reply to post by Infi8nity
There are certain subjects which require special attention. For instance, if your habits and tastes run to making a claim within the remit of science
to examine, then it is important to provide evidence of your claim, using science, rather than supposition. If you cannot back up a scientific
suggestion with documented evidence then it weakens your position. This most certainly includes postings in the UFO forums.
Politicially motivated postings are somewhat more slippery in terms of what one can suggest when making a thread. An awful lot depends on the precise
alignment of your veiws on a given political topic. Either way, it is important to be understood, so be careful to be accurate in your communication.
Crossed wires in political debate, can lead to unpleasant and unexpected places in discussion, which can be fustrating when it de rails the intended
course of debate. Also you must do what you can to limit the ammount of abuse some members might hurl at you from a position of angst, at a veiw they
do not share.
Essentially, an awful lot of the advice one could give you can be boiled down to this:
Do your homework, so that you have a firm idea of what you want to say in your thread, and so that you have the very best chance of getting your
messege, or new data out there for people to absorb.
Include evidence for claims, and just downright accept that if you happen to make unusual or outlandish suggestions that you WILL come under fire if
you do not back them up with something concrete, which is only right and fair, and part of the healty peer review process.
Include various sources of information to solidify your point.
Where applicable, include dates, times, locations. Be precise.
Provide links to background data, which is especially important where tables of results over time (for instance earthquake patterns over the years in
a given area, or globally are helpful when discussing the subject in general).
Most important of all, in my humble opinion. When you see information, which you think would be useful in a thread you wish to write, dig into its
origins. There are many crackpots and hoaxers out there, who operate not just in the realms of UFO interest, but in the realms of political analysis,
intelligence watchers, secret society trackers, and so on and so forth. Therefore, it is very important to make sure your sources of information are
There were a speight of unfortunate threads that happened a couple of years back which included so called data from a person called Sorcha Faal. This
scumbag, and others of similar ilk, provide the un wary internet user with conspiracy rich material, which in fact has no value or truth behind it
what so ever. Posting thier information in a thread does not mark you as a horrible person, but can be bloody embarassing.
Best of luck!