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Unfortunately, many of those who choose to debate the issues surrounding 9/11 conspiracy theories on ATS remain unswayed by our simple rules of civility and decorum and continually seek to skirt the intent of This Thread. Therefore, we are faced with one of two choices... close the forum, or get more strict. In the interest of promoting the civilized debate and discussion of important issues, we're getting more strict.
...In all my years being involve in various online communities, boards, and forums, as well as conspiracy theorists, I've never experienced the level of vicious personality attacks that I'm currently seeing within the spectrum of debate and discussion defined by "9/11 conspiracy theories and Truth Movement."
We hear over and over again from those in the "truth movement" that there is nothing more important than exposing the "inside job." To you I say, then there is nothing more important than expressing your points with civility and credibility. For both sides of the argument, if you're unable to communicate these issues in a deserving manner, then you are not concerned about the issues at all, you're simply entertaining yourself through insults and you're not welcome here.
We Can't Discuss The Credibility Of Participants?
If you feel compelled to discredit those who espouse 9/11 conspiracies, promote 9/11 activism, engage in 9/11 conspiracy debunking, or tell their first-hand 9/11 stories, then do so with facts and reasoned analysis. Simply stating they're a member of a "sect," a popular debunking site, or any other simplistic "guilt by association" statement will result in a "9/11 Madness" warning.
Every single so-called "skeptic" or "debunker" I see here suffers a form of discrimination that is the definition of ignorant
describes me to a tee. i did the same thing for weeks.
I'm actually a "non believer" - well, half heartedly border line "non believer". At first I never questioned the government.. till I heard time and time again do the research. Well, I did. I did what anyone should do - and came up with new suspicions and beliefs after spending weeks and weeks reading and researching.. there clearly is some kind of cover up. More and more i see 'non believers' just making accusations time and tiem again when they can't answer who "Chip Tatum" is, or who is "Mike Vreeland"? Huh, other governments warned the U.S. about attacks? what do you mean there was a drill of simulated attacks going on at the same time? No way, just coincidence.
Originally posted by Violet Sky
Surely you must believe somewhat in conspiracies, if not 9/11, then what? Otherwise, why do you visit a conspiracy site?
Originally posted by HotDogNoBun
reply to post by Violet Sky
Well the fact is that this is not a conspiracy site, maybe it was back in the day.. I dont really know. This is a discussion board and it is not limited to conspiracies. If that was true their wouldnt be all the different forums to discuss un-conspiracy related topics.
The Above Top Secret Conspiracy Community Web site is a wholly owned social content community...
Originally posted by RankRancid
It's good you have that attitude as I was told from a young age stand up for something or you will fall for everything.
Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Unfortunately, from what I have seen, ATS is just a place for people to dig their heals in, talk trash, and keep a conversation going round and round.
But hey, it's better than actually doing something in REAL life....