I have some issues that are bothering me about the way things "function". There seems to be a bias in how things work here, on purpose or not is
not important, but it still happens.
It has to do with ATS and BTS, religion and aliens/hoaxes.
Religion kind of has 2 sections. 1 is the conspiracy section(ATS), and 1 is the faith and spirituality section(BTS). Threads on ATS obviously
get way more attention than others. But I notice that the ATS conspiracy section is not really made up of conspiracy topics, and I notice many
conspiracy topics being moved to BTS, where they basically all but die. As well, can't star posts and such on BTS anymore, and I don't care about
the points so much, but I do occasionally enjoy giving someone a star when I really agree with them.
So what is the real difference between these 2 forums? Honestly, it seems as if it's just a way of censoring the data as seen fit.
For example, the only thread I've ever made was in regards to how the conspirators within religion hide behind things, wolves in sheeps clothings.
This thread was moved to BTS for "not being about a conspiracy".
Meanwhile, I can go to ATS religious conspiracy section at any time, and find topics that aren't even about conspiracies at all really. They never
get moved. For example, a thread that is like 92+ pages and deals with Paul. I took part in that thread myself, but it's no more about
conspiracy than any number of threads that get moved to BTS. IF this thread has been moved to BTS, it would have not likely have gotten the
attention and responses it does.
However, when we come to topics like aliens and such, and people come along and write threads like "I'm an ET, and this is my message", it stays on
ATS. There is no BTS for things like this. They sit on the front page of ATS, get tons of attention, and it's nothing more than wild claims about
the "end of the world". Now, if someone were to do that in a religous tone, well that would be moved to BTS, where it recieved little
On purpose or not, it ends up being a bias. Where people are allowed to say things about aliens and such without regard and get the full exposure
of being on ATS. And we see them all the time on the front pages and so forth.
Even plan out hoaxes and such are able to get these kinds of attention.
It seems like BTS is the "trashcan" of ATS.
If I write a topic that tells of spiritual things, and I say an alien told me. ATS. If I write the same topic, and use spiritual things as my
source - BTS.
Again, not trying to place blame or accuse of it being intentional. It's just that this is how it ends up working. I like the Paul thread I used
as an example, and I really got no beef with aliens and such either. If an alien told someone the truth, good for them. It's probably an
unintentional bias, but it is there nonetheless.