posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 02:01 PM
Originally posted by hp1229
Why would he be banned for posting a 'hoax'? ATS has a 'hoax' section for posting just that.
It's more about intent, really.
You can't open a new thread in the hoax section, things get moved into there from other areas when it is determined that they are a hoax.
But the intent of the material is really the key here. If someone posts something they are unsure about, and it turns out it's a hoax, we'll move
it there. But when someone intentionally posts things that are false and presents them as facts, that's when it may result in a ban.
We would never ban someone for accidentally posting something that turned out false. It happens. But, intentionally hoaxing this community is a