posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 06:38 AM
i don't wish to be critical but there is something which is starting to get really annoying and i just want some clarity.
from time to time there is a thread started that has mention of narcotics. these threads almost always have a few people who can't self edit mouthing
off about taking this or that. this is against the T&C, discussion of engaging in illegal activity, i understand that, but why are the threads closed
rather than the posts edited? there are many valid conspiracies attached to drugs and their control and it ties into many conspiracies indirectly.
so many conspiracies that i feel the strictness applied to this issue restricts the discussion of all conspiracies.
is it a policy that ATS, as an entity, has a particular problem with the prohibition conspiracy or is it an individual moderator issue? do the T&C
differ in RATS? is there an official policy on how much personal discussion is too much? why aren't posts redacted as they would be in other cases of
violation like flaming or off topic posts, again, policy or personal?
i have quite a few theories related, like the idea that afghanistan was invaded because the taliban were restricting opium exports, but i really see
little point in going through all the trouble of writing up a good post just to have it thrashed.
i can't control the behavior of other posters, i feel some may well set out to have threads thrashed, so how can i raise the issue and not have the