posted on Dec, 14 2007 @ 04:29 AM
Originally posted by Wig
I don't know what you mean by "news forums" it occurs all over ATS i.e. in UFO, Skunk works, and any other board you care to mention.
That could be a result of threads started in one of the Breaking News forums but were later moved to one which was deemed more appropriate.
Here's an example of one started in Breaking Alternative News but was later moved to Space Exploration.
You'll notice that the opening post contains the headline, source link, and quote from the article. The "followup" post contains the user's
comments or "take" on the subject.
If that "format" is what you're speaking of then it's most likely submissions that were moved to more relevant forums. Otherwise, it could also be
that a user starts a thread, it gets no responses, so they return to "flesh it out" a bit or to add additional content with the hope of inspiring
responses from fellow members.
I think the above two scenarios probably account for the vast majority of threads you may be referring to, but if you see one that obviously doesn't
fit either one, there's always the "Alert" button or the
features to bring it to our attention.
I hope this helps.