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We don't need a "Think Tank" forum, we need something else...

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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 10:19 PM
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This would be awesome to document through ATS Live as well, even so much as having team discussions and strategy revealed through podcast at the end.




posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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I think the t-shirts should read" I saved the world and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"
We could maybe have it so only "team leaders" would post so as to streamline and stay on point.
And they would convey the agreed findings if their group



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 10:42 PM
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I like it. This sounds like a fair compromise to Beezzer's original idea. I like the thought of diverse teams as well, but I'm having a hard time imagining what kind of topic would benefit from having 4 different perspectives trying to write one thread. It seems like any threads that have to do with philosophy, morality, politics, religion, or even UFO's would be almost impossible to manage if the authors don't agree 100% with what they're presenting.

Those sort of threads would certainly have to be written by folks who share the same beliefs or lack there of. As far as other types of topics like police brutality or ancient civilizations, I really don't see what the point would be in getting a Christian, an Atheist, a Witch, and an Alien together to write about the most recently discovered sunken city or the J.P. Morgan settlement.

The mere process of choosing a team and a topic using this approach would be very interesting though.


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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 10:45 PM
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I believe the idea is to bring together people of differing ideals to come to a point of presenting a better idea -- at least that is what I hope it is.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 11:03 PM
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ownbestenemy
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I believe the idea is to bring together people of differing ideals to come to a point of presenting a better idea -- at least that is what I hope it is.


There is only one topic that would benefit from that approach... Utopia.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 11:13 PM
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That just isn't so. You are saying that people cannot come together, of differing ideas -- to present the best of their ideas in one cohesive message? I am cynical but that is beyond what you propose and present.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 11:30 PM
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ownbestenemy
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That just isn't so. You are saying that people cannot come together, of differing ideas -- to present the best of their ideas in one cohesive message? I am cynical but that is beyond what you propose and present.


Like I said, the process of choosing a team and a topic would be very interesting... probably more interesting than the thread itself. Just try it. Give us an example of something you'd like to write about, the types of different perspectives you'd like to work with, and why.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 11:37 PM
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Well I entered this thread with that very request, if I were allowed to choose a team or be placed onto one. I don't want to be with those who parrot my ideas. I want a piece where those of differing ideas and philosophies come together to find the best solution to the topic at hand.

It happens rarely here on ATS in the open forums. I envision a place where topics can be discussed absent of pure emotional arguments but also absent of emotionally devoid logical arguments. I believe a balance can be achieved. Maybe I am too optimistic of that goal.



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 12:00 AM
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This sounds intriguing.

I wonder how the topics will be picked?

Would there be a list of topics that the community as a whole would vote on?
Would they just be random topics posed to the community based off of current events?


Either way it will be fun to see how this turns out.



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 12:28 AM
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Any solution requires a problem to start with. So pick a problem and let's go through the process of forming a team. Then you'll see why I said Utopia (forming as perfect a society as possible) is the only topic that would benefit from an ideologically diverse group of individuals.



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 12:37 AM
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It depends on who ATS is in competition against.

Do we compete against the main stream media,
disinformation and propaganda,
corporate multinationals and their pop culture,
modern legends and myths.

What?

Each existing forum is competing against some topic already.


What is being suggested here, (In my opinion)
is that we are in competition with ourselves.

Here is what I mean.



