i think the OP is underestimating the ATS community and our ability to sort through the trash to find our treasures.
the precise reason why i come to this website is to learn as much as i can about the events of this world. if i wanted the easily digestible story,
i'd stick to USAToday.
i believe that what we in this community have in common is a desire to know more... a desire to seek out the truths that are buried or lost. there is
almost always more to the story, and we as a community earnestly seek it.
you see... we like to follow the rabbit down the rabbit hole.
and sometimes, this takes us to farcical places. sometimes this takes us to maddening places. sometimes this takes us to ridiculous places. but every
so often, we find a pearl. we unearth a truth... a strange truth, perhaps... but a truth, non-the-less.
so we should keep throwing those theories against the wall! and then it is up to the greater community of dedicated and bright ATS members (skeptics
and believers alike) to weed through those theories with their shrewd skills and knowledge---
some theories will be debunked. some may be proven. and others will remain a mystery, an oddity, an enigma... another rabbit to follow!
what the OP seems to be proposing is a form of censorship. i would much prefer to hear all voices and then decide for myself what is crap and what is
curious, rather than silence the voices that some deem unworthy.
we are the FRINGE! we are the seekers of the obscure! to request otherwise is to limit the potential of one of the truly unique forums in
PS - i am no newbie and have joined this forum about the same time as the OP. indeed, i do find that there is a decline of RESPECT in many of the
recent posts, and that is most disheartening.
as for the wacky stuff that gets posted, however... this place has always been a bastion of oddities! once again... that's why i keep coming back.