reply to post by harryhaller
Agreed, everything must have it's place. But until, and even after being hoaxed, should we not still be able to discuss IDEAS, even bad ones?
I think one of the biggest problems with many of us regarding the Olympic doom and gloom threads was the shear volume of them.
They were simply everywhere.
Some threads that are proven hoaxes are moved to the HOAX Forum where people can still debate them.
It is possible to read most threads that are closed.
Only a relative few threads are 404'd into non-existence.
Don't get me wrong, I've had issues in the past with ATS's policy of 404ing threads, apparent censorship and certain aspects of it's T&C but I
think it has to be recognised that they have an incredibly hard job and can frequently be in no win situations.
My biggest gripe is the occassional inconsistencies in moderation - but that is very much for another time and place.
What i don't get is all the aggro towards a few geeks discussing strange ideas ...
But it cuts both ways.
Anyone who doesn't automatically agree with these predictions etc are labelled government shills, or blind and incapable to 'read between the
lines', there presence on conspiracy sites are immediately questioned and they themselves ridiculed etc.
For requesting supportive evidence, critical thinking and reasoned thought - the very things that gives this site it's credibility and integrity.
lots of aggression towards to OP. Seems to be the least well thought out of all this.
Yes, and that's regrettable.
But to be fair he really set himself up for it - he consistently refused to enter into any reasonable discussion and debate and seemed to clutch at
anything and everything in a random and desperate bid to prove himself true.
If people put their ideas / thoughts / predictions out for public consumption then they should expect them to be scrutinised - if there is any
validity in their posts etc then it will survive that scrutiny.
And that is the very essence of ATS - to debate and discuss - it is NOT about just blindly accepting something just because it has a conspiracy
And not everything is a conspiracy - some things are simply just what they appear to be.
There are / were lots of issues surrounding the London games and the Olympic movement as a whole - but it was never going to be about ritual slaughter
etc to the NWO / Illuminati etc or a government ordained false flag attack - and the evidence always supported this.