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Originally posted by hadriana
I think you should realize - at least from my experience - is that it is not just here. It isn't just on conspiracy sites and it is not just on the web. It is pervasive.
I think some of it, on the conspiracy boards, are actually disinfo agents. I am seeing an increase in people on conspiracy type boards trying to overwhelmingly focus on grammar or constantly posting distracting topics.
I personally appreciate free speech, even if someone is berating me or my intelligence or my mama.
Originally posted by Gools
reply to post by roadgravel
I'm referring to registration date.
As far as I'm concerned someone who is not a member can read the site as long as they want but they are not part of "the community" entitled to tell us how to run the shop.
Anybody can claim to have been a lurker for years whereas we have many members who have actually contributed to this community for those years and deserve to be heard and their opinions respected.
Originally posted by pieman
for my part, i never really see harshness or negativity as a problem unless it's either out of all proportion to the post, as in
member a: "i think i may have saw something in the sky"
member b: "where's your evidence you lying scumbag hoaxer"
Originally posted by fleabitThis sort of board breeds the sort of attitudes you want to avoid unfortunately. I wish all topics could be discussed intelligently and debated logically, but people's emotions will get the best of them.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord Those who "take the piss" every once in a while in the course of a heated but productive thread have nothing to worry about.
Originally posted by interestedalways
SO..............I thought you cared about the content of the site and the members posting here, but as this thread has evolved I realize my own gullibility and I am ashamed.............
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
I love this. The creation of the hoax thread is a great idea to because it will show the outside world that we do infact make an effort to "out" hoaxers and present those hoaxes in one space.
I do feel that the 3 month probationary period which would also include making it easier for a new member to be recognized as new, might creat an issue with people treating newer members...