posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 08:04 PM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
When discussing rumours, do you sense a difference between yellow press tabloids and conspiracy-theory?
A lot depends on the on the nature and the quality of the topic . Unless a claim or claims made in The Grey Area are verified that you could argue
that such a forum is a conspiracy version of some of the less vicious tabloids .
Note I am not calling elements of ATS tabloid journalism I am just putting the question into and my answer into perceptive.
Do you sense a difference between allowing paid propagandists to spam the board vs. keeping the board focussed on its main issues?
Look all that has been proven is that a larger number of extremely partisan members were active at the same time . There is no proof that these
members were sent by there respective political party or that they were paid . Judging by just how partisan US politics is and from the fact I have a
family member who is deeply involved in politics I would say that the members in question were much closer to average Joes then paid operatives .
Do you want this website to be indiscernible from mainstream?
As ATS becomes more popular and gets more mentions in the media it is becoming a part of the mainstream hence all the accusations about being a CIA
front and so on . You cant have your cake and it to .
where personal attacks and disrespect towards others is common?
Of course not but enforcing the T&C as it was would have been fine .
If these measures are so necessary then how do explain the presence of high quality political discussions that have been tucked away ?
Paid Campaigners can take their internet-warfare elsewhere.
Outside of ATS proof would be required when such allegations are made . Members don't seem to grasp the seriousness (for the lack of a better term )
of the allegations because they are behind a keyboard .