posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 09:26 PM
reply to post by WarminIndy
"good work"? "contributions?"
It is a sad fact that we, as humans, like to ascribe and unreal, grandiose value to things we do. A side effect of our ego, perhaps. Regardless,
what good work comes out of a meaningless, trifling hoax? Where is the pay off for your investment of time?
I mean, i can understand how someone would claim "entertainment value" to balance the ledger there. But it amounts to solving a crossword puzzle
that was slapped together by someone who had both never made a crossword puzzle, and initiall y didn't even intend for their efforts to become a
This was a fustercluck from the get go, by the admission of the "hoaxer".
People who have been around ATS for any reasonable amount of time know that I am no skeptic, no debunker, and no troll. I am just calling it like i
see it. This was nothing but an exercise in make believe. And the "contributions" could well have been applied into something that would provide
true insight or meaning. This just fell short at the starting line. It is just as damning to our credibility to have 300+ pages of this "user
generated content" than to have all those stupid "indigo" threads.
To put this in context, i came into this monstrosity thinking, "How did i miss something so obviously good, as determined by our user
contributions?" I base this initial curiosity on the Untersberg thread, which has about 300 pages, too. Most 300 page threads have several pages of
really good reading in the beginning ("Stargates Are Real", "John Lears Moon Photos", "Forests On Mars???"). This was 300 pages of people
conjecturing over a "puzzle" that didn't even start out a puzzle, and was thrown together in the same haphazard manner as a Bayou shed.