posted on May, 4 2013 @ 03:23 PM
Actually this is one of my pet peeves and biggest problem that I have with ATS, the motto of this site is “deny ignorance”, yet there is a
disclaimer on almost every forum that members should be mindful of ATS’s tradition of focusing on conspiracy theories. How the hell can you “deny
ignorance” when you also openly state that your focus is on conspiracies?
It’s a paradox.
ATS is my view should be either about “Denying Ignorance” or “focusing on conspiracies..” because you can’t do both.
I personally am here for the later of the two, I am here to deny ignorance and quite often conspiracies are just one big mangled up mess of ignorance
all twisted and moulded until it looks like a “fact”. I am actually of the opinion that most if not all conspiracies are form through ignorance
and that is why I am here and why I have such a big problem of focusing on conspiracies yet having a big “deny ignorance” banner at the top of the
page. You can’t do both.
I would never condone any personal attacks or blatant attempts to troll a thread and derail a thread however I have often been accused of doing just
that. Usually it’s not that I am trolling, insulting people or going off topic it’s because I am highlighting some little factoid that renders
someone’s OP invalid. Quite often in my experience there are quite a lot of members who like to accuse people of derailing a thread and personally
insulting them when another is pointing out that they are just wrong and ignorant of the facts. these people usually do the following when they have
been challenged with a bit of information that shows there thread as being incorrect.
• The state that whatever information has rendered their thread as rubbish as being “in on it” in some way ie “that’s the MSN you can’t
trust them more than my source”
• Argue that any use of logic is just a example of “trolling” or being a “shill”
• Once/if they accept that actually yes their thread is wrong other than accept that they then go wildly off-topic to prove some other point.
• Once they have accepted that they were wrong they accuse whoever corrected them of insulting them
You know what I could go on all day on this topic but as I keep saying I think this is the fundamental problem with ATS and its gotten worce recently.
People on ATS need to stop hunting for the next big conspiracy and start hunting for the truth.
edit on 4-5-2013 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)