posted on May, 20 2009 @ 02:03 PM
Hi I wanted to start a thread here that will hopefull be added to by all in order to help the good people of ATS who might have had problems with
debunkers ruining or upseting their threads in the past. I hope the mods are comfortable with what I have to share here.
I don't profess to be an expert in this field but I have leant enough to recognise some of their tactics, so please feel free to contribute, it will
be greatly appreciated.
SPOTTING A DEBUNKER
Hopefully you will spot a debunker early on and deal with them swiftly. From experience I have found that most debunkers (D's) will often attack a
thread with their very first post. They will be quick to pick up on any grey areas in your thread and often misquote you or having not fully read the
whole thread will often interpret content out of context. Often they will come in during key/interesting parts of a thread in order to cause maximum
disruption. This is especially so when certain truths start to imerge. Also beware, you will notice they sometimes travel in packs, don't ask me
how or why. When this happens be short with your replies to them, remember for the most part they are not there to contribute they're there to
refute, less is more. Make it clear if they are off topic or insulting, they often are, but don't bite more than once in this case. If they are not
contributing anything to the thread let them know but always be polite with them and keep it short. If you can't shake them off then tell them you
are ignoring them in your reply (the ignore button works wonders here). But really do ignore them don't be tempted to bite.
D's will often attack you in some of the following areas,
Your so called lack of knowledge - Obviously don't take this personally if you know what you are talking about don't be swayed by idle coments
Refer to quotes - They will often throw a quote at you to rock your viewpoint, just remember just because it's a quote doesn't always make it the
Gods honest truth or even relevant to the thread at times
An obvious backhanded insult often shrouded in subtext - Again this should sound alarm bells.
EGO - Their driving Force
I'm not going to go into the psycology of a debunker but suffice to say they mainly debunk in order to fuel their false sense of superiority.
Remember It is easy to debunk others in order to fuel the ego of the individual doing the debunking. Bear in mind this is where they are coming from
and normally the basis for their attacks. Adjust your responses accordingly. Stand your ground when it comes attacks on elements of the truth which
you hold close to your chest, and which you are probably beginning to shape into fact. I recommend you don't even bother telling them how you
arrived at the truth if you have already spotted them as a debunker, unless you want to once again open yourself up to attack that is! Remember if it
gets nasty don't bite back the mods will hopefully pick up on it if it before it gets out of hand. You can't clap with one hand so don't go
getting yourself banned cos you didn't see the signs.