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Originally posted by lee63
I think you guys scared him away....I for one would like to hear what he had to say.
Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by TwoPhish
IF (capitalized on purpose) you have had an experience, whether secretive job, psychic or close-encounter UFO experience, and you require some sense of how your audience might accept or deny that info, you don't just start blabbing. That is true across society, formal and informal.
You carefully approach your audience, and this is not a one-on-one affair here. So you gauge what percentage of responders will give you a benefit of a doubt and what part will trash you. If you have read the responses, you will see that some trolls have trashed the guy aleady for no apparent reason. (Perhaps there is a purpose in that, in their contract?)
We have plenty of thread starters--and I must admit, this has GOT to be a thread and not just an "introduction"--that flame out and/or get cold feet after the initial attempt or two. So, let them self-destruct. Let this guy prove himself genuine or not. There are plenty of informed readers on these lists to quickly smoke out the phonies. Give him time.
Originally posted by amazing
Surely there must be a way (there is) to say things without giving yourself away.
Originally posted by BetweenTheLine
He has already been killed....they got him for trying to capitalize on drawing it out... This should be a lesson for anyone thinking about out your secrets. Don't do it slowly and for attention, cause you will end up getting killed before you say anything worth while.
I stand by my statement as it is obviously the case, he was assasinated.
Originally posted by AstroEngineer
I had not expected my post in the introduction forum to get so much attention, and I think that's led to some unfortunate misunderstandings.
I've been on a few unrelated websites where you need to post X number of times before being able to fully participate. In those cases I usually avail myself of the introduction forum (as I did here) to get my first post under my belt. As I have time I then try to contribute meaningfully in other threads. I've never been a, "Me, too." kind of poster. As in my real life, my online nature is to speak only when I feel I have something of significance to contribute, and otherwise just observe. I had expected my participation here to similarly grow slowly, over many weeks as I got to 20 posts, got a sense of the personalities on this site, the audience in general, and shared what seemed appropriate and natural. I had understood from previous readings of this forum that it had seen its share of former military, government, and aerospace contributors; and that gave me a false sense that perhaps I would "blend in". In retrospect I should have kept my background to myself until I was ready to engage as fully as some people here want. But I think it was a natural mistake to not fully appreciate how others would view something which for me has simply been my normal.
You all are responding at a rate faster than I can respond with the work commitments I have. I have not had a chance to even read more than half the responses, and I apologize for that. I will endeavor to catch up tonight. I will say that the impression I get from reading some of the responses is that in general I am surely not going satisfy many of you, and it's best I not allow that to become my goal. There seems to be an expectation that I will be able to respond quickly, provide proofs positive, and provide insight into things of which I (specifically) have no knowledge. I can appreciate the desire for answers, and the desire to have them now. I wish I had them to give, at the speed, in the way, and in the areas people want. But I know only what I know (even that I'm still coming to terms with sharing), and my fingers only move so quickly.
To those I am unlikely to satisfy, feel free to take no notice of me, dismiss me as a crank for now. If what I say merits your attention or attack, I'm sure there will be ample opportunity for that when I've had the opportunity to share more (information or ammunition).