Hi Doc andMembers. There is a lot of that across the board, but if anything I think ATS would be the site to go to first see something get as the
French say literally "unbolted" . Or as we fondly call it, debunked.
There are all kinds crazy mems going around, some take root, some die, some stay in limbo. If you look at ATS as a cross section of the globe, then
its ideal to study as well.
I see Crackpot in the real world, some heading governments, states and municipalities. Locally, Others beheading spouses, others exorcising their
kids with gasoline or boiling water and worse.
Their is mental illness afoot no doubt in here as out there, but they get walloped fairly quickly here. We can only hopefully, detect it, and take
action after. Like Mufon, they don't really censor topics, unless its been id'd as a hoax already. comparatively with other sites that will protoect
a crackpot theory at all costs, usually, fade away into obscurity.
Unfortunately its also the ideal type of site to data mine just like that ARS link you sent me. Yes its hoaxers, Jokesters, rogues, anarchists, and
Just as drama and intrigue and sides develop in a sequestered jury, the same applies to any forum, and any debate. The success will depend on getting
the most people with the most experience , and education, ( I don't mean degrees necessarily) that can keep common sense available when facts are few
and quick judgments have to be made. And call it or the person what they really are.
The problem is the crackpots the make a business of selling or scripting crackpot events, hoaxes, etc are better organized, have more tools to hide
their Identities and with sock puppets on ip changing routers, easily can overpower commonsense people at the beginning.
The same with Gov puppets, until the thing goes their way. Especially if the site has cunived with perps, like Sony did with some blogs in Majestic ,
and mentioned again in Everquest.
I think fortunately , ATS are made of better stuff than a good heap of sites there. Its the only one I know put the skids on Caret and Serpo, and
look, you still have believers, almost cults, out there. So let them call it as they like, its really an oasis in a desert, or shall I say Jungle. A
lot has to do with, that most members here do their homework, and don't come here is just sit and take it in like someone in front of a TV, or even
radio and then tow the party line.
That makes for quality feedback.
and a great crackpot site
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