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When members drop a "drama bomb", quite often they are accused of being overly melodramatic or manipulative. Making dramatic, suspenseful claims in order to attempt to further various agendas.
However, in some cases these members, while perhaps somewhat fearful for their personal safety, really are just trying to fight for what they believe is True, Good, and Just.
Now, the point has been made that sometimes people do get caught up in their experience...
...it is acknowledged that often this can be used against them by those seeking to discredit them or otherwise profit from their emotional conduct
...and while it is important to provide people with the room nessecary to breath on this experiences, it is also important to remind them to maintain a level of impersonality, if only for the sake of their sanity.
Beamish, you said before you felt sorry for such individuals - i tend to disagree, in some cases i actually admire their ability to be so secure they can express themselves in that way.
Originally posted by Beamish
I hope I've clarified this sympathy; I still feel sorry for the genuine poster who is belittled and rejected, not the poster who is bombarded with logic and reason and revealed to be a hoaxer.
Where you feel sympathy, i feel admiration - i believe it's in our best interests to support genuine posters even if their theories are unfounded.
There is one thing that brings me to the point of enragement however, and that's when i see genuine posters being torn apart by "discrediters" and "Profiteers" for no reason other than the original post's content being contradictory to what is commonly accepted.
If a genuine poster posts something that is not scientifically or reasonably valid, all that is needed is for the facts to be brought to their attention.
Ignorance of those facts, regardless of the source, is not something that should be ignored.