posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 08:57 PM
You may have the best library with the best scholars in the world.
But if you took all the pages out of all the books and scattered them everywhere, one page here, one there, hundreds of differant pages on the same
topic, all in differant books, it then is ART or an Montage, or just chaos and no longer a book or reference material.
Unfortunately I have noticed an increase in this in recent years on ATS, and I very rarely use it for research on the topics within like I used to.
A search brings up hundreds of threads on the same topics, most of it repeated, and ther is no beginning and middle and end to a debate or research,
just pages and pages of the same information, that is not indexed properly, and is very difficult to collate into a "Source" at all.
It is strange this has happened as when I first lurked for a long time on the very original (maybe second phase but over 10 yrs ago) it was the No1
place for facts figures, real research and definitave backround, current events on any topic that is alternative rated, on the whole net.
Due to having to wade through hundreds of thousands of pages of the rant of the messianical, deluded, pys ops, lobbyists, drunks etc, that are allowed
to stay here for posterity, well to try and find the answer of any question on ATS unless you have a lot and I mean a lot of time to dig through it
all, well you may as well just open a dictionary on a random page, or say "Marmite" because some alines will be harvesting that from the bankers
when you look into the depression, according to a thread on ATS.
Why ATS does not have an policy of having ALL theads except maybe BTS or Skunk, being "Approved" by a Mod or staff member is beyond me.
All the badly or false headlines would be gone, as mode could u2u back re-submit with these changes, etc... the same would filter out the drunks,
trollers, non sourced of FAAL trash that is allowed to be posted.
The quality of the board would be the best in world, but of course page hits from non members would be a little less?
Its a pity but the nature I suppose now of the beast.