ATS is a forum to discuss alternative and fringe topics, in an intelligent and reasonably civilized manner.
i come here for the believers and skeptics alike. and when reasonable, or passionate, or thoughtful, or thorough posts are made, well then STAR for
but it seems there is a trend nowadays to simply 'fling-poo' and any post that doesn't agree with our mood our current sensibilities. in other
words, if a poster does not like what is being presented in a thread... instead of stating facts or a cohesive opinion about what they don't like or
what they don't agree with, they take it as an opportunity to demean, debase, attack, name call etc.
i just waded through 14 pages of crud. post after post calling the OP out on BS, but very few offering a solid reason why. there were threats of
banishment made and the OPs head was basically called for. it took until page 11 or so before some brave poster did a bit of solid research, followed
up on that research, presented that research and then formed an intelligent opinion.
now the OP did have an inauthentic feel to it and it is perfectly right (and in fact encouraged) to poke holes in the OPs story. we are talking about
some hefty topics here in ATS, and scrutiny is necessary.
but all of this can be done in a (reasonably) civilized manner.
i just came from another thread where a poster complained about 2012 BS, demeaned the OP, and made a few snarky snide comments. this was in the 2012
forum!!! don't read it if it's not your thing!!
certainly don't fling your poo, with nothing to add to the topic but your own foul mood.
the mindless reactive vitriol is redundant and unnecessary and frankly, clogging up lots of thread space.
so please, ATSers, take some time to form an intelligent opinion before we start shooting off the crass wisecracks and knee-jerk insults.
we are above that...
get it. "Above" Top Secret.