posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 11:21 AM
I;ve read every post in this thread and I have to say that a couple folks here "get it". The reality of the situation is EVERYONE is free to share
their experiences here on ATS within the limits of the T.A.C.
As some have said, if we start limiting what gets posted or what stays up on the site we become the judge and jury of other people's reality and I am
not willing to take that burden on. Not only am I unwilling, I am not qualified to tell another person what they did or did not see or experience.
We do our best to "out" the hoaxers (just look through the back pages of the forum) we recently banned one person for hoaxing and labeled his
threads with *HOAX* in the title. That guy is still trying to "sell" his bollocks via the anonymous posting board and pleading emails to us.
When you get to personal experiences rather than faked videos and images, you enter a realm that noone can declare a "hoax" unless the person
sharing the experience provides faked evidence to "back his story up".
The phrase "Critical Thinking" is what's required around here, when you read someone's post simply decide for yourself if it makes sense to you or
We have to accept the fact that we will most likely go through 99 plain stones to get the one precious gem.
Reply envy is a Digital Ego issue, the fact that people get a kick out of good yarn is nothing new and it's not going to change. I simply dont
understand people get upset because a thread they think
is bunk gets hundreds of replies and thousands of views.
Obviously your fellow members are ENJOYING the thread or they wouldn't be constantly viewing and replying to it. It comes back to the "judge and
jury" thing again. We are not in the business of limiting information, actually we do the opposite...