posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 07:43 AM
Originally posted by TiM3LoRd
I think there are 2 schools of thought at clash here. Some of the older members on here might remember a time when only well researched and quality
threads got the attention they deserve. Which isn't to say your thread is not quality. I think what some of the critics are trying to say is instead
of trying to sell something you know very little about one should as a general rule post about what they know and not regurgitate information in hopes
of just farming stars and flags because you want to hang with the cool kids.
The way we learn is to ask questions. Hence the reason for posting the info here. I know there are a lot of members who have way more experience and
knowledge in the field than I do....and they generally set me right when I make a mistake. These threads are not "farming" for stars and
flags....and I'm already a cool kid.
No doubt you have a curious mind and would like to shed more light on the topics that interest you but there are already threads on the topics and if
everybody did more searching instead of creating a new thread just for the popularity this forum would have more quality and less fluffy
I understand your point, but just reading the older threads isn't enough for me. I want to start a dialogue, interact with others over the
topic...and that is what's happened. Lots of times, when I reply to an older thread....that's the end of it. Rarely do I get a response, and in
fact, many of those members are no longer on ATS.
Dont get me wrong OP I mean no ill will at all but subject matters such as this rely immensely on CREDIBILITY, and I question your expertise
on the subject. I know you would love to be the next SLAYER but without credibility all you are doing is feeding the unthinking masses. Which in turn
just adds to the problem more than solving it.
I never claimed expertise in the subject, in fact, its the opposite. I know next to nothing about ancient archaeology and history. I recognize I
have no credibility as an expert, but to be fair I never stylized myself as an expert. I thought my OP made it clear that there were different
interpretations to the information, including the possibility of hoax or misunderstanding.
As for being the next Slayer...those are big shoes to fill. I'm quite comfortable being me.
Just as a mental exercise how many of the people that have starred and flagged this thread do you think actually followed the links past what
you posted? How many actually went off and did further research and really questioned everything and how many just skimmed the post looked at the
pictures and said "bloody lying archeologist keeping the truth from us"
My personal belief on OOPARTS is undecided. A bit like UFO's they cant all be fakes and hoaxes and if even 1 of them is real the whole game changes.
Having said that I dont have a taste for fakes.
I have no idea how many people followed the links, but that is not my concern. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink and all
Thanks for the criticism, though. I mean that. Constructive criticism, especially when presented so politely, is always welcome.