ideas in as much of a thought-provoking, intellectual,
legitimate way as they can.
Any animosity you may feel and subsequently act upon (such as in this thread) merely reinforces presumptions about your motives, about your
objectives, about your state-of-mind regarding the topic at hand. Your fanning your own flames, Mr. AA, and the result is not favorably advancing your
Consequently, there is a pattern emerging with your threads, and I’m sure it is contributing to the discomfort some have been expressing in your
general direction. It appears that each time as yet another AA thread is posted with a rather profound claim, a sequence of events sets in motion that
may be acerbating your outlook. A few folks early on chime in that they're intrigued about what you’re proposing and want to know more. Some jump
in with doubts and ask you to validate one aspect of your position or another. Ultimately, whether regarding your contacts with aliens, methods others
use to find ‘streams’ you are directing them to, or instructions on other methodologies and techniques that are not bearing fruit, a bit of
frustration begins to pile up at which point, rather than address the questions directly, you either skulk off into a dark place for a while, lash
back with vacuous promises for future explanations, or attempt to belittle the inquisitor with insults about their motives or their intelligence. This
is not good, Alien Agenda. It has not been beneficial for you.
The new thread (accusing ATS of wtholding truth) is a perfect example of what we’re talking about. Your latest incarnation of a definitive alien
contact method met with some skepticism, and after some 37–odd pages, ATS mods were starting to step in and ask that you either come to some
conclusion about your claims or answer the rising chorus of curious onlookers seeking confirmation. They are seeking closure.
My guess is that the far majority of both passive and active observers, myself included, repeatedly start out by giving you, the original poster,
every benefit of the doubt. Yet, you can’t expect everyone on stage and in the audience to follow your thread ad nauseum through 37 pages or more
with little to no forward momentum, no revelation, and increasing hostility to those who simply ask that something, anything, eventually happen. The
logjams your threads produce, after given plenty of opportunity to free itself, must, in due course, be dealt with one way or another. This is what
our prudent ATS mods are attempting to do. It is no reflection of you necessarily – it is merely due diligence. You might consider it ATS “site
It comes down to simple courtesy and exercising a little better judgment when initiating or responding to threads on this forum. To suggest that the
folks at ATS are attempting to withhold the truth about Aliens and UFOs merely because they asked you to reach consensus or closure in another thread
is frankly absurd. With all due respect, Sir, your running to post this new thread after being scolded or slighted in another one smacks a bit like a
disgruntled, overindulgent child whose bag of candy has been taken away form him and who then runs to another room crying about the mean person who
stole his candy. A better course of action may have been to swallow hard, take a look in the mirror, and perhaps modify your behavior slightly to see
if that might yield better results. Then pick yourself up and try again.
Good luck, AA – we wish you the best. And keep looking up – we’re still interested in your proof!
p.s. Post that "Big Report" from the Aliens you claim -ASAP. That would help immensely.