posted on Oct, 27 2010 @ 01:38 AM
I have a few problems with comments being made on ATS' A&U forum. These are comments which leave a foul taste in my mouth, and which I see
constantly. It is like an insult, or ridicule, which people seem to always state, and it changes the mood of the rest of topic, and they get away
with it. It's a veiled insult.
For example, someone will post a new UFO sighting and the first few comments will be something like this;
I wonder what 'debunkers' or 'skeptics' are going to call this now? Lanterns, kites, rc craft, balloons, venus, swamp gas...
Although the above quote doesn't look bad at first glance, it is completely ignorant, and is an insult to every logical thinking person. It's an
insult to every person who tries to identify objects. It is almost like they have already set in their mind that they are not going to even try to
identify the object.
I think comments like the above should be treated as off topic rant. They are attacking "debunkers" and "skeptics", and not talking about the UFO.
I wished ATS was more strict on comments such as the above.
Another problem is when people start calling others "closed minded". It's also an insult that I see constantly thrown around ATS. I think that
comment should be banned, because it is insulting to be called closed minded.
Heck, even the words "skeptic" and "debunker" are being used as an insult by some. Even people who are not skeptics or debunkers are being
labeled skeptics and debunkers just because they don't believe a certain UFO is a UFO. It's insulting....
If you want to keep the forums civil, I think ATS should be more strict on these names and comments which make people angry.