A Rebuttal In Defiance Of The GFL Troll Thread (and others like them)
It doesn't take a lot of common sense to notice that the GFL thread is severely depreciating the quality of ATS and the enjoyment to majority of ATS
Members... Good, Productive Members!
As a clever Vulcan once said:
"The Needs Of The Many Outweigh The Needs Of The One
I don't like to walk away from here feeling it's more acceptable to act like a kook or troll than it is to call someone out for overtly being one.
Sadly it seems that the later is the bigger T&C crime at the moment. Yet it's the first that is doing the greater, overall damage...
Are we living in some alternate universe here because it all feels a bit back-to-front?
Sure, the sensationalism (and overt neo-religious zealotry
) gets the website hits and that's all great but what about the long term? All good
companies build their futures on reputation and this isn't the kind of reputation ATS needs.
Is this really that good for the members, The Aliens/UFO's Board and the future of ATS? I don't know, what do you think?
Sure, were told by management to just walk away and ignore the thread but when you truly care for the forum you contribute to, when you try to make it
a better place, it's hard to turn a blind eye. After all, it's the turning of blind eye's that has made civilization the sad & sorry sight that it
Sure I'm all for freedom of speech and right to express yourself but when there are dubious, divisive agendas driving those words and actions, a stop
needs to be put to them.
Is it wise for ATS to be essentially giving unfettered air time to a UFO Cult that can never provide proof or substantiation of anything they say? Do
threads that cannot provide evidence ever add anything positive to UFOlogy, a field that has already sustained many near fatal blows in the past?
I welcome comments from all those that support an end to much of this nonsense!
Star & Flag If You Feel This Is Important To You & Us!
[edit on 6/8/08 by InfaRedMan]