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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
This moving threads to BTS to bury them theory seems flawed to me because even though BTS gets less traffic the threads remain visible for weeks on end ... if the wanted to 'bury' the subject they wouldn't they just close it?
Ok, sure, if you know of any "greater hoaxes", point me to them, I will happily write a thread on them if one hasn't been done...but will those threads be closed? It should be perfectly fine to recount some ATS history...right?
Well, it is. Pranks like that happen all time. We are a conspiracy site, hoaxes are always occurring. There were far greater hoaxes then WITD - which included numerous forums. Isn't that apart of ATS history, or are you just selective? Surely newer members need to be informed about all hoaxes. Isn't that fair?
I can say with almost complete certainty that would not be the reason. I have also been on ATS a while, and I have seen a few of the threads you speak about, but they have nothing to do with WITD or ATS history, and they hardly ever present any sort of rational argument or evidence, and if you actually read my thread on WITD I clearly state I'm unable to reach a conclusion, and I try to avoid including my personal opinion as much as possible.
May be this is why distinguished members leave. Irritation at those want to believe in external conspiracies about ATS, perhaps? I've lost count how many "The ATS Conspiracy thread" have been produced in the last seven years. It's an endless merry-go-around by those who believe EVERYTHING is a conspiracy.
Originally posted by blupblup
What was your point anyway?
Originally posted by CHA0S
you're missing the entire point...you are essentially saying it's fine to suppress the information and discussion of WITD, simply because you consider it something of past that we should just forget about, that is absolutely laughable!
Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
O yea.... What the hell happened to IRM? He was a bit snoody at times but the quality of his posts were outstanding. I really want an answer?? This is not a retorical question.
Oh...so we are choosing to ignore facts to form an argument against me now? I wont be resorting to personal criticism, I'll just end my post here.
Erm, no. The great irony is you desperately trying to believe something to be factual, when it isn't. That's not laughable, it is rather quite pathetic.
Originally posted by MessOnTheFED!
reply to post by blupblup
I knew he was banned along with Doc Velocity. It sucks that there is no transparency here. Looks like were turning into what most of us come here to get away from.
I haven't taken a personal offense...I am concerned...I just found it curious and quite coincidental, hypocritical, and disturbing at the same time. I am somewhat displeased/angry, but not offended. And I am not angry because it took me a while to research and write (well I am a little), but I have mainly become so concerned because I feel it was such an interesting an important topic, that to have it closed like that was just a big punch in the face to everything we stand for here.
The personal offense/affront you have taken by having your thread closed exceeds your interest in discussing its subject matter.
As I said, the one made by SO was vague and missing many key peices of information, it just wasn't an adequate coverage of the entire story IMO, and the time felt right to bring it up for discussion. As I said on the last page:
Yet instead of contributing to those threads you are simply vexed that yours is closed ... thus as I said above, your interest in discussing the topic is obviously secondary.
even a moderately experienced member admitted to not having known about that crucial part of ATS history, many members using this forum at present have never heard of WITD, that's why I thought it appropriate to write a moderately detailed thread covering that aspect of ATS history, that and the existing thread on it was vague and missing many crucial points.