I know it is cool to ignore staff direction........but let me tell EVERYONE AGAIN.
As a reminder to everyone:
The Gray Area:
The Gray Area is a discussion forum that provides a dedicated area for members to post their confessions, disclosures, and
related extraordinary personal experiences. Like the highly speculative Skunk Works forum, The Gray Area will tolerate topics that may be unusually
hypothetical or unproven for the purpose of vetting the stories of thread-starters by the ATS membership at large.
As has been said many times, ATS has been hoaxed many times. Tall tales have been told many times. This is not
to say the OP is doing this.
This is to say, it happens.
The members here are not only sharp and extremely knowledgeable but yes, they do vet stories that are extraordinary. It is to be expected and should
be welcomed. However, let us all remember, you may debate and question stories until your fingers bleed but you must
do so with
Civility and Decorum
. Manners are expected.
This means........anyone can question the legitimacy of the claims made in the OP. It is allowed. It is expected as per the description of this
to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity, etc
If you feel the need to criticise someone for questioning an extraordinary story, your post is OFF TOPIC which is in violation of the
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE
15f.) Relevant Content: You will not Post messages that are clearly outside of the stated topic of any forums or disrupt a forum by deliberately
posting repeated irrelevant messages or copies of identical messages (also known as "flooding").
So knock it off! You may find yourself post banned for an indefinite amount of time if it does not stop. Or the thread may be closed.
question and debate the legitimacy of the topic.....but nobody can
attack other members for doing so. You may
question the legitimacy of what is being told, but you may not attack and be rude to the OP or anyone else. Don't agree with something? Either don't
respond or find a way to do with w/in the T&C. Again, Civility and Decorum is expected in
edit on February 14th 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)