breaking news forums
    Breaking Alternative News
    Breaking Political News
    Japan
    2012 US Elections
    World War Three
    ATS Live


conspiracy theory forums
    US Political Madness
    Aliens and UFOs
    9/11 Conspiracies
    Posse Comitatus
    General Conspiracies
    The Gray Area
    Secret Societies
    New World Order
    Area 51 and other Facilities
    Military Projects
    Weaponry
    Education and Media
    Social Issues and Civil Unrest
    Deepwater Disaster
    Really Above Top Secret
    Deconstructing Disinformation
    Conspiracy Theorists
    ATS Skunk Works
    Geo-Engineering and Chemtrails


political issues forums
    The Bully Pulpit
    Regional Politics
    Above Politics
    Political Ideology
    Politicians & People
    Political Issues


current events forums
    Other Current Events
    Middle East Issues
    War On Terrorism
    Global Meltdown
    Political Conspiracies
    Diseases and Pandemics
    Survival
    Peak Oil
    Disaster Conspiracies


mysterious subjects forums
    Conspiracies in Religions
    Ancient & Lost Civilizations
    2012
    Origins and Creationism
    Paranormal Studies
    Predictions & Prophecies
    Cryptozoology
    Philosophy and Metaphysics


science and technology forums
    ATS Videos
    Member PODcasts
    Links & Other Resources
    The View From Marrs
    Scott Creighton


information and collaboration forums
    Freshman's Forum
    Research Forum
    Debate Forum
    Short Stories
    Collaborative Writing
    [HOAX!]
    Board Information


Etcetera...

Notice that collaboration is already an
entire category of forums unto itself. Further, that that is where
[HOAX!] threads go to die.

What is required is the opposite of that [HOAX!] category.
A category in the Information and Collaboration forums where threads
go when Verified.

How does a thread become verified?

That ... is the purpose of a small team. Not turning inwards and competing
against each other, but putting a feather in the cap of a thread that the team
has checked and found the same results, reproducible results, for.

For in my limited experience here,
we are neither in competition against trolls, each other, or the mainstream.
Only against ignorance.

Mike Grouchy

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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 01:14 AM
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tankthinker
How about a Tank Think(er) Forum???


sorry I couldnt resist


That means you have to be Chairman of the Forum!!

I've been reading all these posts. Nobody has got a clue about what they want to do and by the looks of it they wanna spend the entire first quarter of 2014 debating and talking about it.. or even voting on it.


My interpretation of The last 4 pages it seems that the pro-think tank party
wants to create some kind of wikipedia-based version of ATS which is exactly how wikipedia works behind the scense; except, they wanna have forums, threads and teams and hierarchies, trinkets and baubles.

There are Wikipedia specialists out there who specialize in certain subjects who sometimes get so obsessed with their subjects that they are on constant patrol for what are called 'wiki-vandals' bringing new sources to wikipedia which they don't agree with so out of the same passion that we here at ATS talk about our conspiracies controversial pages on wikipedia are dumbed down or even locked down for editing.

In my view the Research Forum as it is now fits ALL the needs of every user who thinks that we need "think tanks" on ATS.
In my view the Skunk Works as it is now allows team creation of threads and collaborations there are no restrictions in SW.

You know what I mean? I don't understand why people wanna recreate the wheel!*


*gratuitous use of brown nosing emoticons is purely ironic and not intended as an insult to anybody.



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 01:24 AM
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crazyewok
Yeah we need a history forum!


You really are a crazy ewok! Don't you know that history is tricky and we often underestimate it's tricks?



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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Alright,

This has had me cracking up all last night and today.

I got nothing, you win. Best I could think of is a Mel brooks skit that seems to be the only one that YouTube doesn't host.

Uncle.


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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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To be honest, it wasn't the speech from Lion in Winter that I was looking for...but turned out better, I've been quoting it in my head all day for the chuckles.



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 05:13 PM
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posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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I like the team idea. I also like the idea LiveForever8 put forth in the closed thread.


When you find the I in team, you have found the A hole.



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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It would be neat to generate a survey to members wanting to participate with questions that will allow staff to choose people that are diverse from one another to build stronger teams.



posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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Brotherman
It would be neat to generate a survey to members wanting to participate with questions that will allow staff to choose people that are diverse from one another to build stronger teams.
This would be a good idea. Without some kind of measure to create the teams, it would be nothing more then researched water cooler talk.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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Sign me up for a team... that is interesting.



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