posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 01:59 AM
I think the majority of us would have to agree with you. If a person has such information then they should either post it, or they should refrain from
making any announcement or thread whatsoever. If you are not willing to share the information, then do not make others aware that you have it. I think
the vast majority of these instances are people who are seeking attention in one form or another. Or they are trolls, which basically amounts to the
same thing. If ATS does not do it already, they should lock or delete any thread of that nature, and perhaps warn the person or even ban them
outright. Perhaps ban them after a couple of infractions to give them the benefit of the doubt.
But I have seen threads locked, although I do not know the reason for such, that were similar to this, but they were different in that the poster was
asking for advice. I remember one guy talking about how he was going to soon get his hands on some information and was essentially asking for advice,
and that thread disappeared pretty quickly. And I was genuinely interested in the subject matter because it sounded highly plausible. I think it was
something to do with 9/11 and someone filming the plane in PA, and the poster was going to obtain the film. I was pretty aggravated over that
incident, and I think that there is a difference in a thread like that and a true teaser thread where a person claims to already have the information
but will not release it for whatever reason. Or they claim that they will release it after X number of days, which again is pointless. Don't mention
it until you are ready to release it, if you already have it. So these should be handled on a case by case basis I believe.