posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 12:09 PM
Honestly, the thing that bugs me just as much as the BS OPs is the posts following it.
I figure you can post whatever you feel is relevant, but, telling the OP that you think it's BS -just to voice your skepticism- is just as stupid as
the stupid opening post.
Add to the post if you are going to respond. Rebut with documentation. Argue with facts that pertain to the OP. Or agree with it using
supporting data. ADD TO THE CONVERSATION!
Posts like: "This is bullocks! Move along people!", "What a load of crap!", or, one of my least favorite- "What drugs are you on?" do NOTHING
for the validity or investigations being done by the Original Poster nor the posters who have evidence either for or against the topic.
It's childish, wasteful, narcissistic and annoying and doesn't make you look any more serious or relevant that what you are replying to.
This, in my opinion, is why passing the chance and just not posting is more important than voicing your disbelief.
Hell, 7/10 of the replies in any BS thread are posts lambasting the OP without substance. It's just to "Look cool" or be "One of the gang" or,
god help us, for points.
What a waste of time.
So, I understand that there are absolute trash threads. But, if you recognize it as BS, why on earth would you put your foot in it? I have been here
since 2005 and have less than 2000 total posts. I don't post unless I feel I can advance the thread. Either for or against. If I can't agree, but,
have nothing to argue my point, I just move along.
Am I wrong?