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Discussion in 'Suggestions and questions' started by KeepOurFreedoms, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. KeepOurFreedoms

    KeepOurFreedoms Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2007
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    Dallas, Texas
    Most every event involves some type of conspiracy. So I guess you will be moving MOST ALL the News stories the same place as all other thinks you deem a conspiracy.

    USMC the Almighty:"Recently, there have been a number of disputes over what constitutes being a "conspiracy theory" and what warrants being placed in the conspiracy forum. In all likelihood, these disputes arose because our resident conspiracy buffs resent the stigma attached to conspiracies and would prefer that their theories be kept out of the conspiracy forum.

    So here, to set the record straight, I am providing some definitions:

    conspiracy theory: a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators
    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/conspiracy theory

    conspiracy: (1) the act of conspiring together (2)(a) an agreement among conspirators (b) a group of conspirators

    conspire: to join in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act or an act which becomes unlawful as a result of the secret agreement

    Any theories, debates, or discussions that relate to the above definitions will be placed in the conspiracy forum. And let me make this clear: a moderator moving a topic into the conspiracy forum does not mean that it is being censored or that we do not believe the thoery. Notice that no where in the above definitions is it indicated that all conspiracy forums are false. True or not, conspiracy theories are still conspiracy theories and they belong in the proper forum."
  2. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2007
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    This does not belong in U.S. Politics. In addition, any threads started regarding 9/11 conspiracy theories belong in the conspiracy forum.

    What I am trying to do here is prevent the U.S. Politics area relatively uncluttered. Yes, you could make the case that nearly everything could fall under the heading of "U.S. Politics" but that's not the point. The moderators are trying to maintain some level of organzation here.

    In case you have forgotten, when you signed up for this board you agreed to Terms of Service which indicates that Moderators "reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason."

    Lastly, I would like to see you get a little bit more involved in current discussions and try to refrain from endlessly starting new threads. If you have some new info on 9/11, great...post it in one of the 50 existing threads relating to 9/11.
  3. 9sublime

    9sublime Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2007
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    KeepOurFreedoms, why do you care so much about this conspiracy thread issue? It seems to me like a total non event.
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