posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 06:23 AM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
....and so with each incident that comes off like coverage from people even the National Enquirer calls a bit too nutty for staff writers, the overall
community is lessened just a bit more. Hard to know what reverses that trend either, eh?
Indeed, I don't like the idea of restrictions or limitations, but I think there should be some assertion of what makes a conspiracy, and then some
active categorization of new threads.
For instance, if someone starts a thread with images of the victims in the Boston bombing, claiming that a still image shows someone putting
prosthetics in place, then it should immediately go to Skunk. It's not proven, it's not evidence, there is as much validity there as there is in
someone starting a thread claiming they're currently having tea with visitors from Mars.
There is supposed to be a guide to start a thread with real information, links and facts, but far too many threads are being started based on no
evidence, just a fantastical imagined scenario that makes the bad guys who they want them to be.
I also think it might be a good idea to have a sticky thread at the top somewhere stating the difference between fact and fiction. There are far too
many people on ATS who seem to think that when someone else says something it means it must be true. I've seen so many people posting links to blogs
with opinion pieces, or YT videos with rants, and none of it actually offers any evidence for anything. But because someone else is saying something
they believe, they think it's evidence.
I don't see anything changing here any time soon though. I can understand why the guys I knew left, and I am partially regretting signing up too. I
wanted to come here for rational debate and investigation into some interesting things, but I just keep encountering people who I would suggest need
to seek therapy of one kind or another.