Originally posted by lakewoodrealtor
First off hello all... and a good eve. My question at hand i don't know how to search for so i shall just ask. What are some of the most amazing
links or threads that have disappeared. What i want to know is where they were and what information they contained. Do you believe there is a
conspiracy behind them disappearing? If so lets discuss it, I have seen so many news stories posted and then yanked minutes latter. If this has been
asked before please forgive me.
I haven't been a member of this site very long, but it seems to be run very well, esp in comparison to other sites. It's been mentioned in this
site, somewhere, that a link or thread might be removed due to something in it that goes against the rules of the site, which is fully understandable.
And I do know (from personal experience
) that if something we are trying to post contains a source link from an ummmmm... errrrrr... shall we say,
"less than reputable" site, a helpful moderator will pop into our mailbox and point that out, and recommend finding a different source link for what
we are trying to post. In my experience, it was a news item I was trying to post, and after coming up with yet another "less than reputable" site
for a source, the very patient moderator suggested a site for me to provide as my source link. I very much appreciated the help this moderator gave
to me, especially since I'm still learning which sites I can trust as my sources, etc. She didn't 'have' to be so helpful, I see it as a step
beyond what is required of a mod.
Some folks may have seen that experience as being critical of them or of the content they are trying to post,
and perhaps see it as censoring them, or even as a conspiracy. But I don't see it that way, I see it as very helpful.
Maybe I'm being naive, but I don't think there's any type of 'conspiracies' going on in this site, just the 'reporting of' conspiracies from
Out on the net, now that's a different matter entirely! I don't know offhand the sites that have been 'disappeared', but I've heard and read
things here and there that refer to that happening. There's one guy, (sorry I can't find that link yet... when/if I do, I'll be sure to get it to
you) who has a site that he has had to put back up many times, I think he was on his 5th attempt last I checked his site. Gotta admire people like
that, who have something important to say, and keep on trying, no matter how many times they are 'censored' by the powers that be.
When something is "disappeared" off the net, it's a much different story than why that happens in this site. In my opinion, when something is
"disappeared" off the net by those who censor, the content very likely came too close to the truth for their comfort, or they are under orders from
higher-up censors to pull any mention of "the truth". In this site we are encouraged to "talk".
Sad to say, many of the 'powers that be' out there on the net, would be very happy if the rest of us stay ignorant and blind to truth. It honestly
'chaps my hide' to see how they play with us! Look at what happened with 9-11. IMO, that was a complete fabrication, a total lie. So many people
finally see the truth, because we've actually stopped to think about the whole thing, and didn't blindly accept what the 'media' told us. The
same with what happened in New Orleans. Katrina didn't even HIT New Orleans, but the media would have the world believe it did, and voila, until
people stop and really think about it, or start checking around for the facts about it, they blindly accept what is being fed to them.
THAT is why I love this site, we keep each other on our toes, we help each other to stop and think, we keep each other informed, we ask questions, we
learn from each other, and we are no longer the blind sheep that the 'powers that be' in the world want us to be.
Peace to you!
[edit on 1/24/2007 by NotOnMyWatch]