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Originally posted by TinfoilTP
I've been called a shill in a whole lot of threads I participated in, it is the gotcha moment where their argument falls to pieces and becomes as dust in the wind.
Originally posted by LiveForever8
The above poster makes a good point: what is ACTUALLY done when something is reported?
I have lost count of the amount of times I have reported something only for absolutely nothing to be done about it. Who decides if a post/thread is worthy of being deleted?
I think if more decisive action was taken by the MODS it wouldn't be half as bad as it is, mainly because people like myself, who have given up on reporting now, would be more likely to do it in the future if I knew I wasn't wasting my time.
A thread like this every 3 months isn't going to change a thing.
Originally posted by Danbones
just came back from a rabble rouser thread where peeps were wondering where the mods were
Im glad the posts weren't modded...they were more telling that way
I didn't now I was causing a holocaust, that i was an Idiot, a Muslim, and a marxist, and that I was the only one who had to post references.
i do admire groucho thoughedit on 6-6-2012 by Danbones because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by moded-guy
post removed for serious violation of ATS Terms & Conditions
Original offensive/Demoted text - essentially to remove it from the conversation while putting everyone on warning about its status
To discuss mod of this action U2U moderator-username
Originally posted by neformore
reply to post by stanguilles7
Is it arbitary, or is it that it just doesn't suit you?
Every complaint is looked at by the board staff. If something is complained about and not actioned it is because the staff haven't seen a serious enough T&C breach to warrant its removal - usually when it is a complaint about an opposing view point that someone has taken offence to.
A difference of opinion is not grounds for post removal. ATS is a discussion board.
Originally posted by Danbones
reply to post by reitze
yeah, or a link to a post bin so they aren't frontally visible maybe....?
Originally posted by adigregorio
Does this mean you guys are going to crack down on all the "I hate American" threads?
Since those threads are all based on ad-hominems, and ego posts. I can link the plethora of hate filled threads, if needed. (I mean I report them, but nothing ever happens.)
What else is a thread thats only purpose is to hate on an entire country? Bigotry, that's what!
Anyway, maybe ATS should eliminate that hate before worrying about this small stuff?
After you nix the anti-American sentiment, you can hit the anti-Californian one. Unless you guys wish to continue to promote the hate?
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).
It suggests a special interest that does not intend to be truthful, but rather manipulative
As someone else mentioned to me, no reasonable person holds strict mainstream views and goes to a conspiracy forum so consistently
It'd be like an atheist going to religious forums and arguing with them for years, often on a daily basis
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"
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 users.
If any mod is interested please feel free to contact meedit on 6-6-2012 by seenavv because: (no reason given)