posted on Nov, 9 2010 @ 01:13 AM
reply to post by Human_Alien
No, I feel you. I wasn't worried with being too accurate. I honestly thought everyone would see it as a joke, so it wasn't important. As in every
post on here, there's a lot of digging to be done to get to the heart of the matter, my OP included. After the first bit of it, I think we've really
started to get some solid discussion going on the state of affairs here. I definitely feel like I've learned some things, especially in terms of the
reasoning and reality behind the new members. And that's why we love ATS, no?
I thought the satire would be useful because I think it matters. There's been a lot of new posters and a lot of tension. In the end, though, I really
was hoping some of us would appreciate it and get a chuckle. The quality of the discussion is directly indicitive of the legitimacy of the topic,
though...which kind of neatly wraps up the point again, I guess. Whether it was a mock conspiracy or not (my OP), the real issue is what has been
talked about in the recents posts on the thread here, and the discussion is top notch, in my book.
I think it needed to be addressed, in a form other than a mod or owner telling us we need to stop abusing one another. I just hope some of the newer
members will take a look and maybe scale it back a bit...or even present things a little better. As I said a few posts up, I think it'd really do a
lot of good if the newer folks kind of took it all in and really thought about things before they jump into the pool. There's plenty on this site I
won't get involved in, and I've been a paranormal/ufo/conspiracy freak for most of my life. It's a matter of deferring, really. I guess, being open
to the idea that you probably don't know nearly as much as this collective group of folks, especially those who've been doing it for a long time.
And also, being willing to pass on things at your discretion for the greater good. I also think it'd be nice if some of the newer members maybe
picked the old-timers' brains a bit. Really, I just think we need to understand that as much as we know personally, there's probably scores of
members with similarly in depth knowledge...some of it incredibly contradictory and better fielded. If you aren't willing to be disproven or even
further - to change your views, then you're kind of missing the boat, you know?
None of that, of course, applies to threads which are intentionally hostile. I'm sorry, but if you make a post claiming you're an alien here to save
us, you need to be treated differently than someone who has simply made an error in their research or assumptions or logic.