reply to post by CristobalColonic
If you're going to ad hom and derail - at least develop some level of talent at it. The fact that I have an active posting history on ATS is proof of
only one thing... that I have an active posting history on ATS.
So, please... dig through my vast and easily found posting history and at least find a post or ten where I was so eager to have "the scoop" that I
didn't fact check, source, or where I refused to accept valid evidence that disputed my position. Until you do that, your post is nothing but an off
topic cheap shot.
reply to post by pacifier2012
I don't understand the implication or association you're trying to make here. To be quite honest ATS is not as full of zealots as one might think.
The truth of the matter is that if you dig through the archives and find 100 problematic members from the past, chances are you're actually looking
at the same 3 people who went through 30-some odd accounts each during that time period. It's just one of the perils of the Internet... trolls who
become obsessed with the idea of disrupting one site, endlessly.
Would it be rational for the thousands of us who care about ATS to abandon it to the small handful who only want to disrupt for the lulz?
reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
I do understand your feelings on the matter - honestly I do. But the reality is that ATS is a privately owned site where the owners truly do seek to
try and find a balance that allows for the most open discussion possible, while also being family friendly and safe to visit. Detractors always scream
that this is purely a function of advertising - and I am sure that advertising is part of it. This is something I don't spite at all. Years into
being an ATS member I can honestly say that ATS has never asked me for a single penny. They've never made clicking on advertising links a mandatory
step in accessing anything here. In fact on three different occasions the community has stepped up and given to me when I was in need.
How common is that sort of community these days?
In return we're asked to follow a set of rules that, in all honestly, isn't that restrictive or tough. No drug talk, no porn, no profanity, no
gratuitous one word or line replies - and a request that we remain civil and courteous to one another. As has been said many, many times - there are
an endless array of sites that don't have such rules - they are the appropriate venue for fulfilling such desires. ATS is not.
Being that this is a conspiracy community, of course, there is always a small group of people who see the rules here as a conspiracy unto themselves.
So they gripe. This is further complicated by a common misunderstanding of what the First Amendment actually means. A quick example would be that the
First Amendment means you can start your own newspaper and say anything you want in it. Of course you'll be held accountable for those words if they
are criminal, negligent, libelous, etc. What it does not mean is that you are free to say anything you wish in a paper that is owned by somebody
Another example? You're free to do what you want and say what you want in your own home. But you are not free to do so in mine. I make the rules
here, you make the rules there.
The rules here currently ask that people NOT post any theories suggesting that Sandy Hook was fake, or that the relatives of the victims are actors.
That's it. Two restrictions upon a subject - yet to read the threads an outsider would think that ATS is 1940's Germany and that the Gestapo is in
Maybe I am a bit more empathetic than the average person. But I keep thinking that, if anyone in my family fell victim to a crime like this... and
then I logged on here to see that some asshat was claiming that my relative didn't die... or that my mourning family members were not real people?
I'd be enraged in a manner that words cannot convey. To be frank - I wouldn't want to sue. I'd want to track people down and beat them half to
death over it. I'm sure that many others share this feeling. My family is not
fair game. They are under my protection and I will defend
So, if I feel that way ( as many others do ) then what kind of man would I be if I didn't give other families the same consideration that I would
demand for my own?
Further... how many of the proponents of the SH issues, the ones making all of this noise, would be doing it if it were their relatives who were
We might have one or two nutjobs floating around who'd allow their own families to be disgraced and lied about - just for fun. But I think most here