My plea to ATS and the only prediction I will ever make.

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posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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reply to post by Signals
 


That's why I hated your thread! (Waves fist in fury)



Although I also starred and flagged it so... I can't really complain!




posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 10:27 AM
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After reading OP and a good proportion of the remaining thread, I feel like commenting.

While stars and flags here are the issue, they are not really the #1. I wonder why people are so obsessed with these prediction threads? Why bother with predictions? Are they just entertainment to the people (like for the OP) or are people really so miserable, ready-to-die, hopeless, desperate, believing-in-nonesense types, that these threads get so much attention (as concluded from the amounts of flags)?

Or are peeps reading a decent prediction threads like the daily horoscopes, not really believing them, but rather for entertainment or a kin? But why does such things as the doomsday or nuclear fallout or some other miserable event appeal to people imagination? Why bother with such nonesense?

To me that is (the popularity of doom prediction -subjects) a display of certain people's mindset. Why doesn't anyone predict flowers and bees for the next summer? Why the darkness? Maybe people (those fascinated with these subjects) are living in darkness, they are miserable and have supressed suicidal tendencies?

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posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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Nicely done!! Stars and Flags and a bump to the front.
I am not sure of the reason for all these prediction threads, but I have a theory; I believe many of us feel that things cannot go on as they are and we're waiting for the other shoe to drop. We know that something is going to happen but we do not know what and when. Having said that, it still does not justify all the prediction threads.
If the angel Gabriel comes down and tells me such and such is about to happen, I will publish it, but anything short of that.....no way.
I agree....Stop the Madness!

Seeashrink



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 12:04 PM
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so what was your prediction?



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 12:28 PM
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It is mainly the work of idle minds and futility of where we are in this world.
In addition our EGO is overpowering. It is the most important to calm this ego.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 12:35 PM
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Lovely post, man. I'm fairly new to the whole site, but looking at these posts perdicting the end of the world to be happening every two weeks makes me laugh, but also greatly annoyed. For instance, I'll mention a post on the site to a friend, coworker, or family member and try and show it to them on the site. It's hard to be taken seriously when three articles revolving around our doom show up in the top headlines in bold letters. Keep up the good work my friend!



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 12:35 PM
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I understand what you're saying MW and share your frustration to some degree about 'prediction' threads but I think that you're approaching this in a somewhat fallacious way, and one that may lead to further frustration on your part.

There's an old expression that states "Expectations are the building blocks of disappointment."

To expect that one's 'plea' might affect the fundamental nature of UGC is indeed an exercise in such building works. So is the expectation that the content should be of a certain level, standard, or nature lest 'we/ATS' look like idiots. The 'door knocking' allegory you provided isn't apt in this case.

UGC has upsides and downsides ... the upside is that it exposes all of us to a much more diverse and creative content set, the downside is that within this diversity there's a lot that must be filtered or discarded. But the filtering work is the cost of getting the above mentioned benefit. A Controlled Content platform has its own up/downsides, but to expect the upside of controlled content on a UGC forum is once more predisposing one's self to frustration.

Furthermore, getting frustrated about what content gets 'flagged/starred' is also founded on personalized expectations. Folks can be interested and appreciate stuff that you and I might not care for, and vice versa. To take a position that they're flagging the wrong thing and embarrassing us in the process is rather condescending to them to be honest. Plus, to the impartial and distant observer there is a great deal to be learned from the prediction threads ... it isn't in the thread subject itself but lies in understanding the human psychology and behavior contained within. In fact on a UGC platform, there's always something to be learned in every post even if it isn't the subject of the post.

The ATS proprietors know this, thus their primary concern is how we communicate rather than what we communicate. This isn't to say that quality of content does not matter, it is to say that the only quality one can control and be concerned with is one's own.

It's all good ... don't let the false flags get to you.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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This is'nt real life, it's ATS .....or maybe i am actually the lucky 1 millionth visitor and ive just won an ipod... !

This site is mainly for entertainment and advertising, take it seriously at your peril.

Yes, there is still some people discussing news on here, but last time I was in McDonalds there was a chap reading the newspaper who said to me 'have you seen this, the queen is on facebook" but i dont go to McDonalds for the news, its just an 'extra' you get in a place that, at the end of the day, is just convenient for passing the time.

Personally i'll star and flag people who entertain me (i didnt star or flag you, i'm already bored typing this)



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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If you're tired of seeing them, then don't click on them.

I'm tired of seeing all the religious/anti-semetic threads on ATS (which have also jumped up in number here, which pisses me off), so I just don't click on them. Because I know if I do, it will just get me angry...so why waste my energy on something that will just end up sapping my energy later on?

