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posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:46 PM
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Im about sick toi death of all the hoaxs latlely, and im sure everybody else here is too. I've been thinking, we need some kind of strict policy against hoaxing that will scare these people off. Any suggestions people?


~TSK




posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:48 PM
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Seems good to me, but ratter dificult!



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:50 PM
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The T&C's already state that if you are caught hoaxing this site you will be banned. I don't think any more can be done.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by rai76
Seems good to me, but ratter dificult!



yeah, I understand that. Thats a big problem. seeing how big ATS is, it would be hard.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by kinglizard
The T&C's already state that if you are caught hoaxing this site you will be banned. I don't think any more can be done.



I know, but it seems like banning isn't good enough. they just come back under proxies and new usernames. Theres got to be some kind of solution :-/



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:56 PM
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The problem is, if they come up with a good story, it takes a long time to discover the hoax.

I think the more ATS grow the more hoaxes that will come!



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 04:57 PM
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People want to be seen.


There is nothing you can do, but ban them.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:02 PM
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Most of the time you can't prove or disprove the hoaxes and we ARE a conspiracy site (remember?)



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:05 PM
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Our hoax-proof members are quite skilled at sniffing out these frauds from attention-seeking losers. Many of us have seen quite a few of these come and go, many of which are pretty lame.

Not much more you can do than drop the ban-hammer unless of course, it involves something illegal, i.e. hacking, etc.

Future hoaxer-wanna-be's should take their games to a smaller board, they'll get more of the responses they're looking for.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
Most of the time you can't prove or disprove the hoaxes and we ARE a conspiracy site (remember?)


ANything is possible, just wanted to hear some ides.

btw...why is it you have a problem with me? Maybe i'm wrong, but it seems like you always have something sarcastic to say to me. I never understood it. You blamed me for snitching out TBATS. Are you still holding a grudge from that? You do know it was CammoDude, right?



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:15 PM
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Uh... I offered a response as to why a McCarthyist policy on hoaxing would not be beneficial.

I believe it is you who has the problem.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
I believe it is you who has the problem.


NO! I want this out in the open.

Ever since I joined ATS, you've treated me like #. listen david, im not putting up with it anymore. I admit, I used to be, a well, almost a clone of ILP with my posting style and actions, but i've changed. And i'd appreaciate it if you'd treat me with a little respect.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:23 PM
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Shadow or anyone, can we have links to web site? in our sig?



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:24 PM
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The problem is not the hoaxers, it's the large (And, I'm afraid to say, the majority )number of people on ATS who beleive anything they read.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by theshadowknows

Originally posted by Nerdling
I believe it is you who has the problem.


NO! I want this out in the open.

Ever since I joined ATS, you've treated me like #. listen david, im not putting up with it anymore. I admit, I used to be, a well, almost a clone of ILP with my posting style and actions, but i've changed. And i'd appreaciate it if you'd treat me with a little respect.


Respect is earnt. You have done nothing to earn mines.

Do not continue to bait me.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling

Do not continue to bait me.


Oh...what are you going to do, go run and tell SO, like you always do. You get him everytime you can't handle the situation (which is often)

Warn me ban me, I really dont give a #.

[Edited on 9-4-2004 by theshadowknows]



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:32 PM
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.... okay





posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:32 PM
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Ladies, can we take this catfight someplace else?



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:33 PM
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TSK no offense but you are acting like a baby, i have noticed nerdling is usually joking when he acts sarcastic and stuff, but here i see nothing wrong with anything he has said, act your age man.



posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 05:42 PM
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ATS already has a strict policy on dealing with hoaxers and scammers and in the past this activity has led to banning.

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