posted on May, 7 2013 @ 04:37 AM
Originally posted by nightmare_david
Originally posted by MrInquisitive
reply to post by SSPI07
29 flags for a post about hearsay regarding a couple of police cars and backhoe, and nothing more substantial than that?
Thread was created to see if people from the area may be on here and knew of anything else.
The purpose was very clear. Create a thread that didn't get any attention or something? Wow
I have no qualms whatsoever with the OP making the thread in an attempt to find out what was going on, I just don't understand why people are flagging
this thread. I was under the impression that they are to denote a thread of interest and/or import.
My point is that some very important news stories for which an ATS thread is created often don't garner more than 15 or 20 flags, yet a totally
informationless thread gets a slew of them.
Two squads and a backhoe don't sound all that earth shattering to me. At most, it might be a murder investigation, or some stashed loot. I guess if
people want to give this thread a high profile, so we can all get to the heart of this very important matter, then flagging makes sense, although I
really question the notion of making querying ATS threads on such prosaic matters. So next time someone loses a cat, they can create an ATS thread
about it in order to try to find their cat -- particularly if they think it may have been an alien abduction.
Whoops, this is already happening -- the missing kitty thread, not necessarily the alien abduction part:
edit on 7-5-2013 by MrInquisitive because: (no reason given)