So there was a recent thread that I am fully aware for all intent and purposes was meant for the better for ATS.
I in turn wrote in the rant section and added that there should be a place where members new and older can share their methods in weeding out false
stories, hidden agendas and out right lies.
Since I decided to write that thread the previous was closed. I in no way see this as a WIN, but I DO see this as an opportunity to put my thoughts
into action, and not be a hypocrite as to take a step, and then walk away.
I apologize if I offended anyone including the mods, but I promise that I will make this as thorough as I can.
First let me say the biggest culprit of finding disinformation is you very own search
Especially when you are prone to a specific subject. Your results will be not based on the truthfulness of the information, but on your very own
ESCAPE YOUR FILTER BUBBLE
There are other options, this is not to say NOT to use Google, maybe just not for research.
Wikipedia as a resource.
This one is tricky as this is supposed to be a spot on site, but people tend to forget that almost anyone can edit/rearrange it.
If you MUST use wiki for a source try to add a second link to match the other info.
ATS Search Function
Now sometimes this is tricky, but I have to admit it is getting better. IF you still think there may be a thread here on ATS on the subject you chose
you can also do a search in your engine with the tags, and the letters ATS added.
Also important to note.
If you see a thread already here and it is over 3 months old, or older, or you have new information, you CAN start a new thread, and in case your
NOT sure alert a mod to the original and write a very short summary that you have new info, and would like to start anew. I have done this before and
all and ANY mods have been helpful!!
Dont give up. this is to say that if you feel like you have brought your A-Game to the table and your thread may be faltering due to a member/members,
do not hesitate to alert someone, this IS what ATS mods are here to do, to be helpful, and make sure that we all have a fair share in out topics.
Sometimes you have to stand up for your work, there is more respect given here by members that disagree, but admired your efforts, then someone with 2
sentences and a video.
Plus there are some awesome new mods so someone is always around.
If you are using a video to back up your claims and or threads or posts, please be sure to add a summary of what the video is about, and how the long
the video is, many ATSers cannot watch some videos, or dont realize the video is 3 hours long till they click.
If you really want to have someone watch it, then add the parts that you think are important, but be sure that many ATSers are aware of video hoaxes
and usernames, and if they know that person they will inform you.
Finding out the good and bad
about your resources. If you are using someone work as a source be sure that you know more about them then just
what you like. There will be others that will do that work for you, and believe me it may not work in your favor, so always be aware, for every one
thing you can find out about someone, there are just as many bad things.
If I KNOW that someone I know is NOT well liked I am more than happy to mention it early as to save others the trouble, or do more research and use
them, but also others that are making the same claims.
I know I have more, but please ATS lets leave some info on how to decide for yourself on what is your choice in topics, and info. This will make for
better threads, and more knowledgeable members.
edit on 31-10-2013 by NoRegretsEver because: (no reason given)