I've been working on this for awhile, so please, give me your undivided attention. This is a very serious subject and I think it's time it was
Even though I'm blowing the whistle here, it should be noted that it took me a little while to put the pieces together. I'm sure many of you have
felt something wasn't right, so I'm hoping you'll offer input as to the reality of this phenomena.
Over the course of my (cosmically) short time as a registered member here on ATS, after many years of lurking, I've begun to notice a trend that
seems to be building steam. Post after post of ridiculous nonsense seems to be showing up at a startling rate. I'm far from a skeptic, greatly
appreciating the far out topics typically discussed. What I've begun to notice, however, is not just the frequency of these threads in question, but
also the reaction.
While steadfast members of the ATS community (typically you crafty veterans) are quick to decry the nonsensical madness going on in so many of the
posts, there's a small uprising seemingly forming whose express purpose seems to be bumping, flagging, starring, and generally agreeing with the
lunatic OP in question.
Now, while this isn't anything at face value, we should look deeper into the murky depths of this conspiracy. After tireless hours devoted to this
subject, I can now prove - unequivocally - on an etch-a-sketch or home computer, mind you; that the members agreeing with and raising these posts to
an undeserved level are all...NEW members.
While the influx of fresh blood is both important and refreshing, it is now becoming obvious that something increasingly more sinister is going
These new members, their reputations at stake, have secretly banded together via the interwebs to infiltrate their individual posts en masse. But,
they aren't just reading these posts. No, sir. They're actually backing one another as though everything being said is beyond reproach. This is
happening at an alarming rate. Everything from prediction threads ( www.abovetopsecret.com...
), to the even more disturbing posts ( www.abovetopsecret.com...
where the OP essentially makes the claim to be of ET origin.
Some of you may write this off, but our very EXISTENCE depends on our ability to stop these evil beings from controlling the boards. Today it's a
post about web bots being flagged to the top, tomorrow your kid could have an important 6th grade presentation torn apart by a group of "D" students
who have joined up together in order to push their belief that George Washington is still alive . Yeah, I know. It's hard to stomach. But, seriously
- think of the children!
So the question becomes "where do we go from here?" I, for one, am not going to take this. Within moments of posting this, there will likely be a
response from 30 members who joined in the last week, who will insist that I'm just a bitter Anti-noobite. They may attack my character and besmirch
my good name. In all liklihood, they'll link to a post made by someone claiming to be from the Alpha Draconis who will insist that I am from a rebel
start system looking only to eat your souls. Do not believe the lie, friends. We are better than that. I promise, I'm from Earth. I was born on Long
Island, but that's still technically Earth, I think.
I submit that members with longstanding membership (I wouldn't qualify as long enough) be given the power to auto-ban anyone bumping a post that
would make Sci-fi writers laugh heartily.
Let us get to the bottom of this. But, please, do so quietly. They're watching us. Thank you for your time.