posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 11:44 AM
I have long held a grudge with the auto-debunkers.
I have lingered on this site for 5-6 years and participated over the last year.
I started visiting this site out of my interest for conspiracy subject matter. I consider myself to be well educated but still enjoy entertaining the
possible 'alternate theories'. Therefore, I like to discuss these raised theories at length on this discussion board, however, to my
frustration, some CoD player hijacks the thread with a wiki link that took him 3 seconds to google and demands the thread be moved or locked. If this
was not enough, he/she feels the need to chant 'deny ignorance' to illustrate his solidarity for something that this site stands for and then moves
to the next thread.
Essentially, the OP of that thread may have made a claim that was not 'water-tight' but any further discussion of any other possibilities concerning
that claim are then discouraged by the tone of the afore-mentioned auto-debunker with the classic "move along, move along, nothing to see".
If we are not to feel welcome in discussing some of the subject matter on this site, why don't we just suggest that we abolish the ability for
members to post and just limit them to poll's?
I do not blame the staff of ATS for this, I blame the ugly trend of the 'first to debunk gets a cookie' crew.
It is counter-productive to discussing the possibilites of such alternate theories, so as such, I urge those that recognise themselves as an
'auto-debunker' to change their ways and instead of trying to be a smart *ss, next time, challenge the claim by asking questions, therefore
generating more discussion.