Originally posted by Ace High
You do know this is "Above Top Secret" correct? This site is a conspiracy site and tends to explore the edge of reality.
That is not an excuse for all the speculation and baseless claims. It is one thing when there is evidence and logic being presented into why it may
be the case.
But all I see the majority of time on ATS lately are a bunch of hoaxes and baseless claims. At which point people are not denying ignorance, they
are promoting it.
Deny ignorance doesn't mean accepting everything is true. It means being able to seperate fact from fiction. People are just using the deny
ignorance and "conspiracy site" as an excuse to promote whatever BS they want.
Plain and simple, it makes the site look like a joke site and no better than the many
of other conspiracy sites that I don't visit
And the reason I don't visit those sites is because it's just about peddling ignorance, rather than denying it.
The reason I choose this site out of all the sites out there is because it looked like a place where it's not just a bunch of people patting each
other on the back rather than looking at things critically. But that factor seems to be quickly disappearing. Maybe it's from people at the
other sites migrating over here or whatever, I don't know. But there is a difference between logical discussion and debate and baseless and wild
Most disappointing about this is that these topics seem to get flagged alot. I don't know by who, but they get flagged like crazy and end up on the
front page drawing even more attention to them. All it takes is a few people working together to promote ignorance to do this.
I wish I had a solution, but I don't. Obviously we don't want a bunch of censorship going on and such. But maybe if we start highlighting
these kinds of problems and the reason they are a problem we can find a solution.
Evidence, reason, logic and so forth about why something is a conspiracy = good.
Baseless, wild claims with no reason other than something happened = bad.
It will be those baseless and wild claims that end up dooming this site. All that is waiting is for some thing to highlight those topics and paint
the entire site as such. Say I dunno, a media outlet. It's been a status quo way of dismissing threats for probably as long as history, and is
perhaps a conspiracy in itself the way certain topics get so much attention while valid topics do not as a way of discrediting the entire site.