posted on Jun, 8 2012 @ 02:00 PM
Originally posted by seenavv
man all i gota say is some of these people made an average FIVE posts a day for THREE YEARS defending 1 viewpoint on 1 incident in a forum where the
overwhelming majority were inclined to disagree with them because of the kind of people attracted to this website
They have every right to disagree but theres is a difference about being passionate about a view and consistently posting in a forum where everyone is
going to disagree with you (FOR YEARS).
No, there isn't. They post and they don't give up precisely because they're passionate. I do the same thing. You're just mad because they
haven't given up. In your mind, they MUST be shills automatically because any "real" person would have gone away by now and you wouldn't have to
listen to them anymore. It's just an expression of your personal frustration of having to continue to see points of view that you disagree with from
people you're tired of seeing.
It suggests a special interest that does not intend to be truthful, but rather manipulative
No, it doesn't. It suggests someone is passionate about a given subject. For me the passion is astronomy and I post almost exclusively on astronomy
related threads as I have done for years, debunking nonsense whenever I see it, even when the same nonsense comes up again and again. That does not
mean I'm dishonest or manipulative, that means I'm passionate.
As someone else mentioned to me, no reasonable person holds strict mainstream views and goes to a conspiracy forum so consistently
That's your opinion and an a priori assumption made so that you can give yourself an excuse to ignore anyone who consistently posts from a point of
view you disagree with.
It'd be like an atheist going to religious forums and arguing with them for years, often on a daily basis
So what? If the forum allows opposing points of view to be heard I don't see why that couldn't happen.
And I'd like to clarify in no way did I intend, or suggest the instigation of a witch hunt, but rather a legitimate investigation of malevolent
activity within the community in the pursuit of "denying ignorance"
I didn't see the thread you're talking about because I post about astronomy, not 9/11, but from what I've heard it sounds precisely like a witch
hunt for anyone who dares to consistently make posts you disagree with because it goes against the "conspiracy side." If they make those sorts of
posts "too consistently" for "too long a time" then they're automatically "shills."
EDIT: I think the best way to settle this is for the staff to investigate my findings for themselves. It would only be for the benefit of ATS & it's
If any mod is interested please feel free to contact me
edit on 6-6-2012 by seenavv because: (no reason given)
Well it looks to me like you haven't given up on the idea of a witch hunt. I've seen the same sort of thing attempted with regards to "astronomy
conspiracies" and it never ends well.