It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
To elaborate on my term 'investigators' - I mean people that actually bring EVIDENCE to the table.
...I think having a proper 'journalistic' and investigative corps would provide content that isn't simply 'milked' from mainstream media and blogs. Thereby infinitely raising the quality of said content in one fell-swoop.
Originally posted by The Revenant
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Why does someone else have to be this wonderful investigator? What have you done, and what wonderfully investigated threads have you contributed? If it is so full of trolls here, why are you here?
You prove my point with your 'contribution'.
Re-read my OP again, and engage brain before typing
So far, (as usual) I've heard no constructive ideas - does anyone have any?
Rev.edit on 25-12-2010 by The Revenant because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I wasn't impressed with how they based their choices of "Investigators"
Maybe that is a residual resentment that My offer to be one was ignored and overlooked
...Could it be said that we are beginning to form a consensus that ATS has now become too commercialised for the 'old skool' users, ...
...the ones that KNOW how to investigate, and that could TEACH others to investigate?
Perhaps also teach others how to debate via socratic methodology? Even, the practitioners of good forum etiquette?
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
There are still alot of good investigators on here like protoplasmic_traveler, and wcitizen come to mind. Obviously skeptical_overload is one too, but that's obvious.
In any case, it takes alot of time and resources that do the work that is required to create one of these "conspiracy of all conspiracy" type threads with 10's of thousands of works, and articles researched with precision. Im sure it also feels like a waste when someone does all this work, and then gets 1 reply, while other sensationalist posts get 100x the views and flags.
Speaking of which, where is Phage these days?
QUALITY threads being outpaced and out-positioned by sensationalist TRIPE
Separate the substantial threads/posters from the empty drivel...