posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:21 PM
I'm glad someone made this thread, I've been pondering on this for a while.
What appears to have happened, along with the very noticeable increase in the number of members, is an increase in the number of members who are, lets
face it, idiots.
As much as they like to think they're 'denying ignorance' they're simply enforcing their belief as absolute fact, everyone else is wrong.
I don't believe its so much a mental change in long established members, but more from the newcomers who just see ATS as 'cool' or somewhere they
can rip people, or to simply spread their own personal gospel.
Anyone who, in many cases simply disagrees (and often provides solid evidence), is accused of being ignorant and 'not open' to the idea of say, the
earth being flat, or the Obama birth cert thing, or whatever.
If you see someone regularly using 'deny ignorance' as an excuse for something, just don't post. Ignore them, let the thread die, they don't get
their loadspoints ego trip and the whole thing never happens.