Subject is pretty self explanatory. It seems to me and a few others (quietly) that ATS, whether it be the mods, upper level staff, or both have been
allowing the kind of threads that seem to be based on hunches, theories without much fact, or sometimes outright lies to go on and on. Why would this
be? Why, if something is darn near proven to be HIGHLY HIGHLY speculative, does it not go to skunk works or "Highly speculative" sections. Im not
calling for outright deletion of these threads. Obviously there will be those of you who disagree that a thread is speculative. But there is also some
of you who will believe anything posted on here these days. ( and to be fair some of us who cry hoax at every turn) But why don't they go where ATS
classifies where they should belong. If something doesn't have proof, its speculative. Simple.
Its not a secret that when threads get moved to places like skunk works, they usually die off in a matter of a couple days. But when they remain in
the bigger more frequented forums on ATS, they can go for pages amongst pages.. Such as this thread
For instance, this thread www.abovetopsecret.com...
been proven to be a hoax. Now Im not going to get into a debate over Obama's birth. But the thread facts have been proven false. Not the concept,( I
get some of you will never believe Obama was born in the US) but the specific facts in that thread are a hoax. Yet it remains.
The possible answer? To drive up internet traffic, and thus sell ad revenue perhaps? Controversial topics give us all something to remember to argue
about. And where else to fight than on the ATS website. Thus we log on here, driving up internet traffic and in turn ATS can sell ad space at a higher
dollar to sellers. And I (business wise) see nothing wrong with that. ATS is a business and they gotta make their bottom line. NO problem whatsoever
with that. Heck, I work at corporate for one of the biggest advertisers on this site. I just personally find it a little peculiar that a site that
asks us to deny ignorance might be playing us for ignorant fools .
I only bring this up to perhaps start a discussion about this and see if others feel this conspiracy may be true. I know I'll get flamed by die hard
ATS supporters. Im an ATS supporter as well, I tell all my friends to sign up here. But that doesn't mean we have to be blind and not ask questions...
I just hope this doesn't get moved into a lesser used forum on here to stuff this question away from the majority of the site's users. And Mods feel
free to join in. I don't need you guys to defend your actions about specific threads you move. Rather I'd love your opinions as if you weren't mods..
if that makes sense..
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