posted on Oct, 14 2008 @ 05:39 AM
I have been here at ATS a while now and this is the first thread I have made concerning board business. I greatly commend the recent action taken to
ban any more Oct 14th threads, and would like to propose doing so on a continual basis as a matter of policy.
ATS is a unique collection of seekers of knowledge in all its forms. The members are not afriad of any conclusion, even if it is beyond the realms of
"normality". This is not only commendable, it is laudable. This attitude of seeking knowledge places ATS in unique company. It allows ATS the chance
of becoming a knowledge hub where theories and points of view can be formulated and harnessed.
But of course as with everthing in life, there is a limit. There is a fine line between seeking unconventional knowledge and outright idiocy. Sadly
the mainstream refuse to seek unconventional knowledge because it has been tarred with the same brush as lunacy. Valid theories such as the NWO and
global cabal have been lumped into the same category as reptilians.
This does our cause (knowledge exchange) a great deal of harm.
So what I am proposing is that ATS switches gear from the hands-off position that they are currently in to a more direct interventionist approach.
While this may entail a curtailment of members' freedom of speech, I believe that in the end it will lead to the creation of a much more efficient
and respectable board.
Conversely, I believe we also need a better system of identifying threads which are above and beyond the normal quality of ATS. This time, Im talking
about great threads... the diamonds amongst the dirt that make ATS worthwhile.
In short, ATS needs to promote fantastic threads while crushing any ones which are plainly ridiculous.
While some may suggest that this is heavy handed, and that bad threads are easily ignored by not clicking on them, I think this is more to do with the
image of ATS. Does ATS really want to be associated with baseless threads that are not only to the detriment of its image, but also give the
alternative community a bad name?
Thanks for listening
Mod Edit - Edited out links to Threads. Please check your U2U's
[edit on 14/1008/08 by neformore]