posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 05:55 PM
I agree with them. Other than some special guests, or special reports at ATS, and a few (very few) who post substantive links, most of the posts are
by people with only a passing interest in or knowledge of the field they are posting about. I can probably count on the fingers of both hands all of
the threads I've seen in 3 years containing original research and verifyable claims. Several of them were authored by me, at that.
The largest part of the growing problem, in my opinion, is the ever-declining quality of posters. I see a lowering average age, and thus a shrinking
I'm not saying this to anger people, I was thinking about starting a thread on the issue myself, but have been stuck with how to keep it from
becoming a drama fest.
As an immediate example, there's a currrent thread called "is christianity dying." I posted about 3 times on page 9. The first couple of posts
contain links to other articles (admittedly in wikipedia), and discuss numbers and demographics. But look at the other posters. Name-callers
(violating T&C, at that) both pro and con.
It's like trying to hold a meaningful conversation in the parking lot of a sports bar.
And, not to shock anyone, but wikipedia and rense are not considered "scholarly sources."
. . . .But then, neither is ATS.