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Originally posted by GAOTU789
For something to get moved to the Hoax forum, enough evidence has to be presented to be able to say with some degree of certainty that it is a hoax.
Other subjects from known charalatans and hucksters get moved automatically.
Also, for the [HOAX] tags to added to the thread, an admin must do that and there has to be quite a bit of proof that it is intentionally done or a deliberate attempt to try and hoax ATS or the wider internet. These attempts generally also result in the bannings of the member involved.
AS for who decides, the membership brings the evidence forward and the staff at all levels are generally involved in determining if it is deemed a hoax. Sometimes it's hard, other times easy.edit on 14-5-2011 by GAOTU789 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Cuervo
Thanks for the reply. But I see that it's often not contained in the thread. If issue A on thread A gets debunked then issue A on thread B will also go to the junk bin, right?
As far as proof, would legal state department documents constitute as proof?