Originally posted by Faiol
you can blame 75% of the problems of the UFO section on ATS that didnt implemented a system to check if a similar thread isnt available ...
Now that is fail. Making ATS run a system check to see if a thread was already posted is not only system resource intensive for their server by
running a whole different set of code, it also takes the responsibility out of the poster's hands for coming up with something intelligent and
That is basically the equivalent of saying that it's the Chevy dealership's responsibility to check and change my oil before I drive my truck to
work, every time I drive it.
For the OP:
I agree with most of the posts and attitudes that have been posted. I think that the reason that we as a community are frustrated and annoyed is that
we have at least two more generations of individuals coming to the site, all of them at a core level are considered TROLLS.
That's right, like it or not, they are trolls. I can comfortably say that about 80% of the people posting here are doing so in one of three ways:
1. Creating a thread without searching for relevant information first on their subject or previous threads created.
2. Copying a previous thread's idea and simply posting it in a different configuration to gain points or flags. Most of these by the way are not
really composed with a THEORY, but merely a thread stating their opinion on a subject and asking for yours in reply.
3. Legitimate idiocy or lack of thinking before you speak syndrome. I have responded to a few threads where the OP might have had his or her heart in
the right place, but their brain in their pants when they started their thread. One particular thread which will remain un-named contradicted itself
in the O.P. and did not even need a reply. Any intelligent member of the community could read a post that answered it's own question. This particular
individual was not stupid, they simply posted before they thought about what it was they were trying to communicate to the rest of us.
It was very interesting to me in the beginning when I first joined, many years before alot of you came; there were so many bright and talented
individuals here. Scientists, Physicists, Current and former military enlisted and officers, and even very famous individuals frequented this site.
The flow of information was massive in such a small community at the time, and about 60% of the threads were so chocked full of scientific debate that
it was like watching Michio Kaku battle Einstein. I can remember many threads with genuine theories on subjects that had three or more posts by the OP
in the beginning of the thread just in research and analysis on a topic. I rarely see that any more. Now I see a paragraph of opinion about far
reaching topics that can neve be proven more than speculation without investigation.
I read alot in these forums, yet I post rarely. I post opinions if I feel strongly about something and I think it can help the topic, and I will admit
sometimes I do respond to some of the stupid comments. (Like this one started to be) However I feel that I always have something to contribute that is
at least thought provoking and constructive.
I have never posted a thread in the UFO section that I can remember, I might have, but it would have to have been years ago.
With all the brilliant individuals who used to frequent this forum and have almost completely gone silent, those individuals who wish to post s thread
in this section have to be more careful than anywhere else on ATS or the internet for that matter.
YouTube is not a trusted source. It is not acceptable in college and should not be trusted here for the simple fact that 99% of everything you see on
YouTube is done for entertainment purposes or to ruffle feathers.
Use the search function here on ATS and read, read, read all the brilliantly debated topics on anything your heart desires before you post. How many
people atttack me for posting only once in awhile? None. When I do post I have valid arguments because I research, then research again before I post a
response to something; this is the purpose of the ATS forum, intelligent discussion.
The UFO community, or whatever you want to call it is more unstable now than ever before because of all the people looking to make a profit on
hysteria and the overwhelming need to know if we are not alone.
I am not a skeptic, nor am I a believer. I am simply a man who tries to live my life on the straight and narrow and learn something new every moment
of the day. I will recieve my answers eventually as we all will, but for now the only thing we can do is educate ourselves or esle we are no better
than those who hoax us in the first place.
In order to rise above the trolling, you must learn to put away the bread.
[edit on 10-6-2010 by Kingalbrect79]
[edit on 10-6-2010 by Kingalbrect79]