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Were you intentionally trying to scare people?

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posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 07:15 PM
This thread is directed at the people that were involved in creating the TU24 thread here at ATS. Perhaps if you didn't know, but, your thread is being linked to and credited to on many other forums, and now people are saying that the world is going to end tomorrow, and stuff like that. Were you intentionally trying to scare people? The fact is that the asteroid is over 1 million kilometers away from us. It's not going to hit us at this point. It's going to come close but it's still going to be a few hundreds of thousands of kilometers away. Do the math yourself. Convert the amount of kilometers the asteroid is away from the amount of AU that NASA's site has listed for the distance from the asteroid from Earth. Please, don't scare people.

posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 12:21 PM
IMHO I believe no body was trying to scare anyone. Are you familiar with the story of chicken little? He was a little chicken that heard an acorn drop from a tree and mistook it for a piece of the sky falling. He ran all over the country side screaming, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling". He created widespread panic and chaos.

There is also the pied piper syndrom. A person starts an interesting story and others fall right into step behind him. Believing every word.

And then of course the masses of people are ignorant asses that need to be told how to think, feel and act.

I mean no disrespect to anyone but after working with the public for 45 years I wonder how most people even get their shoes on the right feet.

posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 12:40 PM
That's silly Some of us were genuinely concerned, and AND they made as many hits here as we made hits to their websites. Comparing information is nothing new to the Internet.

All our sources here were from the web, except for a brilliant few who actually have knowledge of such celestial bodies. How lucky for us!

posted on Jan, 30 2008 @ 12:52 PM
Well, I'm actually glad it put a scare in some people off the site. Maybe it will bring people into ATS to discuss the things we talk about. Those who were scared were probably ignorant to the facts and focused on the feelings and emotion that mortality inspires. Had they just logged in or registered, they would see first hand that it wasn't a "Panic, the world is ending" situation, but, it was an event worth watching and commenting on.

Also, why are we responsible for the reactions of people outside of the site. If Joe Blow brings what he sees here to a place OUTSIDE of ATS and sets a panic going, are we supposed to be responsible for that?

I don't understand what you're implying.


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