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Originally posted by RanDeLv2
reply to post by jude11
There are topics we can't all agree on, these topics relate mostly to feelings and emotions etc. We can't agree on aliens, God, corporations, presidents etc and that's ok.
I choose to think that people are smart, that a person who registered an account of this website did it to actually say something, not to talk about how he loves Jesus and about the way elephants fly.
I dream of a day when someone posts schematics to, let's say, a device that can use sound to break walls. I'd love to build it and come back and say, your design works, but add these capacitors to make it faster, or something similar.
I'm not from the US by the way and sometimes this is a good thing.
I was more or less posting on this website even 5 years ago. The creation of my first account was a result of the ban on anonymous posting.edit on 28-8-2011 by RanDeLv2 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RanDeLv2
First of all, by ATS I mean some of the members, not the website itself.
There are many topics that are ok, that relate facts and some are debunked or not, real facts, real physics, real ideas.
On the other hand we have threads like:
"God exists because the Bible says so"
"The observer effect isn't real because I can point a laser at a nail"
"The US states it can't change the path of the hurricane"
"I found this website that says nothing clear, by an expert that you never heard of about an experiment that can't be replicated because he forgot how"
"The world will end on PICK_A_DATE"
I'm sorry but this is stupid, we have to look through 1000 misleading topics to find one that is worth it. ATS is, like TV and all of the internet, 90% noise. I start searching for some new useful information and end up on a topic so stupid I just can't take it and get sucked in.
We have to do something about this:
"The world will end on PICK_A_DATE" - user banned in case world doesn't end on that date. If it does, good job mate.
"The observer effect isn't real because I can point a laser at a nail" - user gets explanation and is banned from posting for a while, because he didn't research the thread at all.
"God exists because the Bible says so" - we can't do anything politically correct about this, this is trolling or just real fanaticism.
We need a button that states: This thread is great because it actually says something, it's not trolling, it is true or can be true because we have some proof.
If someone just made a tread "I found a way to turn ZPE ( replace ZPE with whatever you want ) into electricity" I'll never see it, because I'll be commenting about how stupid is the person who created the thread "Elephants can fly because a friend of a friend of a cousin of a friend of the guy who used to date my sister told me so".
You you bother to read this post:
if you agree star
if you have something to add please do, but make it reasonable
if you don't agree because your sisters friend told you so and want to start a flame war, I beg of you, don't reply