posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 08:09 AM
Over the past few weeks the board staff have picked up on another round of attempts, by some posters, to try and dictate their own personal point of
view by using ad-hominem attacks on other members.
Free online dictionary
ad hominem Latin [æd ˈhɒmɪˌnɛm]
adj & adv
1. directed against a person rather than against his arguments
2. based on or appealing to emotion rather than reason
Lets get something straight here,
ATS is about discussion, and the exchange of ideas.
It most certainly is NOT about witch hunts, and peoples attempts to try and single out posters because they don't like their view, or what they have
Opposing view points do not make someone a "shill"
If you simply can't stand someone having an alternate viewpoint to yours, start a blog and dictate from there, instead of coming to a
forum and expecting to dictate a sole viewpoint here.
ATS Terms and Conditions
16) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive, libelous, defamatory, hateful, intolerant, bigoted and/or racist manner, and will not
harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.
Read the relevant parts in bold.
of someone is NOT fact. It is opinion, and if it bleeds into topics and starts to cause problems/off topic discussion and or
worse, it will be removed.
Its a big world. Differing people see different things in different ways. It beggars belief that anyone posting on ATS is incapable of understanding
that, and yet people seem to persist in this schoolyard like endeavour.
Ultimately, such labelling is all about ego. People cannot stand to have their own preconceptions challenged.
Please check your ego at the door when posting on ATS.