I personally really, really like the prediction threads.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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I agree in general with your assessment of theses types of threads, which are given much too much attention, and ultimately distract the ATS community from other stories. While on the topic though, what do people think of Benjamin Fulford, who falls into above mentioned chicken little category. He's claiming that something big is up: benjaminfulford.net... Basically he's saying that the Federal Reserve Bank is about to carry out another false flag in a few days.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 01:47 PM
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If war doesn't happen in November, I'm more or less finished with predictions until 2012. As for the November 6th prediction, people assume something big would happen, all I really took from it was Obama leaving the country with his family and his bag full of nuclear codes.
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posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 01:48 PM
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enjoy your free flags and stars for pointing out the obvious

...well i guess some people need to be informed...



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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This is quite possibly one of the best posts I've ever read "Recently".

While I enjoy joking about all the end of the world, prophetic calamity, and conspiracy theories based off clips from random tv shows and cartoons, I know that no one will ever know exactly when the end of the world is... quite frankly, I believe there are too many variables to determine such a thing.

There have been species in the past believed to be extinct by our records that popped back up in newly discovered "hole-in-the-wall" areas of our world.

This post really opens some incite on just how out of control the prophecies can become, but it also gives an extrordinary view on just how bad people are either obssessed with or are wanting, the world to end.

I rarely deliver a STAR and FLAG, to posts, merely because a lot of them, in my opinion are too "out of this realm" of thinking. Again, my opinion. I will definitely S & F this mate, not just because I think it's a terrific post but because I hope it reminds the "false" prophets of these boards to take into consideration what they are posting, so that they might not cause unneccessary worry, harm, or debate.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by harryhaller
Have TPTB infiltrated us to this extent that they now wish to control what we discuss ???




Oh fer cryin outloud There has to be AT LEAST two sides to every story."Agree and "dont agree" and
by throwing up the: "TPTB/ disinfo agent/denier labels you effectively halve that to only "agree".
How's that for"denying ignorance???????








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posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:16 PM
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I sometimes find really good stuff on this site that I could not find anywhere else. It is a shame that you only see entertainment. I'd say its about 0.1% of threads that are of such supreme quality where its really an honour to read someone's work. And occasionally I find very enlightening posts as well, not in prediction threads tho.

The new design helps me ignore certain forums and stick to those I like to read so the prediction threads popularity isn't that of a issue any more. Although its great that we have a compilation of them finally.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:17 PM
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Reminds me of when a moderator or site owner has to repost the T&C because people are leaving snarky comments like the one you just posted.

And yes... sometimes people DO have to be reminded.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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you should have saved the time you wrote this big thread and just ignore those silly predictions...or skip through them and laugh
I defenitly don't give a sh***



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:29 PM
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Actually on the 6th November the ships were sent to IRAN ... that will be nuclear .. so the thread guy was kinda right.. just NOT in the way he thought It may happen!

www.debka.com...



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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Welcome to the paranoia pit they dig themselves in deeper.
I suspect a throw back to ancient times as noted by Velikovsky when
the gods actually were comets killing many on earth and the authorities demanded
blood scarifies when they saw the comet coming back again.

All the cosmic activity stopped -600 BC and to get authority back some
man made horror must be planned to get the masses moving and on
their toes for the authorities.

Some how the masses now demanding such horror on their own is a continuation
of the BC horror so start living in the AD and find the horror source.

Gee I couldn't talk about DC and AC but is was worth it analyze the OP.



posted on Nov, 8 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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-Have you ever considered that people really don't care about what other people perceive ATS to be?
-Have you considered that by people refraining from flagging threads they chose to flag they are censoring themselves, to please you? To please random stoppers by?
-Is the goal of ATS to become credible and change the world?

I don't know why there is this huge issue with how "They" whoever "they" are perceive ATS because of dooms-day threads.

I can guarantee you one thing, by censoring, or altering the natural flow of interests on this site you will begin to develop a skewed view of what "really" interests people.

The concern seems to be mostly in the doom threads being at the top of ATS...well isn't that what is supposed to happen to a thread of significantly "high interest"...be on the top? Seems as its working as intended...

The thread that obviously sparked your crusade was no doubt the 450+ flagged thread. Obviously there was a lot of interest there, obviously people didn't flag uninteresting based in fairy tale material.

If you have considered nothing else, please consider this:

The thread was very intriguing to say the least, and guess what. I learned stuff in that thread. I learned that there was an Executive Order written just recently, I learned details about Obama's trip to India, I learned a great deal about the human Psyche and how it recognizes patterns. I learned there was a TV episode of 9-11 six months prior to 9-11. I learned all this crazy stuff that I would have never thought to look for or think of.

I'm sorry you can't find the same value in a thread that some can. Did I truly think doom was coming? NO...did I consider it? YES...

Remember someone who says "everything will be fine tomorrow" is being just as predictive as those who say "something will happen tomorrow!" In the end nobody knows and its naive to think otherwise. Ive noticed however the people predicting doom are less pushy and insulting to make you believe them than the people who claim they know the future by saying

"nothing it going to happen and your a crazy troll loon spewing vomit on these forums ruining the anonymous peoples view of the anonymous ATS me!!"





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