posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 05:37 AM
While I understand the ire of established members, who have seen the so called exodus of minds of late, who are tired of the totaly outrageous
insistance of some members that they be believed, and thier falsehoods accepted as truth no matter how insane, unsupported , and weak thier content
and/or arguments may be, I cannot agree with the idea of a three month general ban on new members posting threads.
Just because a person is "new" to the site, does not mean they have nothing sensible to contribute, or that they are automaticaly incapable of
abiding by the T&C.
I know I for one did not join up and immediately set about destroying the peace , harmony and general intellectual quality of the site in 2007. Of
course it is true that there are posters, who seem incapable of honesty, integrity , and simple intelligent comment, however this in my opinion, is
not a new problem, merely a larger quantity of an old one. With that in mind I have a much simpler suggestion to make , regarding a remedy for this
When you see a thread which is nonsense, boycott it utterly. Do not post in it, do not comment in any way on its material. Reduce the amount of
replies it gets by keeping away from its toxic intent utterly. Preventing the thread from gaining enourmous amounts of replies would be key in my
estimation to keeping the tripe off the front page, and out of the most replies section. If idiocy abounds, and others ignore this simple suggestion,
and post in the thread, search the thread and see if there is anything that the OP has done which would constitute a recognisable failiure to comply
with T&C and if they have , report it. If they havent, take note of the names of the persons who have posted in that thread, and keep a look out for
thier activity elsewhere in the site. If THIER behaviour anywhere in the site, constitutes a T&C violation, report it. If you see trolls, yell out and
be heard by the mods.
The fact is that this site will NOT loose credibility through an increase of bad posts, and awful threads. These things are not new to the site, any
more than the fustration regarding hoaxes , and the annoyance felt by persons of scientific mind, who see scientific endevours hijacked by charlatans
and soothsayers. What WILL , almost without doubt cause a problem to the credibility of this site, as a place to discuss alternative and strange
topics, is a clique of old timers deciding that its thier way, or a post ban. Remember please, that the people causing the problems on this site, are
not the sort of people who would give a flying copulatory endevour, about how long they have to wait to be a scumbag, or an idiot. These fools are
patient, and giving them time to gather false data before thier first thread, merely means that thier thread will have substantialy more crap in it,
than it would have if thier tiny minds had merely summoned it up on a whim.
This site literaly cannot censor something, just because it is bunkum, nor can it be selective about its members unless those members are in
violation of its rules. If it became otherwise, then the entire ethos of this site would be changed beyond recognition, and be far too damned highbrow
, reducing the traffic levels not just by the amount of idiots who arent able to post, but because most people do not appreciate exclusivity, unless
they happen to be squash playing health spa members with BMWs, and gold plated gonads. Not , I think , the sort of people we want here at any rate.
I commend my thoughts to the board, and hope that some compromise may be found in the future.