Originally posted by xynephadyn
Is EVERY post on ATS is supposed to be treated like a debate....
Well, not to be causing a fight here, but on ATS, I would said "yes" every thread should be open for other opinions.
Even the owners tolerate opposing opinions in the Board Business forum, to me, that says as a member, I should expect no privilege the owners do not
expect for themselves.
I can understand your frustration, however, anything I post I expect to be open to criticism. And, if I were to see a UFO, perhaps, and posted the
crappy blurry photograph here I know I would take being too excited, I would know exactly what was coming.
Sure, it would be frustrating, especially if I had seen the little aliens peering out the window at me and I was SURE it was an alien craft, to hear
people say, "Its a bird. Definitely a bird." Or, "hoax! if it were an actual photo why is it deliberately blurry? Huh? Huh?" Or whatever would
surely follow, but thats the nature of posting controversial material. No matter how sure YOU are of what you saw, experienced, etc., it just isnt
reasonable for you to expect that people who dont know you to just take you at your word without question.
Heck, my best friend in real would not take my word without question, I am sure the question would be, "And how many beers did you have before seeing
this craft?" Or something equally sarcastic.
Blogs are for telling stories. You can blog all you want and no one can comment if you dont make a comment section. But the ATS forums are not a
showcase for any of us as members. It isnt designed so that we can be stars. It is designed so that "denying ignorance" is the star of the show,
and we all actors in that play. It seems designed to be inclusive, not exclusive, of people, of views, of opinions, etc.
Just my two cents.