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Originally posted by LooseLipsSinkShips
As time goes by, more and more citizens are gaining the knowledge that the fuzz are spending large volumes of time, money, and effort surfing all kinds of internet domains. And it's been proven that the CIA likes to dabble in shadowy "front" organizations that then purchase Conspiracy Websites to monitor and edit them. However, ATS is the best and most true conspiracy domain on the net and I am confident that the CIA hasn't infested this site like they have taken over others.
However, just like their shadowy business fronts, they set up fronts on messgae boards too pretneding they are someone who they are not and just posting like the rest of the community. Posts that have dumb comments, personal attacks, ect. make for a dull board. It does seem like there have been an increased number of new posters and some of them go on with insults when they don't agree with someone. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it all. And naturally this sort of thing drives away the more civilized and intelligent posters.
[edit on 1-2-2007 by LooseLipsSinkShips]
Originally posted by The time lord
Thanks all for the replies I guess it was a mixture of things plus a few unusual co-incidences even before ATS changed it's ways. I am not that much of a nutter I hope. Somethings in life as ATS members point out things that are not as black and white as it seems and needs discussing. This is what the site is for, it also usuful to speak about things you can not in everyday life, out of context you would seem odd to someone you don't know, we don't know people here and yet all feel in the same boat.
[edit on 1-2-2007 by The time lord]
Originally posted by Ed Littlefox
That "other point of view" regards the idea that there seems to have been a decadence in the quality of posts and topics, not to mention the Minds that produce them. Unfortunately, I have noticed that more and more even in the short time I have been here. SO, though I both know and respect the fact (and greatly) that the Mods are basically overworked, I really get tired of seeing a hodgepodge of New topics splintering off others discussing the exact same thing. I believe that is because somebody gets frustrated that they can't get their point made, and so, just start a new Topic on the exact same discussion. All that does is confuse the issue, not to mention that doing that, at all, is peeing into the wind. On top of that is the fact that far too often good, intelligent, thought-provoking, open-minded, exchanges have become an extreme rarity. Those Threads that start with that intent, tend to rapidly decay because they become stupid slug-fests. I could go on, point to point with this, but you know what I am saying and why, so, it's enough.
[edit on 2-2-2007 by Ed Littlefox]