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reply to post by twitchy
twitchy's only topic - censorship on ats.
here's the thing, nobody's saying things can't be discussed. nobody's censoring anything. members have been asking what topics/stories are in the hoax section and what topics get moved there.
last time I checked, the hoax forum posting was open for business which would mean that people could discuss the topics which would mean that they aren't being censored.
Again, if you read the site, instead of just complained about censorship on ats every 6 months, you might know that. hell, you might even learn that we've loosened up a bit in a few other areas.
but you aren't here to talk about that. you just come here to post your bi-annual complaint.
But, that said, you will have no doubt noted the change in how people approach things. Between the time I reregistered here in 2007 and now... this site has shifted from the unexplained (UFOs, abductions, Skinwalker Ranch, Ghosts, etc.) to majority political.
Just because it's [politics] on the hot topics list doesn't mean that is all ATS is about anymore. Paranormal, The Grey Area, Skunkworks, Crypto etc. are still interesting and active if you go to the forum itself, the top topics by no means define the depth of ATS
No, I would not question the depth of ATS... but I do look on with a degree of... well, anxiety, at the increasing shallowness and invasive divisions developing in our society.
Thanks for the reply... I may indeed spend a little more time in chosen forums rather than the 'recent' page, lol.
I think when you become a member of ATS you shortly find the forums you are comfortable in, and when the current of the site is going in a direction that makes you feel frustrated you just go back to where your constant interests are being discussed.
Oh, I get it.... it's so ATS can decide the validity of information for us, rather than go through all the trouble of critical thinking and discussion
I want to trust those behind the curtain but when I see subjects tagged as a [HOAX], the frustration sets in.
How many times does a hoax need to be discussed over and over before it's called a hoax? How many websites, forums, and threads does that discussion need to take place in before it's called a hoax?
I have yet to meet anyone who can't be fooled.
But... there will be those who do not believe it to be a hoax nor will they buy the same evidence that you do.
We aren't taking this lightly, and throwing everything that someone says is a Hoax into the thread. Nor are we just taking someone's word for it. These are things that can be proven to be lies. And proven to repeatedly be lies. No one is saying you can't discuss it, or that it's off limits. We are simply saying that by the standards of ATS, these things belong in the Hoax category. And there is usually a very good reason for that.
By your logic, we would never have a legal system, nor the field of science because nobody would ever get convicted, and we would never have any scientific facts if there were any doubters of the evidence.
Evidence proves innocence or guilt. Evidence proves science fact from science fiction. Evidence proves a fake hoax from something real.
In reality the evidence or arguments used to label some topics a hoax are not as clear and factual like a fingerprint