It's getting hot in here...
Due to recent events and the ever increasing popularity of the AboveTopSecret.com (ATS) website, new memberships and post counts have elevated over
the past five days. As with any growth, the positive is mitigated by the negative, and that negative is an upward trend in rude and discourteous
posting. ATS has long prided itself on maintaining an atmosphere of civility and decorum, free of rancor and personal attacks against fellow members.
This atmosphere has diminished in the preceding days, fueled by politically polarized rhetoric and the desire by some to use a tragic event to further
certain agendas. While ATS has, and always will be a venue for spirited discussion and the exchange of opposing point of views, it will not
become a mosh pit of vitriolic mudslinging where ignorance is embraced vice being denied.
Time to cool it down...
This is to serve notice to all that the tone and tenor of posting will return to the polite and courteous that has made ATS the best conspiracy
website on the World Wide Web. Post(s) that violate the Terms & Conditions Of Use
created purely to incite Political Bickering
, that lack common
, or are directed at members rather than
Play The Ball
which is also known as the
will be removed, and the appropriate administrative sanctions applied to the
responsible account(s) which can include a Post Ban, or in the case of repeat offenders a Permanent Account Ban.
There may be no warning...
The preceding actions can and will occur without any further notice other than this thread. In the past ATS has announced “zero tolerance” for
certain “hot topic” forums such as 9/11, Aliens & UFO’s, and Secret Societies; due to the scope of issues and depth and breadth of forums
ATS Forums are now temporarily under increased scrutiny from our staff.
Please help us help you keep ATS the best place for passionate topics...
We hope that you can understand why these measures are being implemented, and that crisis that has spurned this activity that we can all return to a
level of calm and reasoned expostulation.
Please express your views and opinions in a cordial manner so that all members and visitors may enjoy the AboveTopSecret.com forums and website.
The entire staff of AboveTopSecret.com, and the owners of The AboveNetwork, LLC.