Originally posted by TheGrandWarlock
If you are a member of other fringe forums, you may be familiar with the rumors.
If ATS is the only forum you visit, you may or may not find this thread in bad taste.
It is commonly believed in these communities that ATS is in fact an experimental website where members are given data and their reaction and/or knowledge is observed and recorded.
Now before all the mockery begins, i'd like for you to take a minute, take a deep breathe and tell me how this would affect you if it turned out to be true.
Would you still come here?
Would you think twice before you post?
(Ironically most people here dont really care it seems, as long as they think this place is for their own good, they dont really care about being used or watched.)
Is this thread another attempt to solicit a response for research ? maybe ?
For me - I don't care either way as you point out. Data mining, spying, co-opting is an every day 'thing' and been around longer than the internet.
As I see it, this site gives me another opportunity to express myself and live my 'truth', so I am grateful for that. Does that put me on a government 'black list' ? probably. That's OK too - I will be more than happy dying fighting for the truth. That is real martydom. I know I have done it before - many times.
PS - Heff - You Rock Man !