I haven't written a reply to a post, nor written a post in months.
The reason is simple, I believe what the OP is saying to be somewhat true.
However, I don't know and certainly can't prove that there is some form of censorship on ATS.
It could be some other reason(s) that the following story came to be true.
I presumed, probably out of the common paranoia shared by many ATS members that I had "struck a chord" with my last thread and, if one where to
look at my profile, one would find a message to ATS in my comments sections.
A "goodbye" of sorts.
So here's my short story, I offer it, not in defence of this thread, nor as condemnation of it. I simply wonder if something is up. Here's why.
Search for my thread "the War on Reason."
Did you find it?
No? I didn't think so.
Notice how many reads it has?
Oh really, not even one?
How is that even possible?
I don't know.
Now, take into account that I announced this thread, to two moderators, once in relation to the relevance of the thread, around the anniversary of
9/11 and once about the positioning of the thread as I needed some responses to it.
The thread is a reasonable summary of the conspiracies surrounding the events that took place on 9/11.
It is a portion of my forthcoming book. (I'm a writer.)
The reason it was posted to ATS was to ensure that I had covered all the topics and had made no mistakes.
It was posted at ATS because if you want to have a discussion about conspiracy, you go to the experts, right?
But not if those experts never get the chance to read the article.
Now, it may very well be that my thread sucks, or is uninteresting, or too long. This is fair.
But I have never had a thread with zero reads.
Some of my threads were quite popular, awarded even.
It could be some kind of technical glitch.
Again, I'm not saying that the OP is correct.
I am saying that I don't have any more time to waste.
I still come to ATS every day. It is my alternative news source.
I still enjoy wading through the recent posts to find the odd gem.
But I'm no longer interested in sharing my thoughts with a group that doesn't care, or doesn't work.
I never received a response in relation to my thread. Either on my thread, or via my u2u's with staff.
Perhaps ATS isn't intersted in reason? Perhaps I talk too much.
Let's not forget that ATS is a real world intelligence community, peopled by ordinary folks from all walks of life.
Most of those folks have an agenda, including myself.
I reposted my thread on my own blog. It was become very popular, particularly in Russia.
Portions of it wound up in a Romanian political science magazine.
My blog gets waaaaaay less traffic than ATS.
400+ reads vs. 0 reads.
Pretty simple choice really.