posted on Jun, 5 2009 @ 01:26 PM
Regarding recurring topics here on ATS, I often see responses to threads like:
"Already been debunked."
"Been discussed a million times already."
"Didn't you search before posting?" Etc........
While I can understand the need to eliminate current duplicate threads, there are many new members who join with a fresh sense of curiosity. Plus it
is more enjoyable to discuss / debate "live" or near real-time.
I realize this might not apply to "debunking" a YouTube clip of a blurry ufo.
For me, recurring topics can often be illuminating. If I recall a recent similar thread, I have followed the lead set by others by posting the link
for it. And try to politely suggest posters can review it if interested. I find that more appealing than something grumpy.
Besides, to use a Music metaphor. If you enjoy an album/cd, do you only listen to it once? Imagine going to a friends house and they put on a record
and you say,
oh, I've already heard that, could you play something else?
While some might be frustrated by rehashing old topics, I often glean new insight from them. Plus, I'm able to share my gained knowledge from prior
Just my .02¢.
[edit on 5-6-2009 by kinda kurious]