posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 11:43 PM
reply to post by MrWendal
Thanks for this post Mr Wendal.
Having just gone to the forum and had the pleasure of reading a few of the most recent, I concur that the new topics page could use a "reference
system" of sorts to bring to members' attention very good and valid points about topics that are raised and discussed.
For example - The Moon landing. This is raised quite often and the usual tennis match ensues. What would be good to see is that when an individual
starts a thread we have a reference to the relevant debate noted in the section at the top of the page (just below the flags and above the first
opener - where the forum explanation is). This would allow:
1. The OP to familiarize him/herself with documentation and links which he/she may have been unaware of.
2. An easy link for not only the OP but also subsequent respondents to reference in their arguments.
3. A "consensus" of sorts for all to see: ie; X debated Y, The Mod results confirmed a "tie" due to better technical skills in debating by Y but X
had more valid points related to the debate subject.
4. It would give all members a benchmark for manners and decorum that is expected when posting on ATS.
This, in turn, would allow for a degree of credence to be placed on the overall ATS "mindset" behind those subjects we all find interesting.
I have never entered into official "debates" at school or here but if the debate was referenced at the beginning of threads it may open up the doors
considerably to the debate forums current user base - which actually has some of the best minds on ATS discussing the great unknown.
NB: Heff - start a thread on your NDE - Id love to hear about it in as much detail as possible. My wife had one and it upset her greatly for a very
long time, taking 10 years to even mention it to anyone other than myself - to this day she will start shaking when discussing it - it was as real as
the nose on ones face.