Originally posted by purplemonkey
at the moment you and your contact have as much credibility as dog head... can you prove that your contact exists?
Perhaps true, but then he was merely expressing an opinion at this point, not making claims
Doghead may indeed be telling the truth... or he may be a highly paid disinfo agent, or he may be just a wealthy film maker researching for a new
Point is that there is no attempt to back up anything and its taken at face value, while others that do provide credentials are at times viciously
It is this double standard that keeps sources from wanting to put their name to posts... and this is a shame, because people seeking info lose the
real contributions such people can make.
This person has requested to remain anonymous for very good reasons but I can give you a couple of names that are not shy
One gentlemen that found the Pegasus site and wrote that he thought it 'fabulous' Now considering what his position is I found that comment very
flattering... (he is now an active contributor
You can look him up here:
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
ATS is not a source for answers. It is a source for research topics. It is like a phone book, you know? Would you go to a phone book for answers,
or for sources to provide answers?
Now THAT gets you a star my friend
This is so true. And since I started here a little over a year ago, my contact base has grown exponentially
and from some interesting places
But the important thing to remember when getting such contacts is to be trust worthy enough to keep a confidentiality when asked to.. if you cannot
do this, your resources dry up real fast.
This is a real problem because you want to show and tell, but your bound not to.. so what is the point?
Simple... first it is enough for me that I know... this now gives you two things... A) you KNOW you are on the right track... and B) search parameters
The biggest thing with looking for answers is KNOWING WHAT TO LOOK FOR... a simple word or phrase can make your results so much better and though you
can't use your 'source', you CAN use the data you find by following your sources lead...
So your right ATS is a fantastic 'phone book'
But maybe the answers are at the back of the book, upside down and backwards if you know where to look
[edit on 13-2-2008 by zorgon]