Hoary ATS Cliches

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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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After reading with a sigh yet another alarmist thread about Korea tonight with a post saying 'And so it begins....' , I thought I'd write a thread of the most clumsy, hoary, hackneyed cliches found repeatedly on this once fine website.

1) And so it begins (referring to imminent WW3, natural disaster, etc...... see above) ;
2) Ill-informed claims that we only use 5 or 10 percent of our brain ;
3) Quoting Ocam's Razor inappropriately ;
4) Claims that if you disagree with someone, you are a CIA plant / closet racist / troll ;
5) When someone can't successfully debate against an opponent, pick on spelling or grammar ;
6) ATS police and pedants whining 'But there's already a thread on this from 2001!'

Feel free to add to this list - I'm sure we can go on and on....




posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:19 PM
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reply to post by Millions
 


Good thread. The sudden transformation from ATS to GLP really needed to be addressed.

...and so it begins,

sincerely,

Nobody



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by Millions

After reading with a sigh yet another alarmist thread about Korea tonight with a post saying 'And so it begins....' , I thought I'd write a thread of the most clumsy, hoary, hackneyed cliches found repeatedly on this once fine website.

1) And so it begins (referring to imminent WW3, natural disaster, etc...... see above) ;
2) Ill-informed claims that we only use 5 or 10 percent of our brain ;
3) Quoting Ocam's Razor inappropriately ;
4) Claims that if you disagree with someone, you are a CIA plant / closet racist / troll ;
5) When someone can't successfully debate against an opponent, pick on spelling or grammar ;
6) ATS police and pedants whining 'But there's already a thread on this from 2001!'

Feel free to add to this list - I'm sure we can go on and on....


Add in:

when people just randomly post without reading the OP and end up looking like a complete tool.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:27 PM
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How about this one?

"It's not a matter of if, but when."



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:27 PM
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reply to post by Millions
 


pics or it didn't happen


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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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"This has already been debunked"

[with no links, or a link to no debunkage]



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:38 PM
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Oh, hell don't forget:
PROOF! (often in an all caps title.)
EVIDENCE (same)
DISCLOSURE (in OP)

And always the reliable : "my speculation is going to be presented as fact and if attacked you are a shill".



I actually did a similar thread a long time ago about maybe they let all these key phrases through and exist because searches lead more to here and to ATS advertisers and ATS that means more money....

but I'm done questioning the integrity of ATS higher-ups.

I think it's just the downward progression that is evolving.
edit on 4/1/2013 by Chamberf=6 because: previous thread was oviously NOT this onewww.abovetopsecret.com... lol
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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:51 PM
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"I don't have an intimate knowledge of the subject matter, but I read reader's digest once so I have an opinion which is absolutely correct and 100% infallible. I will now quickly browse google for scientific studies that look as if they support my position even though I'd find out that they actually don't if I bothered to read the study instead of the 300 word summary."

In picture form:




posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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One I really hate as it seems to be very bossy!

"move along..nothing to see here!



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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I LOVE "and so it begins..."! Here is something fun I have found myself doing: look at each thread title, and imagine posting, "and so it begins.." in reply.
It works with just about everything.

Primordial ooze and mating

and so it begins...


Pluto's Gate Uncovered in Turkey

and so it begins...


Got a visit from the GMO Easter Bunny...did you?

and so it begins...
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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:06 PM
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Eh? what?
2nd.


























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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:06 PM
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reply to post by Millions
 

"You should seek medical help"



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:07 PM
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reply to post by zilebeliveunknown
 


Thing is most of us should



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by zilebeliveunknown
reply to post by Millions
 

"You should seek medical help"


I think he asks valid questions and make good points....

Maybe we ALL need medical help.



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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double
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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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2nd
2nd
2nd
2nd


Too lazy to post a 2nd line of thought.

And the one liner with a link followed by:

"Let's Discuss" or "What say you ATS?"

Peace



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Come on though sometimes a one line question is all you need isn't it?
2nd


Are some people getting a little elitist here? must every post be really long? we have conversations in real life where we ask for information in just a few words. Same here.
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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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My personal favourite is...

"THE ENDGAME"




posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6

Originally posted by zilebeliveunknown
reply to post by Millions
 

"You should seek medical help"


I think he asks valid questions and make good points....

Maybe we ALL need medical help.

No, we don't, there is no cure for our disease anyway

In fact, I wish it's more contagious



posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
Come on though sometimes a one line question is all you need isn't it?
2nd


Are some people getting a little elitist here? must every post be really long? we have conversations in real life where we ask for information in just a few words. Same here.
edit on 1-4-2013 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)


^this

Sometimes, less is more.

What is wrong with being concise?

I am guilty of being short with my replies, but, I usually just get to the point and say what I want to say rather than drone on and on about it. But, that's just me..

My favorite would have to be anything with 'sheeple' in it..
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