NOTICE: This Thread Has Been Moved From Space Exploration To Skunk Works
reply to post by CherubBaby
You are always welcome to post your opinions, should be able to do so without being ridiculed or maligned, and I'm sorry to see that happen here. The
thread has been reviewed, several of the more egregious problem posts have been removed, and staff members are monitoring the thread for further
problems. We did not remove some posts for which there were many responses because doing so would have left some gaping holes and potentially caused
confusion in the thread.
It is not appropriate for anyone to call you a liar, mischaracterize your position or
otherwise attack you
, regardless of what they may think. We do take ALERTs
seriously and have responded to several already. Members who disagree with your statements or theories are, however, welcome to do so politely and a
great many members have done so in this thread.
The short description for the Space Exploration forum is "Space-Based Science and Discussion. Exploring the Universe." There have been many
science-based posts and quite a few of them are excellent. Thank you to everyone who has chosen to discuss the topic with a respect for scientific
inquiry, high evidentiary standards and logical analysis. It is appreciated.
While scholarly, science-based debate and challenges to conventional wisdom are fine in the Space Exploration forum, suggestions of a conspiracy to
cover up or conceal significant changes to the movements or characteristics of major heavenly bodies don't really fall within its purview. Questions
about unusual space-related phenomena are quite appropriate for the forum, but over the course of this thread, we seem to be moving more and more away
from the science and more toward a speculative or conspiracy angle.
There's nothing wrong with that, but threads with such a focus are more suited to a more speculative venue, and while some members may be put off by
the name, the Skunk Works actually represents what we consider one of our most important kinds of forum. Since this thread does seem to fall into that
category, myself and other moderators believe it is a better fit here.
For all members contributing to this thread, please be aware that skepticism and polite refutations of the premise for this topic are welcome here as
in any ATS forum, but ridicule and trolling
are most certainly not, and for
as adamant as we may be about that in Space Exploration or other forums, such behavior is even more unwelcome in the Skunk Works, because this forum
to give members a place to discuss unconventional topics without fear of ridicule or abuse.
So let's please bear that in mind, maintain civil, on-topic discussion, respect the right of every ATS member to believe or disbelieve whatever they
choose and, let us hope, Deny Ignorance.
edit on 11/7/2011 by Majic because: (no reason given)