Originally posted by harrytuttle
First, was it really necessary for you to make a 3 post OP? What about a single post OP that simply asks, "Hey AshleyD, that one photo was in
Ontario, not Toronto. Please explain yourself, thanks."
Well, yes and no. It should have been a 2 post OP but I am not too technically savvy and as you can see I could not get the embedded videos to work.
The 3rd post was originally necessary for the amount of code to embed the 6 videos (which I later realized wasn't necessary even though I still cant
get the embeds to work). I also certainly could have shortened it even further by removing the videos altogether but I think they both show a lot of
important information directly related to this issue as well as providing even further material on the protest in general. Sorry for the info overload
Oh and Toronto is a CITY (in fact the CAPITOL CITY) of the PROVINCE of Ontario in the COUNTRY of Canada.
Also, instead of a title like "Noticed an error in ep2 os Conspiracy Chicks", you made the title you did to sensationalize the minor error
you noticed. "Disinfo or Misinfo?"
If you had read the entire thread, or even at least my follow up posts you would see that not only do I realize and admit now that the tone of my OP
was a little too harsh but that I have also directly apologized to AshleyD for this. And from what I can tell, she seems to understand my sentiments
Also, and I would tend to think that the Chicks would agree with me here, the "minor error" I noticed, even though it truly was a minor error on
AshleyD's part, is not so minor in its potential effect. If, for instance, AshleyD had been trying to willfully mislead the community and refused to
admit fault or correct the error then this would be a case of genuine disinformation and, as such, would cause the same amount of damage
(proportionately, of course) as would any lie about important political events.
You aren't trying to defend ATS's credibility, you are trying to force the abortion of a project in its earliest stages. Every politician
needs an agenda I guess...
Yes, actually, Mission Accomplished! However, my mission here (as has, again, already been stated if you had cared to look) was to expose this error
and have a discussion of said error and hopefully get a response from the Chicks, or at least spur a correction of the issue. Done, done and done.
And frankly, I wholeheartedly disagree with your claim as to my intentions. I believe that issues like this NEED to be openly and publicly discussed,
not hidden behind closed doors and done with a nod and a wink. How much ignorance can we truly deny here at ATS when things like this are swept under
the rug and dealt with the same way as all the corruption and abuse of power in governments and corporations are? Do we not aspire to be more, to
refuse to hide our flaws or cover-up our mistakes and to take responsibility for our actions? Are we truly "defending ATS' credibility" by not
being open and accountable?
And I certainly can't speak for AshleyD, but were I in her shoes I would be a lot happier having a thread on the front page calling me out and then
ultimately vindicating me, rather than the video remaining flawed and having an explanation of the mistake buried at the bottom of a dead or dying
thread. AshleyD has dealt with this publicly and openly and can now move on and put this mistake behind her without any reasonable worry that people
will continue to question her intentions, at least in relation to this issue.
I posed a question in the title of this thread and as far as Im concerned it has been answered. So, again, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
[edit on 15-7-2010 by dangerouslogic]