posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 09:30 AM
Listen I know that the rules are harsh and seem unfair. But here is the real deal. You have signed up for a site that is a private company. This site
is not owned by the government. It is owned by private individuals. Therefore you have an obligation to adhere to this companies terms and conditions.
The terms and conditions are very liberal in my opinion. Considering the private nature of this site and the way they want it set up.
The United States Constitution does not apply here. I am sorry. Yes I know freedom of speech is an important thing. I agree with the concept of
freedom of speech. But the owners of this site have made guidelines on how that freedom is used. They also have to protect themselves from; slander,
mistatement, all out lies, and etc.
Also the owners of this site have made repeatedly the request that drug use and terminology to be refrained from usage on this site with very
good reason. They want this site to be available to the general public. Everyone from 13-99 I can assume this because the adult nature of this board
They do not want to be excluded from teenagers that have valuable opinions that want to contribute to the content of this site. Things like a net
nanny that would pick up on certain terms and phrases would prohibit that. This is what they strive to avoid in order to let the truth be known.
It is a simple thing really and what I have seen myself in threads that have been closed. (even my own threads) is that these subjects need to be
looked upon with scrutiny and with a watchful eye so that real subject matter gets through that everyone can benefit from. Even if they do not agree.
Threads get closed for a number of reasons:
1) they disobey the T&C of this site
2) they already are being discussed
3) they are pointless ramblings of an internet troll that contribute nothing to an adult conversation.
Believe me, I have done this myself. I have made a thread that has been closed because it's just utter BS that the moderators have just deemed
necessary to curb the lunacy. Or that is being discussed somewhere else. Or that is well off the subject matter for the board I am trying to discuss
The reasons these threads are closed are my fault not the boards...
Now let's talk about those that think ATS is CONINTELPRO.
WTF. Seriously WTF? with all the wild claims (with backup data that shows this) How can ATS be CONINTELEPRO?
The wild and unbelievable posts some members spout with ridiculous links to bull crud articles. This is allowed, Why? Because the truth may lie in the
unbelievable and the ludecrous. Its up to the poster, the individual to make up there own mind.
That is the essence of freedom of speech. That is what this site is all about.
Sure you may have an unbelievable story to tell. Back it up. Let us know why we should believe your tale and what proof you have to back your claims.
So you can't cuss...
and that is a detractor? If you cannot say what you mean to say without swearing, think of another way to say it. If you are an intelligent person
obviously you can think of a better word for (Blank) to excise your meaning. Vulgarity is a crutch that we use when we cannot come up with the proper
thing to say...
So to me to you as a member not a mod, (cause I am not one) as a member remember what I have said and you can say any ridiculous thing you want. Sure
it might be discredited but guess what? If you say it in the right way it will get attention on this board and not be shut down.