posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 02:14 PM
I'm sure there are numerous threads on how this forum itself is some kind of conspiracy, though I haven't read many of them, on the contrary I'm
not exactly the biggest fan of this website and its corresponding company. I'm not making this thread to try and hurt the site, just to make some
aware if anyone hasn't thought of this yet. As with 50% of threads on here, I'm not sure about what section this goes into so I chose "general
conspiracies" even though its not exactly a conspiracy. I would say feel free to move it, but someone will anyways if it belongs somewhere else.
Now for the meat and bones of what I am trying to say:
As you browse and post on here you've probably noticed that more than most any other place on the web, people are encouraged (by peers are the staff)
to remain rational and peaceful. This is great of course, and makes for good discussions and not everyone abides by it one hundred percent, however,
you can literally see the gears moving in peoples heads as they try to rationalize certain things and discuss them with others.
People are attempting to influence others right here with their opinions, you can see the cases in which it works and those that it doesn't. You can
tell exactly what it takes to change any given individuals mind, where they draw the line and what kind of person they are. That's not all, profiles
are provided so you further make someones thoughts and words into a statistic to plug into a certain demographic.
You could say the same thing about oh... say... topics or any other web forum, but only here do we get down to the nitty gritty sometimes, the base
beliefs and concepts that make an individual who they are and the techniques employed to change them. No where else does a collection of web users
attempt to remain so rational and intellectually correct, its an open book on the crowd mentality concept. Worthless posts are discouraged,
coincidentally these extensive thoughtful posts also give a good glimpse into the mind of that individual, much like art or any intelligent
I'm not trying to imply this site itself is supported by any agency(etc), only that if they observe the users here, it saves however many gazillion
dollars on paying people to do the same thing. I'm not saying this site is inherently bad or created to be manipulative, only that is a treasure
trove of knowledge for anyone who wishes to do so.
ATS is a good place for discussion among people, but that is in turn a double edged sword. After all there is a wealth of knowledge here on many
things, not just this. For some this all might be common knowledge that was understood at the moment of signing up and posting, but maybe there is
someone that hasn't thought of it yet, either way I guess you could consider it a helpful reminder. Be aware that when write or post anything, pretty
much anywhere, you are putting yourself and your thoughts out there for the entire world to see... forever. You can especially thank Google for this,
seeing as they take a nice fat portion of energy to retain everything that is ever posted on the web.
Now for the most hypocritical word in this post: