posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by verylowfrequency
People in the same household who share an Internet connection will have the same external IP and there's no rule against having multiple
accounts in the same household or even sharing the same computer for ATS and logging in as different users.
What is more.....from what I understand, based on seeing an ATS member who posted this very same thing.....she mentioned that she and husband share
the one computer, and IP address, each with own username.
BUT.....they cannot star, nor flag, the other's posts or threads. The ATS system seems to recognize the IP (or the computer itself??) to allow only
once per incident.
Therefore, seems to me, OP (and others who make this claim) are incorrect in their suspicions. Unless
a person were so intent as to have
more than one computer, and possibly ALSO a "spoof" IP, etc.
How many, do you really think, would go to that sort of effort, just to add "stars" and "flags"???
I say when you see a post with what appear (to you) an inordinate amount of "stars"....think about it as a bunch of lurkers (who are members signed
on) who just troll through, and "star" people that they have happened to agree with, in other forums and threads....they may not have actually read
that post, for its merit.
Finally, you specifically mentioned your suspicions re: the 9/11 Forum....and I have witnessed threads started that point out serious flaws in the
"conspiracy" theories....and, lo and behold, the "conspiracy pushers" jump in, and get loads of stars, and supporters of the OP?? Hardly any.
SO, you might re-evaluate your impressions......