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Originally posted by wingsfan
calling that thread and poster a hoaxer is far to high a compliment. at least a good hoax (temple ufo) garners some worthy disscussion and debate.
Originally posted by roguesoul
Im pretty new here and I have seen a fair few since I joined.
I was pretty annoyed with that thread earlier.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
I read the OP's opening statement, look for sources and read a couple of posts from others - if I think its hoax material I just don't post. Even that much is time consuming and I wish there was a better method.
Originally posted by troubleshooter
reply to post by Pimander
I also think it would be helpful to have a 'threaded mode'...
...so that thread development can be seen as a whole...
...and individual points can be chased down...
....without each new post being added to the end.
I post to another forum that uses vBulletin software and most run the threads in hybrid mode...
...so individual arguements can be followed...
...the linear mode ATS runs in does not allow for close analysis...
...because major points get lost.
I would love to be able to look at an explorer like tree and see an overview of the points...
...and know easily when someone has answered my question/comments.
I think this approach would reveal hoaxes more quickly.
Originally posted by Pimander
Many members will be aware of this hoax thread, that has just been run. Have a look if you aren't sure what I'm talking about. Could I ask that in future when a new member posts some unsupported information that one of you requests some evidence, like the video in that hoax, then wait.
By posting pointless garbage it makes the thread a waste of our time and assists the hoaxer. Asking for evidence then withdrawing stops you from fanning the flames and ruins their little game.
If any other members have good ideas about how to treat these cases then great. For a start the post was done before the member had made 20 posts. Why was it not removed or blocked? Banning them is obviously all good, but can we do more to halt these games?edit on 9/2/11 by Pimander because: capitals in headingedit on 9/2/11 by Pimander because: Change thread titleedit on 9/2/11 by Pimander because: typo