posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 10:36 PM
Oh I don't know, however, after today, I can debunk this thread!
I was very happily in Internet-land when suddenly I was presented (outside of ATS--yes, there is an outside) with a subjective video. I reviewed it!
Wow, I had thoughts! I wanted to know if others had thoughts, so I rushed on over to ATS and put the title of the video on the Search Engine.
Wow, sure enough, there was a thread and it came up at the top of the list! Pay dirt one would suspect! It was written on 06/28/12. I posted my
thoughts, this was yesterday. I then go into the randomness of "Recent Posts", the very next day (today), and see a title that seems interesting
but not at all indicating anything about the subject matter to which I previously posted on; low and behold it is the same subject, no more/no less,
other than the fact that it was written on 07/05 and has several pages to it (four to be exact). Nothing to worry over, I simply would have gotten
involved in the new thread but it is not a "new" thread and rather a duplicate, so I mentioned it, who wouldn't want to go to the "appropriate"
I am very sorry I did that! The Moderator for that thread decided that it was "more interesting" to have four pages of dribble than one, so decided
that the newer thread was more popular, as he said to me in my personal box, "the older thread did not have as much interest".
There was no additional "knowledge" that could be gained otherwise, either or would get a link to the "active" thread, the appropriate thread, no
one would be out of the additional info, just linked. Now I am just sorry I mentioned that it was a duplicate because the originating OP has lost his
"rightful" thread based on this Moderator's personal decision. In as much as "Intellectual Property" is the reality here, nothing is more of a
slap than having such a thing happen to a person's work, in my opinion. Seriously, how am I suppose to differentiate right from wrong when a "newer
thread" with an accidental higher posting can discredit Timeliness of action? Can I simply write more "entertaining" versions of other people's
work, will that work? NO!
I can only see this as Favoritism (my opinion) since it was the decision of an individual acting on their own authority and not based on the reality
that one thread is no more deserving then the next, but, must stand on its own merit. What kind of merit is "more interest" in the light of
timeliness of action?
So I debunk this thread as nonsense. There is an outside force that can open your eyes to subjects, it is all over the Internet; even a real-live
person can put a subject in a person's head enough to have to come here to ATS to discuss it "properly". If the search engine isn't working it is
likely the operator or it is the thread itself being so insufficient that the subject is obscured by someone using the worst possible type of subject
line, "You guys won't believe this", or "Hey, look at this"; you know what I mean. Even now I am trying to wrap my head around this much more
popular thread; how is anyone going to find the darned thing once it falls out of cue? If I put in the subject, of the subject, I highly doubt I will
find it without a proper subject line. So I guess the point is mute! (No sense in pointing out the thread as that is not nearly as relevant as the
TRUTH of the matter).
I really lost faith tonight in this site, I really have, in all the years I have never seen such blatant favoritism! Yeah, yeah, advertisers,
interest-generating "Interest"; how ridiculous of an excuse, especially considering this is ATS!!! I wonder what is the next excuse?
Now there is a rant, but deserving none-the-less, and perplexing in that "Deny Ignorance" does not mean for the Moderators who feel "Interest" is
in our (ATS) best interest. No subject is that interesting that it should generate that kind of denial! Serious Fail ATS, serious Fail!