posted on Feb, 11 2008 @ 12:35 PM
Originally posted by trustnobody
I thought ATS was a think tank of people that encouraged folks to think for themselves, and make their own judgments of what is being posted. Does
this mean all topics that can not be proven will be removed from ATS? I am really disappointed.
Not all topics, but generally claims such as these we like to have some form of verification. But not always.
You'll find that if a thread gains a bit of popularity, the call for verification often becomes louder and stronger. That's when mods sometimes step
This usually happens if members don't debunk first.
Sometimes no verification is needed, or cannot be verified. Such as someone claiming to be a time traveller. All the posters can do then is just
bicker and debate on the information provided to them by the OP for pages on end.
But something in regards to someone working somewhere etc, which can be verified, will be called upon to be verified.
Then of course theres people like sleeper, who have managed to gather enough popularity and a large enough thread to bypass the whole process.
Generally the rules are:
Alien encounters - Not as much intervention by mods for verification, as it can't be.
GL/Area 51 posters - Can be verified, so it's called upon to be.
I can't see how you're disappointed with this, as it's all that can be done to keep the quality and truthfulness of threads at high standards and
Do you have any idea how difficult it must be to keep a conspiracy forum from going to hell and being overrun by loons?