posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 12:03 PM
When did ATS become a place to ignore debate?
I have seen a tremendous amount of threads started in the last few months that either begin with or contain dismissive statements or qualifyers that
attempt to rule out debate on a particular subject. I think this should fall under some rule on this forum and if it doesn't already, xpand the rules
to include identifying it to the rest of the membership.
Sort of like all of the nice stickers many users get like "Off Topic", "Road Closed".. that type of thing. Maybe a nice "Pontificating &
Postulating" sticker or something?
I am not sure exactly how to explain what is going on correctly but anyone who has been an active viewer here probably knows what I mean. The poster
will take a subject say for example:
UFO's and then start the topic by saying:
"UFO's are real, we know that, this topic is about...blah bah.. so no one needs to debate UFO's here..."
"Ok, we all know now that God isn't real, so lets move on to deunking the bible verse by verse"
This is happening with 9/11, UFO, NWO, and just about all other topics. There are a few examples on the front page today. We are being beseiged with
anti-debaters, people who loathe anyone challenging what they put forth. These people KNOW what they are doing, they are getting many replies from
like believers who derail any debate whatsoever.
I would like this to be monitored just a tad bit? Is that asking for censorship (I don't think so)
Is it right that someone can pose something as fact in a thead topic title or first post and dismiss any comment preemptively? Shouldn't that fall
under the same kind of header that baiting, off topic or otherwise anti-ATS talk does?
I know everyone has ever right to comment regardless of what the original poster states or requests, that is not my concern. My concern is that we are
allowing a belief to become "fact" by virtue of not.
I could be over reacting,
[edit on 1-12-2008 by gormly]